“Zaletel is also an instinctual choreographer — deeply connected to her own psychology, yet fueled by the creative energy of her collaborators. She treasures the preciousness of the work created with her dance company, szalt, but she is also not afraid to abandon all control.”
—J. Alex Matthews on ThisStage.la
F L W R S features the 5 females of szalt dance company, demonstrating non-chronological feminine development amid an unforgiving dressing room, silvering hair, and hundreds of flowers. SeeDance calls the work “charged, tense, and tender – outstanding and totally engaging”.
szalt is a collection of Los Angeles movers, collaborating with musicians and visual artists artistically led by dancer and choreographer, Stephanie Zaletel. Within the last three years, Zaletel has produced a myriad of new works across the city for szalt including O E a collaborative evening length performance that debuted at Highways Performance Space in September 2015, and tuesday., an installation-style piece for the Hammer Museum’s Made in LA series in collaboration with James Kidd and the Pieter Performance Space Council.
Choreography and Direction – Stephanie Zaletel
Original Music – Louis Lopez
Dancers of szalt (dance co.) – Lindsey Lollie, Sarah Prinz, Julia Planine-Troiani, Jordan Saenz, Stephanie Zaletel
Understudy – Amir RappaportLighting Design – Pablo Santiago-Brandwein
Costumes – Stephanie Zaletel
Since the F L W R S premier in May 2015 at HNYPT in DTLA, excerpts have been presented at the, MorYork Gallery, REDCAT Theater, JATB Festival in Blue Diamond, NV, Bootleg’s HomeGrown/Horton Awards, and was a finalist in the McCallum Choreography Festival in Palm Desert, CA.