Rock Paper Scissors
Update: Here is the soundtrack if you’d like to perform this piece yourself.
For my ITP class Games and Art, we were assigned to create a variation on the classic game Rock Paper Scissors.
I’m always fascinated how players of this game can lock into each other’s mind state. I remember one time I was playing my friend Roger (to determine who would go first in another game) and we tied 12 rounds in a row because we intuitively knew each other so well.
I wanted to amplify or at least explore this aspect of the game. I created a dance piece where dancers play Rock Paper Scissors synchronized to a metronome. For excitement, the metronome speeds up as the piece progresses.
Here are two performances of the piece: