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JUNE 23, 8PM
JULY 14, 8PM
Karinne Keithley Syers
Melanie Rios Glaser
AUGUST 18, 8PM
Anna Martine Whitehead
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Prumsodun Ok is guided by love. He works to positively transform our world through his practice as an artist, teacher, writer, curator, storyteller and organizer. His interdisciplinary performances contemplate Rene Daumals expression of the avant-garde in antiquity, mining the tradition of Cambodian classical dance to explore the intersection of contemporary social issues with new possibilities for performance. Prum has presented his original works at venues such as REDCAT, Highways, KUNST-STOFF arts/fest, and Pieter among others. His writings have been published by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA), Salon.com, In Dance Magazine and featured by the California Dance Network. Among many honors, Prum is a TED Fellow, Master Artist in ACTA's Apprenticeship Program, an Association of Performing Arts Presenters Artist Fellow, and was a mentee to Oguri through the Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange Grant. Currently, he is Associate Artistic Director of Khmer Arts. His projects in progress include: an innovative book titled Ream Eyso and Moni Mekhala, a clothing line inspired by Cambodian classical dance regalia, as well as SALA Center for Art and Culture, a center that would provide a platform for traditional performing artists to inspire young people, nurture healthy communities, and redefine the landscape of art and culture.
Shayna Keller is a Los Angeles based choreographer, performer and arts administrator. She has been performing and making dances for as long as she can remember, drawing upon experiences with improvisation, post-modern/release technique, contact improvisation, yoga, Authentic Movement and traditional forms from Ghana, Java, Israel and Europe. Since earning her BA in Choreography and Performance from Wesleyan University, she has had the pleasure of collaborating with sound artists and filmmakers to create work for the outdoors, the stage and the screen. Her work has been presented in venues such as Movement Research at the Judson Church (New York), Counterpulse (San Francisco), Joshua Tree National Parks Indian Cove Amphitheatre (29 Palms), Anatomy Riot (Los Angeles), Highway 62 Art Tours (Joshua Tree) and Wesleyan Universitys Center for the Arts.
Born on Friday April 13, 1984, JLTMcK has appeared on a couple dimensions but cant seem to break the 5thone. A multi hyphenate, who holds all hyphens at an arms distance. Born in Kansas his education took him to Minnesota, India and ultimately California where he has been for the past 8 years. His movement prerogative comes from exploring history as a dialogue and expresses a desire to create contemporaries of the future. His movement curriculum vitae includes works by Ryan Heffington, Nina McNeely, Mecca Vazie Andrews, and Marina Abramovic.
Amanda Furches is a performer, choreographer and amateur gardener born and raised in the fields of North Carolina. Since moving to LA from Minneapolis she's been shifting her dance perspective to ebb and flow with the plates that keep shifting under her feet. What grounds her is to grow, roll through and plant in soil. Her work has been presented at the Cunningham Studio, 21 Grand, Bryant Lake Bowl, Patricks Cabaret, and Pieter PASD She's performed works by Larry Kiegwin, Janine Durning, John Jaspers, Morgan Thorson, Hijack, and Rae Shao Lan Blum. She's choreographed for music videos by SpringSummer, Bobby Evans, Robert Schwartzman, Music go Music, Foster the people, and Bob Dylan. She has a BFA in Contemporary dance and Choreography from NC School of the Arts.
Brian Getnick is a performance artist and sculptor living in Los Angeles. In 2004, he received his MFA in Fiber and Material Studies at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2008 he was nominated for the fourth annual performance prize in Trento Italy through the Galleria Civica. Since then he has performed in contexts ranging from queer night clubs to Red Cat; the Roy and Edna Disney Hall showcase for performance art. Dedicated to his city and to enabling the work of fellow Angeleno performance artists, he has recently he has launched Native Strategies, a Los Angeles focused performance art journal and showcase.
