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Moss Theater Showcase

Tuesday August 27 8pm -11:00pm
Moss Theater at New Roads School - 3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica 90404

OPEN TO WAA CONFERENCE ATTENDEES AND GENERAL PUBLIC!

Produced by Invertigo Dance Theatre (booth 269) and Louise Reichlin/ LA Choreographers & Dancers (booth 534).

Gourmet food truck + cocktails/wine open at 7pm (FREE to WAA Conference attendees only)
Shuttles every 10 minutes between Hyatt & venue (beginning at 7pm)

 

 

8:00 Viver Brasil - info
8:17 Lux Aeterna Dance Company - info
8:34 Louise Reichlin/LA Choreographers & Dancers - info
8:51 Lula Washington Dance Theatre - info
9:08 Invertigo Dance Theatre - info
9:30 Luminario Ballet - info
9:47 Antics - info
10:04 RhetOracle Dance Company - info
10:21 Blue13 Dance Company - info
10:38 Versa-Style Dance Company - info

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Los Angeles Ballet Studio Showcase

Wednesday August 28 8pm-12:00am
Los Angeles Ballet Center - 11755 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles 90064

OPEN TO WAA CONFERENCE ATTENDEES AND SPECIAL INVITES ONLY

L.A. Ballet showcase Produced by Clairobscur Dance Company in conjunction with L.A. Ballet.

Gourmet food truck + cocktails/wine open at 7:15pm
Shuttles every 10 minutes between Hyatt & venue (beginning at 7:15pm)

 

 

8:00  L.A. Contemporary Dance Company - info
8:20 Regina Klenjoski Dance Company - info
8:38 Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY - info
8:53 Clairobscur Dance Company - info
9:12 BODYTRAFFIC - info
9:32 method contemporary dance - info
9:48 Invertigo Dance Theatre - info
10:08 SuarezDanceTheater/Christine Suarez - info
10:28 Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers - info
10:48 PTERO Dance Theatre - info
11:05 Antics - info
11:25 Versa-Style Dance Company - info
11:45 pony box dance theatre - info

Open to WAA Conference attendees and special invitees only
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PERFORMING COMPANIES

Antics Performance is a hip hop dance/theater company based in Los Angeles under the artistic direction of Amy “Catfox” Campion.  Antics Performance creates multi-media urban dance performances that incorporate breakdancing, krumping, popping, Capoeira, DJ’s, spoken word, theater, and film into hand-clapping, foot-stomping performances.  Antics Performance is committed to innovating the realm of hip hop dance/theater as well as participating in community outreach through residencies, workshops, and lecture/demonstrations.  “On stages, the vision for ancient myths has been owned for decades by the ferocious Martha Graham…  Campion seized a piece of that sacred territory with the debut of ‘Illuminated Manuscript,’”  -Jean Lenihan, LA Times

Antics

WAA Booth #329 Cadence Arts Network

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Website: www.anticsperformance.com
Contact: Amy Campion
Phone: (213) 784-1007
Email: Catfox@AnticsPerformance.com

Performing at the Moss Theater on Aug. 27 @ 9:47: Illuminated Manuscript: a hip hop dance theater interpretation of the Epic of Gilgamesh

Performing at the Los Angeles Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 11:05: Illuminated Manuscript: a hip hop dance theater interpretation of the Epic of Gilgamesh

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Ate-9 dANCE cOMPANY planted roots in Los Angeles after a successful residency in Seattle. The company of 13 posses a virtuosic magnetism that ignites a deeper connection between audiences and performers. Each dancer’s unique voice fuels Agami’s artistic process, inspiring work with explosive finesse and quiet allure. The juxtaposition of text and movement, that is commonly found is Agami’s work, creates a unique human quality that relates to a broad audience.

Ate-9 dANCE cOMPANYWAA Booth #269
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Website: http://ate9dancecompany.com
Contact: Genna Moroni
Phone: (310) 924-0009
Email: ate9.moroni@gmail.com

Performing at the LA Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 8:38pm: Sally meets Stu (excerpts) - two sections; the first a luscious quintet wherein five women intermix, creating a viscous amoeba and the second an amped-up compilation of solos and duets showcasing the extreme dynamic range of the dancers.

