Stirrings (Sculpture)

Original Performance on May 2, 1994

1994 – Stirrings was created, originally, as a multimedia solo for Korean modern dancer, Je Young Kim and performed in Washington, DC with the world premiere in Seoul, Korea at the 13th International Modern Dance Festival, May 2 to 5, 1994 in Munye Theatre.  The original work featured the following: choreography by Maida Withers; a video of exquisite polarized light sculpture by Adam Peiperl (“A Hole in the Sky), projected on stage with the dance; music by  Korean saxophonist Kang Tae Hwan (performed “live” in Korea);  costume by Bill Pucilowsky was designed by Maida Withers. Regrettably, due to the lighting and the quality of the camera used in the theatre lighting, the video projection behind the dancer is not fully visible.

Stirrings was also performed as a solo by Sarah Slifer that premiered May 1 & 2, 1998 at the performance Washington DC-Venezuela, Dance Works by International Women in Washington, DC  with music by Rob Orwin using a wind synthesizer at.  The performance was at GW’s Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. Stirrings also performed as a duet by Sarah Slifer and Giselle Ruzany in Paris in a performance curated by Cyrus Khambatta.  The solo was performed as a duet in 1997 by Sarah Slifer and Giselle Ruzany (one facing upstage and one facing downstage during the performance) at Theatro Dunois, Paris. France, July 8 & 9, 1997.    They also performed spontaneously in the plaza of the Louvre in Paris.
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Sculpture by Adam Peiperl_Performance in Washington, DC
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Sarah Slifer and Giselle Ruzany improvising in the plaza at the Louvre. Dancers performed Stirring in Paris.  Cyrus Khambatta (combing hair) arranged for the performance in Paris.

Adam Peiperl’s Sculpture


Artists and Collaborators
Solo Versions
Duet Version
Polarized Light Sculptures, Je Young Kim performances
Music (saxophone), Je Young Kim performances
Music (wind synthesizer; Sarah Solo, DC)
Other Performances
  • Teatro Dunois; Paris France (Giselle and Sarah)(map) on July 9, 1997
  • Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre(map) on May 1, 1998