Nicole Predki drew on a mathematical concept and an Einstein theory for inspiration in producing her Master of Fine Arts aerial dance concert entitled “TOEplitz” in three spring 2009 performances in the Black Box Studio.
The performances featured dancing, intricate rhythms, operatic voices and video that was manipulated in real time. Predki drew inspiration for TOEplitz from German mathematician Otto Toeplitz’s matrix concept, which led to his theory of infinite dimensional spaces.
The acronym TOE refers to the “Theory of Everything,” a concept associated with Einstein’s pursuit of a unified field theory. While evolving her concepts for the TOEplitz performance, Predki worked with the staff of the Center for Arts, Media and Performance. Predki also performed three works-in-progress and participated in a critical evaluation of her work with MacArthur genius Liz Lerman.
For the final performances, audiences were placed in both the Black Box and in front of a live broadcast of the performance in the ATLAS film screening room.
After TOEplitz was performed once, the audiences switched places for a second performance, allowing them to experience the creative work both in two-dimensional and three-dimensional spaces.
Predki has danced with Frequent Flyers Productions, Interweave Dance Theater, Fred Benjamin Dance Company, Steps on Broadway Scholarship Ensemble, Liss Fain Dance, and Moving Arts Dance Collective.
More information is available at http://www.meetmytoe.com.