Featuring two weekend dance performances, Flower of the Season will be presented at the Electric Lodge in Venice beginning Friday, Feb. 11.
The performances are intended to encourage both artists and audiences to experience, explore and break preconceived ideas of physical expression and to investigate the body’s relationship to space, an Electric Lodge spokesperson says.
The first performance features solo dances from Roxanne Steinberg, a founding member of Body Weather Laboratory and three emerging Los Angeles dancers who have been training with the group, Eric Losoya, Joyce Lu and Kim Nakakura. Shows are scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice.
The second weekend event spotlights the work of Yasunari Tamai, an artist whose solo work is rarely seen outside of Japan.
From 1986, Tamai has been in residence at the Body Weather Farm in Hakushu. He has been farming and dancing as a member of Min Tanaka’s Mai-Juku/Tokason dance troupe since 1983. Solo performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18 and 19, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20.
Tickets are $20 for general admission or $15 in advance, $15 for students and seniors, or $10 for children 16 and under.
The creation and production of Flower of the Season 2011 was made possible by a grant from the city of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation and the Electric Lodge.
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