*KARINNE KEITHLEY SYERS*
Karinne Keithley Syers is an interdisciplinary artist working in performance, print, and audio-video. Her last show, Montgomery Park, or Opulence, won a 2011 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production, and was seen in various stages at Incubator Arts Project, Mt. Tremper Arts, and Here, and was written in residence that MacDowell Colony. Her most recent project Linda, a novella and song cycle, was serialized last fall on hilobrow.com. Her next show, a performance variation of her dissertation in English (currently being written), will be presented by The Chocolate Factory in Fall 2013. In the past she has collaborated as a performer, sound designer, composer, and video artist, with Sara Smith, David Neumann, Young Jean Lee, Sibyl Kempson, JOYCE CHO, Chris Yon, and she is currently collaborating with Melanie Rios-Glaser and making new investigations into vegetable consciousness at Pieter with James Kidd. She is the founding editor of 53rd State Press, which publishes four titles a year of new performance writing. A/V treasure at fancystitchmachine.org.
Keith Johnson received his MFA in dance with an emphasis in choreography from the University of Utah in 1991, where he also received the Dee R. Winterton Award for Excellence in Dance. Keith has danced in the Ririe/Woodbury Dance Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Creach/Koester and Doug Varone and Dancers. Keith has also performed with Spencer/Colton (former Tharp Dancers) in Boston and Janis Brenner in California. In 1998, Keith formed Keith Johnson/Dancers, which has received favorable reviews from the Los Angeles Times and is the recipient of two Lester Horton Awards for Outstanding Choreography and Small Group Ensemble. Keith continues to perform, most recently with Colleen Thomas Dance, Nancy Bannon, Bill Young/Colleen Thomas and Dancers, and Victoria Marks. Keith received the Choo San Goh Award in 2002 for emerging choreographers and has had support from the Dance/USA Foundation.
*MELANIE RIOS GLASER*
Melanie Ros Glaser, Guatemalan choreographer, serves as the Artistic Director for The Wooden Floor. She received her BFA from the Juilliard School in 1994, was named a Kennedy Center Fellow in 1998, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Europe from 2003-2004. She has danced for Sally Silvers and Dancers, Odile Duboc, Ivan Favier amongst others. Her choreographic, improvisational and performance art work has been supported by the NEA and performed at the Montpellier Dance Festival in France, the Sao Paolo Art Biennial and in places around Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, France, Colombia, Philadelphia, New York and in August at the NOW Festival at REDCAT. Melanie enjoys volunteering as a consultant for other nonprofits on issues of nonprofit management, governance, fundraising, and programming.
Alison D'Amato is a researcher, choreographer, and performer based in Los Angeles for the past two years. She's currently working on a PhD in UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance that focuses on scoring and notational practices. In Los Angeles, her collaborative work with Emily Beattie (Fleshmitten, The Race) has been presented by Pieter and Anatomy Riot, and her dance film the temperaments was screened at the Kristi Engle Gallery. Alison's writing on performance can be found in Choreographic Practices, itch, and Native Strategies.
Victoria Marks, an Alpert Award winner and Guggenheim Fellow, has been practicing knowing and unknowing, making dances for stage and film, over the past 27 years.
*ANNA MARTINE WHITEHEAD*
Through performance, video, public practices, and creative non-fiction, Anna Martine Whitehead's work investigates bodies and their relationship to expressive culture, memory, desire, and violence. She has presented work at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SOMArts, CounterPULSE, and public thoroughfares in San Francisco; the Betty Pease Studio Theater in Ann Arbor; LA Contemporary Exhibits (LACE); Division of Human Resources New York; and galleri bob in Gothenburg, Sweden. She has collaborated with teams on projects led by Jefferson Pinder (Juke, 2007), Violeta Luna and Guillermo Gomez-Pena (Corpo/Ilicito, 2009), and Jesse Hewit (Tell Them That You Saw Me, 2010), the National Park Service and San Francisco County Sheriffs Department (Hamlet, 2010). Most recently, she worked with team to curate and produce This Is What I Want in San Francisco and is currently collaborating with UK artists Action Hero during their residence at CounterPULSE.
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