Nuclear Postcard 2019
An interruption to a music show. The music is playing then suddenly goes quiet. Three figures emerge and the audience naturally moves aside. The dancers create a new stage within a stage. The room is quiet and ears are still ringing. The movement is slow and concentrated. It is performed with care. The dancers find each other in space and time, suddenly linking into unison and then falling out of it again. There is a pattern but it is not discernible. The music begins to play again, moving from a similarly calm pattern to cacophony. The dance remains the same. Then the stage comes down.
Rocky Steps 2019
A public performance on the iconic Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Using movement material inspired by the visitors of the museum, this piece explored leisure, sport and aspirational fame. It also was a subtle critique on documentation and spectatorship.
OPTIONS is a dance video that is at once documentation of the object-based exhibition and the creation of a new performance piece. During a 4 hour structured improvisation, the audience was invited to watch, join, or participate, as 4 dancers engaged in an exploration of possible interactions between body, object, and space.
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Amalia Wiatr Lewis
Amalia Wiatr Lewis (b. 1994, Los Angeles, USA) is an interdisciplinary dance artist. She received her BA from Bennington College in Vermont (USA) where she studied choreography, visual art, and anthropology and is currently an MFA student at the Art Academy in Trondheim, Norway. She works with dancers and non-dancers to create site-specific performance and public interventions. With each work, she explores what it does to cultivate intimacy and ephemeral gesture into static visual art spaces, nontraditional spaces, and public spaces.