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Scanner & Matthias Sperling – "Riff" (2007)


RIFF from Scanner on Vimeo.

An innovative solo by award-winning choreographer and former Random dancer Matthias Sperling.
Soundtrack by Scanner

Riff explores the concept of sampling choreography and is based directly on excerpts of three other works: William Forsythe’s Solo, Shobana Jeyasingh’s Transtep and Laila Diallo’s Out of sight in the direction of my body.

Riff sets out to create a new and autonomous work using only the choreographic material of these sampled excerpts, each 30 seconds long. Through an intricate process of segmenting, recombining and manipulating the sample material, a highly personal journey tothe evolution of an individual choreographic voice emerges.