and it felt like a kiss

Conceived by Brandon Powers & Visager
Directed + Choreographed by Brandon Powers
Original Music by Visager
Featuring: Annelise Baker, Gina Montalto, Nick Rodrigues & Sam Skalbeck
Environmental Design by Emmie Finckel
Video Design by Ian McClain
Light Design by Jason Fok

HERE Arts, August 22-24th 2016

An immersive dance experience investigating online identity and it's fracturing effect on our offline lives and intimate relationships. Like the experience of navigating social media, audiences move through the web of distorted multimedia and athletic choreography on their own accord, crafting a personal experience. 

A mini-doc about our production at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Excerpt on choreography begins at 5:10.

Frankenstein AI: A monster made by many

Executive Creative Direction: Lance Weiler
Creative Strategy: Rachel Ginsberg
Interactive Narrative Design: Nick Fortugno
Key Collaborator/Choreographer/Producer: Brandon Powers
AI Visualization: Klip Collective / Ricardo Rivera / Florian Mosleh
Score/Sound/Instrument Design: Peter English & Jeff Gregorio
Machine Learning Engineer: Hunter Owens
Data Designer: Sarah Henry
Creative Technologists: Ramsey Nassar & Kaho Abe
Production Designer: Jennifer Nasal
Dancer: Jacinda Ratcliffe

Official Selection to New Frontier at Sundance Film Festival 2018
Park City, UT
January 19-27, 2018

Inspired by the 200th anniversary of Shelley’s seminal text, this participatory installation explores our relationship to the ubiquitous and emerging technology of artificial intelligence. Participants are prompted to reveal their memories, emotions, fears, and hopes to an AI while it attempts to learn about humanity from those who participate.

password: thehabitat


Adapted + choreographed by Brandon Powers
from the Gimlet Media podcast, "The Habitat"

NY Theatre Barn
Choreography Lab May 2018

Anjelica Fellini, Matthew Borchers, Carrie Keating, Emma Bartolomucci

This piece is based on a new podcast series called "The Habitat," which follows a group of "astronauts" taking part in NASA's HI-SEAS mission which tests what it would be like to live on Mars for a year. They do this by living in a small dome in Hawaii with no contact with the outside world besides an internet connection with a 20 minute delay. 

For this lab, my mission was to experiment with theatricalizing a podcast, invoking it's characters and mood, while creating a dance with complex phrase work which experiments with foreground/background and stylized gesture, with the hope to challenge my movement vocabulary and teaching skills with higher caliber dancers.