Hot Spot with d. Sabela grimes
Friday, May 17
10 - 11:30 AM
Drop-ins welcome. ODC class cards accepted, or pay a $18 drop in fee per class.
The ODC School invites guest artists to come teach Int/Adv classes in the Hot Spot on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Keep an eye out for whoís coming to the Dance!
d. Sabela grimes, 2017 County of Los Angeles Performing Arts Fellow and 2014 United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow, is a trans-media storyteller, sonic ARKivist, movement composer cultivating a devoted interest in Afrobiquitous life practices. Sabela has conceived, written, scored, choreographed and produced several dance theater works including BulletProof Deli, plus Philly XP, World War WhatEver, and 40 Acres & A Microchip: Salvation or Servitude from his EXPERIMENT EARTH sound-movement triptych. Recent creative projects include, ELECTROGYNOUS (2017) and Dark Matter Messages (2018). ELECTROGYNOUS is a dance theater experience which articulates that Black gender qualities are infinite, multi-dimensional and distinct manifestations of wombniversal consciousness. Moved by how Octavia E. Butler invents interrelated notions of humanness+otherness in her Parable Series, Dark Matter Messages dreams Butler's unfinished manuscript, Parable of the Trickster, into an experience that realizes quantum Blackness as a means to play within the nowness of imminent futures. On faculty at USC's Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, he continues to cultivate, Funkamental MediKinetics, a movement system he created that focuses on the methodical dance training and community building elements evident in Hip Hop, Black vernacular and Street dance forms. Sabela loves pancakes, speculative fiction and his kinfolk. dsabelagrimes.com
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