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Dance Reflections

Dimitri Chamblas, Slow Show. Photo by © Anne-Sylvie Bonnet.

Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels with L.A. Dance Project and MOCA presents Dimitri Chamblas, Slow Show

Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is a weeklong dance sequence that looks to highlight international choreography in the United States. In collaboration with the L.A. Dance Project and MOCA, the event will bring together three performances from Dimitri Chamblas, Gisèle Vienne, and Benjamin Millepied.

Dimitri Chamblas presents Slow Show at MOCA, in collaboration with Eddie Ruscha. Staged in public space, this performance brings together fifty amateur dancers from across Los Angeles. Based on the principals of trance, exhilaration, telepathy, and unconscious memories, Slow Show, which changes with each iteration, is a collective experience which questions the method of creating an ephemeral community around a choreographic project.

Crowd by Gisèle Vienne and Be Here Now by Benjamin Millepied with musical compositions from Caroline Shaw and Andy Akiho will be presented at L.A. Dance Project on October 27 & 28 2022.

Choreography: Dimitri Chamblas
Music: Eddie Ruscha
Performers: Tatiana Amaya, Josie Anders, Ethan Auerbach, Madison Avery, Valeria Diaz Calderon, Barbara Chane-Kane Guedj, Alondra Cornejo, Danna Cruz, Kim Dall'armi, Sandra Dominguez, Dulce Escobedo, Elizabeth Flinsch, Alve Fu, Saray Garcia, Abriel Gardner, Jeffrey Gibson, Margaux Gibson, Youjean Goh, Ziany Gonzaga, Karla Herrera, Kaitwan Jackson, Sarah Jane, Giada Jiang, Lioness Kamara, Robert Kelley, Sarah Konté, Victor Korte, Nakia Lambert, Janeth Lazo, Matthew Lee, Yuli Li, Yunni Lin, Daliana Lopez, Matt Maguire, Jules Mara, Léa Moret, Annika Moseng, Maiko Okijama, Jazmin Rodriguez, Alex Rohr, Michelle Rosales, Maia Rose, Valentina Rosset, Yezmin Saad, Nia Scovel, Raymond Sheppard, Kensaku Shinohara, Kourtney Smith, Liessa Son, Andrea Soto, Madison Stamm, Selma Stocker, Mao Tokunaga, Rachael Turner, Remi Turner, Ross Uchimura, Tokie Wang, Hanna Wu, Shoji Yamasaki, Chorong Yang, and Gale Yavorski
Studio manager: Elodie Vitrano
Production Coordinator: Taylor Donofrio
Production: Studio Dimitri Chamblas

This presentation is made possible with the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Dimitri Chamblas joined the dance school of the Paris Opera at the age of ten. Over the course of his career, he has collaborated with the choreographers William Forsythe, Boris Charmatz, Mathilde Monnier and Benjamin Millepied. Together with Boris Charmatz they created the duet À Bras-le-corps, which has been performed throughout the world and entered the Paris Opéra repertoire in 2018. In 2015, he was appointed Artistic Director of the 3e Scène – Opéra national de Paris. From 2017 to 2020, he has been Dean of the School of Dance at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). His recent projects include a duet with Kim Gordon; Slow Show, a show questioning time for fifty performers; Crowd Out, an opera for 1,000 singers that he is directing at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and at Paris Opera. Since 2019, he has been working on A_YARD, a piece created with a group of inmates from a maximum security prison in Los Angeles. His work has been presented at the Tate Modern in London, the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Museum of contemporary art of Los Angeles, the Opéra national de Paris, Performa New York and the Louvre Museum, among other venues. In 2019 , France made Dimitri Chamblas a Chevalier of the order of Arts and letters. 

Eddie Ruscha is a musician, artist, and DJ based in Los Angeles whose work explores a diversity of mediums and disciplines. Graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 1991, his work has been presented as part of many international exhibitions. Eddie Ruscha has also realized an important music corpus under various names and alias. His recent album “Who Are You”, released under the name E Ruscha V, was keenly noticed by critics and listeners. Ruscha composed the soundtrack of several pieces designed by Dimitri Chamblas at many places such as the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles and LUMA, Arles as well as on a frozen river in Minnesota. In these performances, Ruscha uses a set of electronic musical instruments, sound effects and field recordings to create amorphous musical ambiances, partly improvised, imagined and merging with the performances.

Wonmi’s WAREHOUSE Programs is organized by Alex Sloane, Associate Curator, with Amelia Charter, Producer of Performance and Programs and Brian Dang, Programming Coordinator.

Wonmi's WAREHOUSE Programs is founded by Wonmi & Kihong Kwon and Family.