Tigers Above and Tigers Below
Eliza Ladd with New College Students

Here we are. What are we going to do?

In this new commission Eliza Ladd (Associate Professor of Movement at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory) in collaboration with New College students Kyla Hunter, Michelle Lee, Zulfiia Tursunova, and Niko Zamora, created a score of “Live Sound Action” (her theatrical approach to composition and performance) to be performed in the New College Black Box Theater. Ladd’s approach, at once visual, aural, and physical, combines the sounds of objects and human movement with layers of primitive voice and song—reflecting our primordial musicality and reviving the original function of performance as a way to know ourselves, and to experience our birthright as creators.

Eliza Ladd

Eliza Ladd

New! Video and photos of Saturday's performance, below!

(Because of space limitations we presented this concert three times.)
Friday, February 15, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 17, 3:00 p.m.
Black Box Theater Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Artist Conversation: Thursday, February 14, 5:00 p.m., Black Box Theater

Video of Saturday evening's performance

The performers
Ladd working with the students

Ladd working with the students

This original composition is influenced by a theme of migration, what gets carried over time across place, and the act of searching, listening and thriving as it manifests in the flight of birds, the walking of humans, and on an elemental scale of geology.

The performers

What is the sound image of our human contraption moving “forward” in time and space? What is the moment of tigers above and tigers below? How do we locate ourselves?

The curtain call

The curtain call

The performers

Photos: Mike McNaughton

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Support for this season was provided by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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