Free Space - Une Journee Abstraite
Artistic Director: Karola Luttringhaus
Dance: Lena-Rose Polzonetti, Andrea Lieske, Karola Lüttringhaus, Naomi Greenberg
Music: Mark A. Wienand
Set Design/painting/carpentry/costume : Karola Lüttringhaus
Lighting design: Jonathan Christman/Karola Lüttringhaus
Turing Machine computations, animations: Jennifer Burg
Text: the dancers, Jennifer Burg, Marty Rader
Stage management: Rebecca Lowry
Back stage support: Tom McGohey
Sound operator: Sam Taylor
Welder: Bernd Mergener
Photos above by Karola Luettringhaus.
About the'Free Space' collaborations: "Free Space" is the title for a series of collaborations between alban elved dance company and scientists from different universities. The concept is to join artists, engineers, and humanists to explore how technology might expand human creativity and how forms of creativity might offer insights into expanding technology -- all Free Space collaborations are uniquely different and give both arts and sciences equal value.
"Free Space" focuses on the meaning of technology in regards to itself as well as to our personal lives by using technology in both customary and new ways.
"UNE JOURNEE ABSTRAITE", a collaboration of choreographer Karola Lüttringhaus and Computer Science faculty member Jennifer Burg, deals with concepts of languages and computing machines. Through visual projections, the computer becomes a character with the dancers. Together, they explore questions of how both computers and humans express themselves, and the limits of what they can communicate.
The set features alban elved's 15-foot tall steel structure.
Supported by: alban elved dance company received support from the Winston-Salem Foundation, The Vintage Theatre and the Millennium Center.
"Une Journee Abstraite" received project support grants from the North carolina Arts Council and the Winston-Salem Arts Council.