I’m getting excited about the projects I have coming up in the New Year…
Looking forward to taking a workshop at iDfest with Rudy Perez (if I can get away from work).
A potential site specific project to be performed in San Francisco. Hopefully the audition goes well :)
Working on an evening length piece with Earthwalk Dance Theater.
Performing with CNE Irish Dance Company and with our still to be named belly dance company. (More to come about why cultural/out of the box dance forms are becoming more interesting to me.)
And finally, one of my 2010 resolutions is to have some of my work in a showcase. I’m thinking of both choreographing a solo and re-setting a portion of my senior thesis from USF on new dancers because I need some good material for my portfolio.
As a starving artist, I wish I could take advantage of this, but unfortunately, I have rehearsal on Wednesday nights.
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MiMoDa resident choreographer Alexandria Yalj, is now offering a 2 part advanced repertory dance class designed for professional dancers.
Part I - Foundation Basis focusing on alignment, core strength, breathe, and exploration of gravity.Alexandria has succesfull incorperated ideas from her own training of Limon, Horton, Cunningham, Graham, and Simonson techniques and culminated them with her own fresh energetic flavor and musicality to create exciting warm up. These “dances” promote physicality, stamina and agility enhancing performance quality awareness and execution.
Part II- Research Combining improvisation and the dynamic choreography of Alexandria Yalj, this improvisational lab has been specifically developed for investigation and experimenting with time, space, effort, and shape. Offering an array of improvisational vignettes where participants are presented with playground of compositional images to play with and exercise their creative mind paired with body and soul.
Wednesdays 8pm-10pm @ Mimoda Studio Theatre 5774 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles CA 90019
FREE !!! Please RSVP by Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandria Yalj -self producing performance artist with an MFA in choreography from CalArts. If she is not chasing the sun regardless of direction, she’s probably diligently coordinating Los Angeles’s, Dance Camera West Film Festival. As artistic director of Collective Movement, Alexandria has had the extreme pleasure in forming a pick up dance company that embodies an organically radical approach to choreography. Her unique choreographic works haven been presented in her native New York City as well as New Hamp shire, Fresno City College, Pepperdine University, Berkshire Fringe Festival and here in Los Angeles. A current company member of Rosanna Gamson World Wide and Stephan Koplowitz’s international site specific touring company TaskForce, Alexandria is constantly searching for new approaches to expression and communication capacity of the body.
This class is generously offered MiMoDa Studio Theatre, whose mission is to provide a platform to facilitate artists in using non-standard dance and movement styles in order to take dance beyond traditional applications and common trends. This mission’s aim is to raise Los Angeles’ reputation within the dance world to that of a place for innovation and the creation of exciting new works.
Housed in the renovated site formerly known as The Dancers’ Studio, this space brings a new creative spirit to t he arts of dance, acting, theatrical mime, and an original improvisational movement method called Mimoda.
This hub of artistic activity will offer a space for physical theatre artists to teach and learn, explore and create, perform and share.