SWARM! is an evening-length, roving performance piece for musicians, dancers, and audience-responsive electronics based on themes of insect breeding swarms (mayflies), environmental degradation, and rebirth. The piece sprouted from the idea of a mysterious insect species that develops in the trash we humans discard everyday. They grow and molt and incorporate components of our waste into their bodies. They move and dance, and when the time is right, come together in an apocalyptic swarm.
The first performance took place throughout the Linde Family Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on May 11, 2017.
It featured The Fourth Wall Ensemble and Amorphous Dance Collective, with costumes by Emily Taradash.
Video Excerpts (if channel doesn't play below, click HERE)