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a responsive environment dancework

Inspired by Jean Toomer's experimental 1923 text of the Harlem Renaissance, CANE explores memories of African American sharecropping held by a technologically-devised canefield. Created by technologists, dancers, and visual artists, CANE suggests possibilities of shimmering mediated histories mixed in real-time via a specially-constructed responsive environment. Conceived by Thomas F. DeFrantz, created in collaboration with Wideman-Davis Dance, original performances by Tanya Wideman, Thaddeus Davis, Kalin Morrow, Amber Mayberry.

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Cane 2013