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August 14 8:00 pm – August 15 8:00 pm
First Draft is an evening of Experimental Works-in-Process for Los Angeles based dance and performance artists. The evening serves as a creative laboratory for wide-ranging artistic investigations in movement-based mediums for artists at all stages of their creative development.
Artists showing 8/14: Camirin Farmer, Mia Simonović, Cuahtémoc Peranda, Emily Barasch
Artists showing 8/15: Sam Wentz, Joey Navarrete-Medina, Andrea Soto, Stacy Dawson Stearns
First Draft was instigated and is curated by Emily Barasch.
As an interdisciplinary artist and scholar Emily works across mediums of dance, performance, film, and text. Emily believes that the ways our physical bodies move through the world are reflections of our past encounters and rehearsals for our future encounters. When we perform in dance, theater, and film our past, present, and future selves conjure and converge into one another. Emily believes the heightened frame and ephemeral container of performance allows us to experiment with alternate ways of being in the world, attempting to access alternate possibilities that are not able to be expressed in dominant notions of time, space, and identity. Performance making for her is an attempt to rehearse these future possibilities in real time and space. Emily is honored to continue curating First Draft, she feels passionately about bringing local Los Angeles experimental performance artists together and creating more spaces for connection, experimentation, and exchange!