Domain by Arcos Dance (2016)
Choreography: Erica Gionfriddo and Curtis Uhlemann
Script and Media: Eliot Gray Fisher
Music: Eliot Gray Fisher, Brandon Guerra and Chris White
DOMAIN follows the life of Jonah, an unorthodox inventor who is diagnosed with a terminal illness at the height of her career, as she accepts a prize for designing ANNI, an advanced artificial intelligence. Suddenly faced with her mortality, Jonah appears to come unmoored from reality, jumping between past, present, and future in fractured scenes that take the form of surreal dances. The story is framed by conversations between the human, unsure whether this bizarre state is a symptom of her disease, and the artificial intelligence, who longs to understand how people identify signal in all the noise and assign meaning to the chaos of the universe.
An experiment in transmedia storytelling, Domain began in June and has unfolded with live performances in Austin, Santa Fe, Kansas City, Denton, Nebraska City, Billings, as well as online with additional narrative material at domain.arcosdance.com.