“Bound(less)” is a large-scale vertical dance created by BANDALOOP that explores how we imagine and construct the meaning of our identity as it is forged through human interactions and interactions with our environment. Featuring live music by Dana Leong, “Bound(less)” looks at our internal and collaborative sense of self through moments that reveal our vulnerability and longing and group choreography that brings to life the tensions and power of communal action. Physical metaphors including a single dress worn by three women and a tethered group dance are woven with intimate moments of movement and text into a dynamic outdoor aerial work performed on the side of a building.
OCT 2011 – The Great Wall of Oakland, Oakland, CA
NOV 2011 – The New World Center, Miami, FL
MAY 2012 – The Old Post Office presented by The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
OCT 2012 – Grand Park presented by The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA
NOV 2012 – Tour of Mexico presented by eje7, the US Embassy and the American Express Foundation (Mexico City, Campeche, Puebla City)
Watch video of “Bound(less)” presented by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (May 2012):
Production and Funder Credits:
“Bound(less)” is a collaboration between choreographer Amelia Rudolph with assistant director Rachael Lincoln, the dancers of BANDALOOP, composer/musician Dana Leong, lighting designer Jack Carpenter and set designer/sculptor Todd Laby. The creation of “Bound(less)” was funded by major grants from the Wattis Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the Rainin Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the San Francisco Arts Commission, Lighting Artists in Dance, a program of Dancers Group, The Zellerbach Family Foundation and individual donations through Kickstarter and BANDALOOP’s Anchor Circle of major donors. “Bound(less)” in its early form as “IdEgo” was an original commission by the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center.