Entry by Entrance

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Entry by Entrance

1830 sunset blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
November 24th, 2007 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sat 2-5

"Entry by Entrance" by Dead Bird Movement
November 24, 2007, 8:00pm

1830 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
This show is FREE!

Artistic Director/Choreographer: Jessie Smith
Performers: Jessie Smith, Mandie O'Connell & Ryan Mitchell
Original Music: Alex Guy

About the show:
The Seattle-based modern dance company Dead Bird Movement brings their latest show to Los Angeles. The performance, "Entry by Entrance", ranges from surreal, imagistic, movement vignettes to frenetic, physical comedy chaos.

"Entry by Entrance" begins with a series of captivating movement solos by Jessie Smith. Her technical lines twist and contort in a gruesomely beautiful struggle. Smith's solitary dance builds into a playground of experimental performance as farcical gags get added to the mix. When actors Ryan Mitchell and Mandie O'Connell join the action, athletic partnering meets a slap in the face, strategically placed banana peels, a chase scene with a slimy fish, and a multitude of drinks spat in the face. "Entry by Entrance" also features original music by Alex Guy of the Degenerate Art Ensemble.

About Dead Bird Movement:
Jessie Smith's Dead Bird Movement is a Seattle-based modern dance company. Dead Bird pulls from a gifted group of outsider artists on a project-to-project basis to create multi-disciplinary works. Since being founded in 2006, Dead Bird Movement has quickly earned acclaim as an ambitious, exciting, young company. Dead Bird's aesthetic is both exhilarating and disturbing. Smith's choreography challenges physical strength and endurance in a way that accentuates the nuances of the body. Her wild, bruising movement embodies an urgent necessity that couples punkish physicality with sharp line and then snarls the mixture. Dead Bird Movement's pieces are intelligent and infused with the honesty of struggle.