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4 HEADED DANCE IV
May 4, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm$15 - $20
curated by KEITH GLASSMAN
featuring new work By: KEITH GLASSMAN, BRADLEY MICHAUD, LICIA PEREA, and ANNA B. SCOTT
Exploring off-center, high velocity movement and abandon, the African diaspora, sensual Spanish dancing and down-home centenarians, 4 Headed Dance spans the globe in its 4th incarnation. The shared program of new work by distinctive local dance makers is fueled by Bradley Michaud/Method Contemporary Dance’s artists/athletes, Anna B. Scott’s ensemble of consummate thinking movers, Licia Parea’s steamy cubist/Picasso-esque flamenco and Keith Glassman’s elegant home-grown portraiture. The evening will rattle your bones and shake the muscles in your brain. Come prepared to be moved!
Set to a recording of the 2011 Gospel hit, “Spiritual,” performers d. Sabela Grimes , Jahanna Blunt and Amy Shimson Santos roll out the stage for Anna B. Scott’s newest creation of the same title. Critically acclaimed Mr. Michaud unfurls “Treize,” the 13th dance work he’s choreographed for his company. Performed by Chelsea Asman, Nicole Cox and Jessica Harper, the piece unleashes a no-frills, matter-of-fact, in-your-face dancing aesthetic that may knock off your socks. Award winning dance maker Licia Perea expands on her modernist solo, “La Guitarra,” and brings it up to date with poetry by renown Spaniard, Federico Garcia Lorca. And finally, curator/co-producer Glassman will uncover the effervescent septuagenarian Klyda Mahoney in “Portrait of a Three Hundred Year Old Woman.” Accompanied by LA poet Pat Payne’s “How To Find Darkness in the New World,” and a live saxophone score, this piece , like the others, pulls at both the head and heart and will leave the audience with much to think about and many images to remember.
Friday + Saturday, May 3 + 4 @ 8:30pm
$20 general admission / $15 members, students, seniors
Anna Beatrice Scott was born in 1969 in Iowa City, Iowa and performs afrofuturist conjurations with dance, digital devices and text on stage, in blogs, books and through strategic marketing plans. Trained in traditional, collaborative performance from the African Diaspora, Scott is always looking to join the Arkestra. She has been fortunate to collaborate with Pat Payne, Ulysses Jenkins, Sheron Wray, Meg Wolfe, Najité, Brian Getnik, and Ritsu Katsumata on an array of performance work. Her work is archived at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She has presented her solo work in traditional and non-traditional spaces around the country including the REDCAT, MIT, Express Yourself Festival in Chicago’s Grant Park, Bayview Opera House in San Francisco, and streets around Los Angeles. As a dancer, she has performed for Alassane Kane, Augusto Omolu, Isuara Oliveira, Malonga Casquelorde. She is the artistic director of VISCERA Performance Instigation Troupe. They perform ‘high tech’ street theater installations, having launched the inaugural performance in the Los Angeles World Airports’ and Public Art division of the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Ephemeral Art Program with ‘Bout To Get On. VISCERA occasionally appears around the city, most recently at The Last Bookstore as PATCH. Please visit http://kineme.blogspot.com for information on their work.
Choreographer, curater and 4 Headed Dance co-producer Keith Glassman grew up playing basketball in Philadelphia, started dancing in San Diego, spent a dozen years in New York and has been showing work across LA since 2000. A Lester Horton awardee and the 2011 Choreographer in Residence at the Annenberg Community Beach House, Keith’s work has been supported by local and national organizations and private philanthropies. He toured Mavericks, his 2001 inquiry into what makes surfers get wet to five coastal California communities, explored cultural lineage in Far From Home (2009) and has been working with inter-generational and mixed ability casts since 2006. Since 2007, Keith has been presenting dances in neighborhood coffeehouses and almost annually at Highways (since 2003). After his Santa Monica Beach House residency, Keith rekindled his interest in site-specific performance and was part of last summer’s “Scene From Above,” a project produced on a rooftop adjacent to LAX. As a dancer, Keith performed in the companies of Ken Rinker, Bebe Miller, Catlin Cobb and Sharon Kinney and has studied with Bessie Schonberg before earning his MFA from UC Irvine. http://www.keithglassman.org
Bradley Michaud is the founder, director and choreographer for Los Angeles-based method contemporary dance company. A graduate of UCLA and former member of Rock Theatre and the highly acclaimed TONGUE, his work has been presented both nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of two Lester Horton Awards for choreography, a prestigious CHIME grant and has performed at leading venues in LA, San Francisco, Mexico and Canada. As a dance educator, Bradley teaches his unique mix of ashtanga yoga and contemporary movement in colleges and studios and sets his work on other dance companies hungry for a full throttle experience. http://www.methoddance.com
Licia Perea is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico and is of Spanish, Mexican and Native American descent. She holds an M.A. from the University of New Mexico in choreography and performance and her work has toured nationally and internationally. She has been awarded two Choreographer’s Fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, was on the WESTAF Touring Roster and received a City of Los Angeles Performing Arts Fellowship (COLA) in 2001. Ms. Perea has choreographed and performed in musicals, operas, music videos, commercials and film and has worked extensively with music, visual and dramatic artists in many improvisational performance settings. She taught at UNM for 8 years, was part of the New Mexico Artists in Residence Program and currently teaches the Authentic Pilates Method here in LA. She is also an active member of the Latina Dance Project. http://www.liciaperea.com