Sarah Sadie Lehmker - Choreographer, Dancer, Artist
Tonight Only, and again tomorrow (2017)
"And so, the past collapses into the present."
-Jonathan Bennett, Kant’s Analytic
Tonight Only, and again tomorrow unfolds within the vast space via set phrase material and improvisational scores. Reacting to and against the frame of the room and all that the room contains, the performers (movement and sound) both emerge out of memory and place, and materialize through investigating the present.
Premiered March 25, 2017 at the North Campus Research Complex, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Quartet investigating the development of a persona.
Premiered in Four-mation at the University of Michigan (April 2016)
In Modo Di (2013)
An evening-length work that explores the relationships between people at various times as well as the relationship between the dancer and the music as the entire work featured music from collaborating composer Brian Petuch
Creative and rehearsal director (choreographing six of the nine sections and the links between sections)
o Come in, Come in! (Introduction with full company)
o 2[parts] (Duet co-choreographed and performed with Jennie Petuch)
o Return to Play (Quartet)
o Ickle Me (Trio)
o Hugging the Edge (Trio)
o Coming Back (Conclusion with full company)
Music: Brian Petuch
Premiered October 2013 at University of South Florida’s Music Concert Hall, Tampa, FL
3 Wrongs Make a Right (2012)
Quartet exploring the idea of identity and personality traits and how we try each on at some point
Presented in Echoes produced by Shoes at the Door Dance (July 2012)
Whatever will be, We'll be (2013)
Quartet exploring the reactions (or non-reactions) as events, people, or things pass through our lives
Presented in Impulse produced by Shoes at the Door Dance (April 2013)
Accepted and performed in Moving Current Dance Collective's NewGrounds 2014, Tampa, FL (May 2014)
Duet exploring the stage space and the confines that that box represents
Presented in Cornered produced by Shoes at the Door Dance (October 2012)
Accepted and performed in 4 Days of Dance 2013, Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City, FL (April 2013)
voir ce que vous croyez (2010)
Septet based on the phrase:
People often see what they believe rather than what appears before their eyes.