social cues

Social Cues

RT: 2.00; The daily dance. 

What is  extent in which our daily interaction are prescribed by social decorations? This short uses the mechanics and structure of contra dance, the folk dance made popular in 17th century which draws influences from european countries and african continent, as an analogy for the everyday interactions. 

As the dancers move through the greyed space, common places greetings are shouted out as they respond to the call they come to color and reside back to grey again. 

Voice acting: John Heim; Dancers: Meadville Contra Dance Society.