I am in a transitional void. In-between. Not here, not there. I have made it my practice to make space to experience resonances (of other places, of other bodies, of my corporeal history, of my myriad practices), things that resonate with me. I lost my artistic context for now, seemingly, trying to figure out how dance is understood and shared here, what is legible for audiences. The seeming lack of context created a need for “referencing” as a way to connect to those who influenced me deeply in my time in Los Angeles and beyond.
This little series of dances to music was created from a studio practice around the idea of “resonance” and “reference” that I am drawn to ever since my Hothouse Residence at UCLA summer 2011.
Thanks to Neil Greenberg for inciting the constant experiment.
Dance to Music I: the new is the old - This dance owes its existence to Vic Marks (via Hothouse Residence at UCLA) and Meg Wolfe. (music: Philharmonia Orchestra “Three German Dances, Dance Three”)
Dance to Music II: b*tch - This dance owes its existence to John Jasperse and Simone Forti. (music Rick Ross) new link!
Dance to Music III: alignment (tuck your thumbs!) - This dance owes its existence to Tim Golliher and Tehya Baxter. (music: Bagad Kemper)
Dance to Music IV: material for the spine - This dance owes its existence to Steve Paxton and Christine Mauch. (music: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “Ka Pua U’i:)
Dance to Music V: enough already - This dance owes its existence to Matthias Rick. (music: Kid Cudi & Ratatat, “Alive”)
It is with great sadness and unexpected joy that we announce the death of Anatomy Riot, “AR”, 45, of Los Angeles, CA. AR was a wanderer, making her home from bars to ballrooms over the past 6+ years. Hard-working, easygoing, unassuming, and community-minded, AR was loved by many; and is survived by Meg Wolfe, Show Box LA, and 250+ performance children, countless intersections of legitimate and illegitimate body-specific investigations. AR is survived by the spirit of _____. AR is survived by you.
Continuing in our itinerant ways, AR#45 will be happening at a newly-opened warehouse space in Hollywood, at The 6608 space, 6608 Lexington St., LA 90038.
ANATOMY RIOT #45: In Loving Memory/Everything Must Go!
A performance wake.
With performances by:
Linda Austin (Portland)
Gregory Barnett & Kate Gilbert
Stacy Dawson Stearns & Jessica Emmanuel - Exquisite Liberation Corpse
Simone Forti & The Sleeves
d. Sabela grimes
Anna B. Scott
Come celebrate with us!
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
AR #45: ONE NIGHT ONLY! WAREHOUSE CLOSE-OUT!!
Muerte Waterbeds and Blenders! Cash only!
free & abundant street parking!
We are in search of her next incarnation…
AR#45 will be documented by Native Strategies**
ANATOMY RIOT IS A PROJECT OF SHOW BOX LA: www.showboxla.blogspot.com
* 6608 Lexington is The Joan Scheckel Filmmaking Labs: www.joanscheckel.com www.6608lexington.com
** Premiering in January 2012 NATIVE STRATEGIES presents The Next Steps, highlighting dance based performance artists who have taken the next step beyond their personal practice to create a venue or agency for a dance community that would not otherwise exist.
NATIVE STRATEGIES is a network of performance art makers, producers and critical thinkers who seek to invigorate and make globally visible Los Angeles’s performance art community. We are engaged in a 5 YEAR STUDY (2011 2016) of LA performance modalities through the creation of 10 differently themed PERFORMANCE SERIES and 10 uniquely designed JOURNALS, resulting in a book.
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