Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Video: Art Spiegelman/Pilobolus "Hapless Hooligan in 'Still Moving'"

Chock full of comics visuals, this collaboration between Art Spiegelman and Pilobolus pulls together the language of movement and cartoons in a one-of-a-kind piece. Here's a preview from Dartmouth, where it premiered on June 24, 2010:

Related: Alastair Macauly's NY Times Dance Review of "Hapless Hooligan in 'Still Moving,'" created by Spiegelman and choreographer Michael Tracy.

Related: Video: Art Spiegelman on Comics

1 comment:

Brian Fies said...

It's smart and well done. Don't know how pioneering it is, though; I thought immediately of the Vaudeville show Winsor McCay did, in which he projected his Gertie the Dinosaur film on a movie screen and interacted with it on stage--tossing a pumpkin that Gertie would eat, walking behind the screen so that an animated McCay could climb on Gertie's head, etc. That was nearly 100 years ago. Similar idea, but "Hapless Hooligan" certainly takes it up a fun notch.