Released: September 20, 2010
Lincoln, Neb. - Experimental dance, circus arts and mesmerizing fabric-and-light spectacles will impress audiences at the Lied Center when Jody Sperling?s Time Lapse Dance performs on Thursday, September 23 at 7:30pm on the main stage. The performance is a presented by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hixson-Lied College?s Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium (IAS), in collaboration with the Lied-Center for Performing Arts.
Time Lapse Dance was founded in 2000 by choreographer Jody Sperling and fuses many types of dance, theatre and entertainment as she re-imagines the swirling, sculptural style of modern-dance pioneer Loïe Fuller. Fuller was an American-born choreographer who used her experience in vaudeville, burlesque and circus acts to create new work from the late 1800s through her death in 1928. Her work received great acclaim in Europe, particularly in Paris.
Inspired by Fuller?s work, Sperling creates dance works that draw on genres including stilt-walking, hula-hooping, flag-dancing, partner acrobatics, contortion acts and vaudeville routines. This fun family-friendly program features the original work Forms of Dilemma, an essay on the interplay of light, shadow and movement, and Bang for the Buck, a comic circus-collage.
Beyond the spectacular public performance on September 23 , Sperling will conduct a public lecture on Monday, September 20 at 5:45pm at the Van Brunt Visitors Center on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?s City Campus. Her topic will be ?Loie Fuller and early cinema,? discussing the emergence of Fuller's unique aesthetic, from its origins in the music-hall skirt dance to its developments into new technological media. The lecture is accompanied by a slide-show of more than 50 visually arresting images and concludes with a showing of movie clips. The lecture is just one part of a three-day residency for the dance company at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
?We are so excited to have Jody Sperling and Time Lapse Dance here at UNL. Not only will the company put on an amazing performance at the Lied Center, but Jody?s residency will also include a public lecture, work with UNL dancers and IAS students, and an assembly performance at Lincoln Public School?s Goodrich Middle School. It is a thrilling project!? said Petra Wahlqvist, Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium.
Tickets for Jody Sperling?s Time Lapse Dance are just $16 for adults and $8 for students/youth. For tickets and information, visit liedcenter.org or call (402) 472-4747.
The Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium is sponsored by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, presented, in part, by the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and funded, in part, by the Hixson-Lied Endowment. The Time Lapse performance and residency are supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. More information about the IAS program can be found at www.unl.edu/ias.