Amber Liberté choreographs, directs and performs in theatrical & film settings. Recent works include: Standing In The Threshold (between the void & light) (dance-theatre work for Footnote Dance Company, 2020), Open Space (dance-film, 2019), AKL, Babel (dance-theatre, 2019), Pigeon Loops (Romanian dance-art residency, 2019), The Vagina Monologues (theatre, 2019), pool (no water) (dance-theatre, 2018), Catalyst (finalist in the Utah Dance Film Festival, 2017), and Socio (curated dance & theatre evening, 2016).
Amber was awarded the Wellesley Summer Dance Residency for the 2020 intensive development program, gained funding for her collective, shift, last year to run free theatre/dance workshops by industry professionals, and was gained a Romanian dance residency at George Enescu University of Arts in Iasi. She has also been mentored via DANZ, by NZ's established practitioners: Ross McCormack (Muscle Mouth), Julia Harvie (MAP), and Nisha Madhan (Programming manager at The Basement Theatre & Theatre-maker)
Amber's body of work is cross-disciplinary, focussing on: dance, film, sound & space. Thematically, her works consider sociological perspectives, exploring how economic structures affect identity and relationships. Aesthetically, she draws from expressionist & surrealist artists, and theatre/dance makers such as: Crystal Pite, Rimini Protokoll, Antonin Artaud, Pina Bausch, Ana Teresa Der Keersmaeker, DV8 Physical Theatre, Julia Harvie, and absurdist theatre makers. She has also appeared in, or been a creative team member in professional + emerging productions & TVCs/series by: Footnote Dance Company, James Cameron, HeiHei, DDB/Thick As Thieves, Auckland Theatre Company, Pop-Up Globe, Christchurch Body Festival, Auckland Fringe Festival, Wellington Fringe Festival, Wet Hot Beauties, and other emerging production/creative companies.
New Zealand Agent: www.thehumanagency.co.nz
Amber is currently based in New Zealand
Image courtesy of Veronika Sola (c)