Artist in Residence at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, January 15-February 6, 2015

In a unique residency, choreographer and dance pioneer Deborah Hay will collaborate with CAP/UCLA to design a plan for meaningful engagement opportunities with the diverse Los Angeles dance community: practitioners, supporters, audiences, curators, students and educators. Through a multi-layered spectrum of activities, Deborah and CAP/UCLA will work across broad artistic and community territories to explore the Los Angeles dance ecology and develop strategies for increased involvement and synergy.

In Deborah’s own words: “I believe that it is possible for a carefully scripted language created in collaboration with various L.A. communities, to benefit the future of how dance is perceived and recognized as pertinent in people’s lives. Can a visionary shift in language that describes the relevancy of dance prove effective in how a community experiences dance? And can this serve as a model for other communities?”

Also, on Wednesday, February 4, at 7:30 there will be a screening of Becky Edmunds' documentary Turn Your F*^king Head, about Deborah Hay's last Solo Performance Commissioning Project. The documentary will be shown at the Gallery on 356 S. Mission Road.

Deborah Hay’s residency at CAP/UCLA is supported by an exploration grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for the Building Demand for the Performing Arts program.