8/22 – Paintings – A Study of the Orientalist Image

paintingsHarem Girls and Femme Fatales

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7:30pm

Tickets – $20 presale; $25 at the door
www.paintings.brownpapertickets.com

Vintage Hollywood showgirls meet the Middle East! Orientalist paintings come to life through Classical and Modern Bellydance pieces inspired by paintings, costume design sketches, and cheesecake art from the Industrial Age up to the Golden Age of Classical Bellydance (late 1800s – 1960s). Harem Girls and Femme Fatales presents fantasy images created during this time that portray dancers/models as mythically dangerous, sexy femme fatales. Each costume is an exact replica from the painting handcrafted and designed by artistic director Melanie Lane. Featured soloists/guest choreographers include Janelle Issis, a top contestant and first Bellydance competitor from hit show So You Think You Can Dance, and Jayna Kouzouyan touring dancer with Bellydance Superstars.

Live paintings done during the show by Ninyshka Designs!

Artistic Director/Choreographer – Melanie Lane
Dancers – Melanie Lane, Nar, Stephanie Bernhard, Stevena Jackson, Katrina Gourley

U N W I N D on Sunday evening

U  N  W  I  N  D.docU N W I N D at LALA

Sundays : July 21, July 28, and August 4
6-8 pm

3 classes: $30 or 1 class a la carte: $15

Join Rebecca Bruno and Odeya Nini for a guided improvisation through the elements….earth….water….fire….air….ether….

Practice moving from within, activating imagination, animating images, sensing subtlety, igniting physical power, and enjoying physical presence.

Odeya Nini’s sensuous soundscape will enliven the space as we move, and as we w i n d d o w n, we will meditate in the vibrations of her soothing voice bath.

This class is for everyone! Join us.

In/Ex Dance Project, July 13 and 14

luck-hope-madnessIn/Ex Dance Project presents

Luck, Hope and Semi-Madness

July 13 and 14 at 8 pm
Live Arts Los Angeles
Tickets: $15 advance purchase / $20 at the door
Order advance tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/401648

Luck, Hope and Semi-Madness explores the complexities of “being there” for someone – attempts, successes, failures – from small gestures to grand displays. Recognizing both vulnerability and absurdity, it deals with how we take care of one another, what stands in our way when we cannot, and ultimately where we find hope.

Choreography by Sarri Sanchez, Ally Voye and Maya Zellman, in collaboration with the dancers.

Performance by Diana Delcambre, Megan Fowler-Hurst, Mackenzey Franklin, Carlos Medina and Manuel Meza

Original music by Derrick Spiva Jr.