PREMIERED AT WEST WAVE DANCE FESTIVAL, Z SPACE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (2015)

Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

CHOREOGRAPHY: 
Amy Lewis in collaboration with the dancers
MUSIC:
All music composed by Georges I. Gurdjieff
“No. 40 From “Asian Songs and Rhythms” played by The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
“Trinity” played by The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble
“Atarnakh, Kurd Song” played by Elan Sicroff
“Moorish Dance” played by Elan Sicroff
DANCERS: 
Sonsherée Giles, Sebastian Grubb
COSTUMES:
Sonsherée Giles

Photo: Chris Mentzel; Dancers: Giles, Grubb

ABOUT

The idea for Stealing from Gurdjief stemmed from Lewis’ research–conducted for the project My Obsession with Hamletmachine–on his work and influence on the education program at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship.  Stealing from Gurdjieff uses as a template an illustration of poses from Gurdjieff’s Movements. The work raised questions of ownership while exploring intimacy within strict boundaries.

ARTISTS

Sonsherée Giles
Sebastian Grubb