In a land where every tree, stone, cloud and volcano is capable of miraculous music, LELAVISION
danced to the Rhythms of the Landscape
. The collaborative's work is too original to categorize: part sculptural installation, part video projection, part musical performance, part dance, part mime, part clowning around. Co-founder Ela Lamblin builds mostly large-scale musical sculptures: a 30-foot rainbow harp of piano wire and river rocks; a spinning volcano that is steel drum, dulcimer and cello all at once; a tree hung with leaves of well-tuned shale. Into this magical playground, co-founder Leah Mann choreographed exuberant movement inspired by the rhythms of bodies animal, botanical, meteorological and celestial, releasing from the landscape music that was smart, joyful and moving.