PREMIERED AT COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (2009)


CHOREOGRAPHY:
Amy Lewis in collaboration with the dancers
MUSIC:
Bill Wolter
DANCERS:
Holly Furgason, Sonsherée Giles, Emily Gorman, Becca Henderson, Julia Hollas, Kaitlin Parks, Emmaly Wiederholt
MUSICIANS:
Nick Culp, Shayna Dunkelman, Melody Ferris, Jordan Glenn, Ivor Holloway, Curtis McKinney, Charith Premawardhana, Max Stoffregen, Bill Wolter
COSTUMES:
Sonsherée Giles
GRAPHIC DESIGN:
Holly Furgason

telemtrist (tə-lĕm’ĭ-trĭst)
1. n. a protector of the earth
2. n. someone who translates concepts into human expression
3. n. someone who tells things to two or more people, usually about dreams

ABOUT

Choreographer Amy Lewis and composer Bill Wolter presented the fruits of a year-long collaborative process, including their misunderstandings and disagreements, to a performance involving the disparate and contradictory ideas of mapping, astral projection, and synchronicity.  While Lewis used compositions and conversations by and with Wolter as the basis for a mapping system, addressing the limitations of both the body and language as avenues for communication, Wolter explored altered states of being, through music, a Neanderthal, and an obscure game entitled Bro-Ball.  To generate the movement for Cartography, Lewis first made dance maps, based on a made-up system using several of Wolter’s compositions as a guide. For instance, if the music was in the key of E Major, the head would be chosen any time an E sounded, arms for an F, torso for G, etc. If the key modulated to B Major, the head would stand for a B, arms for a C, etc. Right and left side patterns were built according to the meter–4/4 became right, left, right, left; 3/4 right, left, left, right; 6/8 left, right, left, left, right, left, right, right.  Lewis added joint action, a dynamics line, and holds.  Each map (4 in all) were created with information from a previous map, as well as new information.

Photo: lola a. katie; Dancer: Sonsherée Giles

ARTISTS

Bill Wolter 
Holly Furgason
Sonsherée Giles
Becca Henderson
Julia Hollas
Katilin Parks
Emmaly Wiederholt
Nick Culp
Shayna Dunkelman
Melody Ferris
Jordan Glenn
Ivor Holloway
Curtis McKinney
Charith Premawardhana
Max Stoffregen

DANCE MAPS

Click the links below to see the dance maps

Map Legend

Solo 1
Solo 1, Page 1
Solo 1, Page 2

Solo 2
Solo 2, Page 1
Solo 2, Page 2

Duet
Duet, Page 1
Duet, Page 2
Duet, Page 3
Duet, Page 4

Quartet
Quartet, Page 1
Quartet, Page 2
Quartet, Page 3
Quartet, Page 4
Quartet, Page 5
Quartet, Page 6
Quartet, Page 7
Quartet, Page 8
Quartet, Page 9