The Standard, Downtown LA is set to host and sponsor the sixth show of the monthly special event NICOLE DISSON PRESENTS: THE SERIES, which pairs top talent in the fields of contemporary dance, performance art, playwriting, poetry, music composition and performing—most of whom haven’t worked together previously—to collaborate on original pieces that will be performed only once. These pieces are commissioned to be site-specific to the event’s location—the stunning rooftop of The Standard, Downtown LA.
April’s show will be directed by Kate Hutter, co-founder and artistic director of the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, and will feature Hutter’s original choreography and eleven dancers from her award-winning troupe, the L.A.C.D.C. The night will also feature an installation by director Ace Norton and an original score by composer/cellist Eric Mason —plus performances by singer/songwriter Amanda Jo Williams, experimental music trio Laco$te and Evan Koga of the band Chief (Domino Records). Sultry dance troupe The Pin-Down Girls will be performing as well—plus, poet Mandy Kahn will contribute original text, director Peter Monro will project new video art and actor Will Harris will serve as the event’s Master of Ceremonies alongside actress Nicole Disson. All of the evening’s pieces will be interpretations of the theme “SUPER.NATURAL.”
The list of collaborators for April’s event—all envelope-pushers from LA’s vibrant arts scene—also includes contemporary dancer Christine Tatomer among others. Performers will wear costumes by designer KITTINHAWK, and dancers from the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company will wear KEDS.
THE SERIES is presented by The Standard, Downtown LA, LA RECORD, Foam Magazine and the event’s producer, Nicole Disson.
Nicole Disson Presents: THE SERIES
Show VI: SUPER.NATURAL
Located on the rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA
550 South Flower Street at 6th Street, Los Angeles CA 90071
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm