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The inaugural BOOTLEG DANCE FESTIVAL is presented by the award-winning Bootleg Theater to use its excellent venue to promote and present the work of seven exciting choreographers from all parts of Los Angeles County. The BOOTLEG DANCE FESTIVAL will feature work from a full range of styles, cultures, and approaches that represent contemporary dance in the world today. Curated by Heidi Duckler (Founder & choreographer of Heidi Duckler Dance Company – formerly Collage Dance Theatre) and Alicia Hoge-Adams (Artistic Director,Bootleg Theater).
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4 March

> SUNDAY'S PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT!

Wait list will start at 7:30 and be on a first come first serve basis.

3 March

> THE REVIEWS ARE IN

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Review from the LAist

17 Feb

> FESTIVAL PASS BOOTLEG DANCE FESTIVAL 2011

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PURCHASE A FESTIVAL PASS FOR $40

Gain access to all three evenings of dance at a significant discount. General Admission Tickets are $18 per evening. A Festival Pass offers you all three nights of curated performance at a discount of over 25%.

Running Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6, the inaugural BOOTLEG DANCE FESTIVAL is presented by the award-winning Bootleg Theater to use its excellent venue to promote and present the work of seven exciting choreographers from all parts of Los Angeles County. The BOOTLEG DANCE FESTIVAL will feature work from a full range of styles, cultures, and approaches that represent contemporary dance in the world today.




17 Feb

Events > FRIDAY 3/4 BOOTLEG DANCE FESTIVAL 2011

ARIANNE HOFFMANN

KEITH GLASSMAN

CARMELA HERMANN

Arianne Hoffmann & A Group of Movers is performing a new work in which bodily expulsions take the shape of a dance. What experiences haunt us? What does it look and sound like if we try to expel them? Spontaneous movement joins a structured approach to dance-making, resulting in a touching and captivating piece.

Keith Glassman presents Dancing With Ghosts, a septet performed by an intergenerational cast accompanied by old and new accordion music that uncovers some of the reasons why we are who we are today. What went on back then that we seem to hold on to and why do we grasp it so tightly? Is it possible to resist the pull of the past on our current psyches? Will supernatural events bring us the answers or will the questions remain unsolved for eternity? Performers include Louie Cornejo, Sara Fenton, Klyda Mahoney, Edgar Miramontes, Ken Takemoto and Gloria and Margarita Tinajero, with video by Glassman and Frank Peikert.

Homestretch, choreographed and directed by Carmela Hermann in collaboration with Terrence Luke Johnson, is a non-linear, post-modern soap opera told in movement and words drawn from the last five years of Carmela and Luke’s (the two creators) lives. Vignettes of conception, birth, chocolate issues and child rearing to retirement, lifethreatening illness and late-life sex are interwoven with movement drawn from dance history, childhood development and the quirkier corners of real life. The piece plays games with identity, time, and continuity.

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17 Feb

Events > SATURDAY 3/5 BOOTLEG DANCE FESTIVAL 2011

THE POST NATYAM COLLECTIVE

ANTICS PERFORMANCE

SUNOH! Tell me, Sister grapples with the historical legacy of the courtesans of the Indian subcontinent, bringing to life subversive stories of erotic power and women’s resistance. The work is a transnational choreographic collaboration between members of the Post Natyam Collective and is being created over the internet through a long distance, internet-based, creative process.

Antics Performance and Artistic Director Amy “Catfox” Campion premier Illuminated Manuscript featuring performer-activated video projection and structured improvisations for eight breakdancers. Movement is a language that reveals unseen and unspoken deeper truths. Antics synthesizes body language, gesture, and street dance by drawing on the inherent strengths and integral concepts of breakdance tradition. Technical Director Mark Cabalquinto illuminates the dance with interactive visuals. Composer/Music Producer Jason McGuiness creates a soundtrack of tantalizing beats.

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17 Feb

Events > SUNDAY 3/6 BOOTLEG DANCE FESTIVAL 2011

Performance is SOLD OUT!  Wait list will start at 7:30 and be on a first come first serve basis. 

JAMIE BENSON

WIFE

A dance “dramedy,” Jamie Benson and Andrae Gonzalo’s Mass Transit is a wildly theatrical, 40-minute performance installation directly inspired by real life L.A. metro happenings. Through overlapping vignettes of dance, gesture, noise, and movement, Benson’s hybrid-brand of choreography infuses classic and barbaric dance techniques with a vaudevillian performance shtick to create an infectious, off-center, Broadway-style experience. A dynamic evolution of the original workshop, titled Go Metro and performed at Highways Performance Space in 2008, Mass Transit further observes the human condition by dramatizing public communities and the individual’s role within them.

WIFE presents CRONE: Mystical. Shrewd. Clairvoyant. Sinister. Haggard. Repulsive. Excluded. WITCH! WIFE is an experiment in the possibilites of dance, video, and fantasy. This visual playground is a collaboration of Nina McNeely, Kristen Leahy, and Jasmine Albuquerque.

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Performance is SOLD OUT!  Wait list will start at 7:30 and be on a first come first serve basis. 

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