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Carlon + Lollie

D+R Residency 2017

March 5–11, 2017

Jay Carlon + Lindsey Lollie: Directors
Samantha Mohr: Dancer
Young Tseng Wong: Corporeal Mime Artist
Jimmy Cabrera: Psychiatric Professional & Advisor

Saturday, March 11 at 6p and 8p
Join us for one of two in-progress showings, and become a part of Carlon + Lollie’s process of developing this new work of immersive dance theater. Open Studio allows artists to test ideas, and audiences an opportunity gain insight into, and inform, artistic process. Open Studio events are free (or contribute in support of the program).


The collaborative team of Jay Carlon and Lindsey Lollie will be in residence developing a new work of dance theater that seeks to push physical and emotional boundaries by integrating elements of exhaustion, violence, and memory. The duo began working together in 2015, after having individually experienced about 3 years of creative hiatus due to experiences with loss and depression. For this new project, they examine how physical narrative can drive an immersive experience that examines the disorienting characteristics of PTSD, sleep paralysis, auditory hallucinations, dementia, and panic attacks. Their process will include professional psychiatric Jimmy Cabrera to advise on current mental health research.

Carlon + Lollie is a collaborative duo formed by movement artists Jay Carlon and Lindsey Lollie. They employ their identities as multicultural millennials to deepen their connection to heritage and ancestry—Lollie is half African-American and first-generation Mexican-American; Jay Carlon is first-generation Filipino-American and child of an agricultural migrant family. Through immersive, transformative and extremely physical dance theatre, they strive to incite thoughtful provocation of socio-political issues surrounding identity, race, gender, mental health and sexuality. Based in Los Angeles, the met as colleagues at the Renaissance Arts Academy, where they currently teach contemporary dance, and have joined their shared interests in exploring their collective and individual identities. Individually, they have presented work at LA Dance Festival, HomeLA, Works in the Works (Bay Area, CA), and Electric Lodge.  Collectively, Carlon + Lollie have performed at Lincoln Center, REDCAT, 92nd Y  and The CURRENT SESSIONS.

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Collaboratively offered by Los Angeles Performance Practice and Automata, with support from the California Art Council’s Creative California Communities program.

Photo by Jobel Medina.

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