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EMILY BARASCH / LEVI GONZALEZ – until it becomes dancing
November 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:15 pm PST$15.00 – $20.00
A split bill featuring choreographers Emily Barasch and Levi Gonzalez.
Part performance lecture, part pop concert, pop embodied archives of history, Emily Barasch‘s Hysterical Realness uses the body as a site of exploration to subvert the historical construction and medical legitimization of hysteria.
Levi Gonzalez presents four interrelated solos each performed by a different dance artist. Tailored to each performers’ individuality, the solos will consist of a series of instructions, physical states and audience interactions and engagements that will be navigated live in performance. The work continues Levi’s deep interest in engaging the body as a vehicle for exploring queer and celebratory sensibilities around sensuality, intimacy and vulnerability.
Emily Barasch is a choreographer, performer, and writer. Using the body as the site of research and exploration, Emily looks at the resistive potentiality of mobilizing hysteria and a political and aesthetic performance strategy. Currently, an MFA candidate in World Arts and Culture/Dance at UCLA, Emily has spent time learning, researching, and dancing in Israel/Palestine, New Orleans, South Africa. Germany, Stockholm, Cuba, and California. As part of the Postgraduate-Research-Studies Residency (PReS) Emily spent a year in Kassel, Germany invested in her research from 2017-2018. Her work has been presented at the American College Dance Association, in New York at Green Space, Eden’s Expressway, BAX, And Triskelion Arts, at the Stockholm Fringe Festival, and in Kassel, Germany
Levi Gonzalez is a native Angeleno dance artist who was based in New York City from 1998-2016, and recently returned to LA to earn his MFA in Dance at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. He collaborates regularly with luciana achugar, and has performed with Donna Uchizono Company, John Jasperse Company, Juliette Mapp, ChameckiLerner, Daria Faïn, and Michael Laub’s Remote Control Productions among others. He was a founding editor of Critical Correspondence, an online publication of Movement Research, where he also served as Director of Artist Programs from 2012-2016. His work has been recognized by New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, and various other foundations, presenters and residency programs in the US and abroad.