A choreographic experiment in virtual versus corporeal travel that will be created and performed at AZALA and ZAWP in Northern Spain.
Wanderlust: Experiments in virtual and corporeal travel is a choreographic and visual experiment in virtual versus corporeal travel that will take place in the Basque region of Spain.
Wanderlust explores the landscape of the Basque region from the travelers’ perspective. Chell Parkins will travel to Lasierra and Bilbao, Spain in November 2012, to film herself physically exploring the landscape of the area. This film will be used later in a live performance. The movement exploration will involve but not limited to the walking, jumping, climbing and crawling in the area surrounding Azala espacio and Zawp(two performance spaces with contrasting physical landscapes.) The exploration of movement will be used to generate a corporeal language and choreography for the live show to be performed in front of the film. As the dancer dances live on stage, another image of her will be projected onto the projection of the landscape. In the final work, the audience will see three dancers, the prerecorded dancer in the landscape, the dancer live on stage, and the projection of the choreography manipulated in real time. The work references and comments on the use of technology to virtually travel the world. The work generates the question: Is virtual travel equally as significant as really being in place? Wanderlust is an exploration in the field of dance called "Intermediate Dance Theatre," which interweaves technology and impulse driven choreography in the process of creating and performing.
Lodging and performance space will be provided through Zawp and Azala, and funded by the Spanish government(see below.) A written publication will be submitted to Azala by Chell Parkins as a condition of the residency.
All money raised will go to airfare and train travel. Any extra funds will pay for costumes and equipment rental.
ASSOCIATES of AZALA
BASQUE GOVERNMENT, Department of Culture of the Basque Government, I.N.A.E.M( Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música, National Institute of Performing Arts and Music), IBERESCENA (welcoming the creation and research of Latin American artists), and DANCE MOARÉ (Moare Dance is an organization of women dedicated to education, and dissemination of dance and choreography.)
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The biggest challenge with this exploration will be preparing the technology ahead of time so that the majority of my time in Spain can be spent choreographing. Fortunately I have already begun experiementing with this technology, working with the GoPro camera this summer and with the Microsoft Kinect while writing my thesis at The University of Texas at Austin in the Spring of 2012. I already have experience with digital editing and effects and am confident that I will be able to experiement with projections and then, most importantly write about the process in Spanish.
I also will be isolated in the mountains outside of Vitoria, Spain for one week of my time. I have years of experience travelling alone and am fluent in Spanish. I am excited for this adventure and to share my corporeal travel virtually with my audience!
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Sep 27, 2012 - Oct 27, 2012 (30 days)
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A postcard from Spain.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Found mementos from Spain.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Fresh baked cookies delivered to your door(Austin residence only.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Meet with the collaborators for drinks and to discuss the project.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Homemade dinner for a family. Lasagna and fresh pesto bread.(Austin residence only.)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Dance video starring you made with the GoPro in Austin.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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DVD of the final performance, with interviews with the collaborators.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013