‘From the Source’

July 2016 | Long beach, ca

The Assembly put out a nationwide call to artists to “Make Our Moves.” We selected three existing works by choreographers based in Brooklyn, Boise, and Los Angeles: Marissa Brown’s Wherever you are, this one’s for you, Lauren Edson’s Barbarian Princess, and Andrea Gise’s Her.

We learned the three works from video, then consulted with each of the choreographers either in person or via Skype, attempting to answer the question, can dance be exchanged remotely?

We installed the works in an evening of performance called “From the Source” at Howl in Long Beach. There were two upstairs rooms and an outdoor courtyard. Guests moved through the three areas to experience each piece in turn.