Lelavision uses sculpture, music and movement to develop themes based on myth, nature, and spirit. The company combines modern and aerial dance, music, theater, and large interactive musical sculptures to create innovative works of awe and whimsy. Their work is about the transfer of energy, the emanations of the soul, and the common denominators of the human experience.
Lelavision was founded in 1996 by Ela Lamblin and Leah Mann. The name Lela is more than a play on the names of the founders; derived from two Sanskrit terms meaning "creation" and "creative spark", with reference to "play" it denotes the spirit of the performance group.
Mann and Lamblin work with a synthesis of form, space, movement and music in a collaboration that draws on the unique contribution of each. Lamblin's musical instrument/sculptures represent a harmony of sound, form and movement meant not solely to be looked at and walked around, but to be sounded and intimately experimented with. Mann's work is eclectic in form, pulling from many ethnic and technical genres but always centered in the exploration of art as spiritual journey and social justice tool.
Lelavision has toured to Italy, the UK, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, Israel, as well as throughout the United States with their hybrid genre of performance, Physical Music.