Upcoming Aeriosa Performances
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: North Chesterman Beach, Tofino
Aeriosa and Sarah E. Fuller are collaborating on the experiential new work, ‘Habitats & Camouflage.’ This performance piece is an exploration of the camouflaging quality of moths in the landscape. Large hooded capes with photo-transcribed images of moth markings will be worn by aerial dancers who blend and disappear into the trees and surrounding environment. Some species of moth caterpillars dig holes in the ground where they lie until appearing as full-grown adults. These predominantly nocturnal insects provide a nature-based magic show, disappearing and reappearing with layers of concealment and disguise.
Urban performance and installation
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver
Julia Taffe, Sarah E. Fuller, and HFour Design Studio examine issues surrounding urban displacement by releasing an ‘eclipse of moths’ into the city at night. Part projection installation, part live performance, the collaborators examine how moths fascinate and repel us. These tiny alien creatures provoke visceral human responses, fear, loathing and wonder. We exterminate some kinds for the heinous crime of nestling into our personal domiciles, and we extirpate others, by destroying the delicate ecological systems they need to survive. Whether they are eating their way through our treasured clothing or fluttering in great numbers in the air, moths never fail to capture our attention.
Vertical dance research & artistic development
Aeriosa and Deaf Theatre artist Landon Krentz are collaborating on a research project exploring the way art and dance evolve when we don’t all hear or speak the same language. The process of working with Landon is opening our understanding about D/deaf culture and expanding communication techniques and possibilities to help bridge the gap between the visual and auditory worlds of dance and performance.