‘CHROMA’ – DIRECTED BY SARA PIZZI S|R|P|Z

by Aika Takeshima
‘CHROMA’ – DIRECTED BY SARA PIZZI S|R|P|Z

Chroma Live Performance for NYC ART MOVEMENT

Description

Chroma Live Performance, is a structure-conducted improvisation that involves signals, music and dance ques and personal-artistic choices from dancers. In advance, Sara Pizzi S|R|P|Z structured the dance piece based on the theme, assigning to each dancer: music, improvisation theme, color and part of NYC ART MOVEMENT manifesto. The dancers have set structure to follow and ques to listen to; but about the quality of the movements and technique, all is credit of the featuring artists-dancers.

Theme

"The world is my representation or idea. And here ‘nature’ does not mean a sum of experiences with respect to colors, but it is to be found in the concept of color” — Aphorism 125, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Remarks on Color, 1992.
In “The Theory of Colors” defined by Wolfgang Von Goethe (1810), we learn that it is not the white light that comes from the superimposition of the colors, but the opposite; the colors are not "primary", but consist in a dimming of light, or in its interaction with darkness. This theory is going against Newton who affirm the color is the creation of the first interaction of the light meeting the darkness. This defines that from darkness, progressively the quantity of light is going to define colors and tonality of colors.

Objective

Starting from the Theory of Colors of Goethe, I really found inspiring how those concepts can be metaphors of the colors of the universe: the seven spiritual colors of the seven Chakra that originate The Universe and it’s balance. It refers to energy centers spinning within the core of your system—your inner energy. These swirling wheels of universal energy align along the spine connecting your mind and physical and spiritual forms. These can be associated with body organs, levels of consciousness, natural elements, individual colors, and more.
Starting from the Theory of Colors, evolving to the different quality and meaning of each color/chakra, this last one can be associated with the different quality of each artwork and artist. The colors are different and read differently from everyone like it is for each artwork.
Different colors, different artistic points of view, widen the palette of options, making art full of variants and colorful.

MANIFESTO NYC ART MOVEMENT

WHO WE ARE?
WE ARE ARTISTS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD WHO BELIEVE IN HUMANITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ESPECIALLY THE CREATIVE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS.
WE ARE ARTISTS WHO CARE ABOUT FREEDOM AND THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
WE ARE NOT POLITICALLY OR IDEOLOGICALLY MOTIVATED. WE DRAW OUR MOTIVATIONS FROM THE IDEALS WHICH HUMANITY GENERATES FROM A UTOPIAN IDEAL OF NEW YORK CITY.
WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS. AT OUR CORE WE ARE A SUPPORT NETWORK FOR ARTISTS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.
WE WISH TO TAKE PART IN FORWARD MOVING INITIATIVES WHICH IMPROVE UPON THE DIALOG OF ART AND ART HISTORY.
WE ARE HERE TO DEVELOP A NEW SYSTEM THROUGH THE ENERGY EXCHANGE AND MUTUAL SUPPORT.
WE ARE NOT AN ART GALLERY AND OUR ART SHOWS CAN TAKE PLACE ANYWHERE. WE ARE DECENTRALIZED AND EXPRESS OURSELVES THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OF ART.
WE ARE NOT HERE TO BE LABELED, WE ARE HERE TO MANIFEST THE ENERGY OF LIFE INTO MATERIAL WORLD AND MAKE IT CONTAGIOUS!

CREDITS

NYC ART MOVEMENT 

Curator: David De Hannay 
Artistic DirectorSi Golraine 
Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer: Sara Pizzi

Dancer and Music EditorAika Takeshima 

Featuring Artists-Dancers:
Claire Sersun
Miranda Stuck
Niusha Karkehabadi
Bee Kalley
Eleanor McKillop-Tague
Hannah DeFranzo
Milie Nelson

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