On Friday, March 31, choreographers Livya Howard–Yashar, Andrea Ordaz, Olivia Mia Orozco, and Zoe Rappaport will present their work in UNTAMED: AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT at HUMAN RESOURCES LA.Ordaz, Orozco, and Rebeca Hernandez will also screen a selection of their dance films, and a set of music by Sudan Archives from Stones Throw will close out the show.
This Sunday August 24th at 6:45pm, Clockshop presents building: a simulacrum of power on the site of The Unfinished.
The performance takes place at Bowtie Project, 2800 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039 (see map)
Please join us for building: a simulacrum of power, a performance by Rafa Esparza with artist Rebeca Hernandez on the site of Michael Parker’s The Unfinished. For this new work Esparza has held with his parents and siblings a collaborative, labor intensive residency prompted by the historical precedents of power and labor dynamics referenced in Parker’s The Unfinished.
In a continuation of working both with his family and with adobe brick making, Esparza invited his 4 brothers, his sister, and his parents to assist in making enough adobe bricks to cover the entire 137’ long obelisk. For apprx. 3 weeks the bricks have been molded and dried onsite using water from the L.A. river and resources made available by the Esparza family, Clockshop, California State Parks and Michael Parker. Once completed the bricks will be laid atop The Unfinished, where Esparza and Hernandez will stage movement-based performances engaging the bricked surface, the LA River and the sun.