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.
At CBA, Mitchell and Riener worked with a shifting group of ballet and contemporary dancers on improvisational structures, algorithmic scores, and game-based ideas. They documented 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.