Aura Fischbeck’s Corpo-Reality is touring to work|space with performances April 5, 6, and 7. Full event and ticket info…
About the work
Corporeality by definition means of or belonging to, or characteristic of the body. In this solo work by the same name, we peer into the story of an individual body – as a genetic inheritance, a vessel, a reservoir of collective experience, a collection of influences and a confluence of decades and lived moments.
This dance considers the effects of our ancestral lineage on the person we become. Created and performed by Aura Fischbeck, Corpo-Reality, which premiered at the 2011 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, incorporates dance, video, text, and conversation accompanied by musical elements ranging from Chopin to techno.
Choreography, concept, and performance: Aura Fischbeck
Text: Aura Fischbeck
Movie: National Lampoon’s European Vacation, starring Chevy Chase
Music: Frederic Chopin, Anthony Rother, Solar Quest
AURA FISCHBECK DANCE: bio
Called “fierce and expressively pliant” in The San Francisco Bay Guardian and “lusciously danced, with a wonderful sense of spontaneity . . .” in the DanceView Times, Aura Fischbeck Dance creates physically and intellectually rigorous contemporary dances which investigate and communicate the bodies intelligence and reflect the complexity of the contemporary human experience. Since 2001 Aura Fischbeck’s choreography has been presented nationally in series, festivals and shared programs. In 2008 she established Aura Fischbeck Dance (AFD). Her work has been performed at many San Francisco venues including CounterPULSE, ODC, Project Artaud, the Garage, and the Subterranean Arthouse (Berkeley), in Philadelphia at the CEC’s Meetinghouse Theater,
and the historic Christ Church Community House, in Colorado at the Boulder
Museum of Contemporary Art and The Packing House Center for the Arts (Denver), and in Portland at the Headwaters Theater. AFD has received grants from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. A Philadelphia native, Aura received her earliest dance training from her mother Brigitta Herrmann, a student of Mary Wigman and co-founder of Group Motion Dance Company, and her father Manfred Fischbeck, co-founder and current artistic director of Group Motion Dance Company.
Along with making and performing her own works, she has also been seen in the work of many outstanding artists, including Chris Black/Potrzebie Dance Project, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Christy Funsch, The Riley Project, Christine Cali, Krista DeNio, Biba Bell, the Ausdruckstanz Dance company (Philadelphia) and Still Moving Dances (Denver). She has been a guest teacher at the Naropa University, the Packing House Center for the Arts, the Headwaters (Portland, OR) and currently facilitates a monthly Contemplative Dance Practice at the Subterranean Arthouse. She received her B.A. in dance and poetry from the Naropa University in 2001, studying under Barbara Dilley, Cara Reeser, Wendell
Beavers, and others, and has been a certified teacher of the Pilates method since 2003, through the esteemed Pilates Center of Boulder, CO. Aura Fischbeck Dance is fiscally sponsored by Dancers’ Group. aurafischbeck.com
“Corpo-Reality”, created and performed by Aura Fischbeck, examined the meeting between paradigm and the individual. Broken into three parts, the opening sequence dealt with the paradigm of corporeality. For this first study, Fischbeck created a sound score in which she defined corporeality and its associations. I absolutely loved this. ‘Corporeality’ has become the buzz word of the moment in modern dance (especially in academic circles), so it was fantastic to finally see someone taking the time to unpack it, deconstruct it and break it down. The choreography that accompanied the text happened in a constant stream of motion, almost an unbiased review of her body’s history and story. Here was a chronology – one physicality’s experience . . .
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