image courtesy Tucker Neel
February 11, 2008, 8:00 PM
bodycity is curating the upcoming Anatomy Riot #22: Parts and Wholes.
Emily Birnbaum and Dan Selon
@ Mr T’s Bowl in Highland Park
Starts at 8:00pm
$7 at the door
“With low-tech, do-it-yourself spirit in an easygoing setting, Anatomy Riot is an ongoing monthly dance/performance series, curated by choreographer Meg Wolfe & guest curators. Anatomy Riot encourages creative exploration and provides a platform for local artists to share what’s new and what’s in the works; you, dear audience, are spared from the high ticket prices and seat-squirming formality of a more traditional theater setting, while seeing a diversity of works by up-and-coming & seasoned artists.
Short works by 7-10 artists each month.”
image courtesy Ericka Gomez
About the Artists
“Thoughts on dance.”
“Julie finds whimsical idiosyncratic differences between homeland Quebec and adopted America.”
Julie Lequin(Born in Laval, Quebec in 1979) is a French Canadian living in Los Angeles where she received her MFA from the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA) in 2005. Julie’s multidisciplinary practice includes video-performance, watercolor, props and costumes, as well as writen lists, voiceovers and notes for scripts. She is interested in storytelling, imitating voices, making wigs and facial hair that look like “sculptures,” creating characters inspired by friends, family and NPR, narration, lip-synching, video diaries, Le Nouveau Roman, and the differences between humor, awkwardness and sadness. In 2007, Julie’s first book and DVD project was published by 2nd Cannons Publications (Los Angeles). Lequin has performed and participated in several group exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, and Sweden. Forthcoming projects include a collaboration with Satellite3 publications, a series of performances for the Confederacy of Creative Ephemera in Los Angeles, a solo exhibition at Raid Project, and an artist residency in Ireland in the Fall 2008. Julie likes: Tina Fey, dancing home parties, bike riding, stressing, to talk to strangers, and cilantro on baguette. She enjoys taking care of her blog: http://julielequin.blogspot.com/
Gwendolyn Meier had dreams of being a hair-dresser from a very young age. Her parents wanted her to be a doctor. She countered with sights set on lounge singing, go-go dancing, or personal shopping. Playing music with Julie may be as close as she’ll get to any of these.
Existential Media is a web-based community of writers, designers, and artists. This is our first dance performance.
bodycity is a dance democracy. we are completely ensemble based, each of us with varying levels of training. we are all creative directors. our dances challenge the notion of dance and choreography as a traditional/singular vocabulary performed by specific dance “types.” we are dedicated to the site specific. we are interested in the humorous, perplexing, delightful, weird, pensive, beautiful, exciting and lively.
“LadyStranger” is inspired by those lady strangers you see in a bar. The ones you can’t stop looking at and maybe never talk to, or when you do, you’re not sure exactly what’s happening….. they seem utterly filled up in knowledge of themselves (less self-centered and more like timeless beasts of the earth) that you feel it like steel beams from their eyes. We’ve assembled our own army of these creatures, enlisting the dreamy sound abstractions of Glasser as our battle cry.
Glasser is a band-like recording and performing act, born out of dreams. Cameron Mesirow writes songs with large emphasis on abstract vocals, designed for multi-layered performance which will incorporate as many different singers as she can find.
Accompanying her are Matt Popieluch (Foreign Born, Big Search, Fool’s Gold), Lily Chapin (Chapin Sisters) and Elizabeth Wight (Love Grenades).
Emily Birnbaum and Daniel Selon are both independent theatre artist who have had the pleasure of working together on a number of projects before this in the LA area. This is the first time that they have created a piece together and they are pleased to have had the opportunity to work so closely on this one time duet.
Don Allen has been steadily creating theater for the past eighteen years. An early foundation in musical theater has found him working up and down the East Coast from NH to KY, with three shows at The Walnut Street Theater including a world premiere for Neil Simon. He shifted gears to move to Chicago and devote himself to Improv Theater. A graduate of all the major schools (IO, Second City, The Annoyance). Film work Flirting With Anthony and Waiting are available thru TLA /TROMA. As of late Don has been working with Ken Roht both as a performer and choreographer and dancing in five Alec Mapa shows including a special for LOGO. Recently founded StArt. An organization to produce commercially viable theater in site specific locations to benefit under served audiences.