"super" is a new site-specific dance work from Kevin Williamson + Company exploring stories and movements of heroic women. Inspired by archetypes, fearless family members, courageous teachers, and strangers who embody, thrive, reimagine, complicate, and subvert the status quo, "super" celebrates the full and multifaceted personalities of women who shape our lives. With original music by Anna Luisa Pestriko and performances from LA super-movers Heidi Brewer, Jen Hong, Kate Hutter, Devon Frost, Jasmine Jawato, Alexx Shilling, Alexandria Yalj, "super" takes over Brand Library & Art Center with imaginative solos, ensemble dancing, and spoken text.
Kevin Williamson is an LA-based movement artist and Assistant Professor of Dance at Scripps College. A Lester Horton Award recipient, Bates Educators Fellow, and Center Theatre Group Sherwood Award Finalist, Kevin’s dance works have been presented at venues including DanspaceProject, REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival, Dixon Place, CounterPulse, LACMA, Austin’s OUTsider Festival, and the Beijing Dance Festival. Kevin has created original works for LA Contemporary Dance Company and Loyola Marymount University and choreographed opera/theatre projects for The Juilliard School, Yale Repertory Theater, Opera UCLA, Atlantic Theatre Company, Washington National Opera, and Geffen Playhouse. Kevin received his MFA in Choreography from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and is a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst.
The Dance Series presents top dance companies from Southern California performing site specific work in non-traditional performance spaces around Brand Library. The performances will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to meet the artists. Performances begin at 4pm. The Dance Series is sponsored by the Brand Associates. Admission is free.