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passing through the bars and over



passing through the bars and over is a dance film that uses fences to explore questions around privacy, private property, privilege, displacement, and belonging.


Devised & Directed by: Gwyneth Shanks 

Cinematography: Mobolaji Olaoniye

Movement generated and performed by: Loren Fenton, Ali Kheradyar, Zena Bibler, and devika v. wickremesinghe

Steady camera operation: Robert Arnold and Nick Mullercine

First assistant: Daniel “Ash” Asmelash

Edited by: Alex Germanotta and Mobolaji Olaoniye

On view at: Materials & Applications, Los Angeles, CA


Photo:  Mobolaji Olaoniye




“evereachmore is a choreographed action that attempts to enact new economies of resistance and new sensations of time, space and togetherness.”


Choreography & Director: taisha paggett

Performed by: WXPT

Venues: Bowtie Project, Los Angeles, CA


Photos: Ashley Hunt

A Beautiful Game



A dance-theater exploration of World Cup soccer.


Choreographer: Sarah Leddy

Sound: Tom Moose

Venues: Electric Lodge; Venice, CA and REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA


Photos: Steve Burr

The Favorites: I-IV



“An investigation of score as vehicle for dismantling existing choreographies, staging imperfect copies, and paying homage.”


Choreographer: Alison D’Amato

Venues: Hammer Museum and Pieter Performance Space; Los Angeles, CA


Photos: Emilio Oliveira

The show must go on



A dissection of performance mechanisms and expectations through pop songs.


Conception & Direction: Jerome Bel

Venue: Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA; Los Angeles, CA




A time-lapse dance of wedding and funeral rituals.


Choreographer: Carson Efird

Music: Joe Westerlund

Venues: UCLA; White Wave, Brooklyn, NY


I am come for you



“A movement-based departure from Edward Albee’s play The Sandbox, which wrestles with familial obligation and mourns the death of a patriarch.”


Choreographer: Carson Efird

Music: Joe Westerlund

Venues: UCLA; White Wave, Brooklyn, NY


 Photos: Olivia Hemaratanatorn

Pretend You’re At the Beach



A dance-theater interpretation of Edward Albee’s play, The Sandbox.


Choreographer/Director: Carson Efird

Venue: UCLA


Photos: Olivia Hemaratanatorn