Artistic director Stephanie Zaletel’s (Dance BFA 12) evening-length dance-theater piece moon& premieres at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles beneath the light of the full moon on Aug. 26.
Zaletel's choreography mirrors the eight phases of the moon, and as described in the event's program notes, "dives deep into infinity cycles; momentum and gravity provide paradoxes for an arrival."
Co-produced with Los Angeles Performance Practice—a nonprofit founded by CalArts alum Miranda Wright (Theater MFA 09)—moon& will be performed by Zaletel's all-female dance company, szalt (dance co.). The work also features a collaboration with electro-acoustic composers Louis Lopez (Music MFA 12) and Jonathan Snipes. The company for moon& includes Lindsey Lollie (Dance BFA 12), Eden Orrick, Sarah Prinz, Amir Rappaport, Mecca Romero (Dance BFA 11) and Zaletel.
The SeeDance website describes Zaletel's choreographic work with szalt as "stunning–a beautiful meeting of artists' visions and mesmerizing performances." As a dancer, Zaletel has worked with renowned choreographers including Barak Marshall; Colin Conner, former CalArts faculty and the artistic director of Limón Dance Company in New York; and in Daniele Agami's Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY. She has presented her own creative work at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, REDCAT, The Hammer Museum, ACE Hotel, Current LA's Public Art Biennial and was a finalist in the 2015 McCallum Theater Choreography Competition.
The moon& event is part of IGNITE @ the FORD!, a series by the Ford Theatre Foundation that features compelling and contemporary works from thought-provoking, world-renowned artists.
moon& by szalt (dance co.) at the Ford Theatre
Sunday, August 26 at 8:30 pm
2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Hollywood, CA
Tickets: $25, 45