TAOC.D’s final duet by collaborators Ming-Bo Lam and Christian Peterson is danced by Julie McLachlan and Jenna Schaefer.
Reflecting on the process of choreographing with a mood in mind, filming and then finding a specific colour to match, Lam told The Dance Current, “We would shift shades just slightly to see how closely we could pair a visual with the emotional experience.” They even surprised themselves with some of their choices. “Once we had seen it, we couldn’t change it … It was quite powerful, how setting the colour locked in the intention of the work.”
Though the series is currently a triptych, the possibilities are endless. Peterson says they’d “love to keep creating choreographies that represent specific colours, and then have a large body of work that would really explore the nuances of how we perceive and think about the relation between colour, motion and emotion.”