produced by Brockus & co-produced in 2017 with Theater Raymond Kabbaz

 

 Kybele Dance Theatre

  Performing Saturday 5/13

  Class 5/21 10:00-11:45

Audition 5/21 11:30-12:45

Backhausdance, formed in 2003 by Jennifer Backhaus, is a powerful and entertaining voice in the dance world. The company’s repertory offers an eclectic and dynamic vocabulary with a wonderful sense of fluidity and strength.

Featuring a diverse body of work that is innovative and artistic, Orange County’s critically acclaimed contemporary dance company is the recipient of numerous awards for achievements in choreography, design and performance, helping propel them to the forefront of Southern California contemporary dance. The repertory includes powerful, athletic dances; emotionally charged dramatic pieces; and whimsical, humorous glimpses at the human experience.

Orange County’s critically acclaimed contemporary dance company has performed extensively nationwide as well as internationally in venues such as the Schimmel Center at Pace University, New York; Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre, British Columbia; Pinedale Performing Arts Center, Wyoming; and Joyce SoHo, New York.

Web: www.backhausdance.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/backhausdance
Twitter: @backhausdance
Instagram: @backhausdance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC9QnB6AsFA&feature=youtu.be
https://vimeo.com/143175673 

- FUSE Dance Company/ Joshua D. Estrada-Romero
FUSE DANCE COMPANY IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WHOSE MISSION IS TO SUPPORT AND FOSTER THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE PERFORMING ARTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH PERFORMANCES, DANCE EDUCATION, AND DANCE COMMUNITY COLLABORATION PROGRAMS.

THE COMPANY WAS ESTABLISHED BY DIRECTOR JOSHUA ROMERO IN FEBRUARY OF 2010. SINCE THEN FUSE HAS PARTICIPATED IN MANY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DANCE FESTIVALS AND EVENTS INCLUDING THE VOX DANCE THEATRE SHOWCASE IN LOS ANGELES, NEBULA'S HHII DANCE FESTIVLS IN SANTA BARBARA, AND TWICE FOR THE PALM DESERT CHOREOGRAPHER DANCE FESTIVAL. FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE YEARS FUSE HAS PERFORMED FOR THE LINEAGE DANCE FESTIVAL IN PASADENA AND THE SOCAL DANCE INVITATIONAL PRODUCED BY NANNETTE BRODIE DANCE COMPANY. FUSE HAS ALSO BEEN PRIVILEGED TO PERFORM OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA BY PARTICIPATING IN THE MEN IN DANCE FESTIVAL IN SEATTLE, WA, THE DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL IN BROOKLYN, NY, THE BOSTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL, AND AT THE BALLET AUSTIN VENTURES THEATRE.

-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQXLwdqiVW8

-www.fusedanceco.com

KYBELE DANCE THEATER
Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey Seda is the Artistic Director/Choreographer of Kybele Dance Theater, a contemporary company which she founded in 2003 in Los Angeles. She has produced and choreographed multiple works that have won her choreography awards and her pieces have toured and been presented in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Fresno, Concord, San Jose, Palm Desert, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, New York and Istanbul, Turkey. With Seda’s choreography, KDT received awards from McCallum Choreography Festival, Front and Main Festival, MAD BAD Festival, Dance Under the Stars Festival, and RAW 2011. KDT is dedicated to building bridges between cultures and genders and creating a global perspective through contemporary dance. The company is comprised of 8 dynamically diverse dancers and 3 apprentices. Seda also impacts young dancers through successful college dance auditions and competitions earning them placement in prestigious programs and companies aswell as earning herself the 2017 Outstanding Choreographer Las Vegas Youth America Grand Prix, 2016 Outstanding Choreographer Los Angeles Youth America Grand Prix and the 2015 Elite Original Choreography Awards. Seda also teaches at Santa Monica College, Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet (both the youth program and open classes) and YNS. Seda’s choreography designs to awaken the audience with accenting forgotten moments of life through fusing contemporary dance with Turkish imagery.


Video Link :https://vimeo.com/191419452
Website:  www.kybeledance.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kybele.dance/

Ania Catherine is an artist and choreographer based in Los Angeles. Her work can be seen in theatres, galleries, festivals, music videos, and various genres of film including fashion, feature, experimental, and dance. She has shown work—spanning film, photography, and performance—at the British Film Institute, Peacock Theatre (London), LA Center for Digital Art, Agora Collective (Berlin), Forum des images (Paris), San Francisco Movement Arts Festival, Triskelion Arts (Brooklyn), International Museum of Women, among others. She holds a master's degree in gender and public policy from the London School of Economics and through her work explores the intersections of performance and her research in gender, sexuality, postcolonial theory, and politics. In addition to her personal practice, she has worked internationally performing, choreographing, speaking, directing, and teaching. 

Cue is a movement and performance experiment created by Ania Catherine.

