VENICE, CA (Cultural News: Forwarded for Body Weather Laboratory) – Body Weather Laboratory presents Flower of the Season 2023.
Continuing a 20-year tradition of minimal yet encompassing use of space and theatricality, this year’s performance will feature Oguri solo dance “dance comes out of time,” with Live sound score by Paul Chavez in an evening length work.
The performance will take place on Friday, July 16, 8:00pm, Saturday, July 17, 8:00pm, and Sunday, July 18, 3:00pm at Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291. Free parking is available to Electric Lodge
Admission is free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/638765202917
Oguri and Chavez have begun collaborating for 30 years. This is a special opportunity to catch them working together one on one.
Flower of the Season 2023 are made possible in part by City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, California Arts Council, and the Electric Lodge.
More information is available at https://www.bodyweather.org/oguri-solo-dance
Oguri: Producer/Artistic Director/Dancer/Choreographer. For over 30 years Oguri has been teaching, creating, and producing dance and multi-media works incorporating his own large-scale set/sculpture installations in formal theater settings and site-specific venues worldwide.
He continues to investigate the relationship of dance to environment and the boundaries between performer and audience. He has developed collaborative projects with musicians, sculptors, painters, and poets, using literature, daily life imagery and simple materials to transform space and time with dance.
He actively brings dance to the wider community. Since 2005, Oguri produces “Flower of the Season” a series of workshops and performances, giving national and international emerging and master dance artists opportunities to develop and present work.
In 2011 Oguri formed ARCANE Collective with Morleigh Steinberg, for touring full productions and live performance concepts.
Oguri has received numerous grants and awards regional, nation and worldwide, 2018 United State Artist Doris Duke Fellow, among others.
Paul Chavez: Composer/ instrumentalist and sound designer. Whose sonic explorations reflect his background in architecture and engineering.
Chavez’s sound designs explore sonic textures and space created through the digital manipulation of found sounds and homemade instruments.
Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “deliriously original,” his music and sound designs have been heard at the Los Angeles Music Center, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Architecture and Design Museum, the Los Angeles Design Festival, Regen Projects, New York Live Arts, the Grec Festival in Barcelona, REDCAT, and Dublin’s Project Arts Centre.
He has created sound scores in collaboration with many artists, including Oguri, Roxanne Steinberg, Architecture Office, Carole Kim, Sarah Elgart, Morleigh Steinberg, and Melinda Ring.