Continuing our work with choreographer, Mayuri Boonham of ATMA Dance, GemArts co-commissioned an innovative new piece of work, a dance-sculpture-sonic art Installation entitled, Erhebung. The work was performend in Newcastle at the Late Shows at the Great North Museum Hancock on 18th May 2013.
Watch two films about the work:
Promo Video and Behind the Scenes Video
New classical Indian dance meets abstract sculpture in Erhebung – a collaboration between ATMA Dance’s Artistic Director Mayuri Boonham and Sculptor Jeff Lowe. Boonham’s increasing abstraction of the dancers’ figures creates an expressive boundary with Lowe’s striking sculpture - a place where form and abstraction merge.
Every second of choreography, every viewpoint of the relationship between the sculpture and the dancers becomes a flowing living sculpture.
Erhebung is a dance-sonic-sculpture installation with two dancers. A key inspiration for Erhebung is Burnt Norton, a poem from T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. The title, Erhebung,
is a German word mentioned in the poem, meaning rising or elevation. Erhebung is devised in collaboration with a team of international artists that include the American Sound Artist Bill Fontana and Costume Designer Moritz Junge from Germany.
Funded by the Arts Council of England and co-commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West and GemArts.