Why this topic ? because I Love dance in LA and there is so much great work that is not seen.
Race/Class/Gender Project – a conversation in dance
Looking at dance through the lens of those not in power
Deep dive into the intersection of how these factors intersect looking to create solutions and provide access
Discussion Panels / Shows / Movement Class / Artist Interviews
This special project is supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood.
Produced by Brockus as a special project of LA Dance Festival
Online -on demand
both interviews and artist reels
see Artist Lis page for more info ( look under the "more tag"
On Demand running noon Thrus - midnight Sunday on vimeo
Link will be added soon - shows run Thurs-Sun
Language of identity – power and pressure of words. What are things that are real for your “identity groups” that “others “might not know
Meeting ID: 813 7576 5755 Passcode: 193552
Effects of Race/Class/Gender on the art that is made and seen
Meeting ID: 869 5088 2707. Passcode: 42661
Cultural assumptions and self-editing to fit into the “pop / dominate culture” mold
Meeting ID: 833 4435 7577. Passcode: 159480
Bonds and Strengths: Common shared values and ideas / differences between cultural expressions
Meeting ID: 873 9438 3659. Passcode: 357931
You see money on a stage.
"Restricted Access and Absolute Tenacity"
A discussion focused on roadblocks and accessibility issues and how artists have forged new paths. The constant creating of windows when the doors are closed.
Meeting ID: 825 7562 4050. Passcode: 507079
Guest speaker on financing the arts -
Certified Financial Coach, Dynasty Maitland
Meeting ID: 820 4208 6061. Passcode: 577197
Gender- a Body in movement
Meeting ID: 830 8692 4849. Passcode: 285132
Women in Dance - guest speaker Sandra Parks ,Executive Director of Women in Dance & Robyn Gardenhire dancer and school director
Meeting ID: 842 2181 2218. Passcode: 077760
LBGTQ+ life in dance. unique views and challenges
Meeting ID: 839 8730 4218. Passcode: 821379
Intersection of Race/Class/Gender and its impact on the art you see
Meeting ID: 818 7963 1305. Passcode: 373923
Looking back at the historical issues of dance in LA - guest speaker Jeff Slayton
Meeting ID: 865 3969 6835. Passcode: 778063
Looking forward educating our youth . guest speakers Tina Banchero , Diana Delcambre ,
"Through the times: Art Makers building legacy over generations"
Looking at how developing artists built off of their mentors and what can be done for the next generation of makers.
Meeting ID: 828 5210 6642. Passcode: 935672
Wrap up "Making leaders, Amplifying voices"
How do communities support specific artists, how do we connect with our communities to make art with impact?
Meeting ID: 856 8983 7623. Passcode: 915249
Hybrid - in person at BPS
( direct pay teacher using venmo- in-person class size limited reserve your sport by paying or email LAdancefestival@gmail.com
online on Zoom (free).
Wed 5:30—6:30 - Seda Abay
Seda Aybay's contemporary master class is focused on quick weight shift, use of momentum, alignment, and strengthening through fusing the control release technique with Horton vocabulary. The class begins with a center warm-up designed from a classical approach to dance through various exercises, to bring the fundamentals back to the body. After a short series of off-centered turns, extensions, and jumps company repertoire is taught at the end with an emphasis on performance quality.
$15 @ Seda-AybayOwens
Meeting ID: 823 6564 5395. Passcode: 004704
Wed 7:30-9:00pm - Hannah Miller
In Hannah’s Contemporary based class you will be guided through movement meditation with roots in Qigong practices from the Wuji Hundun form, breathing exercises, body placement that increases efficiency and decreases injury AND training our senses to be more aware so we can become conscious movers and humans. Let’s move and breathe and love! $10 @hmillardance
Meeting ID: 896 5223 5376. Passcode: 799458
Thurs Charlotte Smith
A contemporary meets classical modern technique class - solidifying our physical structure while expanding our creative capacity and connection through movement and shape.
Meeting ID: 872 0024 3569. Passcode: 872062
Fri 3:00-4:30 - Bernard Brown
"Articulation and Breath"
Fast-paced, energetic and educational, this 90 minute class will challenge students to engage body, mind and spirit, release into embodied knowledge, and begin to explore their own individual performance choices from beginning to end. Focusing on breath, alignment and articulation, this contemporary movement experience will incorporate many influences including Africanist aesthetics, Dunham, and Horton techniques. $10 @bbmoves
Meeting ID: 820 5356 9072. Passcode: 156825
Friday 4:30-6:00 - DaEun Jung
This experimental movement class begins with a breath-led floor warmup that helps body and mind relaxation aided by gravity. Participants will explore methods of managing core energy to produce various scale/intensity/tempo of movements effortlessly by applying the principles of classical Korean dance such as circular energy flow, breathing technique, and foot articulation. Exercises evoke participants’ awareness of one’s body as a vessel of energy circulated through space. Class consists of somatic exercises, step pattern locomotions, and improvisational exploration accompanied by the live drum play. $10 @DaEunJung
Meeting ID: 872 0251 9749. Passcode: 498401
Sat 2:00-3:00 Gabriel Gutierrez
In the MBodied House Movement Class, you are invited to explore your relationship to freedom of body, movement, and improvisation through the lens of House dance. As a first generation, former foster youth and street dance artist, Gabriel has shared his healing movement practices since 2013, rooted in shifting traumas stored within the body. This movement class, open to all level dancers, will focus on introducing house dance technique, the relationship between freedom and movement, creating improvisational cues, and giving a shifting breath to the trauma we carry. Participants are encouraged to bring water, wear closed toed sneakers, and comfortable clothing. $5-15 sliding scale @mofundamental
Meeting ID: 868 3826 6281. Passcode: 014229
3 showcase programs
- all 3 Shows will run Thurs noon-Sun midnight.
Show links will be posted Thrusday 10/7
Special project of LADF
This program is supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood