2010-11 Performance Season

This season showcased artists who stretch, alter, or question the limits of the physical body through technology, including electronics, cinema, surgery, prosthetic limbs, biogenetics, digital photography, and even haute couture.
Time Lapse Dance Ensemble
GIMP Ensemble
Performance and visual artist ORLAN

Time Lapse Dance

September 23 at 7:30pm
Lied Center Main Stage

Time Lapse Dance, founded by Artistic Director Jody Sperling, has been captivating audiences for a decade with visual-kinetic theater that fuses experimental dance, circus arts and dazzling fabric-and-light spectacles. Dances re-imagining the swirling, sculptural style of modern-dance pioneer Loie Fuller (1862-1928) form a core of the repertory. Other works draw on genres including stilt-walking, hula-hooping, flag-dancing, partner acrobatics, contortion acts and vaudeville routines. This fun family-friendly program features among other repertory: Sperling's spectacular Fuller-inspired Clair de lune; Forms of Dilemma, an essay on the interplay of light, shadow and movement; and Bang for the Buck, a comic circus-collage.

Heidi Latsky's GIMP

October 29 at 7:30pm
Lied Center Main Stage

GIMP: gimp (gimp)
1. a ribbonlike, braided fabric 2. fighting spirit; vigor 3. a lame person 4. slang; a halting, lame walk 5. to turn, vacillate, tremble ecstatically

GIMP is a collision of two worlds coming together that are not supposed to co-exist. GIMP confronts the audience with their preconceptions, challenging us to re-think conventional notions about dance, performance and body image. GIMP features performers with a variety of limbs in a work that transcends the physical differences on stage. GIMP is a word we are taught not to use as we are taught not to stare at people who have physical disabilities. But GIMP also means 'fighting spirit', 'interwoven fabric' and 'trembling with ecstasy, and it is all those meanings that truly define GIMP.


November 2 at 5:30pm
Sheldon Museum of Art

Internationally renowned performance and visual artist ORLAN visits Lincoln to discuss her new exhibition. ORLAN's work has been exhibited in museums worldwide, including the Georges Pompidou center, France, Guggenheim Museum, New York, MOCA, Los Angeles, Tate Gallery, UK, National Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea, the National Museum of Art, Japan, and in Biennales of Contemporary Art throughout the world. This exciting new exhibition blends biotechnology, fashion, film and design and showcases ORLAN's use of the harlequin's patchwork motif as a metaphor for ethnic diversity and multiculturalism.
It's crucial for artists to work with ... technologies. It is important that we work between science and art. Especially if you're a woman. ORLAN

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.