Kindred Spaces

November 20, 2018
Thursday, January 24, 2019 to Saturday, January 26, 2019
Urban Arts Space
Room Loom

Admission is free and open to the public for all events.
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24 | 6 PM
Performance: Thursday, January 24 | 7 PM
Performance: Friday, January 25 | 7 PM
Performance: Saturday, January 26 | 3 PM
Performance: Saturday, January 26 | 7 PM

Department of Dance MFA Candidates Bita Bell, Claire Melbourne and Katherine G. Moore join with collaborators Jacklyn Brickman, Lauren Garrett, Yildiz Guventurk, Sarah Jaegers, Brianna Rae Johnson, Emily Kilroy, Lily Li, Aubrey Liston, Kathryn Logan, Laura Neese and Lance Pruitt to present work in Urban Arts Space's galleries.

Featured works and performances include:

Shale Forming 
Concept and Direction by Katherine G. Moore
Choreography and Performance by Katherine G. Moore and Kathryn Logan
Sound Design by Bita Bell
Installation by Jacklyn Brickman

Created from outdoor improvisational investigation along several of Columbus’s natural waterways, Shale Forming considers the layers of intermediary space between bodies and the natural world. Via a set design that is altered and transformed by the performers’ bodies, as well as captured sound that has been manipulated by sound designer Bita Bell, the work suggests movement through imaginary worlds that intersect with both urban and natural environments. The work includes an installation by artist Jacklyn Brickman on the ceiling of the gallery.

Dam Noosh
Choreography and Performance by Bita Bell
Music Composition in collaboration with Cellist Aubrey Liston and Clarinetist Sarah Jaegers
Installation by Bita Bell

Dam means to inhale and to be on the edge. Noosh means to taste and is a feminine noun. Combined together, Dam Noosh is a way of brewing Iranian herbal tea, constructing multi-layered linguistic meanings into one communal activity of drinking tea. In this solo performance senses of smell, touch, taste, visual and audio are stimulated for a visceral experience of an autobiographical narrative that struggles to transcend boundaries of identity.

Room Loom
Concept and direction by Claire Melbourne with creative collaboration from performers
Performance by Lauren Garrett, Yildiz Guventurk, Brianna Rae Johnson, Emily Kilroy, Lily Li, & Laura Neese
Installation by Claire Melbourne & Lance Pruitt

A collaborative multimedia installation and performance event, RoomLoom, invites performers and audience alike to engage with interactive technology, sculpture, and each other, navigating the limitations and supports of boundaries and permeability to weave a unique and evolving artwork with each encounter.

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