Erin Bell is interested in the strength of exposed vulnerabilities. And humor. She creates work from a deep curiosity in humanity, in life. Thus, her work is always socially engaged. She is interested in all sorts of movement and aesthetics but is especially drawn to the awkward and ‘folk’. She is a performer of music, dance, theater, video work and a maker of visual art.
Ms Bell is enamored with the vitality of improvisation, in all modalities. She is transfixed with the kinds of knowledge which our bodies hold. She finds that we are constantly shaping and being shaped by the beings and objects surrounding us. With this, she roots her work in awareness practices. She is interested in artistic integrity + work created with both trained and untrained performers.
She has worked with countless, astounding artists in professional and ‘underground’ contexts in New Orleans, Brooklyn, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bread and Puppet Theater (US), as well as working internationally (Puerto Rico, Germany, Canada, Palestine, Slovenia) – creating music, theater, dance, puppet shows, video, and creations which do not quite fit into a genre.
Erin is from the US. She is currently living in Europe.
The residency project: Not All Roads Lead to Rome: A Performance Workshop
A performance about the places that we live and where we desire to go – reflections about one’s physical safety and one’s safety of human vitality, the needs of the soul – why we are on which road, what, exactly, we hope to find there, and who will be left when we go. – Text based on interviews with participants and refugees from the US, Slovenia and Iran.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_x9DNExBYI
Photo by: Sabine Vollmer von Falken