LAYERHYTHM WILL BE THE CHURCH’S FIRST
ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE OF 2023
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8TH | 2:00 PM
DANCE JAM SESSION:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14TH | 7:30 PM
(left) LayeRhythm Lotus. Photo credit Julie Lemberger. (right )Photo credit Still1-62.jpg
Dance your way into 2023 with LayeRhythm, The Church’s first artists-in-residence in 2023! Since 2015, the dance troupe, founded by Artistic Director Mai Lê Hô, has highlighted under-recognized freestyle dance and music voices in the traditional performing arts landscape. LayeRhythm provides entertainment, community building, education in cultural history, preservation of street/club dance forms, and a support system for emotional and social well-being. LayeRhythm dedicates itself to risk-taking improvisation and interactive audience engagement through performances and events. Join us for an ‘Open Rehearsal’ on January 8th, where we invite the public to watch the dance group practice as they prepare for an interactive ‘Dance Jam Session’ at The Church on January 14th, which will be a performance followed by a dance party! Audience ideas will serve as the muse for dancers, MCs, and musicians to create live movements, sounds and improvised lyrics, building up the energy throughout the evening. The group works from a diverse cultural palette, including hip hop, funk, soul, house music, popping, locking, waacking, Detroit jit, Chicago footwork, krump, flexN, breaking, voguing, litefeet, and house dance styles.
LayeRhythm’s residency is in collaboration with Works & Process at The Guggenheim; and will conclude a day before the group’s performance, Works & Process Underground Uptown Dance Festival: LayRhythm (On The Move) with Masterz at Work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on January 17th.
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