This weekend is ABLAZE with dance events of incredible prowess, and it ain't even MFA concert season yet! Here is a quick heads up on a true BLOWOUT COMB show that you may not have heard about:
HIGHWAYS PERFORMANCE SPACE, March 4 - 5, 8:30 PM $20
A Story at 120 Miles Per Second
Time and Space Series: Marrabenta Solos
Kouakou givin it all he's got.
Vic Marks of WAC at UCLA has been very busy bringing us some intense and fabulous artists from the experimental dance Afro-Europa scene. Last month students had a 10 day deluge of Gregory Maqoma and this week Michael Kouakou and Panaibra Canda tear up some dance floor Central African stylee. While the LA Times and the LAist are both hyping the BOOTLEG DANCE FESTIVAL, I think you should build some time in your schedule to check this show out. Order tickets now on the website or by calling 310-315-1459, seats are likely scarce. BLOWOUT COMB!
BOOTLEG DANCE FESTIVAL is going to be ridonculous. Seriously, this show has the makings of an edited volume for cultural studies in the year 2065. Curated by Heidi Duckler and Bootleg Big Girl Alicia Adams, the festival serves up a variety usually seen in music at SXSW. The LA experimental dance scene is starting to evolve into a nice size tree with a few well-established boughs. Righteous.
Friday, March 4 "The Men": Arianne Hoffmann, Keith Glassman, Carmella Hermann
Saturday, March 5, Post Natyam Collective, Antics Performance
Sunday, March 6: Jamie Benson, WIFE
$18 each show or $40 for festival pass. Tough call between night one and two if you are having to choose...
and now for some not so nice weirdness, or things that make me go, ah, wtf?!
Heidi Duckler's Collage Dance Theater presents A Gallerina’s Guide to an Exhibitionist
March 4 & 5, 2011
Laurel Hardware Space, 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
How is it possible that te curator of the Bootleg Dance Festival also has a show the same weekend? I know not. I do know that Heidi Duckler is a badass and her dancers just about fearless, so my goodness, you have a tough choice to make this weekend! Duckler has made a name for herself inverting spaces by inserting dance tableaux and figures. Yet another bough of this tree called LA experimental dance.
General Admission: $30; Students (w/ proof of ID): $20
Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 9:00 pm (SOLD OUT)
Spirited refreshments served at 6:30 pm and 10:00 pm
Perfomance duration: 60 minutes