Zip Zap Zoom

Zip Zap Zoom

// Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

In her ballet Zip Zap Zoom the choreographer inserts her dancers into the realms of the virtual world of Internet games. Nowadays, many people acquire this hobby as a form of escapism, a world where you can create your own virtual identity, where choices are infinite and where winning is the main goal. The choreographer is searching for the ‘real’ emotions and impulses between the avatars (alter egos used on Internet forums and other communities) inside the world of electronic music and virtual reality.

“Ochoa’s Zip Zap Zoom, a world premiere, is an explosive dance set in the virtual world of video games. The primary fascination is how dancers morph into virtual characters, even non-human squiggles. Each level of the game brings new dance forms – hip-hop isolations, ballroom motifs, cabaret teases – and the dancers perform with sharp energy and strong personalities.”

Kris Eitland, San Diego Arts, San Diego, California, USA, October 18, 2009
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