Out Takes
Monday, Sep 16 2013
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

With a post-show discussion facilitated by Victoria Marks.
Admission is your non-monetary donation to the FREE bar or FREE boutique:
Please bring vegan and gluten-free deserts!

Carmela and Luke have been collaborating since 1999. “Outtakes” is an evening of moments from our rehearsal process that never made it into a performance as well as sections from performances that we wanted to revisit.

Carmela Hermann is a choreographer and multidisciplinary artist who creates work for stage, film and in gallery settings. Her work is informed by themes of personal history, politics, and the things we don’t discuss in public. Her work has been presented at The Getty, Bootleg Theater, UCLA, SUSHI, Dances Made To Order, Electric Lodge, REDCAT, and in Europe. She is heavily influence by her work with choreographer Victoria Marks and pioneer dance improviser Simone Forti. She has taught at UCLA, CSULB, Santa Monica College, iDFEST, and in Wisconsin at Lawrence University. She is the recipient of a 2011 ARC Grant & been an artist-in-residence at UCLA’s Hothouse Program. Carmela currently collaborates with Terrence Luke Johnson and Ally Voye. She holds an M.F.A. from UCLA’s Department of World Arts & Cultures.

Terrence Luke Johnson has been improvising for forty years. He began in theater performing fully improvised evenings. He then took a vacation from theater and received his Ph.D. in English from UCLA in 1993 with a dissertation entitled “The Representation of Homosexuality on the London Restoration Stage: 1660-1700.” In 1991, he began practicing Contact Improvisation, at which point he began making connections with choreographers and dancers. For 15 years, he has been working in the fields of improvisational dance and choreography. He has worked with Caroline Waters, Carmela Hermann, Simone Forti, Shel Wagner Rausch, Rudy Perez, and Dana Hirsch, among others, performing and teaching in Los Angeles, Israel, Hungary and Poland.

Victoria Marks, an Alpert Award winner (1997) and Guggenheim Fellow (2005), has been practicing knowing and unknowing, making dances for stage and film, over the past 27 years. Marks’ creative work migrates between choreo-portraits for individuals who don’t identify as dancers– made for stage and film, and dances for and with dancers that fuel Marks’ inquiries into movement and generally keep her on her toes. Marks is a Professor of Choreography in the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, where she has been teaching since 1995.  Recent projects include “what if would you” created for AXIS Dance Company’s 25th home and touring season, and “Action Conversations: Bellows Falls” a dance and film project created in rural Vermont with at risk girls and an older generation of women from the same community. Recent awards include first prize in the 2008 “Festival of Video Dance” Barcelona, for “Veterans”, a 2011 grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation for the creation of new work, and a 2010 CHIME fellowship for mentoring in her field. Marks has received numerous grants and fellowships, including from the Irvine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles City Department of Cultural Affairs.  New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the London Arts Board, among others.  She has received a Fulbright Fellowship in Choreography, and numerous awards for her dance films co-created with Margaret Williams, including the Grand Prix in the Video Danse Festival (1996 and 1995), the Golden Antenae Award from Bulgaria, the IMZ Award for best screen choreography and the Best of Show in the Dance Film Association’s Dance and the Camera Festival.