lum was created as a part of my final work for completion of my BFA in Dance at SDSU and was also performed at the Emerge Festival V. The initial question of this piece was “Is it possible to light a dance concert piece with only a single light source?” Once I had discovered that with the help of mirrors it is possible, I continued to work with the inherent visual tones this situation brought with it. The movement was derived from questions about the spine and each dancers’ relationship to the back of her body.

Choreographer: Dina Academia
Dancers: Desiree Cuizon, Marissa Nunes, Melissa Sanderson, Renea Tynes
Music: “Visceral Lightable Angles” by Kristopher Apple
Lighting & Costume Design: Dina Academia