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Blue13 Dance Company is a contemporary Indian dance theatre ensemble based in Los Angeles.  Artistic Director Achinta S. McDaniel reinvents the cinematic Bollywood concept for the concert stage to present the audience with an intelligent experience of performance that turns the cultural stereotype of Indian dance on its head.  Storytelling through contemporary dance is central to Blue13, as is community outreach and education.

Blue 13 Dance Company

WAA Booth Pentacle Booth #229

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Website: www.blue13dance.com
Contact: Anna Nuse, Pentacle Artist Representative and Dorothy Mackendrick, Blue13 Managing Director
Phone: Anna Nuse: (212)278-8111 x 308 ; Nancy Hytone-Leb: (310)876-2513
Email: annan@pentacle.org and admin@blue13dancecom

Performing at the Moss Theater on Aug. 27 @ 10:21: FIRE & POWDER Inspired by Romeo & Juliet and West Side Story, cultures and dance styles clash in this timeless love story told through Contemporary Indian, Bollywood, Hip-Hop, and Modern dance, featuring live drumming and a rousing modern Indian soundtrack.

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BODYTRAFFIC Only 5 years old, BODYTRAFFIC is wowing audiences with their dynamic theatricality and fresh vitality. Amid a flurry of critical acclaim, including being named "25 to Watch" in 2013 by Dance Magazine and "the company of the future" by the Joyce Theater Foundation, this contemporary repertory company is commissioning today's most distinctive choreographers. Their diverse repertory includes works by Kyle Abraham, Sidra Bell, Stijn Celis, Zoe|Juniper, Barak Marshall, Andrea Miller, Richard Siegal, and Guy Weizman & Roni Haver. Upcoming commissions include works by Hofesh Shechter and Victor Quijada.

BODYTRAFFIC

WAA Booth #269

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Website: www.BODYTRAFFIC.com
Contact: Tina Berkett, Co-Artistic Director
Phone: (646) 221 7811
Email: tina@bodytraffic.com

Performing at the LA Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 9:12: (Excerpt) And at midnight, the green bride floated through the village square... by Barak Marshall is a fast-paced, intricately gestural, dance theater work that tells a morality tale of how jealousy doomed a family to a life filled with rage, unhappiness, loneliness and attempted seduction.  (Excerpt) o2Joy by Bessie Award winner Richard Siegal
 - This exuberant quintet, set to the music of jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Glenn Miller, and Oscar Peterson, is ballet based, peppered with syncopated hip-hop, and drenched in light-hearted humor.

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Clairobscur Dance Company is the instrument upon which Laurie Sefton crafts her dense and detailed choreography. Her work is grounded in versatile athletic prowess, yet topical and timely. Marked by a high ratio of movement to time, her dances are created where the body is used as a canvas, medium and inspiration. "… a tour-de-force not to be missed… "The choreography was innovative, compelling and accessible..." - Setting the Dancer Free Within

Clairobscur Dance CompanyWAA Booth #269

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Website: www.clairobscurdance.org
Contact: Laurie Sefton
Phone: (310) 488-2251
Email: laurie@clairobscurdance.org

Performing at LA Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 8:53pm: Obviam Somes-Diagnosis- issues of privacy and security in our medical life and Bully- an emotional journey into a critical topic with intense and driving original music.

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Invertigo Dance Theatre produces dance theatre that tells compelling stories through powerfully kinetic movement, whimsical theatricality and original music. Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Laura Karlin, Invertigo has been called "engaging" by the LA Times and "one of the top trend-setting companies in LA" by Dance Spirit Magazine.  Through programs for children and individuals with Parkinson’s disease, we seek to make the joy of dance accessible to a wide audience.

