About Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener

New York, New York

Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener (CBA ’21) have created dances together since 2010. After working in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, they began developing adaptive systems for choreography in response to shifting environments. Their work incorporates technology and digital strategies from a perspective that questions the dominance of new media in performance.

OPEN FIELD

At CBA, Mitchell and Riener will work with a shifting group of ballet and contemporary dancers on improvisational structures, algorithmic scores, and game-based ideas. They will document the work using analog tools, written descriptions, and digital technologies, generating an archive of materials and experiences that can be accessed and arranged in physical or digital space.

Gallery

Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell sitting on a ledge in front of a window.

Photo by Michael Williams, THE IMAGISTA

One person in a pink outfit and another in a green outfit during a performance.

Photo by Katy Dammers.

Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell sitting on a ledge in front of a window.
One person in a pink outfit and another in a green outfit during a performance.