Sunday March 13, 7 pm
5 +1 for 60 oh!
Celebrate sixty with Carol
Carol McDowell is an interdisciplinary dance artist, collaborator, scholar, and educator. She was born in California, grew up a haole in Hawai’i, lived in the downtown arts community of NYC from 1979-1991, and has been part of the LA dance and performance for the past 17 years. McDowell creates movement scores and performance events concerned with presence, compassion, and difference. Falling in love with modern dance in classes with Betty Jones, she went on to complete a B.A. in Dance and Design from Bennington College. Since then, McDowell has jumped from an airplane in Tim Miller’s Cost of Living, and danced Kei Takei’s Light, Jack Moore’s Four Songs, Pooh Kaye’s Active Graphics, Barbara Dilley’s Naked Face, and Victoria Mark’s Medium Big Inefficient Considerably Imbalanced Dance. Additionally she has performed in works by Christine Suarez, Alexx Schilling, Rebecca Alson Milkman, Ari Hoffman, Cheng-Chieh Yu, Cid Pearlman, Karen Finley, Yvonne Meier, Yoshiko Chuma, Poppo, John Bernd, and Phoebe Neville. Collaborations include projects with performance artists Mariel Carranza, Jerri Allen & Inez Bush, and Asher Hartman. Her choreography has been presented at Looking Left, Pieter, LA iDfest, Craftswoman House, Skirball Cultural Center, Sweeney Art Gallery, Anatomy Riot, Platinum Oasis, FAIRY/Side Street Projects, Highways Performance Space, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Performance Space 122, and abroad in Indonesia and Europe. Grants and artist residencies have come from Hothouse/UCLA, Makassar Arts Forum, Tari Riau, Indonesian Dance Festival, National Dance/Media Fellowship, APPEX, Djerassi Foundation, Colorado Arts Council, Boulder Arts Commission, Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado, Jerome Foundation, DIA Art Foundation, Working in the Kitchen and Hawaii Department of Education. Also known for her lighting design, McDowell received a 2002 Lester Horton Award and a 1985 BESSIE. From 1991-1998 she served as Director of the Performing Arts Center at the Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where she co-founded the Mariposa Collective with Barbara Dilley, Diane Butler, and Polly Motley. Here in LA, McDowell co-founded max10 performance lab at the Electric Lodge with Cid Pearlman, David King, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario and Nurit Siegel, and was co-curator of Crazy Space and several performance series at Sea and Space Explorations and Kristi Engel Gallery with Asher Hartman. McDowell received her M.F.A. in Dance/Choreography from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. She teaches dance and performance studies, multicultural dance histories, composition, repertory, improvisation and yoga at CSULB, Rio Hondo College, and West LA College.
Admission to this event is your non-monetary donation to the FREE bar or the FREE boutique. Suggested items include: dancer snacks (apples, jars of nut butter, nuts), nice vacuum for the studio, Macbook pro charging cord, coffee, wine, gaff tape in any color, pens, markers, printer paper for the studio, tea, art/dance books for our library, beers.