Pico Block Party and Artisan Marketplace | Campus wide
Sat, June 1, 3-6pm | 18th Street Arts Center
18th Street Arts Center’s fourth major Pico Block Party community festival celebrates local Santa Monica artists and artisans. For the very first time, we will feature our brand-new, one-of-a-kind Artisan Marketplace, which will showcase the handmade goods of Santa Monica artists, artisans, chefs, and craftspersons! There will be art workshops, performances, food trucks, artisan vendors, open studios, exhibitions, and much more!
RSVP link: http://bit.ly/PicoBlockParty
Curious Minds LA, Ausytn Rich & Collaborators, The Earthians | Choreographic Residency Performance
Saturday May 25th 8PM
Produced by LADP @2245
The Choreographic Residency at LADP provides support to artistic projects in their initial stage of development. This one week residency is a sprint all the way. Tonight we meet Curious Minds LA, Austyn Rich & Collaborators and The Earthians at the finish line. Curious Minds LA is an architecture group led by Erin Cuevas and Jana Masset Collatz. They will present a site-specific scenography in the building’s foyer. Austyn Rich is a 2019 USC Kaufman Dance BFA graduate who works with collaborators Pierre Davis (Designer of No Sesso) and composer Cody Perkins. Together, they will produce a collections of costumes. The Earthians, is a company of dancers lead by bi-cultural choreographer DaEun Jung. The Earthians will present the Earthian Folk Dance, which investigates tactics and potency of contemporary folk dance.
Saturday 4/13, 3-4pm
To register click here or call 310-458-2239.
View a performance of DaEun Jung's residency project, the 'Earthian Folk Dance,' at the Santa Monica Pier and contribute your own movement to the development of the EFD movement vocabulary. Earthian Folk Dance is a communal activity created and performed by Earthians (the people who live on this planet, irrespective of nation and culture.) This project arose from DaEun Jung’s ongoing investigation into the principles and methods of Korean folk dance and the potential physical reconciliation between participants of diverse backgrounds. EFD celebrates team spirit and bodily exhilaration, and challenges the tropes of both post-modern choreography and traditional folk dance.
A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join Movement Research Artists-In-Residence and international guests each season in performing at the historic Judson Memorial Church.
DaEun Jung, Benjamin Kimitch, Susannah Simpson, Tatyana Tenenbaum & Collaborators
Show Box LA / We Live in Space Residency Culmination Showing
As DaEun places her solo performance Byoul—an exploration of Korean dance vocabulary structured by the combining system of Korean alphabet, and chance procedure—at WLIS and the surrounding streets, she blurs the boundaries between her past and present body histories, the places she dances and she lives, and the times of her ancestors and her neighbors.
This work was developed in part through the Show Box L.A./we live in space residency program, with support from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; visit www.showboxla.org for more information about the program and other residency artists.
ABOUT THIS RESIDENCY //
The Earthian Folk Dance is a communal dance activity or play created and performed by Earthians. This new project starts from the intersection of my on-going investigations—redefining the principles and methods of Korean folk dance and exploring physical reconciliation of intercultural bodies. Through this project, I aim to develop contemporary tactics of organizing repeatable steps and rhythmic movements, which are accessible to bodies of diverse backgrounds. I also seek to invent movement tasks that require the communal effort to fulfill. EFD strives for sharable fun in dance evoked by communal, physical excitement while accomplishing the joint tasks. EFD also challenges hyper-individuality of post-modern choreographies and hyper-cultural-representation of traditional folk dances, questioning the cultural and somatic identity of each participant. EFD celebrates team spirit and bodily exhilaration, which can potentially take the group dance even to virtuosity.
HI, SOLO #7
10 artists . 1 city . 3 – minute solos
concept inspired by Mark Haim
co-curated by alexx shilling and devika vasanthi wickremesinghe
Featuring work by:
Samantha Blake Goodman
Carmela Hermann Dietrich
Roxanne Steinberg with Oguri
**Please note: we can only welcome 50 people into the space**
There will be two showings on the evening of December 8, 2018: 8:30pm & 10pm
RSVP at HiSoloSeries@gmail.com
Non-Monetary Donation To The FREE Bar Or FREE Boutique
Global Motion Fall 2018 Performance
Santa Monica College Dance Department Presents Global Motion - World Dance Company Fall 2018 Performance at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
Type of Dance: Salsa, Hip Hop, Waltz, Indonesian, Korean, etc.
Artistic Directors: Raquel Ramirez, Sri Susilowati
Faculty Choreographers: Laura Canellias, Keali'i Ceballos, Jennifer Jesswein, Angela Jordan, Sri Susilowati
Guest Choreographers: Peter deGuzman, DeEun Jung, Alondra Ramirez
SMC Student Choreographers: Michael Hale, Milo Poon-Fear
Presenter / Producer: SMC Dance Department
DAEUN JUNG: WITH PUMPKIN
DaEun Jung likes vegetables — but she loves pumpkin. As the smart and whimsical dancer/choreographer celebrates her emphatic engagement to a pumpkin, she reveals the homogeneity between an inanimate object and her own grounded and flexible body, using a gestural and movement vocabulary inspired by her Korean ancestors.
UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance MFA Upstarts Series Presents:
Sai / In Between
An evening of dance showcasing four original works by DaEun Jung and Chantal Cherry
"Just as every city necessitates its own sense of design, just as every language produces its own rules for narrating the progression of time, every musical and choreographic tradition carries its own rhythmic patterns and its specific lexicon of movements. It’s a realization that may be obvious to many, but one that is still worth restating: the singularity of each of these structural organizations is so radically localized that its by-product, culture, innately defies representation. Instead, what we identify as the visual and performing arts is not so much the material representation of this culture, but rather an experiment in form, an activation of a political and social space, an entry into investigating theoretical questions that perhaps cannot be solely resolved within the limited purview of words.
The nuance of this perspective is precisely where DaEun Jung’s practice as a dance maker, dancer, and teacher resides. Her choreographic investigations are informed by her professional training in classical Korean dance, ballet, as well as modern and contemporary dance. She also draws from her rich collaborations with artists and colleagues, such as Wilfried Souly, Chantal Cherry, as well as pansori singer Melody Shim. Her recent work is informed by her ongoing experimentation with chance operations, as she works to transpose her muscle memory of culturally specific dance phrases into a set of standardized movements. In a project (Byoul) presented at the REDCAT Studio in fall of 2016, Jung abstracted the most ubiquitous movements of her learned tradition, to correspond to the three morpho-syllabic blocks of the Korean alphabet.
Jung continues this structural logic in both Invitation and 43152. The former is proposed as a playful yet empathetic projection for how her contemporary body can respond to the polemics of our cultural climate today. She invites and listens to a variety of vegetables, in a symbolic action that not only showcases her artistic mediation of learned tradition, but also inverts the power dynamics inherent in binary considerations of the subject and object. Likewise, in 43152, Jung extends her sense of play to engage in a rhythmic dialogue with choreographer Wilfried Souly. The title corresponds to a rhythmic pattern that was determined with the throw of a dice, so as to neutralize the dominance of one culturally informed rhythmic pattern over the other. Within a contained space, marked by spatial and instructive parameters, the two dancers are able to explore their own traditions by improvising with the direction of a random operator.
Invitation and 43152 will be debuted at the Glorya Kaufman Theatre on April 27 and 28 at 8pm, as part of the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance MFA showcase. The evening program is entitled Sai / In Between, and will also include a presentation of Chantal Cherry’s Head Above Water and Our Bodies at Night."
-Carolyn Park, Arts Writer