Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Sunday February 4: Claudia Wittmann

Bio: Claudia Wittman
Claudia Wittmann has studied butoh mainly with SU-EN for whom she performed in Stockholm in 2002, 2003 and 2005. She has also performed for a video piece by filmmaker Brenda Goldstein in Toronto. Her own work deals with body memory and with the transformation potential that it represents. Claudia has shown work at the Shared Habitat2 Festival in 2003, with the Green Tea productions and in the Natural Light Window Gallery in 2004, in a duet with Hiroshi K. Miyamoto in 2005. In 2006, she created Liver which she presented at the Xpace gallery in Toronto. For Liver, Claudia approached her source material with a new emotional intimacy, discovered through her work with artist Paul Couillard and the curriculum of experimental theater researcher Jerzy Grotowski.

Claudia writes about her work for this performance:

For now, my intention is to present a butoh solo piece. It will have to do with my relationship with this strong image that I see and at the same time can't really see on my right side. This is work with body memory and it is the first time I am starting from the concept of a relationship. I am not sure about sound yet. Possibly there will be none.
Photo by John Lauener of Claudia in her work Liver.

No comments: