CalArts Spring Dance Concert

CalArts Spring Dance Concert

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Off Campus


Thursday, April 29: 8 pm PT
Friday, April 30: 8 pm PT

Following the success of the livestreamed CalArts Winter Dance Concert, CalArts Dance commissions new work that expands the digital platform. Through live performance, experiments with technology, and the choreographers' distinct, strong, and very different, points of view, we explore where dance is right now and where it's going. This year’s concert will feature new works from five renowned choreographers performed (both live and pre-recorded) by CalArts Dance students around the world: Germany, Peru, South Korea, Taiwan, and all across the US.

The program includes:

De par le temps (As time goes on)
choreographed by Olivier Tarpaga

De par le temps is a virtual dance theatre performance created by Tarpaga, assisted by Esther Baker-Tarpaga, in collaboration with the cast. The choreographic vocabulary will derive from improvisation and hybrid movement transformation, and storytelling. Through the music of Le Trio Joubran—an oudtrio playing traditional Palestinan music—the dancers will explore their living spaces and surrounding nature.

As Yet Untitled
choreographed by Rosie Herrera

The themes of this work revolve around the idea of the divine feminine. Using the lens of glamour as a source for magic and a celebration of the feminine, this piece aims to be a radical rejection of the dreadful lethargy of the virtual world. The dancers/collaborators will be making altars in their spaces and use fabulous costumes and props of their own construction.

Sketching Anew
choreographed by Peter Chu

Visualizing how internal flow guides bodies through expressive and emotional constructs while empowering a state of wonder. A doodle best illustrates new hope, new possibilities, and ultimately recognizes new life. Will you allow for a new sketch to begin? This work will mix both live and pre-recorded content

As Yet Untitled
choreographed by Reshaun Mitchell + Silas Riener

Mitchell and Riener create portals through space-time and make a new language which only they will know.  The Dance is the language, a tool, a weapon, a wheel, a shovel, a spindle, a spile, a pencil, a file, a dumpster, a dial, a hole in the ground where we plant seeds of hope and desire. Featuring music by Charmaine Lee.