Body Weather Laboratory, led by choreographers Oguri and Roxanne Steinberg have announced Flower of the Season 2021 that people get together on Friday and Saturday, November 12 & 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm (PT) and on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm (PT) at the Electric Lodge in Venice, California. These performances are made possible in part by City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affair, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, California Arts Council and the Electric Lodge.

Oguri (Top), Tigran Hamasyan (Below) Roxanne Steinberg in Open Gate’s “Rizpah”
Oguri (Top), Tigran Hamasyan (Below) - Photo courtesy of Body Weather Laboratory

The list of artists performing in that people get together include Los Angeles based interdisciplinary performance artist/poet, Michelle Shiu-lin Lai; movement-based performance maker, Chenhui Mao; extreme vocalist, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City currently based in LA, Carmina Escobar; and Los Angeles based performance artist Jay Carlon.

Works appearing on the programs include: When “I” becomes “It” by Chenhui Mao; Wake Jay Carlon; and Tidals by Michelle Shiu-Iin Lai. The program will also feature Carmina Escobar.

Filming of Jay Carlon's BAGGAGE - Photo by Fara Sosa

Filming of Jay Carlon’s BAGGAGE – Photo by Fara Sosa

WHAT: Flower of the Season 2021 that people get together
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, November 12 & 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm (PT) and on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm (PT)
WHERE: Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue Venice, California 90291

For more program information, click HERE.

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Related activity

Residence Artists Master Class
“Body as Site”
With Jay Carlon
Sunday November 7, 1:30PM-3:30PM
Limited participation Registration Required:

This workshop is an interrogation of the internal and external body, exploring the histories, experiences, and traumas of the human form and body and space. Inspired by his investment in site-specific work, identity politics, and his background as a childhood competitive wrestler, Jay will guide participants through a series of explorations using text, sensory attunement, and integrating the body in space.

Carmina Escobar
Sunday November 14, 1:30PM-3:00PM
Limited participation Registration Required:

Body Weather Laboratory Workshop Zoom
with Oguri and Roxanne Steinberg
Sunday, 9:00am-11:00am
Wednesday, 8:00am- 9:00am

Body Weather Laboratory is a research forum open to anyone interested in investigating expression through the body within different environments.
A demanding attitude toward a thorough reexamination of the body and movement is a main theme in all the aspects of the training.
For more information, click HERE.

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For more information on the artists and their work, click HERE.

To visit the Body Weather Laboratory website, click HERE.

Written by Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Company.