2018 - current
Mapping Invisibility was a collaboration between dance makers Yolande Snaith, Kyle Sorensen, Gina Bolles Sorensen, and composer / musician Kristopher Apple, created during an artist's residency at the City Heights Performance Annex, San Diego, in May 2018. Under the artistic direction of Yolande Snaith, this work collectively evolved a system of mapping choices and behaviors in response to changing space and perceptions between performers and objects, with systems of signals built into the sound design, text and music.
An IMAGOmoves production.
Out Of The Ether
Out Of The Ether was a collaboration with LITVAKdance and composer / musician Kristopher Apple. Directed by Yolande Snaith and choreographed collaboratively with dancers; Ashley Akhavan, Josh Dunn, Beverley Johnson, Berlin Lovio, Lemoe Mataitusi, Traci Mcknight, April Tra, Korey Van Hoy and Sadie Weinberg. Commissioned by LITVAKdance and performed as part of the company's inaugural spring concert 2018 at UC San Diego, and as part of a double bill with Mapping Invisibility at City Heights Performance Annex, San Diego, in May 2018.
Together these two works explored current questions and areas of reaearch into creative dance practices:
" As a dance maker I am curious about the mystery of how creative material arises, and from where, whilst also embracing the histories and lineages etched into every cell of the dancers' bodies. I become increasingly drawn to elements that emerge seemingly and surprisingly from nowhere . . . . out of the ether". Yolande Snaith
Of Body and Ghost
Of Body and Ghost was a dance-theatre-opera collaboration between dance maker Yolande Snaith, composer Kris Apple, writer / dramaturg Roswitha Gerlitz and vocalist Barbara Byers.
Of Body and Ghost is an ethereal rite of passage through the experience of aging. Movement, text, images, music and song join forces to create a poetic synthesis. The performers negotiate tensions between scientific fact, memory, embodied experience and fantasy in a surreal journey through time, space, gravity and spirit. Questions of human mortality in relation to our modern world are grappled with, whilst celebrating life in the present moment, and the beauty of the human body’s expressive capabilities.
Presented as part of UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance's Dance Series in May 2019, Tête-A-Tête Opera Festival, London, UK August 2019 and Oxford College, Atlanta US, November 2019