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ANNELIESE CHAREK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANCER / CHOREOGRAPHER / FILM MAKER / ARTS FACILITATOR

 

 

 

Anneliese Charek is an artist, educator and arts facilitator focusing on the mediums of film, video installation and dance.  She has lived, worked and studied in the U.S , Europe, South East Asia and China.  Through various roles in education and arts institutions, she has amassed experience in the areas of film production, performance production,  arts management and arts education for children and adults. She currently works as a freelance dance educator and is working on her Master’s at Shanghai Theater Academy.

 

 
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RECENT PROJECTS

 

 

'THE ACT OF LISTENING'

 

"The art of sound and the art of performance both occupy an untouchable space. Existing momentarily in front of an audience, disappearing without a trace. They are things that you cannot hold onto, that you cannot have, that you can just experience for one fleeting moment. The performance consists of four members of SLATE drawing inspiration from sound emissions, the performers listen, react, interpret, leave you with something. They provide another ephemeral layer to the act of listening. A STATE OF TRANSPARENCY / BREATH / SILENCE /  PERMEABLE / PHYSICAL SENSATION / PERCEPTION Three performers move within the exhibition hall, standing out from the darkness, guided by the sounds of the atmosphere and audience. They are darkness and light, what cannot be touched.  Listen. They manifest the sound waves, resonance, vibrations. They create a tangible world in response to what only can be perceived."

"The art of sound and the art of performance both occupy an untouchable space. Existing momentarily in front of an audience, disappearing without a trace. They are things that you cannot hold onto, that you cannot have, that you can just experience for one fleeting moment. The performance consists of four members of SLATE drawing inspiration from sound emissions, the performers listen, react, interpret, leave you with something. They provide another ephemeral layer to the act of listening.

A STATE OF TRANSPARENCY / BREATH / SILENCE /  PERMEABLE / PHYSICAL SENSATION / PERCEPTION

Three performers move within the exhibition hall, standing out from the darkness, guided by the sounds of the atmosphere and audience. They are darkness and light, what cannot be touched.  Listen. They manifest the sound waves, resonance, vibrations. They create a tangible world in response to what only can be perceived."

 

'Why?' : documentary performance

"An audio/visual examination of the lives of four performers.  We see the dancer on stage, but don't often hear their story Why fight to join a profession that doesn't want you?  Why break your own bones in the process?  Why continue when you are 'too old', 'not good enough', 'don't have the right body'?  Why do you dance? Set to a score of personal audio interviews, in a live documentary performance, four performers attempt to answer these questions and share their personal stories of how they got to this point. The personal motivations of each dancer isexplored with the simple introductory question 'Why do you dance?'.  Supplemental questions will dig deeper into their lives as dancers and personal philosophies, sacrifices and intentions."

"An audio/visual examination of the lives of four performers.  We see the dancer on stage, but don't often hear their story

Why fight to join a profession that doesn't want you?  Why break your own bones in the process?  Why continue when you are 'too old', 'not good enough', 'don't have the right body'?  Why do you dance?

Set to a score of personal audio interviews, in a live documentary performance, four performers attempt to answer these questions and share their personal stories of how they got to this point.

The personal motivations of each dancer isexplored with the simple introductory question 'Why do you dance?'.  Supplemental questions will dig deeper into their lives as dancers and personal philosophies, sacrifices and intentions."

 

'SHANGHAI FLOW': collaboration with Flora Vachez

    "The town is frenzy: Swinging are the motorcycles Crossing bystanders, Honking are the vehicles, Tappings are the hectic fingers Pushing, the crowd, Stop. Shiver. Hustles."      

 

 

"The town is frenzy:

Swinging are the motorcycles

Crossing bystanders,

Honking are the vehicles,

Tappings are the hectic fingers

Pushing, the crowd,

Stop.

Shiver.

Hustles."