My work develops through dream analysis, meditation, movement and material process. It is deeply intuitive and highly tactile.
The paradox of modern practice demands that live performance must reach through screens to touch its audience. This changes the energetics of its message, and I actively build with the frame to hold power through the loss of materiality.
Spring FREEZE and Things That Survived The Winter
Spring FREEZE is the forthcoming artistic memoir by Muehlbauer, a 113 page book which serves as the poetic base for "Things That Survived the Winter", a new installation in development for Crane Arts in Philadelphia. The show uses integrated performance arts and video projection to universalize the experience of obstacle and recovery in a dynamic, shifting environment. Finding hope in the darkest places, the story exalts the scars and triumphs, the quests and connection that unite rather than divide us.
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Sarah Muehlbauer a.k.a Lionorfox is a gypsy nomad art-crusader with a serious affinity for circus. She stages hybrid acrobatic narratives in collaboration with the world.
FOLLOW ME ON:
Contemporary Circus Arts Festival of Toronto : Creating Context // Anandam Dancetheatre
Peñasco Theatre Residency: Cultivating Creative Space for Circus Artists in the States // Circus Now
Krin Haglund: One Woman, Many Talents / Circus Now
Material Concept in Circus Arts // En Piste
Heartful Cuisine and Sharp Confessions: 7 doigts de la main
Into the Wild Ocean // Rebelle Society
Spring FREEZE (forthcoming) // Waterhorse Press
From September 21-27, 2015 I will be the Festival Dramaturge for the Contemporary Circus Arts Festival of Toronto—writing and art-making in response to the festival as a whole, and particularly in response to the Creation Relay co-directed by Anandam Dancetheatre's Brandy Leary and Manu Cyr.
Keep up with the Anandam blog, and see my first piece "Creating Context" HERE.
I am pleased and humbled to be included in the exhibit "Focus Forward" in the Hall of Nations at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this month—celebrating the History, Art, and Culture of the Disability Community. For more information on the upcoming events click HERE.
This May, I became a living piece of Wisconsin surrealism for "Wilde's Wilde" at the Museum of Wisconsin Art Art Ball. Read more about the exhibition HERE.