Dance and Multimedia
Interstellar Responses: music to [be shuffled] and moved to while [shuffled] (2014) is a collection of 52 short digital compositions. The work premiered in March of 2015, in a collaborative partnership with choreographer Rebecca Salzer, at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center of Tuscaloosa. The video provides highlights from the performance. Additional audio-only samples are also provided. (HD video may load quite slowly.)
The Flow of Boats, a work created in collaboration with filmmaker and choreographer Rebecca Salzer, touches on the ways in which our relationship with technology both connects us and distances us from world crises. Dancers move with cell phones, and the sound for the piece is generated by the dancers' cell phones as well as the audience, streaming a common track through their own mobile devices. (HD video may load quite slowly.)
Kinder Things is a piece for 32 performers composed in collaboration with filmmaker and choreographer Rebecca Salzer, and student Creative Media major, Reagan Wells, involving movement, singing, clarinet, flute, and three-screen projection. The piece is the latest in a series of works Salzer and Zaheri have created catalyzed by the global crisis of forcibly displaced people. Lyrics sung in the piece are from Khaled Hosseini’s “Sea Prayer:” “If only they saw. They would say kinder things, surely.” This 360 Video Experience was recorded during tech week, days prior to the opening of the performances.