Led by Artistic Director Jamila Glass and Executive Director Napoleon Gladney, L.A. Contemporary Dance (LACDC) is a performance company dedicated to showcasing the artistry of L.A. in live and digital experiences. We curate creative environments that harness the power of the collective, promote a sense of belonging, and champion exploration and learning without judgment. In our programming, we share a restlessness of soul and desire for connection with our collaborators and community.
LACDC seeks empathetic movers with extensive experience in collaborative environments to develop new work for live performances, films, and learning experiences with which to build ongoing connections and community through dance. Capabilities include training in a wide range of foundational techniques and performed skill in floorwork, improvisation, partnering, movement creation, and social dances. Artists will be considered for paid part-time positions for the fall contract and future seasons/projects with required on-site presence in Los Angeles.
As a part of this fall creative residency, Collaborators and Artists will workshop experimental and new movement ideas, prioritizing discovery over mastery. All Artists will experience the same processes together, building an environment that nurtures growth and creativity.
Artists will work with all of the Collaborators whose movement vocabularies cover a wide range of dance forms, from ballet and floorwork to hip hop and improvisation, including speaking onstage during performance.MORE DETAILS
Contract Dates: September 27 - December 15, 2023
Anti-Racist Dramaturgy Workshops with Practice Progress
September 27, 2023 from 6:30 - 8:30pm on Zoom (Public Workshop)
September 28, 2023 from 5:30 - 7:30pm on Zoom (LACDC only)
*Both workshops are required and will be paid time
Rehearsal Schedule (beginning October 2):
October 2 - December 15, 2023 at Stomping Ground L.A.
--- Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 12:00-5:00pm
--- Holidays off: Indigenous Peoples' Day (October 9), Thanksgiving (November 20-24)
--- Individual rehearsal schedule given upon hire
--- All dancers must be available for all rehearsals (NO CONFLICTS)
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