Why Patterns (2010)
A collaboration between choreographer Jonah Bokaer and design firm SNARKITECTURE, Why Patterns is a performance commissioned by Dance Works Rotterdam. The visual design emerges from a single ping-pong ball that is introduced into a frame on stage, initiating a series of choreographed games. Unpredictable results trigger events that flood the stage with thousands of balls, which are manipulated by the movements of the dancers as the square frame is collapsed.
Why Patterns had its world premiere on February 28, 2010 at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg in Rotterdam, Netherlands as part of the 3/Sense/Scene/Scenarios program.
Choreography: Jonah Bokaer
Music: "Why Patterns" by Morton Feldman
Stage design: Snarkitecture
Lighting design: Jonah Bokaer, Snarkitecture
Costume design: Snarkitecture
Costume realisation: Edith Ordelman
Dancers: Stefano Giuliani, Irena Mirislic, Szabolcs Pataki, Helene Pieren
Catapult: Samantha Newman
Commission: Dance Works Rotterdam
Duration: 30 Minutes