DIG DEEP


22. & 23. Juni 2005 AMPERE, Muffatwerk München

(20 Uhr , open until 23 Uhr)

A Live Performance Event by Mia Lawrence with Dance, Video & Sound

Come for five minutes or three hours!

Concept and Creation: Mia Lawrence
Video Design: Eileen Standley
Sound Design: Gilles Duvivier
Live Tabla: Florian Schiertz
Light Design: Pipon

Creation and Performance: Bostjan Antoncic, Helmut Ott, Anna Holter, Dali Touti, Katja Wachter, Angela Dauber, Stephan Herwig, Andrea Sonnberger, Katrin Schafitel, Franziska Unseld, Natali Radelic , Julia Schwarzbach, Eva Forler, Anise Smith, Mia Lawrence, Young Jin Kim, Estella Zutic, Barbara Messner

Conceived and directed by Mia Lawrence and created in collaboration with the Amsterdam based video artist Eileen Standley, Belgian sound engineer Gilles Duvivier, French Lighting Designer Pipon and members of the Munich dance community. Utilizing the Ampere club as a community meeting point, Lawrence hopes to inspire the performer and the viewer on a deepening understanding of one’s own self. Art as an awareness practice; a spiritual practice.

The entire club is being used as a performance space with events happening in the lounge, the stairs, the bar, the toilets, and in the main stage. The last will be used for an ongoing three hour round robin of improvised solos with large video projections on the wall behind them. Performers and their body parts float through a sea of white across the back wall. Other meditative looped video images are presented throughout the building and are meant to slow the viewer down, to induce a sense of quiet, or mystery, or awe at what is within or around us. Performers will spread out in the rooms, creating live looped events/images designed for a similar purpose. Come for five minutes or three hours.

Performances will be on June 22 & 23, 2005 in Ampere Club/ Muffatwerk Munich, Zellstr. 4. Karten im Vorverkauf zu 10 € über München Ticket, Tel. 089-54818181 Abendkasse Karten: 13 €; Schüler, Studenten: erm. 8 €

Dig Deep wird ermöglicht durch die Unterstützung des Kulturreferats der LH München; gefördert durch den Bayerischen Landesverband für zeitgenössischen Tanz aus Mitteln des Bayerischen Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst und den Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. aus Mitteln des Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Muffathalle Betriebs GmbH. Mit Dank an Licht & Ton LTGV GmbH.

Contact: Simone Schulte, info@daskulturbuero.de , Tel: ++49-89-3899-8583

IN A WHITE ROOM + ONE

by Mia Lawrence

7 colors, 7 sound vibrations, 7 energies
Live Installation with video, dance, music and text

I-Camp/ Neues Theater München: February 19-21, 2004
Tickets: + 89-65 00 00

Concept/direction & texts: Mia Lawrence
Live video/Lighting design & stage: Jeanluc Ducourt
Sound vibration score: Guy Yarden
Live DJ/Soundmixing: Gilles Duvivier
Performers: Ludger Lamers, Natali Radelic



hide and seek

Muffathalle Munich, December 10 & 11, 2002
Dance Theater Workshop, NYC, March 18-19 & 25 -28, 2003

 

Concept & Choreography
Mia Lawrence

With
Ludger Lamers · Michel Yang · Mia Lawrence / Natali Radelic

Musik & Sound Design
Guy Yarden

Set & Lighting Design
Jeanluc Ducourt

   

How many stories are you living in now? Stories from your past, stories you have read, stories other people have told you about yourself or themselves, cultural stories, or stories you tell yourself to explain who you are. What games are you playing, consciously or unconsciously, to feel safe, or loved, or in control? How do all these stories and games assist or interfere with our ability to stay in the present and our capacity for love and intimacy?

In hide and seek Lawrence mixes dancing, action, fragments of stories, drawing, sound and light in a non-linear context to explore barriers to intimacy and awareness. Guy Yarden mixes a sound landscape live on stage, consisting of fragments of text, melody, and sounds sampled in the rehearsal room. Lighting designer Jeanluc Ducourt is also in the visual space and plays with the lights in different ways each night, searching for ways to hide or reveal various elements in the stage action. In a structured playing field with improvisational elements, all the participants must stay connected and make choices in the moment. The three performers play games with their bodies or surroundings to find connection or disconnection, using their ordinary items of clothing, water bottles and bags to define the space and themselves.. The piece begins with layers of story and movement, broken and fragmented, becoming simpler and quieter and more spacious as the piece progresses. By the end, a stripping down has occurred - stripping to our simpler selves, hopefully uncovering something beautiful, allowing bodies and actions to be felt and witnessed without barriers.