It was an honor to work with and perform for the talented young men of this facility. These men were so willing to share their art with us, that they successfully contributed their dancing, spoken word, and music beats into our show, East West. It was a truly incredible experience!
Thank you, Kazuya Kimura, for an amazing shoot!
We’re extremely excited to announce that we have been invited to perform at the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival and the 19th Annual DUMBO Dance Festival!
Please check out our GoFundMe page if you would like to support us on our creative journey! We are hoping to raise $4,000 to help us with our traveling fees.
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Did you know that much of the trash spotted in the ocean is plastic? In our work with Ocean Trilogy, we’ve learned that over time, plastic waste never completely disappears, and these microplastics eventually make their way through the food web - back to humans on shore.
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We were happy to perform Ocean Trilogy with SpectorDance Company and teach interactive dance workshops for these outreach events!
It’s easy to forget why being an artist matters. We train ourselves daily, we do our best to find money and rarely get recognition; but when we get letters like these from kids who didn’t even seem interested, things start to make sense. Art gives us the power to see the world in a different way. To have been given the opportunity to open a child’s mind to a new perspective, and maybe even a new dream, is priceless.
Two days before the festival, we found out our submission of The Searchers had been accepted! So we made our way to Utah from LA, hopped out of our van and headed into the Marriott Center for Dance building to perform our Sean Greene collaboration. Physically and mentally exhausted, it was a great learning experience and we were awarded 2nd place!
We’ve recently had the opportunity to collaborate with choreographer Fran Spector Atkins, who asked us to help her find hip-hop movement that might enhance the lyrics of science communicator and rap artist, Baba Brinkman. It’s exciting for us to be a new addition to Ocean Trilogy, which strives to communicate scientific research and pressing climate issues through dance. We had the privilege of premiering our collaboration with SpectorDance at Stanford University, which was sponsored by Stanford’s Department of Earth System Science. We also had the opportunity to assist Fran in a workshop for scientists (non-dancers) that explored dance as a science communication.
It was an honest pleasure to perform at this beautiful showcase.
Collaborating with photographer Michael Higgins is always an improvisational adventure.
Our dear friend and mentor, Sean Greene, has created a piece on us titled, The Searchers. We are currently rehearsing and plan to perform it for this upcoming festival season. It has been an honor to work with such an astonishing artist.
“Mostly relationships are handled in a very simple manner - boy finds girl, girl finds boy - they live happily every after. In reality, people rarely come to each other without baggage. Until new couples find out what is really packed deep inside the other person, there is really no chance for a complete relationship.” - Sean Greene on The Searchers
Not only did we get to premier Sean Greene’s new work, The Searchers, we were also able to give back to our communities in need. Our hearts go out out to the victims of the recent California Camp/Woolsey/Hill fires.