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Los Angeles Performance Practice and Automata have collaborated to offer development residencies for Southern California artists creating new works of live performance. The program is designed to provide vital infrastructure for Los Angeles based artists, and places emphasis on work that reflects/connects to the unique histories, environments, communities, issues and artistic legacies that define it.
Selected projects receive 24-hour access to dedicated space for a one- or two-week period at Automata in Los Angeles’ Chinatown District, as well as additional financial support in the form of a modest stipend. This is a alternative performance space/gallery, suitable for small to mid-scale projects, that either need minimal technical infrastructure or construct their own systems of design and installation.
Each residency will be crafted in collaboration with the artistic team, who are asked to identify specific areas of research, development and/or collaboration, along with a minimum of one point of public engagement, which may take the form of conversations, workshops, showings or other activities open to the public. In addition to supporting the quality of works being developed, we also seek to extend the dialogue about contemporary performance, and connect institutions, audiences and students to the creative life of artists.
Collaboratively offered by Los Angeles Performance Practice and Automata, with support from the California Art Council’s Creative California Communities program.
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 12, 2016 at 11:59PM PST
– Contact information for a lead artists, based in the Greater Los Angeles area.
– Project title & list of participating collaborators.
– Project Summary: Provide a brief description of the proposed residency project.
– Project Timeline: Briefly outline how this residency fits in your overall development process.
– Residency Proposal: Describe in detail how you would use a 1- to 2-week residency at Automata, including participants and any specific areas of creative development or research that would serves as your focus.
– Scheduling: List any known dates your team is unavailable to participate in a residency between March and August 2017.
– Lead applicant artist statement or bio.
– At least one, and no more than three, work samples that represent your work. Each work sample should be no longer than five minutes in length. Video work samples are preferred. Samples may be from previous work, or work-in-process of your current project.
To prepare for completing the online application, download a pdf sample here:
Development +Research Residency Application SAMPLE QUESTIONS.
Applications must be submitted via the online application form via the link below. All complete applications received by the deadline will be considered. Applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision via e-mail by January 25, 2017.
Complete the online application here:
Development + Research Residency APPLICATION
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Early Morning Opera’s Institute of Memory (TIMe) is the first project by a U.S. company to be invited to perform as part of the prestigious Boska Komedia/Divine Comedy Festival in Kraków, Poland this December 9–10.
As part of Divine Comedy, TIMe will be seen by extensive audiences from around the world. This is an unprecedented opportunity to share Los Angeles performance with an international audience and to fuel the life of TIMe.
We are thrilled to help introduce Riting.la to the performance community in Los Angeles! Jennie Liu and Alana Reibstein launched their new critical writing platform last week, featuring several LAX Festival projects as their initial subjects.
Riting is an experiment in writing that engages with performance happening now in Los Angeles. Riting is a ground for encounters between artists, their critical community, and the public they belong to. Riting brings together a multiplicity of bodies and a polyphony of voices. Riting supposes there is no definitive untangling. Riting assumes mutuality of investment in the ecology of performance activity in this city.
Please check out [and support] their incredible efforts:
We’re here to help! Los Angeles Performance Practice is partnering with organizations and leaders in Los Angeles to offer free advice to local artists working in contemporary performance, in the form of one hour-long advisory sessions, hosted by Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.
Thursday, April 27, 12p-6p
To reserve an advisory slot, RSVP HERE.
Miranda launched Los Angeles Performance Practice in 2010, and the LAX Festival in 2013. Miranda comes from a theater background, and works as an independent producer and performance curator. She began her career with several internationally collaborative projects, producing work in Havana, Kampala, Kigali, and Prague. She has worked with Center Theatre Group, Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) UCLA, and CalArts Center for New Performance, among other, on special projects and initiatives. Miranda is currently the Curatorial Artist in Residence at CAP UCLA. In 2015, she was awarded a Cultural Exchange International Fellowship through the City of Los Angeles and the British Council to work with ArtsAdmin in London. And, she is the 2014 recipient of the Richard E. Sherwood Award, awarded annually by Center Theatre Group to an innovative and adventurous Los Angeles theater artist of promise.
George has been working in the field of contemporary dance and performance for more than 25 years. He was on the founding team that launched the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater and served as Associate Director of REDCAT for a decade. Through REDCAT’s annual New Original Works Festival and ongoing Studio series, he presented more than 250 new works and works-in-progress by Los Angeles artists. He was an Associate Producer for two editions of RADAR L.A. and served as Hub Site Representative for the National Dance Project (2012–14), Lead Program Consultant in the Performing Arts for the Creative Capital Foundation (2011–2012), and on the U.S. curatorial team for the National Performance Network’s Performing Arts Asia Project (2011) and Performing Americas Project (2009–10).