"This is how modern dance should be: beautiful and edgy all at once” – Dance Informa
Founded in 2003, DOUBLE VISION creates experimental performances for dance, music, and video that embody the changing landscape of contemporary culture.
Under the direction of Sean Clute and Pauline Jennings, the San Francisco-based company has distinguished itself both nationally and internationally. In 2008, DOUBLE VISION celebrated its ﬁfth year by embarking upon an ambitious U.S. tour, the 4×60 Tour. The company gave 17 performances throughout the tour in San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Boulder, Columbus, Chicago and Brooklyn. Following the success of the 4×60 Tour, Clute and Jennings travelled to europe where they were in residence at the Museumsquartier, January – February, 2009. During the residence, they performed and lectured at the University of Applied Arts (Vienna), the Museumsquartier Wien (Vienna), Pécsi Tudományegyetem Művészeti Kar (Péc), Institut Intermédií (Prague), and CST Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology + Tanz Akademie Zürich (Zurich). The performance, Six Donuts, at the Museumsquartier boasted ﬁve dance and audiovisual world premieres that were developed during the two-month residency.
Locally, DOUBLE VISION has presented work at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, CounterPULSE and ODC Theater. The company has also lectured and led master classes at the University of California at Berkeley, University of New Mexico, Arizona State University, Mills College, University of Arizona, College of Santa Fe, and the University of Brighton (UK).
DOUBLE VISION was awarded grants by the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in 2009 to support the development of Hysteresis, a full-evening dance work that held its west-coast premiere at Dance Mission Theater in April 2010 and its east coast premiere at the Merce Cunningham Studio in July 2010. The premiere was met with rave reviews in both cities. Lighting Designer, Ben Coolik was recently awarded a Lighting Artist in Dance award to create a new work with DOUBLE VISION, to be premiered in 2011.