Lauri Stallings On SpaceTuesday, June 15, 2010
i look forward to you experiencing my choreographic
work for the first time, in live, human form, this week.
it is a very busy time, begin a new creation today with
David Hallberg, for Jacob's Pillow next month. time is so valuable.
no an empty window to write an artists' statement
specifically for Zak. these things always take a down time
that is scarce at best.
however, to assist in your needs of how i digest and utilize space in my works, from my point of view, i have attached some most recent artists' notes for you to incorporate in your week's blog series, that is specifically in regards to space, the use of it, thoughtfully and in present time.
Zak, however, is an introduction not so much to specific space,
but the specific language and viscera that lives in all the works.
The process was too short to investigate the next layer
Zak is my first work for BBC, and i needed to simply introduce
the "taste, the eyes," to the dancers. this was the modest but
genuine aim of the work. They did wonderfully.
any questions, please feel free to ask.
Stallings on her recent work Bloom
A site specific performance pursuing the meaning of how the life of places are inherently made by the people and objects in them, is Bloom. Bloom is an attraction that draws man’s center to the hear and now, setting its senses on what surrounds us, the palpability of people, things and the community we live in through highly emotional, physical, three dimensional art..Between performer and viewer unfolds a complex, freshly unpredictable voyage, inviting the public to reassess their own perceptions of who they are, what art is, and where it occurs. Bloom aims directly at the material world’s lure, power, and unique properties in today’s culture.
Stallings on her work Halo (June 14, NY City)
Reflecting a collective desire to forge in the 360 world, is Halo’. Physical mapping with the “inter” human, proximity, and resistance to social formatting, Halo’ is marked by an intense physical discipline, and keen sense of humor. Halo’ aims to the draw the eyes to the gut as it explores the phenomena of reception, invention and interpretation, inviting the audience to reassess their own perception of the hear and now.
Stallings'work Zak will feature Ballet BC dancers Alyson Fretz and Peter Smida seen here with Stallings.