Amber Liberté choreographs, directs and performs in theatrical & film settings. Recent works include: Our Modern Earth (is a f*cking mess) [live-art/dance, 2020], Magnificent Remains (dance-film with Dance Plant Collective, 2020), HAND (grad-film for Toi Whakaari, 2020), I Imagined My Backyard As A Moonscape Full Of Citrus (dance-film, 2020), 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), and Catalyst (finalist in the Utah Dance Film Festival, 2017)
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)