ISABEL LEWIS: AN OCCASIONTHIS IS NOT AMERICA, FAENA ART, MIAMI 2018
SCENOGRAPHY AND DIRECTION
An Occasion (“classic occasion” excerpts 2014-2018)
Duration and dimensions variable, dance, conversation, smells, sounds, local plant life.
Isabel Lewis hosted an occasion, a celebratory gathering of things, people, plants, dances and scent, that took place in the Faena Forum amphitheater.
Lewis unfolded a specific dramaturgy attuned to her guests and their energies shaping a live experience using choreography, music, spoken address, and storytelling in ways that allow for conversation, contemplation, dancing, listening, or just simply being.
She created an aesthetic situation that moves beyond the merely visual where the entire human sensorium is addressed. Lewis posed the question of how to live a good and flourishing life in tempestuous times and proposes the figures of the lover, the dancer, and the gardener as guides on this quest. Lewis was joined in the performance by local dancers.
IMAGERY COURTESY OF FAENA ART