A lot of my work deals with trying to figure out my space between history and what I want to say. Taking so-called balletic steps and modern steps and trying to have them talk to each other. My dances are about who’s in the room with me and it’s about the people I’m with. So, I come here with ideas, with the steps, with different experiments that I want to try, but it’s always going to be about the people in the room. — Pam Tanowitz*
L.A. Dance Project presents a repertory program of SUMMER DANCES, an occasion to revisit some favorites or catch up on what you may have missed.
The element of chance in the structure of Madeline Hollander’s 5 LIVE CALIBRATIONS ensures a unique sequence of steps and movements with every performance. Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber’s QUARTET FOR FIVE—a recent addition to the troupe’s repertoire—makes a welcome return to LADP’s stage. And any opportunity to see Pam Tanowitz’s EVERYONE KEEPS ME should be taken.
See link and info below.
L.A. DANCE PROJECT — SUMMER DANCES
EVERYONE KEEPS ME, choreographed by Pam Tanowitz
5 LIVE CALIBRATIONS, choreographed by Madeline Hollander
QUARTET FOR FIVE, choreographed by Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 22–24, at 8 pm
Saturday, June 24, at 2 pm
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 29, 30, and July 1, at 8 pm
L.A. Dance Project
2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles
*Pam Tanowitz, interview, Royal Opera House, October 4, 2019.
L.A. Dance Project, from top:
Madeline Hollander, 5 Live Calibrations, photograph by Benjamin Millepied, courtesy and © the artists.
Pam Tanowitz, Everyone Keeps Me (with, standing from left, Peter Mazurowski, Oliver Greene-Cramer, and Lorrin Brubaker), image courtesy and © L.A. Dance Project.
Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber, Quartet for Five (with, from left, Payton Johnson, Brubaker, Courtney Conovan, Jeremy Coachman, and David Adrian Freeland, Jr.), photograph by Aymeric Guilluy-Eyraud, courtesy and © the photographer and L.A. Dance Project.