The Brand Associates’ Dance Series presents three top dance companies from Southern California: MashUp, Deborah Rosen & Dancers, and Kevin Williamson + Company at Brand Library & Art Center. These outstanding dancers with perform site specific work in non-traditional performance spaces around Brand Library. These interactive events will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to meet the artists.
Mashup: Saturday, April 28- an all-female contemporary company led by artistic directors Sarah Rodenhouse and Victoria Brown, aimed at creating innovative works that engage diverse communities with a special importance placed on motivating girls and women to be strong, confident, and articulate females. They inspire audiences by exploring a unique MashUp aesthetic combining jazz, modern, and hip hop vocabulary with a foundation strongly rooted in ballet. This performance will feature Intrinsic Motivation, a work focused on female self-exploration and gender equality.
Deborah Rosen & Dancers: Saturday, May 12- This Company creates dances that are poignant and intimate, share personal reflection and stem from universal themes. Their work Drifting...A Suite of Dreamscapes, is inspired by sleepy states of mind, daydreaming, sleep paralysis, fears, sleepwalking, poems of nature and searching, nightmares, and Frank Sinatra.
Kevin Williamson + Company: Saturday, May 19- This Company presents super, a new site-specific dance work exploring stories and movements of heroic women. Inspired by archetypes, fearless family members, courageous teachers, and strangers who embody and subvert the status quo, super celebrates the multifaceted personalities of women who shape our lives. With original music by Anna Pestriko, super takes over Brand Library & Art Center with imaginative solos, ensemble dancing, and spoken text.
The performances are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Accessible entrance and parking is located on the East side of the building. For more information, contact Caley Cannon, Senior Library, Arts & Culture supervisor by phone at (818) 548-2051 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Performances begin at 4p.m. on the days listed above.