LADP PRESENTS: DANCERS CREATE

L.A. Dance Project
2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 2pm

Price:
$10

A showcase of dance works-in-progress from L.A. Dance Project company dancers Daphne Fernberger, Shu Kinouchi and Audery Sides. 

A Q+A with the dancers immediately follows the performance.

Click to learn more about the artists:
Daphne Fernberger
Shu Kinouchi
Audrey Sides

LADP PRESENTS: DANCERS CREATE

LADP PRESENTS: I CARE ABOUT YOUR BODY | A WORKSHOP WITH STEPHANIE ZALETEL

L.A. Dance Project
2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Friday, March 29, 4pm-8pm
Saturday, March 30, 2pm-6pm
Sunday, March 31, 2pm-6pm w/ vocal sound meditation facilitated by Odeya Nini (must attend all 3 sessions to attend on this day)

$250 Full Workshop (Early Bird*)
$200 LADP Friend Membership Level
$100 Single Day (March 29th or 30th only)

*Price will increase to $275 after March 15th!

Please complete the application to begin the registration process.

I CARE ABOUT YOUR BODY is a workshop and a life-style. Just saying the sentence out loud brings a wave of calm, a softening, a more empathetic approach to whatever, or whoever might be in front of you.

ICAYB – the workshop, in practice offers gentle, somatic and creative movement rituals that harmonize and co-regulate our collective nervous systems and awaken our imaginations. The research is rooted in neuroscience and grounded by spiritual bodies, and is developed to be accessible to most moving bodies. I strongly encourage caregivers, nurses, therapists, educators, nannies, as well as anyone who could use some restoration and resonates with the material below to join us in the space.

A Note from the Facilitator
“This offering was dreamed up during a very slow and sweet season of my life – collaborating with my mother in caregiving for my 90 year old grandmother during her final year earth-side. This period of patient care while her conscious mind grew more and more dim taught me so much about the deep importance of trust between bodies as well as the vital practice of self-care, patience, and somatic attunement when in positions of service. 

Care is radical. Care is mandatory.

In this slow learning season of my life , I also had the time and space to read and educate myself at a pace that felt embodied. ICAYB’s ethos is humbly influenced by the teachings of somatic abolitionist Resmaa Menakem, trauma informed physician Gabor Mate, consent educator Mia Schacter, and Buddhist monk Pema Chodron, among many more authors, educators, and activists (full list of resources will be provided to workshop participants) and how their teachings intersected with my own discoveries in a long sweet year of pausing my life as I had known it and taking care of someone’s body.

As a lifelong dance artist, the natural progression of the past several years has led me to expand on these practices in a way that felt like dance. Intention plus movement, community co-regulation, empathy building, and simplicity. I believe dancers harness the embodied intuitive power that will transform the world. Let’s carve some time to nourish and be nourished, repattern harmful narratives or behaviors, and place care in the priority position. Say it with me, I care about your body.”

Stephanie Zaletel Bio
STEPHANIE ZALETEL (they/she) is a choreographer, dance artist, trauma- aware movement facilitator, educator, dream-tender, caregiver, environmentalist, and somatic based mental health advocate based in Los Angeles. 

They create captivating, collaborative, and voyeuristic dance centered works, pairing with musicians, filmmakers, theater and opera companies. In 2015 they founded SZALT, a feminist dance project which brought their performance based offerings to prestigious venues nationally and internationally including Ford Amphitheater, REDCAT, SYD Fest, Kayenta Center for the Arts, and The Harvey Theater at BAM as well as beloved independent communities in Los Angeles such as Pieter Space, The Handbag Factory, Floating Residency, and LAX Festival. 

Stephanie is currently dancing in projects for Rosanna Gamson // World Wide and offering movement direction for multiple operas under Beth Morrison Projects while also building out their independent evening length touring performance project, vagus. As a movement facilitator and educator they work from a place of cultivating empowerment, emphasizing autonomy, and intuition for varying levels, ages, abilities, and backgrounds of mover. They are co-founder of WIP LA with Kate Wallich – an artist-run monthly series that supports dance works in development with residency space, a well attended public showing, and moderated audience discourse.

They have a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from California Institute of the Arts, and a CE Certificate in Somatics and Psychotherapy Practices from Antioch University.

Testimonials
“Most workshops I’ve experienced felt so structured and not in tune with the collective experience of the group and what we needed at any given moment. This is the first workshop that felt really interconnected and empathetic.”

“I woke up in the middle of the night and while trying to fall back asleep I was reminded of the song we learned with Odeya. I repeated it in my head until I fell back asleep, and now I feel so grateful for this new little ritual I was gifted from the workshop to relax my thoughts.”

“This type of work is truly radical and vital for all to fight the (exhausting) effects of capitalism, disconnection from nature and community.”

“This workshop was one of the most interconnected spaces I’ve ever been in. It felt like collective healing. Not just in the room but beyond.”

Statistics
In its first year, I CARE ABOUT YOUR BODY has served over 60 participants ranging in age from 19-50 years old. Participants are dancers, psychologists, visual artists, mothers, physical therapy coaches, musicians, climbers, yoga instructors, body workers, and more.

