New classical Indian dance meets abstract sculpture in Erhebung – a collaboration between ATMA Dance’s Artistic Director Mayuri Boonham and Sculptor Jeff Lowe. Inspired by T.S. Eliot’s Burnt Norton, the work is devised in collaboration with a team of international artists that include the American Sound Artist Bill Fontana and Costume Designer Moritz Junge from Germany. Boonham’s increasing abstraction of the dancers’ figures creates an expressive boundary with Lowe’s striking sculpture – a place where form and abstraction merge. Every second of choreography, every viewpoint of the relationship between the sculpture and the dancers becomes a flowing living sculpture.
DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
SHREYA KUMAR and HIAN RUTH VOON
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, through Pavilion Dance South West and Asian Arts Agency
Erhebung – Promo Video