by Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre
Apr. 21 - Apr. 24, 2016
Inspired by the work of minimalist artist Dan Flavin, LUMEN invites audiences into an exploration of perception through dynamic contrasts and changing perspectives between movement, sound and light to create an inimitable performing arts experience. The show will run nightly Thursday, April 21 through Sunday, April 24 at 8p.m.
After discussions to collaborate with Matthew Teodori and line upon line percussion over the last two years, inspiration arose for Ariel after a visit to the Dan Flavin installation at the The Menil. “I was completely inspired by the interplay of light and color with this large open space, and how my perception changed as I viewed it from different vantage points. I imagined how I might explore the characteristics of light and space through movement and sound and create a dynamic relationship between all four elements in a unified sensory experience of perception.”
Production designer Stephen Pruitt, in collaboration with Ariel and Teodori settled on the core idea of creating a site-specific installation in a non-traditional performance space using LED and florescent light to sculpt an environment that interacts with the choreography, as well as the dancers and musicians performing together in various configurations within the space. Aiming to create a truly immersive experience for all, audience members will be invited to view from different vantage points surrounding the performance.
line upon line percussion has been called “the premier new music percussion ensemble in Texas and the South.”
Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre’s The Bowie Project was named #2 of the Top Nine Big Bang Dance Concerts of 2015.
Award-winning choreographer, Andrea Ariel, in collaboration with line upon line percussion, presents LUMEN featuring live, original music and dance in a site-specific installation design of light and space in the historic McKean-Eilers building in downtown Austin.
Inspired by the work of minimalist artist Dan Flavin, LUMEN invites audiences into an exploration of perception through a dynamic interplay of movement, sound and light to create an inimitable performing arts experience for all ages.
Production Design by Stephen Pruitt | Choreography by Andrea Ariel with Nathan Brumbaugh, Alyson Dolan, and Lisa Del Rosario.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
April 21 - April 24, 2016
323 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX, 78701
Light. Sound. Movement.
A site-specific performance featuring LIVE music by line upon line percussion
April 21-24, 2016 – Thursday • Friday • Saturday • Sunday at 8:00 pm
323 Congress Avenue in the historic McKean-Eilers building
Tickets start at $15 Get Tickets HERE Now!
Show runs approximately 65 min. Four performances only! Limited seating – advance tickets recommended.
The McKean-Eilers Building is located at 323 Congress Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets.
Parking is available for LUMEN audiences in the 301 Congress Avenue parking garage on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for only $5! Enter the garage on Brazos between 3rd & 4th Streets. The garage elevator exit is directly behind 323 Congress!
Metered street parking is available on surrounding blocks. In addition to metered parking garage parking is available at the Austin Convention Center (entry on San Jacinto Blvd or Brazos St between Second and Third St). A map of additional downtown parking lots can be seen at: http://www.downtownaustin.com/experience/parking
Capital Metro also provides numerous public transportation options. Options within a four block radius of the exhibit site include the MetroRail at the Downtown Station (Brushy Square / Convention Center) and 29 MetroBus routes (14 Local Routes, 8 Limited / Flyer Routes, 7 Express Routes). Use the “Plan Your Trip” feature on their website for step by step directions: http://www.capmetro.org/