Milka Djordjevich’s 2017 dance work ANTHEM returns this week at Ghebaly.
“Questioning contemporary dance’s predisposition towards neutrality, authenticity and the de-sexualization of the female body, ANTHEM embraces theatricality, virtuosity and sass. The work weaves together existing and imagined vernacular dance styles to explore labor, play, and feminine-posturing. Four women execute a repetitive yet complex movement vocabulary that evolves as they rotate hypnotically within the confines of a square. Over time, the meditative rigor of their steps dissolves into a tangle of commotion, blurring the distinction between the mundane and the glamorous.”
Laurel Atwell, Jessica Cook, Dorothy Dubrule, and Devika Wickremesinghe will dance the piece.
Thursday and Saturday, June 7 and 9, at 10 pm.
Sunday, June 11, at 3 pm and 7 pm.
2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles.
Anthem, 2017. Image credit: Milka Djordjevich.