Halo of Consciousness / L’Aureole de la Conscience

Halo of Consciousness / L’Aureole de la Conscience

Performed at Union Station, as part of the Seattle Art Fair with additional dancer, Rebecca Bruno

Curated by Laura Fried

 

video excerpt on Vmeo

3-part video on Vmeo

This work was initially conceived for the former site of a Culte Antoiniste temple in Brussels, Belgium. The religion, founded in 1910, combines elements of Catholicism, the cycle of reincarnation, tolerance of all other faiths, healing through simple rites and rituals, and transcending the limits of intellect towards higher consciousness. Halo of Consciousness investigates imagined actions that could be unique to Antoinism, the history of movement and ailments that reside in the two dancers’ bodies, and the possibility to activate consciousness through meditative events.  

Choreography by Wiegmann

Performed by Wiegmann and Rebecca Bruno

“Silence is the highest degree of wisdom”………Louis-Joseph Antoine

The musical accompaniment for each section is heard only by the dancers throughout the duration of the piece. The soundtrack is played both before and after the dance.

The general operation
The shadow rises
Invocation
A damaged organ
The ritual, immutable
Intercession
The trough of the wave
Wakefulness