Made in LA at The Hammer

Made in LA


Gold Stage Night 2

James Kidd Studio
Gold Stage

For Made in L.A., James Kidd Studio makes Gold Stage, an open platform for local, national and international artists of all disciplines to perform, rehearse, mediate, think, exchange, consider.

James Kidd Studio is the umbrella for Pieter, James Kidd Clothing and Costume and The Sunland Dancers.

All JKS events at Hammer are FREE


Pieter Community Space
Open Rehearsal
Provides studio space for people of the Pieter Community. This stage as studio space is an experimental practice in designing a truly functional space to work in, conscious that the courtyard is a public, yet protected.

June 17 – Sept 2:
Tuesdays 11am – 6pm
Fridays 11am – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm

Maya Gingery Performance:
Saturday July 12, 11am – 12noon
More info here

Lorene Bouboushian Performance:
Friday, July 25, 1-2pm
More info here

Stephanie Zaletel Open Rehearsals:
Tuesday July 29, 11:00 – 2:00pm
Tuesday August 19, 2:00 – 6:00pm

Harriet Bailey Performance:
Saturday, August 2, 1pm
More info here

Rebeca Hernandez Performance:
Saturday August 9, 2pm
More info here

Phillip T. Nails Performance
Tuesday, August 12, 1pm
More info here

Dahlia Nayar Performance:
Tuesday, August 12, 2pm
More info here

Stephanie Zaletel Performance:
Tuesday August 26th, 1- 5pm
More info here

Alison D’Amato Open rehearsals:
Saturday, August 23, 2-5pm
Friday, August 29, 1-3pm
Saturday, August 30, 3-4pm

Alison D’Amato Performance:
Saturday, August 30, 4pm
More info here


The Sunland Dancers
The Sunland Dancers were formed June 2013 by Jmy James Kidd. Friend, the newest dance, premieres on Gold Stage at The Hammer Museum June 21, 2014 as part of Made in LA. Friend is a fertility dance. Friend is female. Friend is lots of and lots of feelings. Friend is the expression of all of this at once.

The Sunland Dancers are Olive Blackburn, Shayna Keller, Jmy James Kidd, Perin Hailey McNelis, Jil Stein, Lisa Wahlander and Alexa Weir.

Pants by Shaina Mote.

Please bring tasty treats to share with all after the dance.

Saturday June 21, 3:30pm
Sunday June 22, 3:30pm
Thursday June 26, 1:15pm
Saturday June 28, 3:30pm
Sunday June 29, 3:30pm


Tara Jane ONeil and Bouquet
Music Afternoon
Tara Jane ONeil: This is music about healing, about listening, about surviving and transmuting the strange inheritance of language. Moving towards a direct perception of apparent reality through collaboration, breath, sound and song. She will be playing the music of her recently released album, Where Shine New Lights (kranky 2014).

Bouquet is a Los Angeles based, psychedelic pop duo consisting of Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs and Max Foreman.  Vocal harmonies lead listeners across an aural landscape of interleaving electric guitar and synthesizer, bolstered by the rhythms of analog drum machines.  The result is an atmosphere both warm and electronic.  A created space – tentatively safe.

Sunday, July 27, 3pm

Runaway Feeling 
Fashion Performance Pieces
by dancer person / designer James Kidd
with music by Tara Jane ONeil and The Sunlan Spirit Singers
and fashion designer Shaina Mote

With studios across the hall from each other 2010 – 2011 in a funky old east LA warehouse building, James and Shaina inspired and supported each other to design clothing collections for people to feel beautifully comfortable and expressive in all their moods and feelings. James Kidd uses the essential elements of dance, the raw human body moving from relaxed to ecstatic states and fuses them with into her designs to create custom clothing for all people. Shaina Mote melds technical aspects from pattern making with an experimental approach to draping by playing with notions of timelessness, reinvention, and reinterpretation for her wearer.

Saturday, August 2, 6-9pm

Nick Duran
every time you are near
Within the tableaux of a 1960’s living room— records spin and ornate rugs dress the stage—Nick Duran’s every time you are near is a play between melodrama and formalism. Heightened by risk and emotion, the dancing dissolves its own formal structures to reveal a psyche laid bare, swaying from absence to desire. For his performances at Made in LA 2014, Duran draws upon a year-long process of experimental pedagogical exchanges made at Pieter with both visual and performance-based artists. More info here.

Friday August 15, 2pm
Saturday, August 16, 2pm
Sunday, August 17, 2pm