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Postponed: PSYCHOPOMP DANCE THEATER – YLEM / Relics: Return to Clay
March 13, 2020 @ 8:30 pm PDT$15.00 – $20.00
To comply with the directive of the California Department of Public Health and mandates from the County of Los Angeles and the City of Santa Monica, this performance has been postponed until MAY 1 + 2. Additional tickets for that performance will become available shorty.
An evening of highly athletic, raw, grounded and visceral dance from Shenandoah Harris’ Psychopomp Dance Theater, mixing modern, contemporary, acrobatic and capoeira styles.
The earliest known microbes, the Ten Kabbalistic Sephirot and 19th century Wendigo Psychosis are all starting points for the collaborative creation of Shenandoah’s new work, YLEM (2020). Danced by seven eclectic and strong artists, YLEM (meaning: the fundamental matter in all things) taps into the nagging feeling of not truly knowing why we are here and ultimately not knowing where our journey will take us.
Psychopomp Dance Theater was founded in 2017 by Shenandoah Harris. The artists in Psychopomp are extremely rigorous and deeply committed to developing strength, athleticism, authentic artistry and honesty in their work. Shenandoah asks her artists to reconnect with the spiritual meaning of what it is to be human and coexist with one another in space. Through this practice of spirituality and rigorous physical training, Psychopomp works to create a universe on stage where the audience can reflect on their own world and perhaps begin to see new possibilities for change and growth.
Shenandoah Harris was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. From a young age she was involved in both Theater and Dance. Upon moving to California she continued to pursue her love of dance training at several studios in Northern California including Alonzo King Lines Ballet. She went on to receive her BFA in Dance from University California, Santa Barbara with second degree in Theater Production and Design. After graduation she worked as a Designer and Technician at several companies in Los Angeles including Mattel Toys, Golden Voice and Universal Studios. Shenandoah also toured professionally as a performer and dance educator with Diavolo Architecture in Motion for two and a half years. In 2017 Shenandoah founded Psychopomp Dance Theater and rigorously continues to develop her practice by blending her love of athleticism, acrobatic strength, virtuosic modern dance and deep spiritual authenticity to create the work you will tonight. www.psychopompdance.org /// instagram: @psychopompdance