“The Luminous Core is the living body of performance. The ensemble moves and breathes as one body, one mind. Physical performers, dancers, and singers are indistinguishable from one another in their presence onstage. Here, a group breaks from a tableau of bodies to lift voices in song; others elongate from the assemblage to lift an acrobat or a dancer into the air.
“The experience for audience members is edge-of-the-seat expectation, participation in the moment, an electric sense of aliveness and connectedness. Yes, we are alive, we are here, we are living this moment as one body, one mind, one heart.” –Mary Lin, Artistic Director, Inventing Earth
Luminous Core is the ensemble core practice of Luminous Thread Productions. Performers in Luminous Thread shows comprise a living core/corps de movement and song. All performers in LT shows participate in cutting-edge ensemble practice which includes physical and vocal embodiment, body/mind awareness, and contemplative (meditative) techniques. These approaches have been proven to bring lifelong resilience and longevity to the artist and create a living richness to the performance ensemble that is rare in theatre and even more rare in opera.
The component exercises of Luminous Thread are drawn from and inspired by disciplines including yoga, Body-Mind-Centering, experiential anatomy and somatic awareness, meditation, ecstatic dance, classical, ethnic, contemporary and post-modern dance practice, butoh, Viewpoints, and dozens of other approaches from around the world and world traditions.
Luminous Core practice will begin in public form in spring 2014 in Denver / Boulder, Colo. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.