Felt Room

FELT ROOM is a dance designed to be felt more than seen, engaging performers and audiences in a practice of vibrant potentiality. In the darkness audiences are offered an escape from a world of constant illumination. In felt room energy, vibration, intimacy and imagination will be the primary materials at play.

Felt Room

The work will operate in a specially designed sound and light installation, moving into and out of the darkness, transforming our perceptual field. Audiences are invited to gain deeper insight into the nature of reality as a deeply felt personal experience, one that can be at once disorienting, deeply therapeutic and profoundly energizing.

The work will highlight different ways of knowing through playing with the tools of embodiment, the senses, imagination, perception, intuition, behavior, and gender.

Support for this project comes from Carleton College, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and Alumni New Works grant and residency from the Headlands Center for the Arts, and an Arts Activity Grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.


The first phase of felt room work will be in development at the Perlman Teaching Museum January 13–February 23rd, 2017 with performers Anna Marie Shogren, Sarah Baumert, Arwen Wilder, Emma Barber, and students from the Carleton Semaphore Repertory Dance Company with sound by Justin Jones and light by Mike Wangen.

Friday, January 13, 7–10 pm: Opening event and Carleton premiere performance
Thursday, January 19, 7–9 pm
Thursday, January 26, 7–9 pm
Saturday, January 28, 1–3 pm
Thursday, February 2, 7–9 pm
Thursday, February 9, 7–9 pm
Thursday, February 16, 7–9 pm
Saturday, February 18, 1–3 pm
Thursday, February 23, 7–9 pm: Closing performance