A Resource for Performing Artists, Scholars and Audiences.
Time: October 11, 2017 at 8pm to October 14, 2017 at 10:30pm
Location: Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Street: 1345 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://performancepractice.la…
Event Country: usa
Organized By: Los Angeles Performance Practice
Latest Activity: Sep 11, 2017
“Milka Djordjevich and musician Chris Peck have successfully created a rich, multi-faceted collaboration . . . a highly considered equilibrium.”—Brooklyn Rail
Questioning contemporary dance’s predisposition towards neutrality, authenticity and the de-sexualization of the female body, ANTHEM embraces theatricality, virtuosity and sass.
The work weaves together existing and imagined vernacular dance styles to explore labor, play, and feminine-posturing. Four women execute a repetitive yet complex movement vocabulary that evolves as they rotate hypnotically within the confines of a square. Over time, the meditative rigor of their steps dissolves into a tangle of commotion, blurring the distinction between the mundane and the glamorous. Choreographer Milka Djordjevich works with long-time collaborators Chris Peck, whose music both supports and subverts the rhythmic contrasts of the choreography, and Madeline Best, whose lighting design emphasizes the psychedelic visual character of the piece.
ANTHEM is commissioned by the Chocolate Factory Theater and Los Angeles Performance Practice. The work premieres in Los Angeles as part of the LAX Festival, with performances in New York City at the Chocolate Factory Theater in Spring 2018.
Wednesday, Oct 11, 8:00pm
Thursday, Oct 12, 8:00pm
Friday, Oct 13, 9:00pm
Saturday, Oct 14, 9:00pm
Presented as a part of the 2017 Los Angeles Exchange [LAX] Festival