Gus Solomons Jr and Michael Blake of PARADIGM in "Idyll" by Kate Weare.

"Choreography in Focus" with Gus Solomons jr

Wendy Perron chats with Gus Solomons jr about his relationship with teaching, his history with Donald McKayle and other dance legends and the difference in his approach to Graham and Cunningham techniques.

 

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Friday Film Break: Sara Silkin's "LOST MIND" for L.A. Contemporary Dance

In a surrealist and deeply emotional film directed by Sara Silkin, the dancers of "LOST MIND," Hyosun Choi and JM Rodriguez of L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, grapple with the turmoil resulting from mental illness. Although Silkin's inspiration stemmed from her personal relationship with her father, her message has become increasingly relatable following a year defined by historical events and experiences that have impacted the mental health of many. The film's music is by Patrick Watson and narration by Lori Dorfman.

January 2021