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TEMRIA DANCE HAUS – Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid
February 21, 2020 @ 8:30 pm PST$15.00 – $20.00
The premiere performance of Temria Airmet’s project-based performance art company, Temria Dance Haus, Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid includes the Los Angeles debut of Airmet’s most recent works, ‘SOS’ and ‘America May Go To Hell.’
‘SOS’ is inspired by the current societal movement of feminism, embracing the benefits and problems that label entices. Airmet uses the creative and performing process as a coping mechanism during this tumultuous Trump-Era encompassed by the #METOO movement. Airmet delivers a vulnerable personal narrative supported by conceptual contemporary dance. ‘SOS’ is meant as an outcry, and an anthem.
‘America May Go To Hell’ is an illustration of the structure of the United States and the systemic affects it has on the human experience. Drawing on activist inspirations of the late 1960s, Airmet explores why issues of racism and equality are as prominent in the political climate today as they were over 50 years ago.
Temria Airmet holds her MFA in Dance from California State University Long Beach (2019) and her BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah (2009). She is the Artistic Director and Creator of Temria Dance Haus, a project-based contemporary dance company based in Los Angeles. She was the Co-Creator and Artistic Director of Myriad Dance Company from 2015-2017. Airmet has performed professionally with Tipsy Point Projects, Brine Arts, Arts of Chaos, Transfusion Hype, and Voodoo Productions. She has taught with Oxnard College, California State University Long Beach, MINDing MOTION, Ballet West, Millennium Dance Complex, the University of Utah’s Tanner Dance, and other studios and companies throughout Utah and California.
Airmet’s work celebrates diversity through politically-charged contemporary dance. As an American woman in today’s media-driven environment she is overtly aware of the United States’ quest for equality in all forms. She sees a country divided by social injustices and is curious as to where the common ground lives. It is within this space that Airmet takes on these complex ideas and turns them into artistic expression. With all her work, she intends to bring clarity to a complicated world and beauty to a disturbing climate. Airmet knows art as a means to better understand the human experience and she does everything she can to support her fellow artists and grow the voice of the dance community in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and the world at large.