Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance's Installation, The Copierhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/performance/cedar-lake-the-copier/609/
Pre-show, the dancers warmed up onstage, greeted us, or chatted with one another. A photocopier worked in the upstage wall niche as shredded paper blew into the theater, accompanied by clicking and whirring noises (score by David Poe). When the roughly half-hour performance began, white light suffused the space, and white wall-mounted tubes lit up (designed by Jim French). Additional white lights, aimed upward and fixed to trusses, mimicked a copier by sliding laterally, repeatedly – a great visual punchline, although the overarching theme of copying didn’t come across strongly in the dance. Video samples are posted on Cedar Lake’s site.