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FLOWER OF THE SEASON 2014 Spring
April 4, 5 and 6


the first stage of
RETURN TO ABSENCE
(a dance inspiration from Samuel Beckett’s trilogy)

Direction and Choreography:
Morleigh Steinberg
Oguri

Dance:
Andres Corchero
Oguri

Music:
Feltlike with
Paul Chavez

Friday April 4, 8:00pmSaturdy April 5, 8:00pm
Sunday April 6, 4:00pm


at the Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Avenue
Venice CA 90291
info:310.823.0710

Free parking at the electric Lodge

General Admission: $15 [presale] $20 [day of show]
Students, seniors: $15 [ID required]

Ticket:brownpapertickets.com



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Body Weather Laboratory and Arcane Collective’s latest production, Return to Absence inhabits the rich and peculiar realm of Samuel Beckett’s trilogy novel Molloy, Malone Dies, and the Unnamable. Presenting a non-linear storytelling, Return to Absence embodies the resonant images and wrought emotions characteristic to Beckett’s world, portraying the human condition often at the end of its tether.

”Dance first. Think Later. It's the natural order”. – Samuel Beckett




The creation and production of Flower of the Season was made possible by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Metabolic Studio and the Electric Lodge.

Production of Body Weather Laboratory and ARCANE collctive

In its 10th year, the series continues to evolve as a platform for the development of new and important dance explorations by a variety of local and international artists. Yearly these dancers are chosen to train together at Body Weather Laboratory, developing individual interpretations of a common vision. Flower of the Season has indeed become a pilgrimage - drawing dancers, choreographers and musicians to a seasonal offering of blossoming creativity.

Dance and performance are transitory arts. They exist in the present. Just as the splendor of a flower is fleeting, so is each remarkable moment of a dance performance - always passing into the next. A flower seeks the light, growing and developing accordingly. It finds just the right time and place to blossom.

Flower of the Season is the extension of the Earthbeat series Oguri and Steinberg began twelve years ago to foster collaborations between visual artists, musicians, writers and dancers. Together, with the work of percussionist Adam Rudolph, sculptor Stephan Glassman, artist Hirokazu Kosaka, musicians Paul Chavez, Wadada Leo Smith, G.E. Stinson, Nels Clineand Mark Dresser and dancers Roxanne Steinberg, Melinda Ring, Morleigh Steinberg, Mia Doi Todd, Jamie Burris, Sherwood Chen, Boaz Barkan, Claudia Lopez, Lillian Barbeito, Benjamin Jarrett, Eric Losoya, Jesske Hume, Magali Gajan, Heyward Bracey, Asher Woodworth, Ariadna Rodriguez Cima, Joyce Lu, A.Dola Baroni, Meyu Kobayashi, Rosemary Candelario, Heather Ehlers, Kim Nakakura, Linda Luke, Annelien Goetschalckx, Cat Westwood, Yasunari Tamai, Andres Corchero and Oguri has continually explored boundaries between audience and stage, creating fresh contexts for the presentation of art and performance.