Dance Like No One is Whale Watching

An immersive performance inspired by Orca whales.

Dance Like No Is Whale Watching is a multimedia installation and participatory performance inspired by Orca whales.


The award-winning dream team includes: 

Emily Beattie


Emily Beattie is a rad dance artist, performer and educator based in Somerville. Her performance works meld an embodied female experience in an overtechnologized world. She is a recipient of The Boston Foundation’s Next Steps For Boston Dance, Somerville Arts Grant, and Evelyn and Mo Ostin Performing Arts Award. She extensively creates with media artist Cari Ann Shim Sham*. All Real Machines is the art duo she is in with designer and artist Eric Gunther. Her performance work for stage, site, and screens have been shown by the Boston CyberArts Festival, the ICA Boston, Gloucester New Arts Festival, Design Boston, and Ammerman Center for the Arts, Brown University, New York’s Spoke of the Hub performance space and Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Los Angeles’ Fowler Museum, Pieter Performance Space, the Hammer Museum, UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures/Dance department, and internationally in Quito, Ecuador and Kyoto, Japan for the Kyoto Renku Festival.


Cari ann Shim sham*

Cari Ann Shim Sham is a Manhattan based prestidigitator who lives a wild life often finding herself traveling across borders with cameras and projectors to capture, manipulate or throw light into screens, objects & spaces of all sizes. A newly annointed Associate Arts Professor of Dance & New Media at NYU, TISCH School of the Arts Dance Department, she is attracted to things that sparkle, a collector of antique doorknobs and a lover of champagne.

The United Nations General Assembly, Jacob’s Pillow, Mann Chinese Theater and Salamanca Arts Center in Tasmania are some of her favorite places she’s enjoyed presenting work.

Her curatorial practice is a decade deep and engages audiences through dance film, virtual reality, and interactive technologies at play. Her live work and video art has shown at Jacob's Pillow, PS 21, Peak Performances, the Joyce Soho, along with tech residencies at Krannert, Clarice Smith Art Center, Danspace in NYC, Dance Place, DC and numerous times at REDCAT including NOW Festival & RADAR LA, her film work has screened at Laemmle Sunset 7, Mann Chinese Theater, and the United Nations General Assembly, and 200+ festivals internationally including Cannes, Austin, Seattle, Dance Camera West and DFA garnering numerous awards.She is the recipient of the Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship, the Chime's Choreographer Mentorship Exchange and was a mentor for the ODC Pilot Program's first ever multi-media residency. Shim Sham recently was the first video artist to redesign the set/sound and video art for Rauschenberg's Shiner as part of a revival of Set & Reset by Trisha Brown, she's currently designing set and video art for The Strayhorn project by David Rousseve and for her own installation, Shimmer. She is a Director and Producer for “The Parksville Murders” a 360 degree film VR Episodic Horror by Opera on Tap and delighted to be the Filmmaker/Photographer for the Translucent Borders Project of the NYU Global Institute of Advanced Study.


Mary Hale

Mary Hale, AIA is an architect, artist, educator, civic organizer and founder of the interdisciplinary design practice, ROYHALE Design.  ROYHALE’s portfolio spans from architecture to graphics, with installation and environments for events in between. Mary’s passion for designing and building inflatable structures began with The Monumental Helium Inflatable Wearable Floating Body Mass”. Since then, she has jumped scales to thirty-foot long inhabitables and large wearable inflatables such as “Itinerant Home”, a wearable house commissioned by the New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for their annual Descours Festival. Mary’s work has been recognized in international art, design and technology publications including the MIT Technology Review. Mary received the AIA Associates Award in 2015. Mary holds a Masters of Architecture from MIT in 2009, and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Brown University in 2002.



Eric Gunther is a multimedia artist working at the intersection of technology, data, and the body.  He co-founded Sosolimited, a design studio that creates unique data and technology-driven experiences. At Sosolimited, he has created data-driven sculptures, social media powered light shows, generative fashion, and interactive experiences for clients including HBO, Google, IBM, and Porsche. The studio’s work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Smithsonian Design Museum, and the Shanghai Biennial. In his personal art practice, Eric uses dance, sound, and vibrations to generate new aesthetic experiences for the body. He co-directed End Love, a time-bending dance music video for the band OK Go, and collaborates with choreographer Emily Beattie on interactive dance films. Eric is a composer and producer, and has created music and sound design for radio, documentary, dance, and multimedia installations.