La La La Human Steps Screening Program: Amelia

Thursday, March 20, 16.00

Friday, March 30, 16.00

Thursday, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 16.00

Friday, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 16.00

Sunday, April 8, 15, 16.00

La La La Human Steps, the Canadian dance company from which the exhibition borrows its title, was established by world-famous choreographer Édouard Lock who works with themes such as symbolism, realism, the balance of power, love, and androgyny. The company has performed in many great theaters and experimental dance events around the world and has received many awards.

Ameliais a dance performance directed by Lock with the support of David Lang (music), Lou Reed (lyrics), and André Turpin (camera), and is reckoned by the exhibition’s curator Sjarel Ex, in terms of human relations, as “optimistic reality” and a kind of “guiding principle for a happy life”. The work presents a set of fourteen choreographies by Lock adapted from the stage version performed by La La La Human Steps in 2002. Sections 1, 6, and 11 are screened in the exhibition. In the series, the dancers subtly presenthuman emotions in a flowing dynamic of attraction and rejection, stasis, pose and repetition. Museum visitors can watch the series free of charge at İstanbul Modern Cinema.



Amelia 2002, (59’24’’)
Photograph: Édouard Lock