SHIFT is a wilderness performance in one of the Sierra Nevada’s most rugged, remote locations in Yosemite high country. Performed and filmed over two weeks during Summer 2015, the dancers and crew traversed nearly 100 miles on foot and danced on the sides of Yosemite’s stunning landmarks, including Mount Watkins (elevation 8,500′).
Challenging the boundaries of site-specific performance, SHIFT is historically significant within the canon of American dance, transporting the aesthetic of dancing remotely in fragile landscapes back to the urban realm.
A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side.
„They say what we do is death-defying. I’d say it’s life-affirming. – Amelia Rudolph, Founder/Artistic Director