PULSE || MARCH 1-2, 2019 || KRAVIS CENTER, PERSSON HALL
COLLABORATION WITH BALLET FLORIDA
Performance Time: 20
Sound and Music: Amber
Tutwiler, William Basinski, Olafur Arnolds, Forest Swords, Amon
Video and Installation: Amber Tutwiler
Costumes by Mumbi O’Brien and RogerThat
Performed by: Lauren
Carey, Emily Chu, Melinda Rawlinson, Vanessa Rosen, Alyssa Thompson, Kevin
Filmed by David Hamzik
PULSE is a collaborative dance choregraphed by the director of Ballet Florida, Lauren Carey, and creatively designed by Amber Tutwiler. Speaking to the phenomenology of identities within internet spaces, this performance responds to interfaces by creating a chilling interpretation about the duplication of identities within these spaces. Utilizing mirrors, transparent fabric, video, and sound, each dancer responded to a series of writing and meditations, creating movement that flirts with narcissism, the pantopticon, and the eventual return to a singular place: here and now.
WELCOME || MAY 18 – MAY 19, 2018 || FRITZ GALLERY
WELCOME is a collaborative dance and performance by director of Ballet Florida, Lauren Carey, and emerging artist, Amber Tutwiler. WELCOME belongs in a whole new category; taking an interdisciplinary approach, it incorporates dance, theatre, poetry, installation, and sound to create an immersive environment for guests to enter. Transforming the gallery into a stage, this performance reflects on intimacy, tension, ritual, and psychological release – all within the parameters of what we call home. Each dancer is representative of one facet of an individual, asking the question about what home means: is it simply a place, or perhaps a relationship with oneself? As guests enter, they will each be given a unique experience, as dancers may choose to interact with the viewer.
LAUREN CAREY: Co-Creative Director, Choreography
AMBER TUTWILER: Co-Creative Director, Narration and Set Design
KYLE KRAKOW: Sound Design
DANCERS: Lauren Carey, Jin Lee Hanley, Nicholas Garlo, Emily Chu, Melinda Rawlinson
PHOTO AND VIDEO CREDITS: David Hamzik, Ryan Dight
All work and images © 2019, Amber Tutwiler.