Wiley Auditorium Tuesday, February 07, 7:30pm
Unique Solo Dance Performance Comes To Emory on Feb. 7
Emory & Henry College Arts Series presents a solo dance performance by dancer Karola Lüttringhaus which she describes as “a deeply personal meditation on the complex relations between biological life and technology, in both its glorious and tragic modes.” Ms. Lüttringhaus is artist director and choreographer of Alban Elved Dance Theatre. The performance of the original solo work, VITA, is on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. This concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Wiley Hall Auditorium.
Ms. Lüttringhaus founded Alban Elved in her home country of Germany in 1997, and subsequently located the company to North Carolina when she came to the United States to do dance studies at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC. Thus far in her career, she has developed over fifty original creative dance works.
She says of Vita (Latin for the word life) that “it is a visually complex and stylized/abstract contemporary dance work that uses a technologically mediated environment to comment on the impact our imagination has on our world.” The work is a result of collaboration with Samuel Allen Taylor, a freelance composer and classical guitar instructor at Salem College and Community Music School. The solo dancer literally plays Mr. Taylor’s exquisite electro-acoustic musical composition live on stage by means of a sensor suit that tracks velocity, flexion, light and G-forces, shaping an ever evolving sound score while offering a music concert experience of visceral nature. The performance takes place on a steep raked platform allowing the dancer to climb and move inside paintings and animations drawn by Ms. Lüttringhaus and projected on the platform.
Reserved seating is highly recommended. Tickets are $12 at the door and $10 in advance, or $8 for students from other colleges and individuals over 55 years of age. Call 276.944.6846 to make reservations. Emory & Henry students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge.
This event is part of the 175th Anniversary Celebration. For more information, visit www.ehc.edu/175.