“Ghostcatching” by Riverbed

  • ©Bill T. Jones, Paul Kaiser, and Shelley Eshkar





Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Riverbed


    In Ghostcatching, the disembodied movements of dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones spawn a series of selves that reflect, entangle, and overtake each other in a search for being. The story begins with an ancestral figure confined to a box and a fixed loop of poses. He spawns a soloist who breaks free but is then entrapped by the hardening trajectories he draws in the air around him. Later, his body multiplies into a single complex network, which propagates phase-shifting motions suggesting infinite possibility. The virtual dance, generated from motion-capture data, was created in Kinetix Character Studio on Compaq NT workstations.


    Compaq NT workstations


    Kinetix Character Studio

Additional Contributors:

    Directors: Bill T. Jones, Paul Kaiser, Shelley Eshkar

    Producer: Riverbed

    Collaborators: Michael Girard, Susan Amkraut