In the Spotlight:
Maurya Kerr, choreographer & Sarah Scott, visual artist
There is only one weekend left of Redline + BNC: A Shared Experience in Art so be sure not to miss this incredible collaborative performance piece with contributions from so many talented, local artists. We asked collaborative team Sarah Scott, visual artist, and Maurya Kerr, choreographer, to comment on their contributions and experience with A Shared Experience in Art.
How has your collaborative experience been?
Scott: “The collaboration with Maurya has evolved mostly through email since Maurya lives in San Francisco. We've shared an assortment of ideas around words, animals, longing, and various experiences and artists we relate to.”
What medium will you be working in?
Scott: “I will be working in my usual medium of handmade recycled paper sculptures and also animated film.”
Choreographer Maurya Kerr was asked about her collaborative experience as well.
What drew you to work with Sarah?
Kerr: “I was awed and viscerally moved by Sarah's work. There is so much poetry and silence and experience held in each of her pieces. I was particularly drawn to her work around animals, as animal themes resonate deeply with me as well. Her work resonates with many of the same elements that I value deeply: love, loneliness, relationship (to self, to others, to experience), vulnerability, empathy, silence.”
How has the collaboration evolved?
Kerr: “We began a few months ago with a very free exchange via email of artistic convictions, ideas, and dreams. I appreciate that we both entered into the conversation without judgment, as it allowed us to fantasize about the possibilities before entering the realm of pragmatism. I think that we were both relieved, heartened and inspired to find that we were very much of the same emotional and artistic ilk.”
What music have you selected for the performance?
Kerr: "I wanted music that was very open and vast. We settled on Enneagram, Georges I. Gurdjieff & Thomas de Hartmann: Gaea, Jacob Kirkegaard Chickadees’ Roar, Pt. 2, Efrim Manuel Menuck; Mary, On The Wall, Grouper"
What subject matter or theme does your piece reflect on?
Kerr: “Sarah and I are working with themes around relationship, birds, loneliness, silence, repetition. We discovered early on a mutual fascination with human/animal couplings in literature and myth, so the genesis for much of our brainstorming was around this abstract idea of falling in love with a creature, and what that means.”
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
Kerr: “My cat plays fetch and gets in the shower with me every morning!”
Redline + BNC: A Shared Experience in Art
Dates/Times Nov. 11-13, Fri. & Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 2pm
Location Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School
1001 W. 84th Ave | Denver, CO 80260
There is ample free on-site parking.
Cost Prices range from $17-$44, Student/Senior & Group rates also available, starting at $11.90.
Order Tickets Online at bncdance.com or by phone at 303.466.5685