Photos from live performances that accompanied the dance film, “respirador (breather).”
Click here for additional images from live performances that accompanied the DITA installation, “respirador (breather)” – Official Winner, ArtPrize 2014, Time-Based category (Juried Awards).
respirador (breather) - Photos by Erin Wilson, featuring dancers Autumn Horrocks, Amy Wilson, Tayler Tucker, Johanna Zwyghuizen, Hannah Loss
SiTE:LAB @ The Morton, ArtPrize 2014
As a site-specific work, the space dictated every facet of respirador (breather) - including the method of filming. We came up with a technique called “visual stereo” to adapt the work to its presentation space. Dancers will appear across two vertical planes, simultaneously, like you were watching them through two massive windows from the next room.
The Kickstarter project was intended to raise the final cash needed to finish the installation of respirador (breather). Then the work can be seen free to the public for the entire duration of ArtPrize 2014 (Sept. 23 through Oct. 12.)
After ArtPrize, respirador (breather) will be made available online, free to the public, as a permanent archive.
DITA is a collaboration-focused collective that includes musicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, graphic designers, and more. Artistic Director and founder Amy Wilson volunteers all her time spent on DITA, as do all collaborators, and we have an all-volunteer board of directors.
Thank you to all our sponsors and backers for supporting DITA and believing in our mission.
A very special thanks to our in kind sponsors:
John S Hyatt & Associates
Boston Light & Sound Inc.
Perrin Brewing Co.
A very special thanks to Laura Sollom
(love and light to you – our dear friend)
A very special thanks to our Kickstarter backers:
Tisha Nicole Simmons
Mark Dean Veca
Teresa Thome & Patrick Ziegler
Sarah Konner is a dancer, choreographer, yoga teacher, and lover of improvisation. Sarah makes and presents her own work, and also dances and performs with others including Austin Selden, ChavasseDance&Performance, and Megan Kendzior. Sarah got wrapped up in the practice, beauty, and community of Contact Improvisation and it continues to feed her (to seemingly-no-end) as a dancer, an artist, and a human being. Sarah has a BFA in Dance and a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan. She teaches Contact Improvisation, Yoga, and Urban Farming regularly in Brooklyn to both adults and children.
Contact Improvisation with Sarah Konner
Contact Improvisation is an improvised dance form based on the communication between two moving bodies in physical contact and their combined relationship to gravity and momentum. The practice includes learning to release excess muscular tension and abandon willfulness, in order to experience the natural flow of movement and heightened states of being. We will play with rolling, falling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact, supporting and giving weight to a partner.
In this workshop we will focus on understanding the structure of our dancing bodies and using effort clearly and wisely to create and ride momentum. This is an open level class. Beginners and more experienced dancers are welcome as there is ample space to determine your own level of challenge.