LADP PRESENTS: I CARE ABOUT YOUR BODY | A WORKSHOP WITH STEPHANIE ZALETEL

LADP PRESENTS: ART IN MOTION | MOVING PARTS + TRIADE

L.A. Dance Project
2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Saturday, March 2, 2024  | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE
RSVP Required

L.A. Dance Project’s downtown Los Angeles studio and performance theater will share a one-day multimedia presentation of Moving Parts and Triade, signature repertory works choreographed by LADP Founder and Artistic Director Benjamin Millepied. Archival video, original costumes, and stage set materials will be shown side-by-side with performance excerpts by company dancers. The live performances are approximately 10 minutes in length and will be performed at 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:00 pm.

Moving Parts premiered on September 22, 2012 at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA. 
Commissioned by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, Los Angeles, CA. Choreography: Benjamin Millepied
Organ recorded by Nico Muhly at Disney Hall September 2012
Costume Design: Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte
Lighting Design: Roderick Murray
Visual Installation: Christopher Wool

Triade premiered on September 19, 2008 at Opéra Garnier, Paris
Commissioned by Opera National de Paris
Choreography : Benjamin Millepied
Composer : Nico Muhly
Costume Design: Benjamin Millepied

LADP PRESENTS: ART IN MOTION | MOVING PARTS + TRIADE

LADP PRESENTS: SUMMATION DANCE + DERION LOMAN

L.A. Dance Project
2245 E Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Thursday, February 1, 2024 | 8:00 pm
Friday, February 2, 2024  | 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 3, 2024 | 8:00 pm

$45 General Admission
$35 LADP Friend Membership Level
$22 Students

As part of LADP Presents, Summation Dance + Derion Loman will perform a three-night run at L.A. Dance Project’s downtown studio and performance theater.

Summation Dance / LA will make their official west coast debut with a new evening length work, On our way home, choreographed by Taryn Vander Hoop, which investigates how capitalism lives in our bodies, from the intrusive thought patterns that consume us to the ways we conform to the systems in place. A multi-generational cast of ten artists takes the audience on a journey through a lifespan and asks us to confront how we care for our mental health, ourselves, and each other in a late-stage capitalistic society.

Derion Loman’s captivating work features five powerful dancers that explore the intimate relationship with garments. Loman takes a closer, soulful look at clothing, the memory of the people that wear it, and the residual energy they hold. This innovative and thought-provoking performance promises to be a touching and heart-forward spectacle of contemporary dance and artistic expression.

About Summation Dance 
Summation Dance Company, founded by Sumi Clements and Taryn Vander Hoop, is a New York City and LA based modern dance company founded in 2011. The company has performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Gibney Dance Theater, Jacob’s Pillow Inside / Out Festival, Judson Memorial Church, Skirball Center, Z-Space and the 92nd Street Y. 

The mission of Summation is to find the beauty in struggle and the humor in the mundane. Our works are powerfully kinetic and emotional explorations of the human experience that demand physicality as we push the limits of the body. The exhaustion and vulnerability of the dancers is often on display as well as small or eccentric gestures to communicate the essence of our ideas. We offer up this work to affect, inspire and enliven.

About Derion Loman
Derion Loman started dancing at the age of 19. He graduated with a B.A. and B.F.A. in Psychology and Dance, respectively, from the University of California Santa Barbara. He began his career in Ballet Hispanico’s Second Company, where he performed at a variety of different events, most notably, in the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. He joined Pilobolus Dance Theatre from 2013-2017. In his time with Pilobolus, he performed works created in collaboration with artists such as: Sidi Larbi, Avshalom Poluk and Imbal Pinto, OKGO, Javier De Frutos, and Penn and Teller. He later went on to tour with Diavolo Architecture in motion, where he was a finalist on America’s Got Talent with the company. Derion is also known for being a Divisional Finalist on NBC’s World of Dance Season 3, and the 2019 Emmy Awards. He has created work for Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Google, 2Point4 Dance company and many more. He recently won the Pacific Northwest Ballet Film Festival. His latest work set on Pilobolus Dance Theatre premiered at the American Dance Festival and the Joyce Theatre. Derion finds himself to be drawn to projects centered around connectivity, collaboration, and human moments. .

About TwoPoint4 Dance Theatre 
At TwoPoint4 Dance Theatre, our mission is to harness the power of dance and physical theater as a means to inspire, educate, and entertain our community through connection and curiosity. We are dedicated to pushing past the traditions of artistic expression through innovative and evocative works that not only engage and challenge our talented dancers but also captivate and enrich our diverse audience.

Through our performances, dynamic classes, and impactful outreach programs, we are driven to cultivate a deeper appreciation and comprehension of the art of dance, recognizing its profound significance in our culture and society. We firmly uphold the values of excellence, inclusivity, connection, and curiosity, and we are unwavering in our commitment to fostering a warm, inclusive, and supportive environment for all members of the TwoPoint4 Dance Theatre community.

LADP PRESENTS: SUMMATION DANCE + DERION LOMAN

LADP PRESENTS: UNSTILL LIFE

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 | 8:00 pm 

After a sold-out European tour, choreographer Benjamin Millepied returns to the stage for the US premiere of Unstill Life at the renowned Walt Disney Concert Hall. Accompanied by French pianist Alexandre Tharaud performing classics including Bach, Beethoven, Rameau, and more 

Unstill Life is supported by Van Cleef & Arpels Fund for L.A. Dance Project.

LADP PRESENTS: UNSTILL LIFE