Ate9 will expose moments from a new creation by Danielle Agami [Invisible Cities, Sally meets Stu]. With her dancers, Agami will open a Q&A session as the heart of the event.
Experiencing the beginning stages of a new creation is a unique experience. By exposing her work and dancers at the inception of a larger work, Agami with her dancers, offers an intimate and rare meeting point. Encouraging conversation and interaction between the artists and audience removes the barrier and creates a safe and open space for dialogue, understanding, and growth on both sides.
Danielle Agami was born in Israel in 1984. She danced in the Batsheva Dance Company from 2002-2010 where she also served as artistic director of Batsheva Dancers Create and as the company’s rehearsal director. In 2009 she received the Yair Shapira Prize for Excellence in Dance and in 2011 was made Senior Manager of Gaga U.S.A. In the past two years, Agami has created original work at various universities in the U.S. and was commissioned to create a new work for the BatSheva Ensemble. Danielle continues to travel as an ambassador of Gaga and Ohad Naharin, and function as Artistic Director of Ate9. She recently premiered a new work for Northwest Dance Project and the Industry Opera and L.A. Dance Project, Invisible Cities in October 2013.
Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY was formed June 2012 in Seattle, Washington and planted roots in Los Angeles, California in January 2013. The company premiered its first evening length work Sally meets Stu, in Seattle and has since performed in Vancouver, B.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. In addition to creating work for the stage, bringing the fragility of live images into everyday spaces is a facet of Agami’s artistic vision expressed in “Sheila,” a site-specific work. In 2013 Ate9 was an artist in residence at The Mimoda Studios//LA and Loyola Marymount University. These residencies facilitated the creation of TacTics, Ate9’s dancEducation program- aiming to bring students closer to dance. After celebrating its first year, Ate9 is enthusiastic about its future in Los Angeles as a new contemporary voice.
Friday + Saturday, January 24 + 25 @ 8:00pm
$20 general admission / $15 members, students, seniors