Black Mountain College : research and performance
Trying, failing, trying again, and failing better,
The visible and the invisible,
be with, connect to, take care of
people, environment, the commons.
do, make, Experiment.
Interlude 21 can be seen as a dance lab inspired by Anni Albers, figurehead of the Black Mountain College, who taught there from 1933-1949. Based on the practice of listening, the choreography is made of clear and simple forms, while making visible the making process. The piece explores Albers’ ideas, reconnecting with textures, and tries to reveal “the beauty of the simple things around us ». (Anni Albers)
Reconnecting to the body and surroundings through a sensitive observation of the visual and tactile world, feels very needed after a year of enclosure.
3rd November 2021 – Zacheta National Gallery (Warsaw)
credit photos :
(1) Anni Albers, Photograph of Anni Albers card weaving at Black Mountain College. Anni Albers taught Weaving and Textile Design at Black Mountain College from 1933-1949. Courtesy: The North Carolina State Archives.
(2) 1938 – copyright and courtesy of Western Regional Archives, States Archives of North Carolina.
Choreographers and performers
- Lucie Palazot and Alka Nauman
Commissioned and produced
- Warsaw Bauhaus Foundation, in collaboration with Zacheta National Gallery, CALARTS- California Institute of Art, with the substantial support of The US Embassy in Warsaw.
- Curie City Gallery Warsaw, Collectif Parade - co producer (France), Centre National de la Danse (CND Pantin), Micadanses (Lucie Palazot - fellow Adamica 2021).
- Joanna Klass, director of Warsaw Bauhaus Foundation