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“D” and “E” at The Electric Lodge

Presented in association with the High Voltage Series

November 3 & 4, 2017

The Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90291

“D” and “E”

created by Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacías / 3RD CLASS CITIZEN

Music by Ivo Bol

The works to be presented, “D” and “E”, are part of a larger project by Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacías / 3RD CLASS CITIZEN to create a series of highly structured improvisational duets. The original project began with the idea of 6 duets – A B C D E F – but has since expanded to include the whole alphabet – From A to Z – with each duet taking its title from a different letter of the alphabet. Since starting work on the project in 2015, we have created and performed “A”, “B”, “C”, “D” and “E” in New York, as well as in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin and Los Angeles.

The project is focused on many aspects of time, and as a whole explores how the production of choreography is intertwined with process and instant performance. The practice of manipulating images and concepts onsite following a strict conceptual frame can produce instant movement and unravel choreography that is full of content and related to specific thoughts. We use signposts and issues connected with life and aging as a framework for this exploration, and examine the question of how the agency of the dancer maker changes through time.