TERRA NULLIUS - documentary
Artistic Director: Karola Lüttringhaus
Idea/Concept/Film: Karola Lüttringhaus
Choreography/Dance: Karola Lüttringhaus, Breanne Horne, Naomi Greenberg, Dawn Shropshire
Music: David Crowe, Samual Taylor, Karola Lüttringhaus, Lake Affect, Konstantin Lüttringhaus (poetry),Twilight Collective, Naomi Greenberg, OKI Japanese Nomads
Lighting Designer: Jennifer O'Kelly
Chair Design & Construction: KC Barnard
Screen/Sound Operator: Endia Beal
The TERRA NULLIUS Documentary film was created alongside with the TERRA NULLIUS stage performances, and, through interviews, sheds light on the topics explored and the people involved.
About the performance piece: On stage is a 14 foot tall red chair that serves as a metaphor for what we might call home; it stands for what is deeply rooted and steady, for dreams, hopes and aspirations, larger than life goals. The chair is an abstract meeting ground and a fortress. It can transport us to wherever we wish to go.
In TERRA NULLIUS, which translates from Latin to 'no man's land', the dancer is the point of interest; we take a personal look at the concept of 'home' and the psychology behind it. We explore and question the relevance of having a home or leaving our home.
What separates us, what unites us as people or as individuals? We, as humans, are by nature 'self centered'; in other words: our perception is uniquely our own. 'TERRA NULLIUS' explores the experiences of others, and tries to bring them a bit closer into your world, … our world.
Supported by the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, the John Wesley & Anna Hodgin Hanes Foundation, the participants, The Academy of Dance Arts and Wanda Plemmons, ALBAN ELVED DANCE COMPANY, SECCA, Susan Margitic, Dynamic Body Orthopaedic Massage, Andy Turner and MOJO Musical Supply, Rodney Lyle Horne, Lukasz Radomski, Monique Harmon, Swiftwater Media, Bryan Snipes, and others.
Premiere work-in-progress: September 27th, 2010
SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC
Film: premiere, September 11th, 2010, Hanes Brands Theatre, Winston-Salem, NC