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  • Experimental Translation in Dance: Copy/Paste with Amelia Harnas

    Friday, May 11, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 05/11/2018 12:00 PM 05/11/2018 1:00 PM America/New_York Experimental Translation in Dance: Copy/Paste with Amelia Harnas

    Friday, May 11, 2018 | Noon – 1 p.m.

    This is a presentation of Bare Bones Café, a community-sourced museum experience included with regular Rockwell admission. Refreshments will be available. Full schedule

    When we think of dance as a performance art, we might assume the process of creating the dance follows along this approach, more or less:

    • A person choreographs the dance to music or to silence

    • The dancers learn and practice the choreography

    • The choreographer works with set designers, tech, and costume designers to build the rest of the artistic concept around the performance

    • The dancers perform in costume to the music originally used for the choreography

    Amelia Fais Harnas collaborates with multiple choreographers, using improvised movement, choreography, music and video to reinterpret the process of a dance as an art form. This performance and presentation will include a blend of film, improvised dance, and “cut and paste” choreography via morse code.

    “There’s something about pre-recorded movement and dance film combined with live dance that really delights me. In 2011, a collaborator and I created a 30-minute piece called, “Retromancy,” which was screened/performed at The Waypost in Portland, OR. It combined pre-recorded dance, atmosphere, and weird green screen play along with live performance of dance, ritual, and singing. Ever since that performance, I’ve been longing for an opportunity to try to create more mixed dance media.”

    About the Artist

    A chameleonic kind of artist, Amelia Fais Harnas delights in the agile navigation of the various creative disciplines that light her up. Best known for her portraits made with red wine, she has dedicated much of her energies towards portraiture and figurative work in both classical and newer media. However, she is more than a visual artist; she co-founded and has been coordinating The Hours Festivals for the past seven years; she has performed as a singer with the bands Ah Holly Fam’ly, Galveston, and The Areyoumadatme?s in Portland, OR.; lastly, Amelia is a dancer at heart, having studied and performed with Lois Welk, as well as improvised with Rhonda Morton in Alligator Mouth Five.

    The Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar St. Corning, NY 14830

    Friday, May 11, 2018 | Noon – 1 p.m.

    This is a presentation of Bare Bones Café, a community-sourced museum experience included with regular Rockwell admission. Refreshments will be available. Full schedule

    When we think of dance as a performance art, we might assume the process of creating the dance follows along this approach, more or less:

    • A person choreographs the dance to music or to silence

    • The dancers learn and practice the choreography

    • The choreographer works with set designers, tech, and costume designers to build the rest of the artistic concept around the performance

    • The dancers perform in costume to the music originally used for the choreography

    Amelia Fais Harnas collaborates with multiple choreographers, using improvised movement, choreography, music and video to reinterpret the process of a dance as an art form. This performance and presentation will include a blend of film, improvised dance, and “cut and paste” choreography via morse code.

    “There’s something about pre-recorded movement and dance film combined with live dance that really delights me. In 2011, a collaborator and I created a 30-minute piece called, “Retromancy,” which was screened/performed at The Waypost in Portland, OR. It combined pre-recorded dance, atmosphere, and weird green screen play along with live performance of dance, ritual, and singing. Ever since that performance, I’ve been longing for an opportunity to try to create more mixed dance media.”

    About the Artist

    A chameleonic kind of artist, Amelia Fais Harnas delights in the agile navigation of the various creative disciplines that light her up. Best known for her portraits made with red wine, she has dedicated much of her energies towards portraiture and figurative work in both classical and newer media. However, she is more than a visual artist; she co-founded and has been coordinating The Hours Festivals for the past seven years; she has performed as a singer with the bands Ah Holly Fam’ly, Galveston, and The Areyoumadatme?s in Portland, OR.; lastly, Amelia is a dancer at heart, having studied and performed with Lois Welk, as well as improvised with Rhonda Morton in Alligator Mouth Five.