Anagama (2017)

Created and performed by Emma Lanier
Presented in 2017 at David Zwirner Gallery (New York, NY) and 63 Bluxome Street (SF, CA)
In 2018 at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, MO)
and in 2019 at SAFEHouse Arts (SF, CA) 

Anagama is a 25 minute solo using movement, language, and objects. In this work, after an injury threatened to take away her identity as a dancer, Lanier reassembles the pieces of her vocabulary to find a voice that is truly hers. The score includes her own voice and the voices of her father, potter Paul Lanier, and her grandmother, sculptor Ruth Asawa.

© Copyright 2021, Emma Lanier