Invertigo Dance TheatreWAA Booth #269

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Website: www.invertigodance.org
Contact: Laura Karlin
Phone: (424) 229-2141
Email: laura@invertigodance.org

Performing at the Moss Theater on Aug. 27 @ 9:08:  After It Happened - dance theatre piece set in the aftermath of a natural disaster, "a compelling story with interesting, athletic movement, original music and a bit of comic relief"
Performing at the LA Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 9:48: Descent of the Docent - quirky, funny, intellectually engaging and poignant piece about how we understand art.

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LA Contemporary Dance Co. (LACDC) is in its 8th season as Los Angeles’s resident contemporary dance company. We present relevant dance experiences for the community by providing local dancers, choreographers and artists a stomping ground to craft the future of dance in L.A. and beyond. We take pride in the eclectic and vibrant nature of this city, which is reflected in our dancers and the dynamic spirit of our work.

LA Contemporary Dance Co.WAA Booth #269

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Website: www.ladanceco.org
Contact: Kate Hutter
Phone: (213) 304-2189
Email: kate@lacontemporarydance.org

Performing at LA Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 8:00pm: Gods and Marionettes is a unique fusion of dance, music and theatre. Based on the great myths of Greek tragedy, the production is inspired by the collaborators’ research into the primitive ingredients of tragic theatre: text, movement and song

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Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers has created works reviewed as "wildly theatrical & fun" and "wonderfully spirited with a zest for life". Acclaimed for both family and pure dance/theatre programming, since 1979 this acclaimed artist has mastered the storytelling concepts of movement like no other. TAP DANCE WIDOWS CLUB            "Spectacular, moving, uplifting!" THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ            "Wonderfully playful approach..."

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & DancersWAA Booth #534

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Website: www.LAChoreographersAndDancers.org
Contact: Louise Reichlin
Phone: (213) 385-1171
Email: louisehr@LAChoreographersAndDancers.org

Performing at the Moss Theater on Aug. 27 @ 8:34: Tap-Dance Widows Club from the "Baggage Project" brings together multiple dance forms in a unique multimedia piece using the power of Dance and is an inside story from 30's Hollywood to now.

Performing at LA Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 10:28: The Patchwork Girl of Oz Reichlin has enchanted audiences in 6 states with her narrated work adapted from the book by L. Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz and the magical fable has colorful costumes, a multimedia set, and spectacular modern dance to make this a dazzling journey into the Land of Oz – one that will captivate the imaginations of both young and old.

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Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) has toured successfully to Russia (32 cities); China (12 cities); and to Brazil, Kosovo, Mexico, Germany, and Canada. This year, Lula Washington toured to Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and California. LWDT celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2014-15 with new projects and retrospectives. Outreach and education are core to Lula’s work. Lula choreographed Avatar and The Little Mermaid movie.

Lula

WAA Booth #227

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Website: http://www.lulawashington.org/
Contact: Erwin Washington, Executive Director
Phone: 323-292-5852
Email: Erwin.lwdt@gmail.com

Performing at the Moss Theater on Aug. 27 @ 8:51: an excerpt from Lula Washington’s newly completed Terrence Blanchard Project/Random Thoughts; and an excerpt from Love Is… by Christopher Huggins, a former Alvin Ailey Dancer and a former member of Lula Washington Dance Theatre.

". . . an intimate, lyrical pas de deux danced by Micah Moch and Khilea Douglass, embodied the pure joy of discovery and developing trust. Douglass' breathtaking leap into Moch's arms, and her holding him aloft, are two indelible images from a beautiful work of art." -- By Susan L. Pena, Reading Eagle Correspondent.

"A love-lust duet from Christopher Huggins’ 2010 ballet 'Love Is...' to which Micah Moch and Khilea Douglass brought realistic heat and thrilling abandon.” – Laura Blieberg, LA Times

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Luminario Ballet is a Los Angeles based professional repertory company founded in 2009 by Judith FLEX Helle, performing contemporary and neo-classical ballet en pointe, classic modern dance revivals, and is at the forefront of aerial ballet, incorporating technically risky and exciting movement into new works a terre and en l'aire. Luminario Ballet opened the 10th annual Miami dance Festival in April 2013 to standing ovations and rave reviews.

