In this informal evening of demonstration and conversation, learn about Glassman’s process for creating dance in unlikely places, his work with non-dancers, and his project for the Beach House site, tentatively titled “Timeless: Marxist Dances at the Beach”. Glassman will screen and discuss video clips of his past works and scenes of classic film actors who inspire his work on "Timeless".
Glassman: In preliminary research about the Beach House and Marion Davies, I discovered that some of her guests had tried surfing in the ocean nearby and that Ms. Davies was also a contemporary of vaudeville-to-film geniuses, the Marx Brothers. These two points of information are inspirations for this project. Working from the films of the Marx Brothers and re-contextualizing their antic physicality, their non-sequiturs of humor and their virtuosic musicality, Timeless is a suite of dances and music that will fit perfectly into this landmark environment.
About the Choreographer in Residence: Keith Glassman (http://www.keithglassman.org) will be making a new site-specific dance throughout the Beach House from March 7- May 16th, 2011. Check in throughout his tenure during his office hours and open rehearsals (details posted at http://annenbergbeachhouse.com/cultural- programs) to see how he's progressing! Glassman’s dance practice focuses on people, their motivations, and how their physical and emotional environments define and change their lives. He’s worked with surfers, His works have brought direct, vital and thought provoking ideas and images to audiences across the U.S. as well as in Canada and Mexico.
Seating is limited and free reservations are required. If you would like to attend, reserve online & arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Free event parking for Beach=Culture attendees after 5pm through April. The Marion Davies Guest House is open and docents on hand from 5:15-6:15pm before the event.