Nomad Floor by Calarts
Created by Dimitri Chamblas to embed dance into the urban fabric of Los Angeles, the multi-purpose nomadic outdoor dance floor is designed to travel to sites in LA and beyond. The floor embodies the mission of CalArts Dance to bring performance out of the studio and into the life of the city. After its first step in a grassy field on CalArts’ campus, where it echoed Knowles’ architecture, the floor will be active during the entire exhibition. Acting as a contemporary House of Dust, the floor is open to all upon registration on the MAK Center website and will allow performance and artistic experimentations during the exhibition. On February 16, CalArts Dance school presents two historical pieces by Trisha Brown and Merce Cunningham.
Performance: SLOW SHOW, 2018.
Music and sound by Eddie Ruscha
Dimitri Chamblas develops this piece for 22 dancers and a musician, focusing on images and concepts such as telepathy, fantasy, erased memories mobilised by the mind. In a traditional dance process, interiority is only the beginning of the development of movements. It becomes the territory and aim of this piece. Slow Show is an intense and agitated dance whose repercussions are not spectacular, almost not visible, because everything happens inside the bodies. The invisible is not emptiness nor calm or absence. The subtilty of the movements doesn’t take away the intensity nor the exhaustion growing from a stretched time instead of a possible frenetic transe. The bodies are spread over the modernist architecture of the Schindler House becoming like ideas evolving within the house as a brain.