collaboration installation -scenic design performance -live sculpture

Cimmerian Light

installation - scenic design
Felicia Glidden Set design and build for solo dance improvisation by Sharon Mansur. Steel, fiberglass resin, cast rubber, cotton string, electrical cords, light bulbs 2010

This set design and build project for dancer Sharon Mansur included a kinetic hanging sculpture made of steel and rubber, small fiberglass containers based on the work of Eva Hesse, and hanging steel screens for refracting the light.

Felicia Glidden
Scenic Design / Build

Sharon Mansur
Choreographer / Dancer

Andrew Dorman
Lighting Design

Tzveta Kassabova
Costume Design / Build

Bruce Carter

Boris Willis

“Solo embodying literal and metaphorical ideas concerning darkness and light, and the concept of wabi-sabi, inspired also, in part, by the work of visual artists Eva Hesse and Ana Mendieta. ” S. Mansur

Performed at Movement Research at Judson Church, New York City in November 2011, full premiere at University of Maryland, February 2011; and also performed at the RADFest Alternative Dance Festival, Michigan, March 2011.

Dance Magazine:

…with Sharon Mansur, whose cimmerian light meditated quietly on the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi—finding beauty in the imperfect, incomplete, and impermanent. The set, by Felicia Glidden, was exquisite, with its hanging sculptures of wires and paper, lit by the soft glow of lanterns. While the movement was peaceful and pleasing to watch, it hit the same note the whole way through, rarely changing pacing, tone, or depth.”           Emily Macel Theys – 2011