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fault lines

September 23, 2022 - September 24, 2022

fault lines

Friday, September 23rd at 7 pm
Saturday, September 24th at 2 pm and at 7 pm

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fault lines: activation #3 at Human Resources Los Angeles


Human Resources will host Bay Area based dance company pateldanceworks and the spirit Blue CHiLD. in a week-long experimental movement residency that culminates in three performances from Sept 23-24, 2022. pateldanceworks and Blue CHiLD. have been collaborating on an ongoing, emergent, multidisciplinary series of performances and experiential activations entitled fault lines. Each offering emerges from its last evolution, and includes different constellations of members tethered to pateldanceworks. This iteration of fault lines at Human Resources is performed by Bhumi B Patel and Elizabeth Sugawara. It is a ritual portal – a doorway across generations and geography, a metaphorical opening of the earth returning us home. Together, they ask: What does it mean to make home and migrate, as the earth burns and the ground beneath our feet continues to orient and re-orient? How do we find and create stability for one another, and for the planet, during rapid change, irreversible loss?


fault lines has been performed at RoundAntennae (Berkeley, CA) and Asia Pacific Dance Festival Conference (Manoa, HI) and will be shown at Urban Arts Space/Hybrid Arts Lab (Columbus, OH) later this year. In 2023, the work will be performed outdoors at Fort Funston in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (San Francisco, CA).


pateldanceworks (PDW) is directed by Bhumi B Patel, a queer, desi, home-seeker, science fiction choreographer, movement artist and writer (she/they). In its purest form, her performance works for PDW are a love letter to her ancestors. PDW moves at the intersection embodied research and generating new futures, using improvisational practice as a pursuit for liberation. 


Elizabeth Sugawara (she/they) is a dance artist and movement maker, currently pursuing her MFA in Dance at The Ohio State University. She is a multi-layered, ever curious artist who enjoys the feeling of making, the attentive focus, and awareness that goes into creating a world. She dances to honor her ancestors, actively listen to surrounding ecosystems, and to allow the ripples of internal sensations to seep to the external. She understands movement practice as a multisensory, multitasking activity and is interested in researching the constant patterns and movement transitions in her kinesthetic, improvisational process. Elizabeth questions through movement and storytelling: What does generous intentional adapting and active listening look like within improvisation as a performer?


Blue CHiLD. is a vibe and a spirit. Born from a blue plant and the dust you carry beneath your feet, they are both here and there, everywhere and nowhere. They are shy and jealous, irreverent and feral, creative and always pregnant, but never a mother. They are most expressive when they find themselves in relation to optimal sentience. Blue CHiLD. is limitless, spiritual, post-lingual, in process, in feeling, nebulous, on their journey, and in love. 


September 23, 2022
September 24, 2022