“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.
Led by Sean Clute and Pauline Jennings, the company has distinguished itself both nationally and internationally with notable performances at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Macworld Artists Salons, the Merce Cunningham Studio, Museumsquartier Wien (Vienna), Primo Piano LivinGallery (Lecce), Eastern Bloc (Montreal) and Institut Intermédií (Prague). The company has also conducted residencies and lectures throughout the U.S. at prestigious universities including UC Berkeley, Mills College, Arizona State University and the College of Santa Fe.
In 2008, DOUBLE VISION celebrated its ﬁfth year by embarking upon an ambitious U.S. tour, the 4×60 Tour. This 5-week tour boasted 17 performances from Los Angeles to Chicago to Brooklyn. Following the success of the 4×60 Tour, Clute and Jennings completed a residency at the Museumsquartier Wien, during which they performed and lectured at the University of Applied Arts (Vienna), the Museumsquartier Wien (Vienna), Pécsi Tudományegyetem Muvészeti Kar (Péc), Institut Intermédií (Prague), and CST Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology + Tanz Akademie Zürich (Zurich).
In 2009, DOUBLE VISION was awarded grants by the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support the development of Hysteresis, a full-evening dance informed by contemporary dance in Vienna. The work, a New York Times Pick-of-the-Week, had its San Francisco premiere at Dance Mission Theater in April 2010 and its New York City premiere at the Merce Cunningham Studio in July 2010 and was met with rave reviews in both cities.
The summer of 2011 marked DOUBLE VISION’s third tour, the Recession Special Tour. This 6-week tour through Europe included performances and residencies at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture (Kefalonia), Primo Piano LivinGallery’s Pop Revolution Festival (Lecce), ProARTS International Choreography Festival (Brno), Moving House Foundation’s Florian Workshop (Budapest), and OZU (Monteleone Sabino).
The company kicked of its 10th anniversary with two summer residencies in Berlin at Takt Kunstprojektraum and Institut für Alles Mögliche (summer 2013). Jennings also created choreography for the responsive stage work [radical] signs of life (EMPAC, RPI) that spring. Most recently, the company premiered two emergent works for stage, Encrypted Trajectory (Dibden Center for the Arts) and 6 Phrases, 3 Rules (Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center) and an interactive work at ISEA2015, Dubai. Clute and Jennings also served on an artist panel Interactive Technologies & Movement at 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company will be presenting an emergent and interactive trio with Heidi Boisvert at the upcoming Wassaic Project Festival in August.