The Black Speculative Arts Movement - LA
KAOS Network, Leimert Park 9.29.19
"Black 1.3 - Fall Black" explores the themes: Fall into the Blackness|Darkness, Embrace the Darkness, Our Time is Darker, Post-Fall Equinox, The Nights are Longer.
My format of performance aims to give the dancer and their particular body agency in telling a story. Addressing the body of a dancer as it exists off stage and in history. I focused on the approximately equal nature of an equinox relating it to the approximate equality I experience as a black man in the U.S.
Diving into history to source the fabric for a re-stitching of what I've come to see as my life, while calling into the future to imagine the questions that need to be asked to help me arrive there. The piece explores and explains, revolving concepts, imagery, and meaning around themselves to deconstruct the strict notions many bring into the theater, projecting onto our work. The work is also fully captioned and uses light scoring to make dance theater as inclusive as possible for the Deaf community. By addressing my desired spoken word format, I am able to have more dialogue with more people.
AN OLYMPIC CARNIVAL:
SERGIO MENDES & 50 YEARS OF BRASIL ‘66
Olympic fever hits the Bowl as we salute the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. Dance to the scintillating samba/pop rhythms of Grammy® winner Sergio Mendes, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his influential band, Brasil ’66 – an electrifying evening of samba, capoeira, Bloco-Afro drummers and fireworks!
I was fortunate enough to perform with Viver Brasil Summer 2016 at the Hollywood Bowl!!!!!!!! I'd never performed in a venue that large with two full bands and 28 other powerful dancers!! Watch a performance you really wont get elsewhere but BRAZIL and HERE!!!
Dance Resource Center presents:
DRC will be showcasing 9 local LA choreographers and dance companies at Dance All Day as part of DRC's Home Grown series!
Dance Companies to be Featured:
Avocado Dance Theatre
B. Dunn Movement/Dance and Theatre Company
Elle Vie Dance Company
Go To Heaven Dance Company
Sundar Kala Kendra Kendra/Anjani Ambegaokar
Admission is Free! Come out and support the LA dance community!