Show Box L.A. has launched its pilot program for studio residencies for choreographers, hosted at the Atwater Yoga studio in Atwater Village.
2014 resident artists are: Mecca Vazie Andrews, Gregory Barnett, Nick Duran, Jesse Hewit, Michel Kouakou, Jennie MaryTai Liu, Rosanna Tavarez, Mariana Valencia, Anna Martine Whitehead, and Meg Wolfe.
” … The exchanges are vitamins for rich and progressive contemporary performance communities nationally.
To cite a potent example, Show Box L.A.’s… grassroots efforts have created a powerful hub of experimental practice and dialogue that did not previously exist in the area.“
-Julie Potter, on Culturebot.net
Culturebot.net is a platform for discourse on contemporary dance, theater, live art and visual art performance.
This article is from a series posted as part of the dialogue around the 2013 American Realness Festival in NYC.
The Show Box LA team is thrilled by the news that we’ve been awarded a grant from Foundation for Contemporary Arts towards our presenting programs in the coming year. It’s a great honor to be recognized by FCA for our endeavors here in Los Angeles, and join the list of wonderful organizations that they support.
Thank you FCA! And thank you to our dynamic community of artists, friends, family, and supporters!
“Foundation for Contemporary Arts is thrilled to support these worthy arts organizations, who provide crucial services and presenting platforms to artists across the country,” said Stacy Stark, Executive Director of Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Founded and guided by artists, FCA’s mission is to encourage, sponsor and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups and organizations. For forty-nine years, FCA has provided grants to hundreds of artists and arts organizations enabling significant opportunities for creative exploration and development, and in fact predated the creation of government agencies such as the NEA.
itch Dance Journal has a new website!
Now and future lovers of itch, We are delighted to announce that we have a new website. The talented and whimsical Tanya Rubbak, itch Dance Journal’s design guru, has been hard at work. Check it out!
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from LA and beyond: insert your thoughts, your body, your voice.
Love from the itch team:
Arianne Hoffmann, Taisha Paggett, Tanya Rubbak, Meg Wolfe, and Sara Wolf
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Annenberg Foundation supports Show Box L.A.!
We are thrilled to share the news that we have received a grant from Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio (a program of The Annenberg Foundation) in recognition of Show Box LA’s inspiring work and practice in the arts. By funding the intangibles that precede creativity, support is offered to catalyze an artist’s practice.
Receiving this funding is a generous show of support for the work we’ve done so far, and great encouragement for what we focus on next.
itch #14: The Brakes. The Breaks
features writing/visuals from Taisha Paggett, Mikal Czech, Hana van der Kolk, LuQ, Julie Tolentino, Olive Mckeon, Rosie Trump, Sue Roginski, Christy Funsch, Vanessa Dewolf, Julie Mayo, Stephanie Skura, Diamondback Annie, Marcela Fuentes, M. Fielder, Alison d’Amato, J. Dellecave, D. Sherwood, Kate Mattingly & Macklin Kowal, Stacy Dawson Stearns, Sarah Day, Sara Wolf, Sara Wookey, Maya Maverik, Kevin Gralewski; layout/design by Tanya Rubbak.
2011 year in review: Best in dance
From The Los Angeles Times year in review:
Miguel Gutierrez, a New York based dance and music artist, enjoys being both inventive and profane. His local solo debut in July, at the Alexandria Hotel (co-presented by Show Box LA and Blankenship Ballet), promised to be a step apart, and it was. “Heavens What Have I Done” was slyly subversive, chopping through boundaries between artist and audience and aiming for truths about love. Gutierrez transformed himself into an opera diva with white makeup and bouffant wig. He propelled himself around the Palm Court Ballroom with abandon, a fearless artist.
Read the full article here
If you missed Anatomy Riot #45 (our farewell party after six years of AR), there are pics up on our Facebook page
Check it out, and while you are there, click that LIKE button!
Pictured above: Jose Reynoso.
Anatomy Riot #39
Kate Bergstrom, Megan Daalder, Michelle Shiu-lin Lai, Nails and Hammer Productions,
Jasmine Orpilla/NinjaMamaLickum, Alexandra Shilling, Hana Van Der Kolk & Tomislav Feller
Read the coverage at Another Righteous Transfer:
Here are the links to all the reviews, previews and interviews from Miguel Gutierrez’s visit to L.A.! Enjoy!
Los Angeles Times Culture Monster
Year in Review, Best in Dance 2011
The Miguel Gutierrez Interview, aka: Words on Work, Ghosts, and Sourcing at the Mothership
Interview with Stacy Dawson Stearns on Show Box L.A.
‘Heavens,’ it’s Miguel Gutierrez at the Alexandria Hotel
Los Angeles Times article by Susan Josephs
Miguel Gutierrez, finding a path outside the mainstream
Los Angeles Times Culture Monster blog post by Susan Josephs