Mentallic (Mental+ Metallic)

Mentallic utilizes the phantom limb syndrome as an initial site of conceptual research into body/mind connection and its confusion, the sensuousness of longing, the space of simultaneous illusion and reality. Video images and sounds layer with dancers’ movements create a “ Live dance cinema” where the physical and the psychology are in constant controversy dialogue.



Choreographed by: Mei-Yin Ng in collaboration with the dancers
Performed by: Kelly Buwalda, Owen David (apprentice), Junichi Fukuda, Kathleen Kelley, Mei-Yin Ng and Cassandra Taylor
Music, sound, and interactive design created and performed by: Matt Rocker
Addition music except: Mozart’s ‘serenade no 10, adagio’ excerpt.
Video and media design created and performed by: Nicolas Jenkins
Video design consultant and additional imagery by: Eric Koziol
Chair interactive design and construction by: Joshua Christopher
Costumes design by: Mika Inatome
Lighting design by: Farley Whitfield


This performance is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. Addition support from New York Foundation for the Arts. This work was created during a 2009-2010 A.I.R residency at Dance New Amsterdam (DNA)


Premiere: December 3-6, 2009
Cast/Crew: 5 dancers, 1 sound artist, 1 video artist, 1 technical director.
Length: 60 min



2009 AIR Splice at Dance New Amsterdam



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