This immersive performance evokes both spatial and social manifestations of expansiveness. Choreography brings the audience through a narrative of identifying truth among the thoughts we each project upon ourselves and upon each other. The performance explores the potential of people recognizing a problem, considering solutions together, and collectively producing change through the expansion of one small idea.
MashUp Contemporary Dance Company - Sarah Rodenhouse & Victoria Brown
MashUp Contemporary Dance Company is a non profit all female contemporary company that aims to create artistically innovative works and engage diverse communities in the invaluable experience of dance through performances, after school educational programming, and participation with the Los Angeles Dance Community. MashUp thrives on collaboration with other choreographers and dancers as well as creating an inclusive and approachable environment. MashUp strives to inspire its audiences by exploring and creating a unique MashUp aesthetic combining jazz, modern, and hip hop vocabulary with a foundation strongly rooted in ballet. MashUp aims to share the gift of dance and use it to empower young minds and bodies with a special importance placed on motivating girls and women to be strong, confident, and articulate females.
Curious Minds Los Angeles - Erin Cuevas & Jana Masset Collatz
CMLA envisions a new future of experience design within our media-rich urban cultures. The name, “Curious Minds Los Angeles,” embodies the studio’s vision to bring the subjects of our curiosities—nature, neuroaesthetics, performance art, industrial design, and social media—into design realities that actively engage the mind and emotions. CMLA relies heavily on interdisciplinary collaboration to investigate various scales of spatial intervention, the unexpected and wonderful moments created by carefully employing visible and invisible material palettes. The studio is passionate about the potential for architecture to improve human well-being with each sensory experience. The office is run by Erin Cuevas and Jana Masset Collatz, two women with unique backgrounds who quickly found common ground and a strong friendship while studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The young practice is committed to shaping the exciting future of both design pedagogy and practice.
Time Delay Demo
A live feed of the dancers was projected back into the space, allowing the movement to be pulled apart and time delayed.
The center space consisted of 4 rotating panels, allowing projection mapping to take up more or less space, dynamically changing as the dance progressed.
A rotating wall system allowing the dancers to constantly shift and transform the space throughout the performance.
EXPANSIVENESS: CHANGING PERSPECTIVE is a multi-media performance merging architecture and dance from MashUp Contemporary Dance company, Curious Minds LA, and HomeMakeLabs.
Architecture studio CMLA and MashUp Contemporary Dance Company, in collaboration with the A+D Museum and HomeMake Labs, present Expansiveness: Changing perspective. This immersive performance evokes both spatial and social manifestations of expansiveness. The physical and projected environment is a design implementation of CMLA’s ongoing research project Architecture of Effortless Attention, through which the studio is investigating means and methods for producing qualities of mystery and novelty to promote psychological wellness. MashUp’s choreography brings the audience through a narrative of identifying truth among the thoughts we each project upon ourselves and upon each other. The performance explores the potential of people recognizing a problem, considering solutions together, and collectively producing change through the expansion of one small idea. Co-produced by two female-owned organizations, Expansiveness: Changing perspective celebrates Women’s Equality Day with performances on August 24 and 25.