Like Dancing About Architecture: a one-woman show exploring the relationships between time, space, music and the structures we build to make sense of the world. Created in collaboration with multiple composer-choreographer pairs, each movement includes a different architectural element. The first is TimeFrame: Luciano Berio’s Sequenza (a seminal piece of modern music), choreographed by Neil Parsons, in which Lawler plays this complex and compelling work all the while dancing in and with a frame on wheels, liberating her to daring feats of balance and speed. The second movement, commissioned from choreographer Melissa Riker and composer Jessica Meyer, uses a loop pedal to expand the sound palette. In development.
Clickable: The Art of Persuasion: A theatrical concert for flute and percussion, incorporating custom-made commercial jingles, lullabies, protest songs, and dust jacket texts as well as new work from American composers Ralph Farris, Katherine Hoover and Adam Silverman, Canadian composer Jason Nett, hip-hop poet Liza Jessie Peterson and choreographer Barbie Diewald. This timely program blurs the line between high art and pop culture, with sing-along elements merging seamlessly with abstract art and instrumental virtuosity. Directed by Rachel Peake, and performed with Paul J. Fadoul, percussion. Released as an album by Parma Recordings in 2020.
The Flute on its Feet: a virtuoso tour de force of solos and duos (performed with choreographer/dancer Neil Parsons), fully integrating music, dance and poetry. Haiku by Japanese master Basho, poetry by Rumi, classics of the flute repertoire by Varèse and Debussy, new music by American composers Lowell Liebermann and Katherine Hoover all combined with stunning choreography by Parsons and Lawler. Sure to delight all audiences.
Outreach: Zara Lawler is a dedicated, engaging and experienced educator. She has a uniquely communicative style of playing and presenting her work to the audience, and is currently a Teaching Artist for the National Symphony Orchestra. All her programs are available with companion outreach activities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to explore the ways she can serve your community.