Mission Statement

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We create connections and community through dance, storytelling, theatre and music.

  • Through our performances and community programming, we make dance compelling, fun, thought-provoking, and accessible.
  • We tell stories that matter.
  • We support professional artists and a vibrant dance community in Los Angeles.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

“I believe in wit, playfulness, intense physicality, and theatricality. I like to twist up ideas and images, and allow seemingly unrelated elements to give one another new dimensions.

I work with a diverse range of subjects and music, and like to create strong, memorable imagery. Inspiration for movement ranges from contemporary techniques, dance theatre, Kathak, West-African, salsa, tango, capoeira, and contact improvisation, as well as everyday observations and gestures.

I especially like surreal imagery, captivating moments, momentum, spirals, floorwork, character development, and interesting parntering.

I’ve been inspired by working as a choreographer, dancer and teacher in the growing dance scene in Los Angeles. My work in London and experience in European dance theatre allows me to bring a new edge to contemporary dance in Los Angeles.”

Laura Karlin, Artistic Director