SARUS Festival Artistic & Executive Director
Artistic & Executive Director of Alban Elved Dance Company
Karola Lüttringhaus was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. Merging American experiences with her European roots, she creates interdisciplinary works in performing & visual arts, film and sound. She is the artistic director of ALBAN ELVED DANCE COMPANY (www.albanelved.org), produces the annual 'SARUS Festival for Site-specific & Experimental Art' in Wilmington, NC, as well as the 'MoRe Movement Research Project' with Salem College, NC. Ms Lüttringhaus is co-director of A FORTIORI with Fereshteh Rostampour, and works as a freelance designer, choreographer and educator at theatres and universities across Europe, Canada and the US. In 2013 she joined the faculty at Salem College, teaching Movement Science and Interdisciplinary Approaches. She holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and an MFA in Scenic & Exhibition Design from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
"Developing a new work is a process of love that is endlessly rewarding to me. I am enchanted by visceral and fierce kinetic expressions, by spaces that offer transformation, and by materials that resonate within the characters and the story. I love for the space/set design to leave room for the players, so that intricately interwoven relationships and strong personalities can develop and merge with the environment, the lighting, the sound and the costumes to something intimately connected and meaningful. As dancers/choreographers we have an impact on our society and I emphasize the importance that our work bears, not only on individual and private lives, but on our society. Dance is an influential tool as it facilitates a platform for intelligent, emotional and critical exchange and learning, as well as the development of complex social networks. I am a detail-oriented, investigative and philosophical director, basing my work on a search for uncovering layers of the subconscious. Intellect and instinct are at work in equal measure, an ongoing exchange between creativity and analysis. Exploring the precipices of human emotion, I am drawn to friction, confrontation and vulnerability. I do not fear beauty. I avoid illustration. I crave a deep look into the soul of a work and I need absolute honesty within each work. With that, art can change our hearts. "
About '...The Pattern Sings in Crystal Constellations'
Where you can see this artist's work:
SAR-LETS FAMILY DAY
'<vibrations>' & 'Taking Space'
Children's pieces and scene designs by
July 2nd, 2016
Peace Rose Montessori School
for young and old with Naomi Greenberg, Karola Luettringhaus, and Samuel Allen Taylor
July 6th, 2016
'... the Pattern Sings in Crystal Constellations'
Performance and Concert
July 8th, 2016
'Mature Brains' - 'CORE'
Saturday, July 9th, 2016
CFCC studio theatre
Sunday, July 10th, 2016
6:15am: As part of the Sunrise program that begins at 6am
further performance at Carolina Beach: 7am Kure beach access #1347 and 7:15pm Carolina Beach access #6
RAIN OR SHINE
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