Weightless, Paper Bags, Magnetic

three solo works, presented as a performance triptych

S A T U R D A Y     S E P   2 8   2 0 1 9


Pieter Performance Space

Cost: Non-monetary donation to FREE bar or FREE boutique

seating is limited to a 50 person capacity and is first come first serve 

J U N E   2 3   2 0 1 9 

Performance as part of Terra Nova Choreographic Artists Residency



Street parking is available nearby on 54th St, 57th St, or 11th Ave. Entrance to performance space is down a walkway immediately next to (South) of the yoga studio entrance. $10 at the door. 

The Weightless, started as a performance work made in response to an earlier piece, The Heavy. I first performed this piece in July 2017 in Chicago and It's been gratifying to return to this work for deeper research. The Weightless is a choreography of air, movement, and a bed sheet that challenges what is made visible to the eye. The transformations of the bed sheet and my body represent possibilities for both taking and giving life. At times I drape the bed sheet over myself and one audience member. We sit together underneath filling the space with our breath in an undetermined exchange. 

A P R I L   2 8   2 0 1 9 


Performance: Quilts and Bells 

Weekend at Berenice, Los Angeles 

D E C  8  2 0 1 8 

830pm + 1030pm 

Hi Solo

Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles 

J U L Y  2 0 1 8


new work as part of "Role Call" a curated project by Jenn Cooper and Bryn Jackson

Indianapolis, IN 

(more details soon)

A P R I L  2 7 &  2 8   2 0 1 8 



Weekend at Berenice in Mount Washington Los Angeles 

J U N E  1 5   &   1 6    2 0 1 7


OuterSpace Studios     1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 

Potluck 7pm Thursday at OuterSpace       Drinks afterward on Friday

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The River by Amelia Charter
and a performance by Precious Jennings in collaboration with musician Raul Cotaquispe
Celebrate our community with a potluck and an evening to share with libations. All are welcome and encouraged to come! Feel free to bring any contribution to the Potluck Thursday and/or join us for drinks Friday. 
Gratitude to The Space Movement Project and OuterSpace Studios for their huge role in providing an open and accessible space for artists making, facilitating, teaching, curating, organizing, rehearsing, sharing, and playing in Chicago. 

A P R I L  8    2 0 1 7 


No Nation Gallery    1452 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

performing new solo, The Heavy, as part of the Battles: SS3 Post Butoh Festival 

The evening is titled, Battle #1: Ground Work and also features: 
Mari Osanai | Jessica Mae | Carole McCurdy | Wannapa P-Eubanks

“Battles: SS3” is curated and organized by dancer, choreographer, and founder of Butoh Chicago, Sara Zalek. “We are borrowing from another time and place of revolution. We could be the New-Neo-Dadaists, finding the voice of our culture in gesture, when words stammer to be understood,” says Zalek.

The Heavy, Amelia Charter, 2017

F E B R U A R Y   3    2 0 1 7 

FRI  830p Pre-show  /  9p Start time 

The Electric Lodge    1416 Electric Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90291

Tickets are $10  /  snacks and beverages available  /  Ticket purchase and more information HERE

As part of the High Voltage performance series at The Electric Lodge, Amelia will debut a new solo performance titled, The Heavy. The Heavy includes three objects: a block of wood, a handkerchief, and a large canvas sack filled with rocks. Actions and configurations transform the narrative of the objects, place, and the body as The Heavy tells a story of letdowns. Amelia’s artwork explores movement, materials, and duration by hybridizing sculpture and live performance. Her interest is not solely with the body or with objects, but with the engaged and active space in between the two.

This project was supported in residency at Eastside International Los Angeles.

J A N U A R Y  2 0 1 6 

Amelia is the Comfort Station 2016 January featured artist with a 'Takeover' Exhibit that takes over the space for one month. She contributes a sculptural installation and performance titled, 'People.' The performance includes artist, Adam Kerbel.  The opening and closing receptions will include refreshments and live music. 

Opening Reception     FRI  JAN   8    7p – 10p

Performance               FRI  JAN  15   8p

Closing Reception       FRI  JAN  30   7p – 10p : 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 

‘People’ returns to the history of the building as a place to get warm and then left cold for many years until its renovation. Near the windows are bodies concealed under the cover of winter layers. These figures serve more than just as a haunting reminder of The Comfort Station’s past, but also in their arrangement and interlacing limbs depict feelings of intimacy, contact and struggle.

