ALBAN ELVED DANCE COMPANY was founded
in Berlin, Germany in 1997 by artistic director and choreographer
Karola Lüttringhaus to form an outlet for her diverse artistic
pursuits. Ms Lüttringhaus creates dance-theatre that blends multiple
art forms with a truly unique and visceral kinetic voice. She extracts
the psychology of human existence and distills it into an arcane and
dynamic elegance that embraces intellect and instinct in equal measure.
Her work is fiercely physical, tracing the changeable electricity of
thought and sensation that underlies human interaction and
interpersonal relationships. Merging American experiences with her
European roots she draws the viewer into enchanting, startling and
evocative psychological landscapes.
“A raw moment of
truth...” - Dance Magazine,
New York City.
'VITA' 50 min. - solo with interactive
technology and animated projections
'VITA' (lat. life), a visually complex and stylized/abstract
contemporary dance work, investigates our tendency to create extensions
of ourselves to help us understand who we are and to establish order
whenever possible. 'VITA' is a 21st century work. It uses a
technologically mediated environment to comment on the impact our
imagination has on our world. 'VITA', in collaboration with Samuel
Allen Taylor, is the company's 5th FREE SPACE collaboration with
university science departments and/or independent scientists. The
dancer plays Mr. Taylor’s exquisite musical composition live on stage
by means of a sensor suit that tracks velocity, flexion, light and
G-forces, shaping an ever evolving sound score while offering a music
concert experience of exquisitely visual nature. Technology elegantly
augments the physically visceral choreography, sculptural elements and
'INERTIA' residency & community
INERTIA is a personal account and an emotional response to the
terrifying potential of human cruelty. INERTIA is based on an intensive
rehearsal process, research, images, participants’ grandparents and
parents stories and interviews with Holocaust survivors. With each city
visited, INERTIA is re-worked with members of the community ages
An important aspect of the project is the after-performance discussion
with the audience, which easily lasts up to 1 hour.
OTHER WORKS Other works from the repertoire
are available for touring
Ma Lüttringhaus teaches master classes and workshops (intermediate,
advanced, professionals) in contemporary technique, partnering and
“She is an outstanding teacher, gifted in
many unique areas of dance. During her residency at
UNLV she taught all levels of modern dance technique. Her teaching in
all classes brought in-depth knowledge and appreciation of dance to the
UNLV student population as well as promoting better student technique.
Unique to her background is a strong ability to teach contemporary
dance partnering and weight sharing. Karola Lüttringhaus is an artist.
It is clear that she has developed a body of choreographed works that
spring from a unique vision and a unique kinetic intelligence.
...Simply put, the project was brilliantly conceived and brilliantly
executed. It was a moment that becomes a paramount experience in a
-Louis Kavouras (chair of Dance Department, UNLV):
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Salem College, NC
APAP / Ailey Citigroup Theater – New York City