Jessica Emmanuel: ˈkwirē/

Jessica Emmanuel: ˈkwirē/

"Emmanuel mesmerizes us with her emotional fervency and sly, stealthy felinity." –Stage and Cinema

VIRTUAL EVENT

Mixing ritualistic and visceral movement, sound, video, and text, Jessica Emmanuel’s new solo dance workˈkwirē/ considers a dystopian world where the majority of historical and ancestral information has been destroyed. The wealthy have left the planet and few humans survived. A dance and sound retrieval system has been created to help us restore our connection to our memories and the history that is stored in our DNA. Guided by Emmanuel’s ancestors, she gathers and collects information, nurtures the soil and roots that are used to restore the earth for those left behind. kwirē/ connects Emmanuel’s history with contemporary culture in a dialogue and reflection on meaning and understanding.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jessica Emmanuel is a Los Angeles based dancer, choreographer, performance artist, educator and curator. She studied Dance & Choreography at the BOCES Cultural Arts Center in New York and is a graduate of The California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Performance & Choreography. Jessica is the founder of HumamStages and a co-founder of the theater based artist collective Poor Dog Group. Her work has been presented internationally at the Bootleg Theater, Live Arts Exchange Festival, the New Original Works Festival at REDCAT, Montserrat DTLA, Highways Performance Space, Zoukak Studios (Lebanon), The Getty Villa, Interferences Festival (Romania), Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Curtis R. Preim Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and The Contemporary Art Museum Santa Barbara. She has choreographed/performed for Poor Dog Group, Heidi Duckler Dance Theater, The MOVEMENT Movement, Ania Catherine, Genevieve Carson, Bryan Reynolds, Paul Outlaw, No)one. Art House and Stacy Dawson Sterns.

REDCAT is a Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN).ˈkwirē/ is made possible in part by support from the NPN Artist Engagement Fund. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information visit npnweb.org.

Associated Images: 

Date/TimeGM/STCA
THU 3/4
8:30 pm
$15$12$8
FRI 3/5
8:30 pm
$15$12$8
SAT 3/6
5:00 pm
$15$12$8

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff