The Rapture Series


The Rapture Series

The Rapture Series celebrates Frank Gehry’s architecture with site-specific dance installations created by choreographer Noémie Lafrance to be performed on ten Gehry-designed buildings internationally.

Staged on the exterior surface of Gehry buildings, the Rapture performances will feature dancers traveling across the roofs and walls, using custom rigging systems and video mapping projections to reveal the dynamics of the architecture in motion.

This groundbreaking series tailors unique dance installations to each building in response to their architecture. The first iteration of Rapture was performed on the Fisher Center for the performing arts building in 2007-2008 as part of Dance Across Borders. Over the next 5 years the ten distinct Rapture performances will form a series of public works bringing elements of choreography, architecture, contemporary arts and film together.

Rapture Film
Rapture Film Clip
Rapture Rehearsal
BBC World: Interview 11/11
Wall Street Journal Online Press
Rapture Documentary
Rapture Promotional Video
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