Artist-in-residence Robin Stiehm will present a site specific movement solo in the house and surrounds of Surels Place. As a dancer/choreographer who has primarily worked in traditional theater settings and on groups of dancers, Robins work at Surels Place will be a departure for her. With Home/Body, Robin explores aspects of being alone at home, blurring the lines between everyday life and art. She will create in the interstices between public and private, inviting the visitors/witnesses/audience to experience an intimacy unusual in live performance.
Robin Stiehm has been interpreting life through movement for all of her 50 plus years. From tree climbing and kick the can as a kid in Minneapolis, to her first dance lessons at age 8, to a professional career in both ballet and modern dance that had her traveling the world, movement has always been her way of communicating and connecting.
While a professional dancer in Minnesota, Ms. Stiehm was privileged to work with many choreographers, including Bill T. Jones, David Dorfman, Bebe Miller, Ralph Lemon, Loyce Houlton, and a host of others. In 1994, after her own performing career, Ms. Stiehm founded Dancing People Company (a professional modern dance company based first in Minneapolis, later in Ashland, OR) and directed the company for over 20 years, using her skills as a choreographer and teacher to develop a diverse body of artistic work and help many dancers reach their physical and artistic potential.
Robin still travels around the U.S. to create dances for professional companies and teach intensives. Robin currently lives in Mazatlán, Mexico, where she is on staff at the Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán, the school of Delfos Danza Contemporanea.
"Ive always been interested in making work that communicates on a level beyond the verbal, at a more intimate level, where I can share something more basic than words can express. As I move into a new solo phase of my work, the focus on intimacy and essential movement will only be enhanced."
During this residency, Robin will be working alone for the first time, utilizing this extended period to explore movement in a way that is unlike creating choreography for other bodies. She will be simultaneously creator and interpreter, choreographer and dancer, creating a solo performance piece with her own body as the sole tool of expression.
Robin will also be teaching a workshop on July 13th at the LED dance studio for adults with no upper age limit. Register for "Playtime for Adults: Movement Improvisation" at http://surelsplace.eventbrite.com.
Surel's Place (View)
212 E 33rd St
Garden City, ID 83714
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