The great thing about Laurel Tentindo (how often, one wonders, has she been called Laurel Nintendo?) is, well, about 10 things. Her daring choreography, amazing flexibility, talent as a puppeteer and mesmerizing ability to transcend the limits of the human body are just a few, but perhaps the most intriguing is the element of adventure in her work. You never know quite what you're in for with this ultra-talented dancer, who creates extraordinary movement/sound pieces in which the body becomes the most versatile of instruments, playing the music of an invisible dimension. Her dances, she says, are really “energetic drawings on which costumes, objects and puppets ride.” As one of the shining stars of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, she drew praise from Dance Magazine as “a study in fluid energy … even standing still, she appears to move in minuscule vibrations.” Tentindo herself remarks, “I don't think of the body as bones and blood. I think we're strange water, fluid, fascia balloons moving in space.” This week, Fowler Out Loud presents an evening of true Tentindo, as she and a group of fellow artists migrate through the Fowler, creating a movement-and-sound ritual performance that will transform the museum into a world of “magical imagery, dance and sound.” Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E. Young Drive, UCLA North Campus, Wstwd.; Thurs., May 16, 6 p.m.; free. (310) 825-4361, fowler.ucla.edu.
Thu., May 16, 6 p.m., 2013
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