An evening of thought provoking, imaginative, and otherworldly contemporary dance featuring refreshingly unique work by three up and coming Los Angeles-based choreographers: LACDC artistic director Genevieve Carson along with LA-based choreographers Nathan Makolandra (LA Dance Project) and Stephanie Zaletel (artistic director of szalt). Additionally, the program features original music by LA composers Louis Lopez and Robert Amjarv, as well as San Francisco’s NewVillager. Performed brilliantly by the virtuosic and captivating company of dancers, the three works in this well-rounded program approach the human condition from unique perspectives, offering moments of chaos, wonder, humor, and tenderness, ultimately highlighting the beautiful wild ride that makes up our existence.
Choreography: Genevieve Carson
Developed in various iterations since 2016, choreographer Genevieve Carson presents a new evening length project, The Only Constant, a work that skates the line between composure and chaos. Featuring the classic compositions of Bach, Mozart, and Chopin, the score is enhanced and distorted by Los Angeles composer Robert Amjarv. The result is a wild, graceful, heartbreaking, and ironic work. Through her direction, Carson aims to capture the profundity of human existence—the solitude of individuality and how our paths are knocked off course and altered by the happenstance of meeting others. Embodying the feeling of juxtaposition that makes up the human existence, The Only Constant sheds light on the small fleeting moments of beauty that make the perpetual struggle of life all worth it. The dancers are challenged to grapple with feelings of frustration and exhaustion, and ultimately required to question their own motivation to engage.
In their New Zealand premiere, L.A Contemporary Dance Company presents ADAPTATION, a visceral evening of thought provoking, cutting-edge contemporary dance featuring new work by one of LA’s leading dance companies. Performed by this captivatingly virtuosic company, the four works in ADAPTATION reflect the diversity and energy of a city on the edge of the Pacific -- a unique destination where the West Coast meets the world. Offering moments of beauty, chaos, humour, and tenderness, LACDC brings to our shores a taste of new perspectives on the human condition.
LACDC is one of the “25 Things We Love About Los Angeles,” Dance Spirit Magazine
"[LACDC is a]...wonderful example of LA dance, which prides itself on technically skilled performers who flavor their artistry with an LA savvy” LA Dance Review
Choreographers: Genevieve Carson & Micaela Taylor
Join us for this unique experience and party with the company at the beautiful Greenbar Distillery in downtown L.A. on Sunday, June 24 from 7 - 9pm.
**PLEASE NOTE: AGE LIMIT**
Since the event is taking place in a distillery, all attendees must by 21 years or older as required by the venue. Thank you for your understanding.
General Admission tickets include:
- An Immersive dance performance by the company choreographed by artistic director Genevieve Carson and company member Drea Sobke, featuring original music by Robert Amjarv
- Delicious buffet of small bites from Chef Duke Gervais of Baldoria
- Signature cocktails made with Greenbar spirits
- Exclusive LACDC swag and reveal of new company branding
- Silent Auction of gift packages made up from local businesses we love