Choreography by Raissa Simpson, dancer is Terrence Paschal
dævron & Raissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company
About This Artist
dævron is a visual artist, hardware hacker and digital media developer. A graduate of the Gray Area Creative Coding Program and art director with music+motion mapping collective We Inventing the Real, daevron has produced new media, experimental video and immersive digital experiences with support from the San Francisco Arts Commission, California Arts Council, National Film Board, L’Institut du Nouveau Monde and Peace Point Entertainment. daevron’s works have been exhibited at venues including Rock Paper Scissors Gallery, Tempest Studio, SOMarts, Elemental, San Francisco LGBT Center, Wendell Works and featured in publications such as ‘Mass Communication’ by Oxford University Press. daevron.com
Raissa Simpson is the founder and artistic director of the San Francisco-based PUSH Dance Company. Hailed by Dance Spirit Magazine as “Reflective Contemporary Choreography,” cross-disciplinary choreographer Raissa Simpson has presented her works in over 50 venues across the United States. Recent highlights include Dance St. Louis Spring to Dance Emerson Festival, Links Hall in Chicago, Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, Joyce SoHo, Washington Ensemble Theater, Los Angeles Theater Center, and Black Choreographers Festival. Simpson’s guest teaching includes Sacramento State, Stanford University, SF State, Alonzo King Lines Dance Center, Ferst Presents, Santa Clara University and American Conservatory Theater. pushdance.org/raissa
About this Project
When technology tracks movement in virtual spaces and controls movement in physical spaces, feedback loops intensify.
TecTonic Shifts is an exploration of urban displacement and digital divides, shifting landscapes and social tremors. Voices punctuate melodic phrases in fractured geographies of a city deconstructed.
Cover photo of dævron & Raissa Simpson‘s PUSH Dance Company; L-R: Clarissa Dyas, Ayo Walker, ArVejon Jones. Photo by Raissa Simpson
TecTonic Shifts is a performance piece exploring psychosocial symptoms in cities interacting with technology and vice versa, an especially pronounced relationship in the San Francisco Bay Area, where urban form and social migration is constantly shifting. In unpacking how displacement can be exacerbated by tech, TecTonic Shifts processes a number of themes including the criminalization […]