ANIMA

Artist Agnes Szelag and choreographer Amy Lewis present a multi-media performance work based on theories in David Abram’s 1996 book The Spell of the Sensuous.  Through dance, video, and sound, Szelag and Lewis explore key themes discussed by Abrams: the loss of sensory awareness due to our immersion with technology, animism, and our symbol-induced alienation from nature.  In ANIMA, Szelag and Lewis attempt to create an magical reality where seemingly disparate ideas and dimensions suddenly coexist, a place where senses are blurred and the perception of time is challenged.  Though not performing, motion designer Omri Glaser worked closely with the duo to help create the visuals.