The exhibit features a live performance by January’s takeover artist, Amelia Charter and performer Adam Kerbel. The performance is a movement and textual score that further explored and challenges the contact of two bodies seeking warmth and space. They confront, comfort, constrain and confide in one another.

Adam Kerbel is an actor, teacher, and artist who intersects the disciplines of dance and theatre. His performance work investigates influence. Adam is co-founder of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and Graffito Works and spent several years living and collaborating on the East Coast. He joins Amelia now in Chicago for a new chapter in his professional stage career.

J A N U A R Y  1 6   2 0 1 6 

SAT  2p

Links Hall : 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago

Amelia and other performing artists join Precious Jennings in her residency at Links Hall and perform a Works-in-Progress Showing.

"This residency is based in combining theater, dance, improvisation and somatic practices to evaluate the human developmental process from pre-vertebrate to vertebrate patterns in relation to Whales and Horses. We are all mammals, emotional, and herding species; we all display these characteristics in different yet similar gestures and sounds." - P . Jennings

J A N U A R Y   28  &  29  2 0 1 6 

aMID Festival at Links Hall : 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago

Amelia is in Brooklyn Based artist K.J. Holmes' work HIC SVNT DRACONES. Holmes comes to Chicago to work in residence with Amelia and artist, Adam Kerbel to develop part of the larger project. 

"HIC SVNT DRACONES is a work in progress that comes from the 15th century cartographers’ term describing the edge of a land unexplored, unmapped, undocumented. With this work, Holmes explores the human being as a contemporary terra incognita, entering into an edge of “in/sanity”—between reason and passion, the personal and the mythic."  - K.J. Holmes

A P R I L  12  2 0 1 5 

Amelia will be presenting as part of the Performance Philosophy Conference 2015

M A R C H   21  &  27  2 0 1 5


Paloma Street Studio  1518 Paloma, #201   LA, CA

a live performance by Amelia Charter and Elizabeth Watt. 
Guiding audience members between two rooms of a live-work space, they explore capacities for solitude using movement, voice and sculpture. They dwell in their rooms, in their bodies, in their words. They are looking at gaping distance and smothering closeness, confronting their longings and rejections of intimacy. Figures caught between here and there. Mothers and Poets. 

D E C E M B E R  20  2 0 1 4 

2 PM

Links Hall 3111 N Western Ave \ Chicago, IL

C o n d i t i o n s with artists Precious Jennings and Adam Kerbel

As part of an Artist Sponsorship at Links Hall

D E C E M B E R  18  2 0 1 4 

7 PM 

Sector 2337

2337 N Milwaukee Ave / Chicago, IL

Presenting a new work, C o n d i t i o n s, including artists Precious Jennings and Adam Kerbel as part of the The Dead Weight Performance Series co-curated by Caroline Picard, Matthew Goulish and Lin Hixson as part of The New [New] Corpse Exhibition at Sector 2337.

J U N E  26  2 0 1 4   -  T H U R S D A Y 

Under No One Condition with Adam Kerbel at Mascher Space Cooperative as part of Philadelphia's Solow Fest

          63 minutes

8 PM  36 minutes

         16 minutes

this performance begins 63 minutes before the audience enters and ends 16 minutes after their leave

J U N E   2 0 1 4   

Denver, Colorado 

Scenographic Installation and Performance in The World We've Created, with Control Group Productions

Ellie Caulkins Loft Studio

A P R I L  26  &  27  2 0 1 4 

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's MFA Performance Exhibition IMPACT

I will perform Undwelling in accompaniment with cellist, Katherine Trimble and Tomas Feijo. The work is a culminating presentation towards the degree and will be presented alongside other graduating MFA students from multiple departments. 

for full information:

F E B R U A R Y  28   2 0 1 4 

Student Group Organization is offering an evening of performance art at Chicago's new and enourmous art space, Mana Contemporary on Friday, February 28th from 6 - 10 pm. I will be performing a laboratory excerpt from the third movement of my new performance work, Undwelling, with cellist Katherine Trimble and guiatarist, Tomas Feijo between 6 - 7 pm. 

