Don't Drink the Kool-Aid is an evening of choreographer Temria Airmet’s most recent dance works.
Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid includes Temria Airmet’s most recent dance works, SOS and America May Go To Hell. SOS is making its Los Angeles debut at Highways Performance Space. Inspired by the current societal movement of feminism and embracing the benefits and problems that label entices. Airmet uses the creative and performing process as a coping mechanism during this tumultuous Trump Era encompassed by the #MeToo movement. Airmet delivers a vulnerable personal narrative supported by conceptual contemporary dance. SOS is meant as an outcry, and an anthem. America May Go To Hell is a second rendition of Airmet’s thesis work following her MFA Graduation from California State University Long Beach this past August. It is an illustration of the structure of the United States and the systemic effects it has on the human experience. Drawing on activist inspirations of the late 1960s, Airmet explores why issues of racism and equality are as prominent in the political climate today as they were over 50 years ago. A 15-min Q&A with the choreographer and dancers will follow the performance as these topics and pieces can provoke conversations that Airmet believes are necessary for communities to experience in order to learn, grow and heal.
Highways Performance Space and Gallery, 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA, USA