Body Weather Laboratory presents Flower of the Season 2012: Ecdysis, a solo dance series happening later this month at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA.
Now in its seventh year, Flower of the Season continues to be a platform for emerging Los Angeles dancers who have been training with Body Weather Laboratory.
This year, Rosemary Candelario, Eric Losoya, Joyce Lu and Kim Nakakura will present solo dances that were inspired by the themes of opening, release and transformation, otherwise known as “Ecdysis.”
Dancer/choreographer Oguri began Body Weather Laboratory (BWL) in Los Angeles in 1991. In 1997, Oguri and his partner Roxanne Steinberg were invited to make BWL a resident project of the Electric Lodge in Venice. Here, performing artists train twice weekly, exploring and breaking preconceived ideas of physical expression and investigating the boundaries of the body and the body’s relationship to space.
The Flower of the Season program supports visiting artists from abroad, the collaboration between local and foreign dancers, and showcases the talents of our local community, as well.
The dancers in this year’s Flower of the Season: Ecdysis program have all studied with Oguri and Steinberg over the past six to ten years. They have all been invited annually to offer solo dances that explore and express their current challenges, obsessions, understandings and questions about how their bodies move in the present moment. By challenging themselves to find new ways of expression, they create an evening of innovative dance that invites the body of the community to also transcend and transform.
1416 Electric Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
Friday & Saturday, July 27 & 28 at 8pm
Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 3pm
FREE to the public (cheap!)
Call the Hotline for more information: 310.823.0710