Body Weather Laboratory presents
JULY 27/28/29 2012
FLOWER OF THE SEASON 2012: ECDYSIS
1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA, 90291
In its seventh year, Flower of the Season continues be a venue for emerging Los Angeles dancers who have been training with Body Weather Laboratory. This year, Rosemary Candelario, Eric Losoya, Joyce Lu, and Kim Nakakura will present solo dances that were inspired by the theme of opening, release, and transformation, or “Ecdysis.”
Dancer/choreographer Oguri began Body Weather Laboratory (BWL) in Los Angeles in 1991. In 1997, Oguri and his partner Roxanne Steinberg were invited to make BWL a resident project of the Electric Lodge in Venice. Here, performing artists train twice weekly, exploring and breaking preconceived ideas of physical expression and investigating the boundaries of the body and the body’s relationship to space. The Flower of the Season program supports visiting artists from abroad, the collaboration between local and foreign dancers, and showcases the talents of our local community, as well.
The dancers in this year’s Flower of the Season: Ecdysis have all studied with Oguri and Steinberg between five to eleven years. They have all been invited annually for the past several years to offer solo dances that explore and express their current challenges, obsessions, understandings and questions about how their bodies move in the present moment. By challenging themselves to find new ways of expression, they create together an evening of innovative dance that invites the body of the community to also transcend and transform.