CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community

Karen Lisondra

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All individuals feel a “hunger for the deeper reality than the fullest form of everyday life” (Peter Brook). It is within the form of theatre where I chose to address and satiate this individual and collective need. I experiment with techniques of devised theatrical production to immerse the audience in a theatre of sensations that interrogates ourselves and our societies.
My processes often relate directly to my origins and my transcultural experience, and influenced by my training in anthropological theatre – the study of the pre-expressive qualities of the actor.
My movement based work extends beyond the womb of traditional theatre spaces. Butoh in a library, clown in a children’s hospital, stiltwalking over a hanging bridge. These ephemeral acts, along with the devised theatrical projects, nurture the spectator not only to be more imaginative in the co-creation of our reality, but to be acrobats of the heart.]

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