Last summer, we made first contact with a superb group of artists called Modern Garage Movement. We threw an excellent party. We are doing it again and, this year, you have two chances to get in on the lively and stunning action. bodycity will screen two short films and MGM will dance in, around, and trough each one of us. Don’t miss it!
Friday, July 25
963 N. Hill Street
Find yourself in front of “FULL HOUSE RESTAURANT” located at 963 N. Hill Street in Chinatown.
Locate the alley on the left hand side of Full House.
Walk about 20 feet down the alley (away from the street).
Notice dumpster on your right hand side.
Take a right and continue down the alley.
Exercise caution so as not trip on the wobbly cement blocks underfoot
The entrance to Betalevel is located 10 yards down on left side,
behind a red door, down a black staircase.
Saturday, July 26
250 North Avenue 57
LA, CA 90042
(you know where it is or you can google this one)
Booth Dance – Choreographed by Jennifer Lehman; Camera and Editing by Jacinto Astiazaran; with bodycity (Madeline Baugh, Betsy Hume, Jennifer Lehman, Cristina Paul, Molly Rodgveller, Lake Sharp, Meagan Yellott)
Found Dance at Echo Park – filmed and edited by Jacinto astiazaran
with bodycity members Ali Hyman, Jennifer Lehman & Cristina Paul
Modern Garage Movement is a collaborative endeavor between Felicia Ballos, Biba Bell, Jmlly Leary, Theo Angel, and Robert McNeil. This project explores the relationships between disappearance and metamorphosis.
New Gree is a dance on tour that not only happens anywhere, but is happening all the time. The fashions worn on the road are the costumes of the dance. The terrain of the performance is demarcated by props; flags, lights, tarps, mirrors, jibs and projections. MGM’s rock band concept is transformed into a band of cow-boygirls and the New Gree group is always on guard, ready for long stillnesses, quick getaways, telepathy and remonstrance. An aim, but not goal of New Gree, is to dance in complete unison with eyes closed, navigating safely through densities of people and space. Ulteriorly, the choreography works with shifting formations of energy and hyper-reality in relation to the mobile audience, building additive layers of past and future performances, past and future influences, and linking everyone and everything in the accumulative journey of now.