Marlon Barrios Solano
Marlon also allowed the Practicum class to sit in on a dress rehearsal of “Contained.” Marlon Barrios Solano is a Venezuelan independent dance/new media artist, teacher and researcher, based in USA since 1994 (New York City and Columbus,Ohio). He holds an MFA in Dance and Technology (Independent track: Dance improvisation, real-time multimedia and cognition) from The Ohio State University.
Since 2001, with dancer collaborator Kristin Hapke, Marlon directs, performs, researches and designs improvisational performances and within digital real-time environments under the art/research project Unstablelandscape. Recently, he collaborated with the programmer and sound designer Patrick Delges (Belgium) on the development of interactive systems for improvisational dance and with the choreographer Bebe Miller (USA) on the real-time video design of her new work on DCDC Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (premiered in February 2005). He has been an artist in residence at The Advanced Computing Center for Arts and Design, The Ohio State University, at STEIM (The Netherlands), and Swarthmore College (USA); participated in festivals and lectured internationally on improvisation, interactive media and perspectives on embodiment in Venezuela, Austria, Scotland, Great Britain, Poland, Estonia, Finland, The Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Greece and the USA.
As a professional dancer in USA, he performed with New York choreographers Susan Marshal, Lynn Shapiro, Merian Soto, Dean Moos, Bill Young, among others, and with the musicians John Zorn, Philip Glass and Eric Friedlander.