Among Flowers in Bloom

 

Among Flowers in Bloom” is an interdisciplinary presentation of dance, classical music and art installation – a collaboration between the multidisciplinary artist Belgin Yücelen, choreographer and dance artist Julie Rothschild and composer and musician Emily Anne Bowman.

Performance and Exhibition: Among Flowers in Bloom

Venue: House of Serein, 101 Canyon Blvd. Boulder CO 80302

Dates: March 31st, 10:00 am and April 1st 7:30 pm, 2020

BOULDER, CO (2020) – House of Serein is proud to present Among Flowers in Bloom during two performances on March 31st and April 1st. The presentation will consist of installation art, dance and music. 

About the Performance

The concept of the performance was ideated by the multidisciplinary artist Belgin Yucelen and was developed in the frame of an attempt to encourage walking lightly on earth. 

The presentation will consist of installation art, dance performance and improvisational classical music. The installation, created by Belgin Yücelen, includes 600 transparent silk flowers in the form of an LED-illuminated narrow path which will appear to be rising at one end to suggest disappearance and impermanence. The dance will be an improvisation by the choreographer and dance artist Julie Rothschild. The music will be created by Emily Anne Bowman as a response to the art installation and the dance performance. Also performing Tuesday morning is musician, David Crowe.

The repeating of the flowers will dematerialize and deemphasize the flower itself similar to the repetitive patterns in a mosque. The extension into the space-time of the environment will encourage an interaction with the visitors through personalization. While the lightness of the silk suggests fragility, the concept of walking lightly on earth will be reemphasized by Julie who will move around and within the art installation, responding to the artwork’s narrative and the space around it. Julie switches between an active performer and a motionless human object within the installation relating to our roles in the society. This performance is an expression of choosing between ways of being and being with a meaning.

This collaboration is the result of an ‘integrated process’ during when Julie and Belgin step into the other’s area of expertise providing input for each other and blurring the role boundaries. Through this engaging practice, new vocabularies are created and knowledge across disciplines is shared influencing each other’s evolution.