Transformed into clear, room-size bubble-pods and drifting opaque sheets, the polymers in “Glasslands” keep people apart while inspiring communal expressions of longing, love and whimsy.
— Claudia Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle

GLASSlands (2017) is an evening-length work which explores proximity, visibility, technology and connection in a culture of ever increasing emotional and intimate distances. Choreographed by Printz Dance Project Artistic Director Stacey Printz, GLASSlands features set design by Sean Riley. The set pieces are large, transparent pod-like structures, or “bubble rooms” that inhabit the performance space, providing a plastic world that dancers populate and explore. As human, face-to-face interaction is dismantled and technology-driven encounters become more pervasive, GLASSlands explores how our ability to communicate and connect is impacted.

Choreographed by: Stacey Printz

Set design by: Sean Riley

Light design by: Wolfgang Wachalovsky

Performed by: Suzy Myre, Katerina Wong, Louis Acquisto, Jenni Bregman, Sadie Carhart, Camryn Kelly, Kim Holt, Will Woodward, Jorge Vazquez, and Stacey Printz.

Costume design by: Natalie Barshow 

“Glasslands” is stamped with Printz’s clever musical syncopation and contemporary-jazz style, inflected with riffs of hip-hop, samba and an unselfconscious rave vibe.
— Claudia Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle

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