Secret Streams is an intermedia performance investigating the essence of motion - the unifying power between dance, film, and kinetic sculpture. Inspired by the spiritual writings of esoteric philosopher Rudolf Steiner, Secret Streams gestures to the fragmentary nature of memory and the ephemeral qualities of movement.
Improvisational instinct and choreographic rigor mingle as lush movement meets complex dynamic phrasing devised and performed by Alissa Cardone and Ingrid Schatz. Film projections by Alla Kovgan explore the possibilities of combining elements and techniques of dance filmmaking with live dance. The kinetic set by Dedalus Wainwright explores ideas of absence, presence and flow. The lighting design by Kathy Couch alternately merges and articulates visual boundaries and unifies space and body. The result is "a true multimedia synthesis” (Marcia Siegel, Boston Phoenix), characterized by choreographer/filmmaker Laurie McLeod as "spare, elegant, brave and really invigorating to the eye and mind. The best thing I've seen in ages.”
Premiered in 2004 at St. Petersburg International Dance Film Festival in Russia, Secret Streams has been presented during numerous festivals including Monaco Dance Forum (Monaco), Boston Cyberarts Festival (USA), Concord Academy Summer Stages (USA), Berkshire Fringe Festival (USA), HIGH Fest (Armenia), Dance New Amsterdam (NYC) among others.