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

 

LAURA GORENSTEIN MILLER is the founder, v choreographer and Artistic Director of Helios Dance Theater, a Los Angeles-based contemporary dance company.She has a BFA in chroeography from CalArts where she was selected to attend the Laban Center in London for an intensive study in Choreographic theory. Miller has premiered her work at venues such as The Joyce Theater and Lincoln Center in New York, The Royal Opera House in London, UCLA’s Royce Hall , The Theatre at The Ace Hotel, The Getty Center, USC’s Bovard auditorium, The Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre in Southampton, Bermuda and Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica, to name a few. Her work has been set on ABT, ABT 2, The Milwaukee Ballet, Bodytraffic and CalArts. Miller’s commercial credits include the choreography for the dance scenes in the Oscar nominated film Puss In Boots,the animated films Madagascar 3 and  The Guradians of Childhood,an episode of Parenthood for their final season. Ms. Miller mixed reality dance project, Heroes, premiered  to critical acclaim at Sundance this year.


www.heliosdancetheater.org

http://heliosdancetheater.org/minor-obsessions-video-project/


HELIOS DANCE THEATER

Performing GALA Thursday 5/11

Class NO Class


Blue13 Dance Company

Performing GALA Thursday 5/11

Class 5/21 2:30-3:45

Audition 3:45-4:00

Founded in 2014 by Christopher Bordenave, Sabrina Johnson, Nia-Amina Minor, and Jeffrey Ware, No)one. Art House creates stimulating and approachable movement-based artistic experiences in locations throughout Los Angeles. We are dedicated to creating opportunities for artistic collaboration, building audiences for the arts, and providing learning opportunities for young dancers.


Website: www.noonearthouse.org

Social Media: @no_one.arthouse  #noonearthouse

Video:    https://vimeo.com/200515725

Gala May 11th Thursday Performing Companies

Heidi Duckler Dance Theater

No) one. Art House

Invertigo Dance Theatre

Blue13 Dance Company

HELIOS DANCE THEATER

Party Music by Nora Germain


No) one. Art House    

   Performing Gala Thursday 5/11

   Class 4/29 11:30-12:45

Blue13 Dance Company is a contemporary Indian dance theatre ensemble based in Los Angeles, with a mission to connect diverse audiences through the power of live, aesthetically and culturally daring dance.  Since 1999, Blue13 has performed in the U.S. and abroad in it’s highly energetic and theatrical modern dance style that is inspired by the classical and cultural art forms of the Indian subcontinent.  A first-generation South Asian American, Blue13’s Artistic director, Achinta S. McDaniel pulls precision, humor, and deep emotion from her ensemble to create work as rebellious and unconventional as its architect.  Storytelling through dance is central to the company, as is a continual exploration of technique with its very diverse cast of dancers, and collaboration with international composers and artists. The work is moody and charged, and may range in one piece from a joyous, quintessentially “Bollywood” high to a dark and brooding low- a group of 10 satirizing Indian cinema, to a rhythmic footwork assault performed by 2 dancers with bell-clad ankles.   Blue13 presents the audience with an intelligent experience of performance that turns the cultural stereotype of Indian dance on its head. 

The ensemble has toured internationally, including 2008’s “Fez-Queen of Cities,” with engagements at Royce Hall Los Angeles, Symphony Space New York, in Rabat, Morocco’s Mohammed V Theatre, and at UNESCO in Paris. Blue13 has been presented by University of North Carolina Wilmington, by the Tahoe Arts Project by Cal Poly Arts San Luis Obispo, and in residency at Arts For Schools in Nevada and California.  Blue13 has performed at Taal Festival in Cleveland, Ohio and the Northern Alberta Children’s Festival in Canada. Blue13 was also commissioned in 2014, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation, to create a site-specific piece at Grand Park Los Angeles, creating a weeklong interactive residency that culminated in a pubic performance of a new work exploring the cross-generational effects of the India-Pakistan partition.  Most recently, Blue13 performed in a two-month residency at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

Director McDaniel and the ensemble have worked with renowned artists and celebrities including Zooey Deschanel, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Timbaland, Anupam Kher, Sunny Leone, Lauren Gottlieb, with director, Todd Haynes, and with legendary songstress, Kavita Krishnamurthy.  Blue13 has also worked on international feature films and commercials, and on programs and specials on FOX, MTV, CBS, NBC, Buzzfeed, WE, Sony TV, Reuters, Associated Press, and on PBS.

Outreach and education are woven deeply into the company’s mission.  McDaniel is on the faculty at USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.  Blue13 offers direct participation in the creative expression of dance through “flash mobs,” public interactive dance events, residencies, classes and workshops internationally. To translate dance into lasting societal contributions is in Blue13’s very DNA, as is the desire to empower and unite people, and to spread joy and understanding through its work. 

 The company has performed in Paris, Morocco, New York, Lake Tahoe, San Luis Obispo, Alberta- Canada,  Cleveland, Las Vegas, North Carolina, Phoenix


www.blue13dance.com

www.facebook.com/blue13dance 

Invertigo Dance Theatre creates connections and community through dance theatre programming that is compelling, fun, thought-provoking and accessible.  Invertigo was founded in 2007 by Artistic Director, Laura Karlin.  Invertigo blends dance, theatre and original music to tell stories from different perspectives, and to promote artistic and physical empowerment.  Invertigo has performed original evening-length and shorter works across Los Angeles, including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Grand Park, the Alex Theatre and the Broad Stage.  The company's work is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the California Arts Council, LA County Arts Commission and the Annerberg Alchemy Leadership Program.

In addition to Invertigo’s performances, our Dancing Through Parkinson’s program provides donation-based classes to people living with degenerative conditions in 7 locations across LA county, and our Invert/ED education program emphasizes empowerment through the creative process for students who might not otherwise have access to dance.


www.invertigodance.org
www.facebook.com/invertigodance
Instagram: @invertigodance



Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre

(HDDT) creates innovative dance experiences in non-traditional places and provides learning opportunities in diverse neighborhoods, inviting audiences and artists to engage with one another and connect with their communities in ways they have never experienced.

Since founding the company in 1985, Artistic/Executive Director Heidi Duckler has choreographed more than 300 original dance works at unique sites in Brisbane; Dusseldorf; Moscow; Hong Kong; Havana; Montreal; San Francisco; New York; Miami; Atlanta; Las Vegas; Portland, OR; Seattle; and throughout Southern California.  Dubbed "the reigning queen of site-specific performance," by the LA Times, Duckler secured commissions from Grand Performances, REDCAT, the Autry Museum of the American West in association with the Trust for Historic Preservation, Brookfield Properties, and Occidental and Reed Colleges, among others.

In 2005, the National Endowment for the Arts recognized Duckler with an American Masterpieces Award to tour her signature work, "Laundromatinee." In 2013, the LA Women's Theatre Festival presented Duckler with its Maverick Award and LA Weekly named HDDT the best site-specific dance company in LA.  In 2015, Duckler presented a TEDx talk at UCLA. The Dance Resource Center honored Duckler with a Lester Horton award in 2016, and in 2017, the City of Culver City selected HDDT to program the Culver City Centennial with site-specific performances throughout the year.

 all photos by Mae Koo

 www.heididuckler.org

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/lBA4e4VwUwo


 Invertigo Dance Theatre

  Performing  Gala Thursday 5/11

  Class


 Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre

 Performing Gala Thursday 5/11- outside

 Class NO class