D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 3 

Projecttile, a literary journal specializing in non-traditional writing with a feminist bent, invited me to contribute my poem A CUE to their online archive along with an audio recording which evolved into a poetic audio track. You can listen to it here:

J U N E  7   2 0 1 3    

exhibition begins   7:30 pm 

THE MECHANICS OF DWELLING is a performance/live art work investigating the role of the mechanic, the nomad, the performer, and the endurance of dwelling. A collaborative project with the talented Lizi Watt. 

Denver Performance Research | the alley-way garage for performance live art

4236 W 41st Ave ( behind )  

Denver, CO 80212

in participation with the First Friday Art Walk in the historic Tennyson Arts District

Promote performance art where we need it. 

M A R C H  1 6    2 0 1 3

Actual Fictions | Performance Art Exhibition at Defibrillator Gallery | Chicago, IL 

Chicago performance art debut with new work, In the Visible Notations. I am presenting a 30 minute immersive experience that embodies the exchange between a marsupial furniture object and a poet-dancer. Moving along threads of spoken and body language, the two spin and dig along Observance, Violence, Control and Play. Audience members are guided to interact with leaflets of poetry reading aloud text as guided by the performer, sometimes audible sometimes less so. 

F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 3

India: Layered City, Portable Studio, Daily Practice  | Kriti Gallery, Banaras, India |

I had to honor to contribute a live performance artwork to a group exhibition featuring artists of multiple backgrounds. The work title, Diffuse, works with an accumulation notation system of gestures where 1 is performed, then 1 and 2, then 1, 2, and 3 and so on. The piece is rooted in the research of Dar┼Ťan and the Bhakti movement.

A P R I L  2 2   2 0 1 2

Embodied Poetics | Naropa University Nalanda Campus | 7 : 3 0 p m

An evening co-directed with the talented Lizi Watt, Embodied Poetics, is a project that honors the poets of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics with multidisciplinary site-specific performances speckled throughout the property.

Watt and I will be collaborating with two other Naropa students to create a work that carries the audience during their transitions from place to place. We'll be playing with extremes in distance, volume, and reference.

D E C  1 6   2 0 1 1

Presenting a beautiful new Sculptformance titled, Figure, with Denver/Boulder's original theatre collaborative, The Band Of ToughS, at their Silver & Gold Holiday Extravaganza. The event will feature more than 11 guest artists showing a preview of their upcoming work, food and drink from local vendors, a themed photo booth, and several visual art installations, including my own Sculptformance.

Figure features a reflective flooring designed as a kind of rink that the performer and audience members can slide across with socks on. The work includes a large vertical installation of iridescent material that captures light and makes a rustling, crinkling sound when it moves. The work is inspired by the memories I have as a competitive figure skater. For most of my early life, I trained very seriously as a women's solo, freestyle competitor. Figure also features original costumes, many hand-sequined by my mother and other wonderful women.

Naropa University, Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder

Doors at 7 p m

$10 admission


D E C   8 - 1 7   2 0 1 1

I've built a multi-function sculptural piece for The Lida Project's moving new work, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: A 6 part meditation on health and care in the U.S. Each part is performed in resident homes throughout Denver. I will be hosting "The Immigrant" at our house this evening.

N O V  4  2 0 1 1

The final First Friday show of the season at Denver Performance Research. Presenting the sixth, in the seven part Sculptformance series, The Residue, Place VI. The show will be followed by a breif discussion with myself on the artwork offered by DPR and a celebration of our first season in participation with the Tennyson Art District First Friday Art Walk.

In Place VI the character is learning, and practicing how to survive and grow as a human being. The environment is a bridge that provides a pathway from inexpression to expression. Place VI is a period of digestion; where we ingest, absorb, and let go of what has happened.

In the alley way behind 4236 W 41st Ave (corner of 41st and Stuart, 1 1/2 blocks west of Tennyson hardware)

5 - 7 pm  SHOW | Come and go as you like. We offer experimental, durational work. There  will be a fire and hot beverages.

7 15 pm EAT | Casual Living Room Discussion, Feedback, and sharing on the Artist's Process

8 pm TOAST | Cheers to Denver Performance Research's 1st year and season of artwork and community participation.