Amy Lewis / Agnes Szelag
Anima Magneta (World Premiere)
Date and Time: Friday May 24, 9:30pm; Saturday May 25, 9:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
General Admission: $22
At the Door: $25
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Artist InfoProduction Credits
Choreographer: Amy Lewis
Designer, Sound & Video Artist: Agnes Szelag
Motion Designer: Omri Glaser
ANIMA MAGNETA is a multimedia performance piece based on theories in David Abram’s 1996 book The Spell of the Sensuous. Key themes discussed by Abrams are explored: the transformation of sensory awareness due to our immersion with technology, animism, and our symbol-induced alienation from nature. Choreographer Amy Lewis and sound artist Agnes Szelag interweave dance, video, and sound, to create an experience of a surrogate reality where seemingly disparate ideas and dimensions suddenly coexist. Get ready for time to shift and other worlds to appear.
Amy Lewis began presenting choreography in the Bay Area in 2005. Lewis’ work has been supported by dance festivals, choreographic programs, residencies, and commissions, including Women’s Work, West Wave Dance Festival, DUMBO Dance Festival, San Francisco International Arts Festival, SwapFest, ODC’s Pilot Program, Mills Dance Alumni Association, Meridian Gallery, The Garage, SAFEhouse Arts, SPF9, Shawl-Anderson’s Youth Ensemble, 8x8x8, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program. In 2007, she founded Push Up Something Hidden, a company that thrives on collaboration and interaction with other Bay Area artists. Lewis holds a BA in theater from UCLA and an MFA in dance from Mills College.
Agnes Szelag (Designer, Sound & Video Artist)
Agnes is an artist and performer working with sound, video, light, movement, and space. She has performed and toured nationally and internationally and been a featured artist at the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Soundwave Festival, Audio Art Festival, Cologne Online Festival and Streaming Festival. She has performed or installed work at de Young Museum, Theater Artaud, Artists Television Access, CCA, The Stone NY, the Lab SF and many more. Agnes has received support from the Fulbright Research Grant, the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and the Subito Composers Grant. She earned her B.S. from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and her M.F.A in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College.