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Catalyst 2011 Video Guides

Ever since the first Catalyst, we have asked each participating choreographer to create a "guide" for his/her piece. This "guide" is there to help the audience to understand, perceive and enjoy the artist's work. The "guide" is not an explanation, though it could be. The "guide" doesn't have to be factual, though it could be. The "guide" can be anything, as long as it serves the purpose of how the choreographers want to prepare the audience to see their work at Catalyst.

For this year's Catalyst, we have asked each artist to create a 1-2 minute video guide for their piece that is to be shown on the internet ahead of this year's shows. The medium and format may have changed, however, the purpose is still the same.

Ashley Dragon | Mildred E. Nelson

Heyward Bracey, Humberto Howard, and Da Xu | Black Angel



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Catalyst 2011 | Tickets on sale!
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 00:00

Catalyst 2011 is here!!

Tickets for Catalyst 2011 can be purchased here https:// www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/210530
Four shows, Dec 3rd & 4th | 4pm and 8pm.
Price: $15 student, $20 adult.
Where: The Diavolo Space @ The Brewery Art Complex, Downtown LA.
616 Moulton St,
Los Angeles, CA, 90031


The idea: "Back by Popular Demand," For this year's Catalyst, "create a work that brings back something that was popular once but in today's context."

This year's Catalyst will feature work by the following choreographers -
Heyward Bracey
Hugo Diaz
Ashley Dragon
Diana Sherwood
Alexandra Shilling | alexx makes dances
Tiffany Stacey | Qualia Dance Theater
Rosanna Tavarez
Lydia Zimmer

In collaboration with the following artists -
Humberto Howard | www.ultradesigncompany.com
Stefanie Adcock
Nina Kaufman
Julio C Montero Jr.
Brian Wood
Da Xu | We are So Happy LLC.


Notes
The venue is located at The Brewery Artist Colony. Plenty of parking in the lots and if need to be on the side streets.

The show will start on time and there will be no intermissions.

After each performance, there will be a 10 min Q&A session. Drinks and food will be served.

Jim Tsou
Nguyen Nguyen
Nichol Mason
Michelle Shiu-Lin Lai
Heyward Bracey
Lindsay Ducos

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See you at the show!

 
Catalyst 2011 Submission Invitation
Catalyst
Friday, 23 September 2011 00:00

Dear fellow artists!!!!!

Los Angeles Movement Arts (LAMA) is producing its third iteration of Catalyst. It was conceived as a platform for artists to push their boundaries and promote purposeful experimentation.

We would like to invite you to submit a proposal for an original piece that follows the spirit of Catalyst and the guidelines given. The LAMA Catalyst production team will then select several pieces to be presented at the Catalyst show, December 3rd & 4th, 2011 at the Diavolo Space.

LAMA's Catalyst production team has decided on a conceptual framework for our third Catalyst.

The idea: "Back by Popular Demand," For this year's Catalyst, “create a work that brings back something that was popular once but in today’s context.”


Proposals are due 10/7/11.

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Catalyst 2010 Submission Invitation
Catalyst
Thursday, 16 September 2010 08:19

Dear fellow artists,

Los Angeles Movement Arts (LAMA) is producing its second iteration of Catalyst. It was conceived as a platform for artists to push their boundaries and promote purposeful experimentation.

We would like to invite you to submit a proposal for an original piece that follows the spirit of Catalyst and the guidelines given. The LAMA Catalyst production team will then select several pieces to be presented at the Catalyst show, December 11th, 2010 at the Diavolo Space.

LAMA's Catalyst production team has decided on a conceptual framework for our second Catalyst.

The idea: "Necessity is the mother of invention," For this year's Catalyst, “we would like to ask the choreographers to create a guide for their piece using art form other than dance. It doesn't matter which art form, but it has to be performed live.” This is to encourage a cross medium/discipline approach.

Please see our FAQ and submission details page for further information and explanation.


Proposal Format - A description of your idea/concept in relation to this year's guideline. 1 Page or less.

Show date: 12/11/2010 (possibility of two showings)

Location: the Diavolo Space (waiting for confirmation).

Important dates:

  • 9/29/10 – All submissions are due.

  • 10/2/10 – LAMA will notify all choreographers of their selection status.
  • Note: There will be a selection process, which means there are no guaranteed spots.
  • 11/14/10 – Showing/evaluation. Location: Brockus (tentative).
  • Note: since this is a smaller show, there will be only one evaluation.
  • 12/10/09 – Tech at Diavolo (time and location tentative)
  • 12/11/09 – Show(s)!

Catalyst 2010 Submission Invitation Letter in PDF