Lei Zhang,

Contact leiz@u.washington.edu

Night Owl

Inspired by the Japanese Noh performance where the actor and
the musicians never rehearse the performance together, instead the
tempo of performance is decided by all the performers during the
play.  With the same spirit, the dancers in this video were asked to
improvise on certain subject given to them before the shooting.  The
entire video was shot in a dance studio with very precise control of
lighting, the dancers move in and out of the light as if they were
emerging through the dark background, thus creating the mythical