Artistic director/costumes/set/concept: Karola Lüttringhaus
Music: Donovan Quixote (aka Bill Donovan)
Choreography: Karola Lüttringhaus, in collaboration with the dancers
'Bloodfeather' is inspired by birds. Our relationship to birds and our interpretation of them is used to distill and shed light on a number of aspects of human life. Feathers grow from a follicle in the skin, much like human hair. Blood feathers contain an artery and a vein with a circulating supply of blood running through the quill. When a blood feather is broken, a bird can bleed profusely and die. Because of this, the broken feather needs to be pulled out from the skin to stop the bleeding. Once the feather is pulled, the follicle in the skin closes, bleeding stops and a new feather begins to grow. 'Bloodfeather' will be premiered in full length at Salem College in January 2012 as part of ALBAN ELVED DANCE COMPANY's residency at the College.
Supported by: "BLOODFEATHER" is, in part, supported by the Salem College Committee on Cultural Events and the Salem College Dance Department, and developed in residence at the College, the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Meet The Composer, and others. Thank You for supporting innovative processes and exploration in art and dance.
Premiere: January 26, 2012
Foollowed by two more performances January 27 and 28.
Salem College, NC
Work-in-progress preview, Salem College, May 10th, 2011.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Copyright: alban elved dance company & Karola Lüttringhaus