Luminario BalletWAA Booth #269

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Website: http://www.luminarioballet.org/
Contact: Judith FLEX Helle
Phone: (323) 428-6255
Email: luminarioballet@yahoo.com

Performing at the Moss Theater on Aug. 27 @ 9:30pm: If the Walls Could Scream excerpted, Choreographed by Jamal Story for Luminario Ballet.

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Lux Aeterna Dance Company founded in 2006, is an interdisciplinary dance, circus, and physical theater company. Lux has developed an eclectic and powerful movement vocabulary through the fusion of various forms, including: ballet, modern, capoeira, gymnastics, circus and aerial arts, body-to-body adagio partnering, and of course, breaking (or breakdancing/b-boying). Lux Aeterna's method obliterates the pre-established boundaries that separate the various movement styles it encompasses and instead explores movement with total freedom and relentless attack.

Lux Aeterna

WAA Booth #269

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Website: www.luxaeternadance.com
Contact: Jacob "Kujo" Lyons
Phone: 818-749-0805
Email: krazykujo@gmail.com

Performing at the Moss Theater on Aug. 27 @ 8:17: Human Flotation Device: shows 2 dancers trying to develop a piece, behaving like two quarreling siblings or schoolyard rivals engaged in a good-natured tumble for attention. In the process of showing off crowd-pleasing, acrobatic breakdance poses and pop-lock sequences, they play with the humor and tension of being knocked off balance by one another.

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method contemporary dance is a 3-time Lester Horton award winning, Los Angeles based dance company. Described by the Los Angeles Times as sustaining "perfect unions at the outer limits of physical control" through the "mastery of a virtuoso style," Artistic Director Bradley Michaud and his six member company relish the off-center state, live in a high-speed world, and disregard the moment of recovery, preferring instead the moment of sheer abandon.

method contemporary danceWAA Booth #269

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Website: www.methoddance.com
Contact: Bradley Michaud
Phone: 310-435-2901
Email: bradley@methoddance.com

Performing at LA Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 9:32pm: Cedar a dance for 3 women about that time when I didn't know how close we came until after I was already safe.

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pony box dance theatre One day our 6-year-old daughter’s friend created a drawing that is now our logo.  When questioned about what she drew, she replied, “A pony box.  You put everything in it.”  The term “pony box” became a catchall phrase that means any and everything.

art + music + theatre + film + dance = pony box dance theatre

pony box dance company

WAA Booth #269

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Website: http://www.ponyboxdance.org/
Contact: Jamie Carbetta Hammond
Phone: (562) 256-0198
Email: ponyboxdt@yahoo.com

Performing at LA Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 11:45: Excerpt of with(in) - A benevolent spirit helps a bird fly in the face of evil and away from it. Excerpt of the collective - 4 men confront issues of conformity and individuality.

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PTERO Dance Theatre, hailed as “life affirming”, “breathtaking,” with “brilliant dances (which) brought the evening to a new level of dance performance and design,” continues to create unique and surprising ways to communicate the collective unconscious of humanity and positive social commentary though dance performance. Led by Artistic Director, Paula Present combines innovative images and ideas, dance activism, mythology, poetry, and theater to create meaningful and arresting dances.

PTERO Dance TheatreWAA Booth #269

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Website: http://www.pterodance.org
Contact: Paula Present
Phone: (213) 509-4822
Email: ptero@pterodance.org

Performing at LA Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 10:48pm: Where the Body Ends A dance inspired by the sculpture of August Rodin.

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Regina Klenjoski Dance Company has been captivating Los Angeles audiences since 1999 with their inventive choreography, fierce athleticism and poetic storytelling. Under the artistic direction of Regina Klenjoski, the company of eight dancers along with an impressive roster of collaborating artists, create socially, politically, and emotionally charged contemporary dance theater.

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company

WAA Booth #269

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Website: www.rkdc.org
Contact: Regina Klenjoski
Phone: (310) 292-7024
Email: regina@rkdc.org

Performing at LA Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 8:20: The edgy and dynamic Emoticons boldly explores how technology impacts human connections.

