277 Dance Project
Cardboard Stage explores the shifting social complexities of self-perception in relation to our environment and exposes the challenges facing the individual seeking self worth and meaning within a power-driven society. Deeply rooted in urban social issues, Cardboard Stage is the outcome of a two-year experimental collaboration between choreographer Nicole Philippidis, filmmaker Jennifer Klein, and award-winning musician Johnny Philippidis.
Original music and sound score capture the mood - the grey mechanical world of an inner city; adding splashes of color with rhythmical percussion, guitar, and keyboard. The expressive choreography is performed against the backdrop of video imagery and is immersed in the tapestry of sounds, a persistent reminder of the urban soundscape - sirens, traffic, whispering of people, and indistinct radio - all inspired by New York City.