Remember Water? String Theory Flows
It’s true: California is in the middle of a terrible drought. But luckily, although water is scarce, there is no shortage of creative juice flowing on the West coast.
A case in point is LA’s very own String Theory. This week, they bring their invented musical instruments and singular style of performance that mixes music, choreography, media, and imaginative eclecticism to the Miles Playhouse in Remembering Water. Luke and Holly Rothschild, the husband and wife duo behind String Theory, have individually and collectively tackled films, sites, and stages with their signature style, as well as events for mainstream venues like the Grammy’s, Van Cleef and Arpels, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Dom Perignon, and TED.
In Remembering Water, the nine performers in String Theory “thematically explore the elements of water within 5 chapters including baptism, dehydration, destruction, supernatural, and rebirth.” As per their usual wont, String Theory creates a site-specific installation at each venue before the production even begins, transforming the space they grace with their gigantic architectural harps. For this production at the Miles Playhouse, the performance ensemble will interweave projections, wearable instruments, percussion sculptures, and much more, with music and choreography, to create their singular imagery and sounds. And according to Holly Rothschild,this performance also introduces “Harness Harps which use the weight of the dancers bodies to create tension on our musical strings to make sound.”
In addition to a host of super talented musicians that make up the ensemble to create a “broad sonic palette”, Remembering Water features beautiful dance by Andrea Sobke, Genevieve Carson, Lavinia Findikoglu, and Danny Dolan. There’s still time… Performances continue through May 31st. For tickets and information visit: www.StringTheoryProductions.com
Take a minute to check out their video below… And then go!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Founder/Director of Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival, Sarah Elgart is a Los Angeles based choreographer and director working under the auspice of Sarah Elgart | Arrogant Elbow. Sarah creates original content for stage, screen, and site-specific venues. Her stage and site-works have been performed at alternative spaces including LAX Airport, The Skirball Center, Mark Taper Forum, Van Nuys Flyaway, The Bradbury Building, Jacob’s Pillow, INSITU Site-Specific Festival NY, and Loft Seven, where she created a rooftop work lit entirely by a hovering helicopter accompanied by Nels Cline (Wilco). Her work has been produced by venues including The Music Center, MASS MoCA, Dance Place, Los Angeles Theater Center, Mark Taper Forum and The International Women’s Theater Festival. In film Sarah has worked with noted directors including JJ Abrams, David Lynch, Catherine Hardwicke, and Anton Corbijn. Her own films include award-winning music videos, dance shorts, and an Emmy nominated PSA, and continue to be accepted into festivals internationally. In addition to teaching dance and film, Sarah writes a regular column, ScreenDance Diaries that focuses on the intersections of both genres internationally for online magazine Cultural Weekly. Sarah’s work has received support from organizations that include the Rockefeller Foundation, the NEA, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, California Arts Council and more. She is an alumna of the Sundance Institute’s Dance Film Lab, a Fellow of AFI’s Directing Women’s Workshop, and a director member of the DGA.