History - Eglantine (1991)
October 30, 1991 - Another Language Performance Studio, Salt Lake City, Utah

History | History Text | History Posters | 1991 | Eglantine | Poster | Program | A View of Nine Exhibition | Video
Eglantine Performance - Edited (1991)

Choreographer: Elizabeth A. Miklavcic
Videography & Editing: Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Music: (Video Credits)
Costuming: Elizabeth A. Miklavcic
Lighting: Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Dancer: Elizabeth A. Miklavcic
Location: Another Language Performance Studio, 345 West Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah
Length: 11:05 minutes
Eglantine (woman in black) is based on the mystery of roses. The character, Eglantine and the rose are one in the same. When the rose is manipulated, so is Eglantine. The work symbolizes a loss of purity, but always with the hope and knowledge that for each death there is a renewal.

Eglantine was created and performed by Elizabeth Miklavcic, with videography and editing by Jimmy Miklavcic, wig by Tamara Cobus, and skirt design by Sarah Hudelson. The video also featured company dancers Angie Head, Chara Huckins, Sarah Hudelson and Michael Larkin.

This multimedia performance debuted October 30, 1991 at the Another Language Performance Studio. The creation of this work was funded by the Salt Lake Arts Council. Eglantine was performed for Another Language's annual concert, Another Language In Concert March 6-15, 1992, and it was screened at the 1992 Dance and Technology Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

Eglantine was also performed at the Salt Lake Art Center, as part of Elizabeth's nomination for the Utah Arts Council's 1991-1992 Visual Artist Fellowship Competition, View of Nine. Other nominees for that year included Allen Bishop, Anna Campbell Bliss, Susan Cutter, Mary Fish, Susan Fleming, Michael Plyler, Stephen A. Goldsmith and Randall Lake.

1992 View of Nine Artist's Statement
Moments of strong impact in one's life involve all the senses; these moments especially involve body language, emotion, sound, sight, smells, colors, time of day, mood and environment. What I hope to achieve in my work is a moment for the viewer to say, Yes, I've experienced that! I approach my work from an interdisciplinary point-of-view. Most of my work is a comment on how I perceive life, society, environment and humanity. Through the combination of a series of abstract images, I hope to achieve an emotional impact.

The value of combining visual and performance art, is the richness achieved. The moment of performance is a moment of turning inside-out. The kinetic communication of movement gives the artistic statement an added impact. Other visual artists achieve this effect by creating three-dimensional and kinetic sculptures. I achieve this by incorporating performance with visual presentation. The expressive possibilities of movement enhance and enrich my work.

Similar to a sculptor who works with a three dimensional medium. I use the human body as a performer in an environment to accentuate quality and expression. The mixture of environment, performer, technical media such as slides or video, blend into an interdisciplinary statement of kinetic communication. I link together a series of abstract images in the hope of putting together a moment that will connect with the viewer of the work.

Art and life are intertwined. As an artist, I try to share the joy and richness I feel for life through the expression of my work. The subject matter may be intense or humorous; I try to achieve a balance in my artistic expression, as well as, in my life. My wish is for everyone to recognize the artist inside, to find a creative outlet in whatever form it takes; this would affect positive change for all of us. Creative solutions are the only way we are going to mount some of the pressing life and death issues we are facing today.