Ball Passing is part dance, part game and part moving puzzle. It is community art in the form of a living Rubik’s Cube, demonstrating the way in which people can cooperate to manifest a complex and interdependent structure. Ball Passing can be learned by people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, and by those with diverse or limited performance experience. The game can be modified to meet the specific needs and skill sets of virtually any group of participants. Because of the speed and complexity involved “mistakes” are inevitable. Dropped balls are part of the game. Ball Passing is a constant struggle between entropy and organization—a conundrum that can only be solved by all participants working as one integrated unit.
Charles Moulton’s signature work is a Rube Goldberg human puzzle that performers can only solve through strategy and cooperation.