Web: www.aniacatherine.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aniacatherineofficial
Instagram: @aniacatherine
Twitter: @aniacatherine 

  JazzAntiqua

  Performing Saturday 5/13

  Class 5/6 11:30-12:45


  MashUp Contemporary Dance Company

  Performing Saturday 5/13

  Class 5/21 1:00-2:15


Founded in 1993, JazzAntiqua celebrates the jazz tradition as a vital
thread in the cultural fabric of African American history and heritage,
and a defining element of the American experience, showcasing concert jazz
dance in works premised on the interplay between jazz music and the
movement that springs forth from the stories embedded within the music.
The company has been presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Hollywood
Bowl (Playboy Jazz Festival), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
African American Museum, Ford Amphitheatre, Alex Theatre, Dance Mission
Theatre (San Francisco), The Southern Theatre (Minneapolis), Mesa
Performing Arts Center (Arizona), Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, and
many other venues. Artistic Director/Choreographer Pat Taylor is the
recipient of several awards including a Brody Arts Fund Choreography
Fellowship and grants from Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los
Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Doolittle Foundation and the
Center for Cultural Innovation. She was a finalist in the Dance Under the
Stars Choreography Festival and the Leo’s Choreography Competition (Jazz
Dance World Congress). Taylor teaches and choreographs across the United
States and internationally --- melding her background in Katherine Dunham
and Lester Horton techniques, West African, American vernacular and
classic jazz dance, with her love for jazz, blues and roots music, and the
conversational nature of improvisation, to form her signature style and
approach to movement.


www.jazzantiqua.org


MashUp Contemporary Dance Company is a non profit all female contemporary company that aims to create artistically innovative works and engage diverse communities in the invaluable experience of dance through performances, after school educational programming, and participation with the Los Angeles Dance Community. MashUp strives to inspire its audiences by exploring and creating a unique MashUp aesthetic combining jazz, modern, and hip hop vocabulary with a foundation strongly rooted in ballet. MashUp aims to share the gift of dance and use it to empower young minds and bodies with a special importance placed on motivating girls and women to be strong, confident, and articulate females.
MashUp has performed in cities throughout the US including New York, Washington D.C., Rochester, Charlotte, San Diego, and San Francisco as well as in Toronto, Canada


mashupdance.com facebook.com/mashupdance
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi9aGwdgKnk

Arragant Elbow / Sarah Elgart has been on the forefront of dance and film in Los Angeles as a director, choreographer, and producer for many years. Known most recently for her large scale, site-specific productions, Elgart’s site works engage audiences by transforming and catalyzing bus terminals, airports, museums and more with movement, music, and media, to make magic out of the mundane, and allow viewers to see “old places with new eyes”.  Working under the name Sarah Elgart/Arrogant Elbow, she has done numerous projects including a downtown LA rooftop dance lit entirely by a hovering helicopter with live music by Nels Cline of WILCO, and created new works with commissions from organizations including the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles World Airports, The Getty, BodyTraffic and more. Elgart’s productions have been offered up to audiences at seminal LA sites including The Music Center, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), The Skirball Center, The Bradbury Building, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and LACMA, and Mass MOCA where she once again collaborated with Nels Cline as part of the Solid Sound Festival. 

In addition to her live work, Elgart has choreographed extensively for film, commercials, and television, working with noted directors including JJ Abrams, Catherine Hardwicke, Fredrik Bond, David Lynch and others. Sarah worked for years in various capacities with Dance Camera West Film Festival, where she was pivotal in the production of the AFI and LA premiere of Wim Wender’s Academy Award Nominated film Pina, as well as in introducing live site-specific dance to the organization’s annual dance film festival.

Elgart has worked extensively in communities both teaching and creating dance based and film works, from maximum-security women inmates to children facing critical illness and at risk youth for many years. In the 1990’s she was known for her work with MADRES (Mothers and Daughters Reaching Empowered States) a group of transitional homeless women with whom she collaborated on creating original performance works using gesture and raw movement.  In 1990 she started La Boca Performance Space at the Sunshine Mission Casa de Rosas, one of LA’s oldest shelters, and MADRES works were produced by venues including the Getty, Mark Taper Forum, and the European Culture Capital in Antwerp, Belgium in1992.

A DGA director, Elgart has directed music numbers for The Disney Channel, numerous award winning music videos for recording artists including Mia Doi Todd and Angela Luna, and an Emmy nominated PSA for Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Other film works include the award winning film “Ideologies” (2015) and in 2009, she produced “Put it in a Book”, a short film by director Rodrigo Garcia starring Kerry Washington and Michael Ealy. In addition to her regular film & choreography work, Elgart writes a weekly column called ScreenDance Diaries about the intersections of dance and film for the international on line magazine Cultural Weekly.  She recently completed shooting a short dance film at Bjarke Ingels Group’s VIA 57 West in NYC, winner of the Deutsches Architekturmuseum’s 2016 International Highrise Award (IHA), featuring the fashion of Issey Miyake, and the 8-story sculptural entranceway by Stephen Glassman Studio.

  FUSE Dance Company

  Performing Saturday 5/13

  Class 5/21 11:30-12:45


  Ania Catherine / Cue

  Performing Saturday 5/13

  Class NO Class


 Backhausdance

 Performing 5/13 Saturday

 Class No Class

 Sarah Elgart / Arrogant Elbow

  Performing Saturday 5/13 - outside

  Class  TBA

Group Audition


MAIN STAGE- Performing Saturday

Technical Modern Contemporary

Sarah Elgart / Arrogant Elbow-outside

Backhausdance

Acts of Matter

FUSE Dance Company

JazzAntiqua

Kybele Dance Theatre