September 13–15, 2014
work in progress, as part of Live Arts Exchange
Los Angeles, CA
In New Faithful Disco, a dance work-in-progress by Los Angeles choreographer Meg Wolfe, belief is made manifest as energy. A trio of dancers—taisha paggett, Marbles (Rae Shao-Lan), and Wolfe—feel it, generate it and re-mix it as they prepare to take on something big. Love, faith, impermanence? Pleasure? Power? Soul retrieval? Disco builds communal energy into an accumulated whirlwind propelled by nature sounds and disco rhythms. Bodies are the conduit: the site of intersections where dances are generated, transferred, translated and recycled in an attempt to remix revolution. Disco opens up time, triggers fading histories and provides a backdrop that frames who we are, now.
Choreographer: Meg Wolfe
created in collaboration with
Performers: taisha paggett, Marbles (Rae Shao-Lan), Meg Wolfe
Music: Maria de los Angeles Cuca Esteves
Scenic design/costumes: Gregory Barnett
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Presented with generous support from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Created with support from Show Box L.A. , REDCAT, and the UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance Hothouse Program.