Metro Art Presents Moving Through – In Collaboration With LA-Based Pieter Performance Space Series to Feature an Array of Instruction and Performance by Noted Dance Artists Filmed at LA’s Union Station
“Moving Through” is a monthlong series of dance and movement for times of change featuring a diverse group of teaching artists. Each program features a connection to transit, ranging from the practical to the abstract to the historical. The series, filmed at Union Station, launches Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. on Metro’s Facebook , Metro Art’s Facebook , and Union Station’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
Episodes will continue to air weekly through April 8th, 15th and 22th.
Check out the full series lineup description below.
The Full Moving Through Series Lineup
April 1 – “Movement of Stillness” With Joy Alegria
Alegria, a curator and arts educator who integrates dance, yoga and somatics, will offer a sequence of breath, stretching and meditation practices to bring serenity and calm, even while in transit alongside new music by Alex Wand.
April 8 – “Cunningham Technique” With Chard Gonzalez
Gonzalez, a choreographer, performer and teacher, will be joined by dancers Tamsin Carlson, Julie Opiel and Heather Seybolt to introduce exercises from Cunningham Technique, a dance training method that explores how the spine and limbs can move both independently from one another and in concert.
April 15 – House Dance: “Dance Happens Everywhere” With Emiko Sugiyama
Sugiyama, a performer and producer who has worked with renowned street and hip-hop companies, will be joined by dancers Andrea Lomelin and Juliet Mendoza to demonstrate foundational steps of House Dance and will then show how to put them all together in a dynamic sequence.
April 22 – “BAGGAGE,” A New Dance Film Choreographed by Jay Carlon With Music by Alex Wand
“BAGGAGE” celebrates origin stories and embodies the many histories of arrivals and departures at the station. A personal family narrative is unpacked through music, dance and memory inside Union Station’s Ticketing Hall. Carlon, named as one of the 25 dancers to watch in 2020 by Dance Magazine, is collaborating with Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Alex Wand.