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RhetOracle Dance Company is an award-winning troupe founded in 2006 with a mission to bridge the concert and commercial dance worlds through combining the aesthetic and appeal of contemporary movement with the artistic approach and process of classic dance. RhetOracle strives to create compelling work that, besides being entertaining, also creates an active dialogue with its audiences through a cohesive blend of dance and theater.

Rhetoracle

WAA Booth #269

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Website: http://www.rhetoracle.com/
Contact: Nate Hodges
Phone: (562) 270-4RDC
Email: rhetoracle.danceco@gmail.com

Performing at the Moss Theater on Aug. 27 @ 10:04: The Kingdom of the Shades - Act 3 from RhetOracle's full-length ballet La Bayadere finds the lead, Sam, driven by grief over the death of his lover, in a drug-induced nightmare, tormented by the spurned ghosts of dead women.

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SuarezDanceTheater examines the unexpected – creating dance-theater in unexpected places with unexpected people about unexpected subjects. Since it’s inception in 1998 by Christine Suarez, SuarezDanceTheater has produced eleven evening-length dance-theater works, numerous site-specific and community events, dances for the theater and film, along with partnering with 20+ school sites all over the U.S. Work has been seen at P.S. 122 (New York City), REDCAT (Los Angeles) and The Kanuti Theater (Tallinn, Estonia).

SuarezDanceTheaterWAA Booth #269

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Website: http://www.suarezdance.org
Contact: Christine Suarez
Phone: (917) 848-4362
Email: suarezdance@gmail.com

Performing at LA Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 10:08pm: MOTHER. An Absurdly poetic dance theater work that speaks with a joyfully impolite voice about contemporary motherhood.

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Versa-Style Dance Company is a dance ensemble that consists of young, committed and conscientious artists representing the diversity and beautiful complexity of Los Angeles. We create highly energetic work that fuses Hip-Hop and Afro-Latin dance styles that are culturally significant to our community. Hip-Hop breaks color lines by creating a forum where people come together for a common passion rather than grouping themselves by race or socio-economic backgrounds.

Versa-Style Dance CompanyWAA Booth #269

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Website: http://www.versastyledance.com
Contact: Harry Weston
Phone: (831) 419-0427
Email: hrrywstn2@gmail.com

Performing at the Moss Theater on Aug. 27 @ 10:38pm and at LA Ballet Center on Aug. 28 @ 11:25pm: Legacy A tribute to the roots and origins of Hip-Hop dance, and Traffic a high-energy Versa-Style classic that uses House dance and the theme of cars symbolized by chairs, to investigate the journey of our lives.

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Viver Brasil is deeply rooted in the African heritage of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, and embodies the beautiful and mythic stories of Afro-Brazilian culture. A full percussion-based ensemble with vibrant costuming highlights the company’s onstage jubilance, echoing the Directors’ vision of honoring Brazil’s African legacy through contemporary dance theater. Viver Brasil reflects the vitality of its global home in Los Angeles and the artistic excellence and diversity of its company members.

Viver Brasil

WAA Booth #269

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Website: www.viverbrasil.com
Contact: Linda Yudin, Artistic Director or Beto Gonzalez, Managing Director
Phone: 323-804-1466; 213-458-6053
Email: info@viverbrasil.com

Performing at the Moss Theater on Aug. 27 @ 8:00 Mothers and Sons Nanã (goddess of the marshes), the primordial mother gives birth late in life to her sons Omolu (god of health and sickness) and Oxumarê (god of transformation and continuity). Omolu, twisted and covered in smallpox is pitied, rejected by Nanã and is given to Iemanjá, mother of all the Orixá. Oxumarê, in the form of a serpent and a rainbow, flees from Nanã to become the cosmic connection between the celestial world and the earthly world. Para Xaxá Inspired by the beauty and simplicity of the social dances, xaxado and forró of Northeastern Brazil, that are currently the rage on the dance floor in social halls and clubs. Viver Brasil adds a grand dose of humor and speed, celebrating the zany personalities dancing the night away!

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