In Motion: CalArts Department of Dance Performs HUMAN

  • Sat 14 April 2018
  • 4.30 pm

Marking the first performance collaboration with California Institute of the Arts, Hauser & Wirth is pleased to welcome 30 student dancers to present HUMANwithin the public spaces of the gallery. Comprised of multiple solos performed simultaneously, HUMAN explores one’s individuality through articulations of the singular dancer within the midst of a collective group. The piece, created in text through email exchanges, lives in language as much as through the movements of its dancers. HUMAN was created by Dimitri Chamblas, Dean of the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts. This event is free, however, reservations are recommended. Click here to register. About Dimitri Chamblas Dimitri Chamblas is a curator and choreographer. During his career, Chamblas has collaborated with creators such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Andy Goldsworthy, Jean le Gac, composer Heiner Goebbels, artist Chrisitian Boltanski, choreographers William Forsythe, Lill Buck, Mathilde Monnier, Benjamin Millepied. In 2017, he launched Studio Dimitri Chamblas in Paris, a structure that hosts all of his projects and collaborations, including a duet with Marie-Agnès Gillot. Later that year, Dimitri Chamblas became the new dean of dance at California Institute for the Art in Los Angeles, where he currently teaches. About CalArts California Institute of the Arts is renowned internationally as a game-changer in the education of professional artists. Founded by Walt Disney, CalArts offers comprehensive degree programs across the full range of the visual, performing, media and literary arts through its six Schools. Admissions are decided primarily on artistic merit and creative promise. The uniqueness of the CalArts learning experience comes first and foremost from individualized faculty mentoring, which looks to the needs and goals of each student in order to strike a balance between rigorous professional and intellectual preparation and more open-ended experimentation, inquiry and ideation. Mentoring empowers students to develop their own distinctive creative voices and independent points of view, and to build sturdy career pathways in line with their individual artistic aims. Walt Disney imagined CalArts as an all-inclusive community, where artists can look outside their own métiers and collaborate with each other, across conventional categories, to conjure new expressions. By breaking through artificial barriers, this ongoing exchange of ideas and methods opens up fresh perspectives, sparks out-of-the-box innovation, and energizes the creative community as a whole. For this reason CalArts has always thrived on the diversity of its artists—representing not only multiple forms and styles, but also the horizon-expanding mix of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and voices. Beyond its campus, the Institute also encompasses the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), an arts presenting center in downtown L.A., and the Community Arts Partnership (CAP), a co-curricular youth arts education program with community organizations and public schools throughout L.A. County. Photo: Rafael Hernandez