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Dec. 4, 2019
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Odyssey Theatre presents the best of contemporary
dance with 4th annual ‘Dance at the Odyssey’ festival
Dance at the Odyssey 2020 — Odyssey Theatre Ensemble celebrates the art of dance with its fourth annual festival, presenting new work from String Theory; Acts of Matter and DANCE AEGIS; JA Collective and Slauson Rec.; L.A. Contemporary Dance Company; and Victoria Marks.
• Friday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. / Saturday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. / Sunday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m.:
World premiere of Landscapes and Layers by L.A.’s genre-bending String Theory explores the intersection of sound and movement through interactive sculptures, dance, sound design and music. Layering sound against the backdrop of contemporary dance, the ensemble creates a highly visual and textural world with an echo of the Old West.
• Friday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. / Saturday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. / Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.:
World premiere of Tethering, the fifth celebration of the founding of Rebecca Lemme’s Acts of Matter and Andrea Knowlton’s DANCE AEGIS. The evening features two full L.A. premieres: Lemme’s I/D is an exploration of the origin story that uses the personal stories of the performers on stage to explore the different ways identity is constructed; Knowlton’s This Land, set to an original score by J.C.Scheid, creates a commentary on two clashing themes — the manifest desire to own and control land, and a simultaneous detachment from its actual care and stewardship.
• Friday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. / Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. / Sunday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.:
World premiere of Wrenz Kaloogy by JA Collective (choreographers Jordan Johnson and Aidan Carberry) uniquely traverses movement styles from contemporary dance and ballet to hip-hop and popping to fight crime and the forces of evil, while the world premiere of Principium by Slauson Rec., choreographed by Scott Felix, Diana Valencia and Dominick Peterson, tells its story through movement and light.
• Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. / Friday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. / Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. / Sunday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m.:
World premiere of PREMIERE: 15 from L.A. Contemporary Dance Company kicks off the company’s 15th season with four world premiere works by Roya Carreras, Alice Klock, Roderick George and WHYTEBERG, each embodying a distinctly different movement vocabulary. This engaging evening of work explores themes of motherhood, identity, growth cycles in the natural world, and the colorful characters and worlds of vintage video games.
• Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. / Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. / Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.:
World premiere of Pastoral by choreographer Victoria Marks in collaboration with visual artist/designer Isla Hansen and composer Daniel Corral re-imagines “the frontier” depicted in dominant 19th- and 20th-century narratives about America. The cast of six performers, who have their own legacies of migration, replace old and frequently told stories with constructed, shared visions and cherished moments of connection.
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