Best of Dance


This summer, Artbound celebrated its one year anniversary and finished its second season of programming. Season 2 took our exploration of Southern California's cultural landscape to new heights: from the banks of the Tijuana river, to the depths of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, the vast lands of Antelope Valley's high desert, and beyond. We witnessed art in museums and on city sidewalks, in tiny studios and under the spotlights of a stage. Since January, we've published 225 new articles, produced 14 short documentaries, and broadcast three hour-long television episodes.

Today, we look back at five of this season's most memorable articles on dance. California dancers are constantly pushing the boundaries of performance, whether it be at the Los Angeles Ballet or inside a 1961 Oasis trailer. Enjoy!

Dancing About Architecture: Heidi Duckler Goes to Boyle Heights

Heidi Duckler's "Expulsion." | Photo: Andre Andreev.

Heidi Duckler's latest performance, "Expulsion," positions her dancers throughout scaffolding in Boyle Heights.

Trisha Brown: Dance in the Museum

"Floor of the Forest." | Photo: Winarsh-Documenta 2007.

What if dance could be any movement, executed by anybody, anywhere? Trisha Brown blurs the boundary between dance and the rhythms and movements of everyday life.

In Utero: Six Twelve One By One

Photo: Martin Dicicco.

"Six Twelve One By One," performed entirely by pregnant women, examines aspects of pregnancy including the comic, inane, mundane, and grotesque.

Moving Dance Forward: American Contemporary Ballet

Photo: Sam Muller.

"Music & Dance: L.A." partners chamber music and ballet in an intimate setting.

From the Bronx to Los Angeles: The Legacy of Rudy Perez

Rudy Perez | Photo: Aram Jibilian. Courtesy of Movement Research Performance Journal.

Still leading a weekly performance lab, octogenarian choreographer Rudy Perez was once praised by the L.A. Times as "the conscience of Los Angeles dance."

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Top Image: ACB dancer Theresa Farrell with musicians | Photo by Lauren Ward.

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