Hello! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Karmen.
This page is dedicated to providing my family and friends with an
opportunity to see what I do!!
I am am currently a college student, working on a self-designed major
that I am really excited about. I call it "Performance and Culture",
the combination of anthropological theory with dance and music.
It combines many of my interests, while contributing to the advancement
of social and artistic science. My goal is to eventually be able to
communicate ideas and images from different cultures and groups throughout
the world, including my own, through multi-media performance. I intend to
study abroad in Ireland in the coming year, in hopes that my thesis will reflect
the information I gather there. As you may already be able to tell, I am a bit
obsessesed with Celtic arts and culture, and this visit to Ireland will allow me
to hopefully experience it in its proper context.
Some of my interests include- many types of music: classical, folk, international,
and anything else that may be honest. I have been studying the harp for a year now,
and am actually starting to develop a repertoire! I have played the piano for many
years, so the transtition wasn't too hard. I am currently working in a performance
company called Velvet Lemons, who recently ventured out on tour to Pittsburgh.
Velvet Lemons works collaboratively in mixed media; dance, voice, sound, visual
art, etc. We try to communicate the abstract passions and pains of life through our
collaborative imagery. This company represents, to me, the proper direction of
modern performance- honest and challenging to the audience- but hey, I am biased.
Check out my Music and Dance page for photos.