Liz Mulkey's Choreographic Direction
Description Part two in a dance film series of color abstracts, “Yellow” is an interplaying set-choreography and structured-improv piece. Femininity, like choreography and improv, is taught and then eventually formed and transformed into each person’s own version depending on internal drives. The dancers converse and unearth the multitude of identities they hold, make discoveries that surprise them and reflect back meaning for their attention to adjust. The human eye processes yellow first, and hence captures our attention more than any other color. For many cultures yellow represents happiness, sunshine, and warmth, not to mention optimism, enlightenment, creativity, and a sense of sisterhood. Still, yellow is a color of caution, cowardice, betrayal, egoism, and madness. The use of yellow here represents the multiverse that lives inside femininity, while also bringing attention to what we might need to clarify for ourselves as we weed through those imposed (and often patriarchal) values to define those born of our own authentic selves. Credits Structured Choreography: Lizzy Mulkey Director: Amelia Mulkey Dancers and Choreography: Lizzy Mulkey & Jhia Jackson Director of Photography: Jonathan Potter Composer: Eric Ares Details Reverse 3:53 to 7:02 in Conversations Original Live Performance Starting separate ending together on shoulder fall (opposes “blue ending and opening) Eye connection Joy Space description Feeling organized Balance Yellow is the most visible color of the spectrum. The human eye processes yellow first. This explains why it is used for cautionary signs and emergency rescue vehicles. Peripheral vision is 2.5 times higher for yellow than for red. Yellow has a high light reflectance value and therefore it acts as a secondary light source. Excessive use of bright yellow (such as on interior walls) can irritate the eyes. MUSIC INSPIRATIONS https://open.spotify.com/user/wgscouch/playlist/2NHkfNYIaK2OgVMZFxSIlm?si=xC5BudHOTJyAwK7egAsLYA Marinate from Free Music Creative Commons by Kronstudios How Are You? by Mounika.
I was thinking about my mother and her oversaturated roles as wife and mother and her underplayed wildness. I cant ask because she has passed, but I wondered if she ever felt claustrophobic in the night and yearned for the freedom of no attachments, nobody touching her body or asking of her. Just her and the night air. Moving through her stories under the cover of night.
Description of piece A highlight reel of the site-specific dance piece exploring our relationship to art, architecture, self and mental health. Performed and filmed at Stocktstill Space Credits for Reframe short film: Director Heather Cappiello Choreographer Lizzy Mulkey Cinematographer, Editor & Composer Paul Jacob Bashour Dancers Kelsey Ang Samantha Blaz Haley Hoekstra Cacia Lacount Jennifer Lacy Special thanks Sarah Stockstill Scott MacKay Alan Price Ellen Gorman Spencer Cappiello Venue Stockstill Art Space 4539 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Break Glass: she rises by lifting others
BREAK GLASS is a site-specific dance performance exploring what it means to be a woman working in a traditionally man's world. Through dance and physical movement, the all-female ensemble expresses motifs surrounding the experience of hitting the glass ceiling, climbing the corporate ladder and the barriers that often prevent women from getting a foot in the door. “She rises by lifting others” Dancers: Haylee Nichele, Lizzy Mulkey, Kelsey Marie Ange, Emily DePauw Director: Heather Cappiello Choreographer: Lizzy Mulkey Composer: Mike Meehan