Artist in Residence: Lavi Vago

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Lavinia Vago : dance artist from Italy, based in Seattle, working between Montréal, New York and Berlin + Vienna. Holds a BFA magna cum laude from Cornish College of the Arts. She has created, performed and toured internationally with Sidra Bell Dance New York, Loni Landon Projects, Korhan Basaran, Anna Conner, Vim Vigor Dance Company, Tom Weinberger and more extensively with Montrèal based RUBBERBANDance Group. She is a performer with Vienna based Saint Genet.  She is rehearsal director of YC2, and has been co-directing, creating and performing with Kate Wallich + THE YC since 2010.  As an educator, Lavinia teaches improvisational contemporary practices, Dance Church™, the RUBBERBAND Method, and is beginning to teach Dance for People with Parkinson’s Disease. She also works as a choreographic assistant and rehearsals director for choreographers Loni Landon, Kate Wallich, and Victor Quijada, recently assisting him in a new creation at Staatstheater Mainz, Germany. 

In the past year, she has been developing, evolving, studying her solo practice collaborating with Berlin based sound artist Harald Stojan, which will premiere at Velocity Dance Center in February 2019. Studies of the work have been showcased at SAM REMIX and 12 min max at Base Arts + Experimental Space.

www.laviniavago.com


The work: process board:

NEUROLOGICAL OBSTACLES

OBEDIENCE IS SUICIDE

A CARNAL EXPERIENCE THROUGH MOVEMENT

YOUR BODY IS THE CREATIVE ENVELOP OF YOUR MIND

EVERYTHING WILL JUST BECOME MEMORY

WHAT DOES TIME LOOK LIKE?  ON MY SKIN. IN MY HEAD. 

HUMOR IS A WAY OF DEALING WITH UNBEARABLE REALITY

RECOGNIZE SAFETY NET AND FUCK IT

ESCAPISM TO MY ARTIFICIAL BEACH

LIMITATIONS vs. INTENTION 

CRAFTING <---> Ⓐ

I KNOW NOTHING

ACID POURING OVER METAL

FUCK SHIT UP

YOUR FRAGILITY IS ALSO YOUR STRENGTH (Pina)

FROM LAUGHTER TO TEARS: HOW DID WE GET HERE?

ACCEPTING FAILURE

CATHARTIC CODA



photos credit: 

1st (the one in pink of the face) : Nikita Zhukovskiy

2nd (grey one) : Catlyn Griswell