L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) presents their Spring Repertory Concert THEN. NOW. ONWARD! April 4-7, 2013 on Thursday - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm at the Diavolo Dance Space in the Brewery in downtown L.A., located at 616 Moulton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031. The concert features new work by L.A. choreographers Arianne MacBean, Lindsey Lollie, and Artistic Director, Kate Hutter. The performance will also feature live performance of original music by composers Peter Gonzales and Austin Wintory. Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. More info and tickets: onward.brownpaperticket.com
"100 Times is Not Enough" choreographed by Arianne MacBean is a dance-theater work about the arduous difficulties and fleeting moments of grace inherent in the creative process featuring text written by Arianne and solo performances by LACDC Artistic Director, Kate Hutter.
In "In the Dust", choreographed by Lindsey Lollie, the dancers create an atmosphere that is constantly building and disintegrating with an impulse to move forward. When the initial feeling of something is lost, other pathways present themselves to lead to something new and stir a change in direction. Energy is often manipulated and dispersed, but will eventually find a way to synch back up again. In this work, Lindsey continues an ongoing collaboration with musician Peter Gonzales, in which the music and movement come together to create a unique voice for the dancers and the environment in which they coexist.
"Prite Oef Stringh" choreographed by Kate Hutter is inspired by the 100th anniversary of The Rite of Spring with original music by award-winning composer, Austin Wintory. Together they draw on the themes of the original rite and focus on the sacrifice of the individual to the group mentality - turning the idiosyncratic melodies and off-beat rhythms of the score into a wall of sound overpowered by a monstrous, mechanical beat.
Kate will also perform a duet titled "Unravel" with guest artist, Charlie Hodges of L.A. Dance Project. Kate and Charlie are life-long friends and dance partners, and this will be the first piece they have created together since 2003.
The L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) is a non-profit repertory dance company that offers Los Angeles professional and innovative dance experiences throughout the year. LACDC performs a diverse repertoire of modern, ballet and jazz influenced works reflective of L.A.'s vibrant culture. By affording choreographers and dancers the opportunity to create concert length work in an experimental and collaborative environment, LACDC strives to foster the development of new forms in the contemporary dance genre relevant to today's audiences. Lean more about our programming and opportunities to connect with the company at www.LADanceCo.org.
Kate Hutter is co-founder and Artistic Director of the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company. Kate is an alumnus of the Walnut Hill School and a graduate of the University of Southern California with a BFA in Theatrical Design, and a MFA in Dance / Choreography from Purchase College, SUNY. Kate has won awards from the USC School of Theatre for Outstanding Choreography 2001-2004 as well as the Stanley Musgrove Award and the James and Nony Doolittle Award for her unique contributions in the theatre, and received the MFA award for excellence in her program at SUNY. Kate's work has also been nominated for two Lester Horton Awards for "Best Small Ensemble." Kate continues to create new works for the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, choreograph for Theater Productions, commercials and university concerts, and teach at the Brockus Project Space in downtown L.A.
Arianne MacBean is a choreographer, writer and educator. MacBean has received numerous Cultural Arts Grants from the City of Los Angeles to produce the Dance Moving Forward Festival and was an Artist-in-Residence with the city of Los Angeles twice. In addition, she was awarded a grant from the California Council for the Humanities, the DURFEE Residency Award and the Clifton Webb Award. Recently, she was awarded the year-long CHIME Mentorship Grant, produced by the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company in San Francisco. MacBean has taught at CalArts, Scripps College and Los Angeles Valley Community College. She has been a featured presenter at the National Dance Education Organization Conferences in cities across the country. MacBean holds a B.A. in Dance from UCLA, and is a graduate from California Institute of the Arts with a double Masters of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Critical Writing. She is currently the Director of the Dance Program at Oakwood School in North Hollywood.
Shari Barrett, a Los Angeles native, has been active in the theater world since the age of six - acting, singing, and dancing her way across the boards all over town. After teaching in local secondary schools, working in marketing for several studios, writing, directing, producing, and performing in productions for several non-profit theaters, Shari now dedicates her time and focuses her skills as an independent publicist to "get the word out" about smaller theaters throughout the Los Angeles area. As a founding member of the LA Stage Alliance Leadership Council Task Force, she and reps from theaters throughout the city work together to articulate a vision for the theatre community of Greater Los Angeles. Shari has received recognition from the City of Los Angeles for her dedication of heart and hand to the needs of friends, neighbors and fellow members of society for her devotion of service to the people of Los Angeles. Shari is honored to serve her hometown as a contributor to Broadway World. |