Turing’s Apple, created as the centerpiece of RAWdance’s 10th anniversary season, was inspired by Alan Turing’s dramatic life and groundbreaking intellectual contributions to modern day computer science. The piece was created in collaboration with acclaimed composer Richard Einhorn (known for Voices of Light). Set in a sea of apples, Turing’s Apple seamlessly weaves together the rigorous patterning of Turing’s computations, the fantastical imaginings of his dreams, and the deep emotion of his story into a dark, kaleidoscopic journey of Britain’s greatest code-breaker.
The work was developed in part through a creative residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.
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Press & Accolades
“Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith, co-directors of RAWdance, seem to understand what Jorge Luis Borges meant when he said, “Art is fire plus algebra.” In all their work, feeling takes shape via intelligent patterning. And in their company’s 10th anniversary at Z Space this past weekend, obsession with patterning was not just their working method, but also their subject matter, in the impressive and often searing Turing’s Apple.”Rachel Howard, San Francisco Chronicle
“The word ‘apple’ conjures up many sunny images… But there’s that other apple – from the Garden of Eden – that continues to mess with our psyches. RAWdance founders Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein get to the core of that more sinister fruit in Turing’s Apple.”Andrea Pflaumer, The Examiner
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