|JANUARY - FEBRUARY
DANCE AT THE ODYSSEY
Micaela Taylor + The TL Collective
The complex mind set of a young faith filled artist, who's determined to keep up with the trends of this generation without losing her unique identity.
Blurring the lines between hip hop and contemporary dance, Micaela Taylor + The TL have a reputation of "shape, line and gesture overriding emotion: it is clean, it reigns supreme. The dancers submit to it, and are consequently made other, made strange by it."- Jennie Liu, Riting LA.
"ROSEWOOD" reveals the complex mind set of a young faith filled artist, who's determined to keep up with the trends of this generation without losing her unique identity The TL Collective: Micaela Taylor & The TL Collective was founded by Los Angeles dancer/choreographer Micaela Taylor, in 2015. Her ultimate goal was to create a dance company, where the fusion of contemporary dance and theatrical hip hop intertwine. Since launching this company she has been commissioned to create works for Grand Performances, AMDA College, LA Contemporary Dance Company and more. This dance company takes a hip, millennial outlook on contemporary dance.
An evening of thought provoking, imaginative, and otherworldly contemporary dance featuring new work by three cutting edge Los Angeles choreographers: Genevieve Carson, Nathan Makolandra, and Stephanie Zaletel. The program features original music by LA composers Louis Lopez and Robert Amjarv, and San Francisco’s New Villager.
The L.A. Contemporary Dance Company performs a diverse repertoire of contemporary and cutting edge work representative of L.A.’s vibrant culture. By affording choreographers and dancers the opportunity to create concert length work in an experimental and collaborative environment, LACDC strives to foster the development of new forms in the contemporary dance genre relevant to today’s audiences.PROGRAM:
summer (world premiere, Choreography by Stephanie Zaletel)
An exploration in the memory of a human life - demonstrating a search for sensations, psychological loops, the shock and stasis of loss, juxtaposed with pictures of the fleeting yet meaningful moments inside a daily life. Birthed out of loss and mourning, the work is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the magic of the ordinary moments, the magnificence and brevity of our shared time.
Stimulaze (excerpts, Choreography by Genevieve Carson)
An energetic and quirky quartet featuring solo and group work that unexpectedly tangles together and falls apart. Embodying the feeling of constant juxtaposition that makes up the human existence, Stimulaze sheds light on the small, fleeting moments of beauty that make the constant struggle of life all worth it. The dancers are challenged to grapple with feelings of frustration and ultimately required to question their own motivation to “engage”.
NOMAD.LORE. (Choreography by Nathan Makolandra)
An exploration of the universal journey of the hero. NOMAD.LORE. delves into the herculean efforts we make along our life journey, and how those efforts define our existence. Featuring an original composition by San Francisco’s New Villager.
Genevieve Carson, artistic director of LACDC, graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University. Genevieve’s work has spanned across North America, the Philippines, Argentina, Sweden, and New Zealand. Her work has been commissioned by the US Embassies of Buenos Aires and Auckland, UC Santa Barbara, Musco Center for the Arts, Coachella Valley Repertoire Theater, Laguna Dance Festival, the Standard Hotel, and others. Commercial choreography credits include Foster the People, Superbowl XLIX, Adult Swim, and Comedy Central. Additional credits include the Emmys, Samsung, BENCH, CottonOn, TEDx, Hikvision USA and music videos for Blood Orange, Active Child, Low, Justin Bieber and Saint Motel. Genevieve has been a guest artist at Chapman University, Cal Arts, Cal State Long Beach, University of Auckland, and University of the Philippines. She is on faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA).
Nathan Makolandra is a graduate of The Juilliard School. His work appeared in Juilliard’s Choreographic Honors concerts, and is a recipient of the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Choreography. In 2011, he placed 1st runner up for the Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence. Nathan created Attitude du Cage with fellow L.A. Dance Project members, has choreography featured on "So You Think You Can Dance", and is a guest faculty member with New York City Dance Alliance. He has performed the works of Benjamin Millepied, William Forsythe, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Hiroaki Umeda, Emmanuel Gat, Danielle Agami, Julia Eichten, and Justin Peck at Los Angeles’ Union Station, the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and the Gardens at the Palace of Versailles.
Stephanie Zaletel is the founding artistic director of szalt (dance co.) in Los Angeles. Her work tackles subjects of the feminine experience, body memory (specifically as it pertains to trauma), and dream logic while creating and facilitating highly collaborative, site-sensitive, and socially fluent dance performance and practice. She has presented her own creative work at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, WA, REDCAT, The Hammer Museum, ACE Hotel, Current LA's Public Art Biennial, and was a Finalist in the 2015 McCallum Theater Choreography Competition. Her choreography has also been featured in music videos for recording artists, Jofridur, clipping, and Maxi Wild, in collaboration with directors Samantha Shay and Patrick Kennelly. Zaletel is an educator at AMDA LA, and has led master classes at LMU, Cornish College of the Arts, and Las Vegas Academy. She has also led improvisational movement classes for children with Down Syndrome. She was the 2016 MorYork Gallery Artist in Residence and is an active member of the Pieter Performance Space Council.
"naked." is a dance theatre exploration of the nude body embedded in an art happening. Choreographer Corina Kinnear explores the non-sexualized human form and the perception of nudity through movement, and then, in a scientific discourse with the audience. The evening includes: an art installation by Gina Teichert of San Francisco, a photo series by Babette Delafayette of Seattle, and live music by Los Angeles indie band, Silent Scream.
How many times have you looked at a non-sexualized nude form? My answer is few to none. Living and working in Europe these past three years, for the first time, I experienced communal showers, nude beaches, saunas, and while trying not to be voyeuristic, I became fascinated with my own curiosity in what the human body looks like when it is not skillfully shaped by clothing or posed for viewing in the way that is socially prescribed as “most beautiful.” Nudity in art is nothing new, but the marketing of "what the body should look like" is at a new level of infiltration, and it has become easy to loose track of what bodies actually look like. How do we feel about the nude body? Beautiful, ugly, interesting, confusing. Corina invites you to be a voyeur and explore the multiplicity of your feelings on the naked human body.
Corina Kinnear develops productions as a medium of an artful expression of reality as well as a form of entertainment. By creating a mood that transports the audience they can appreciate details in humanity that sometimes are not recognized, as well as enjoy the emotional expression, physicality, and shape of dance as a medium of art. Previous works include “Nella Ombra” an immersive production in Venice, Italy. “Welcome to Berlin” a contemporary dance opening ceremony. “Lethe” an experimental residency at Tanz Fabrik in Berlin, and “Mvmnt” a dance theatre production presented at MiMoDa in Los Angeles.
Produced for the Odyssey Theatre by Barbara Mueller-Wittmann and Beth Hogan
Lighting Designer Bosco Flanagan
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