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.