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Sway, step and slide. Dive into the world of dance with these stories.
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A man performs a back flip over a red sign spinning advertisement sign. The sign, however, unlike typical advertisement signs, reads, "Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists," — an excerpt from Sol LeWitt's "Sentences on Conceptual Art."
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Artbound

Sign Spinning Meets Sol LeWitt at Santa Ana's Grand Central Art Center

Artist Yumi Roth combines the often misunderstood, vilified and outlawed art of sign spinning and sets it against a fine art gallery setting in her "Spin (after Sol LeWitt)" art exhibition at the Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) in Santa Ana.
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Artbound

The Westside Dance Movement That Laid the Foundation for West Coast Hip-Hop

During the early 1980s, throwing parties was one of the most lucrative ways for people in the 'hood to make money. Learn more about Ultra Wave, a popular crew that animated the Westside of Los Angeles.
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Artbound

Like Queer Church on Sundays: Ozz Supper Club Gave Young LGBTQ a Place to Belong

If you remember Ozz Supper Club — popularly known as Ozz — in Buena Park, California, you remember a magical time of budding queerness and mutual bonding at the gay club near Knotts.
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Artbound

How Mustache Mondays Built an Inclusive Queer Nightlife Scene and Influenced the Arts in L.A.

The cultural impact of Mustache Mondays, a weekly event held at nightclubs throughout downtown, continues to reverberate through the worlds of fashion, photography, performance art, visual art, music and choreography in Los Angeles and beyond.
A young woman smiles at the camera with roller skates on.
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Artbound

Black Angelenos Reclaim L.A.’s Roller Skate Culture on the Rinks and in the Streets

Today's jam skaters draw from a community built over generations at Venice Beach and rinks across the city.
Chloe Arnold is photographed professionally wearing a leather-like top and red pants.
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Artbound

A Dancer for Justice: Chloe Arnold Connects Youth to their Humanity Through Movement

Emmy-nominated tap dancer Chloe Arnold credits dance for saving her life. Now, she is paying it forward by offering inner-city youth an opportunity to connect with themselves and others through dance.
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Southland Sessions

Cumbiatón, a Safe Space for L.A.'s Queer and Latinx Communities, Grows Virtually

The Cumbiatón collective is finding new creative ways to connect to undocumented immigrant and queer communities through its virtual dance parties.
Chloe Arnold and Syncopated Ladies perform a "Savage" remix at the Sepulveda Basin | Still from "Dance Break" Southland Sessions
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Southland Sessions

7 Dance Videos That Helped Us Get Through 2020 

From bathtub ballets to TikTok dance challenges, our screens have exploded with dance videos since the coronavirus pandemic forced us to dance together but apart. Here are a few performances with SoCal connections that helped us get through 2020.  
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