Company Projects
2001- Present

2006 New Company Project
Blooming, Re-Joyce-ing
Part of the ALOUD at the Central Library Series


Inspired by the iconic female character of
Molly Bloom and honoring "Bloomsday"-
June 16-An annual worldwide literary event
that celebrates the single
day of wandering,
intersecting musing and remembering
in James Joyce's monumental novel, Ulysses.







Choreographed & Directed by Loretta Livingston
Danced by Loretta Livingston & Dancers and special
guest artist, Paris-based Claire Filmon

Music composed and played by Alan Terricciano
Video Art by Kate Johnson/EZTV

Lighting Design by Russell Pyle
Artistic Advisor and Development by Louise Steinman

When: June 16, 7 PM and June 17, 3 PM
Where: Downtown Los Angeles Central Library,
Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. 5th St.

Parking: 524 South Flower St., Garage accessed from one-way, southbound Flower Street

Bring your Library Card for discounted parking validation, present card at the Information Desk.
Tickets: $7 General; $5 Library Associates, available at the door, cash only
For Reservations, please visit the ALOUD website at www.aloudla.org

Blooming, Re-Joyce-ing is part of the ALOUD at the Central Library series, presented by the Library Foundation
of Los Angeles. The project is supported in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department
the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Meet the Composer's Creative Connections and individual donations from
Friends of Loretta Livingston & Dancers. It is produced by Loretta Livingston & Dancers.

June Moon (Dressed in White)

JUNE 2005 LOS ANGELES
Japanese American
Community & Cultural Center

Friday, June 24

Loretta Livingston & Dancers new performance project "June Moon
(Dressed in White)" is a celebration of dance, music and video
outdoors on the Plaza at the Japanese American Community &
Cultural Center in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles.

The performance features music by composer Alan Terricciano
and video art by Kate Johnson (with additional video projection design
by Michael Masucci/EZTV), which is also included as part of the Dance Camera West 2005 Festival
(see www.eztvmedia.com and www.dancecamerawest.org).

Principal/company dancers: Gregory Barnett, Heather Gillette, Jeremy Hahn, Alyson Jones, Rachel Lopez,
Patrick Damon Rago

Special auxiliary cast members; Clare Bayens, Alexandra Bradshaw, Deidre Cavazzi, Olivia Eng, Kara Jeppeson,
Sheryl Kohls, Natalie Penn, Jennifer Peterson, Danielle Ricci, Katie Rooney, Jenny Selner, Minerva Tapias, Onur Topal,
Carlina Villaverde, Courtney Zimmerman.


Read the Bones

 

 

Dancers:
Gregory Barnett,
Moonea Choi,
Heather Gillette,
Alyson Little Jones,
Rachel Lopez


A new dance performance project by Loretta Livingston & Dancers. Inspired by visual artist Jud Fine's downtown art plan "Spine", in the Maguire Gardens at the Central Library.
Performances were held in the Downtown Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium Saturday, September 20 at 3 pm and Sunday, September 21 at 3 pm.


For more information about the Library and Jud Fine's art (entryway, steps and pools), go to www.lapl.org/central/art_n_arch.html.

This project is funded by a California DanceMaker Grant from the James Irvine Foundation, and grants from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the California Arts

Music by
Robin Cox,
played live by
Robin Cox (violin)
& Peter Jacobson (cello)

Video art by
Kate Johnson/EZTV

Lighting design by Russell Pyle






Leaving(Evidence)

Chosen as one of the top 10 dance events of 2003
by Los Angeles Times dance critic Lewis Segal



Featuring

Loretta Livingston & Dancers
Gregory Barnett
Moonea Choi
Heather Gillette
Alyson Little Jones
Loretta Livingston
Rachel Lopez
Guest Artist Patrick Damon Rago

The Robin Cox Ensemble:
Robin Cox-violin
Peter Jacobson-cello
Erik Leckrone-percussion
Eric Mellencamp-percussion

Video art by
Kate Johnson &
Michael Masucci/EZTV

Lighting and Scenic Design by
Liz Stillwell





Photo by: Chris Covics
A performance event choreographed by
Loretta Livingstoon as a recipient of a 2003
C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowship
at the Los Angeles Theatre Center

Additional support for these performances was from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the California Arts Council and the Friends of
Loretta Livingston & Dancers
















Move Let Us Listen

Sunday, August 4, 2002
Downtown Los Angeles Public Library

Part of the Soundings 2002 Summer Performance Series, Loretta Livingston & Dancers and the Robin Cox Ensemble performed together in the historic downtown Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium on August 4. Pairing four dancers and four musicians, directors Livingston and Cox crafted an afternoon event especially for the Library's intimate performance space, using "live composition" improvisatory performance techniques as well as traditional crafting of dance and music. Livingston was joined by dancers Heather Gillette, Alyson Little Jones and Johnny Tu, all of whom have worked with her since 1999. Composer/violinist Robin Cox performed with his ensemble players Erik Leckrone and Eric Mellencamp (percussion and marimba) and clarinetist Elena Weber.
Lighting design and technical direction was by Russell Pyle.

The Soundings Summer Performance series is curated by Louise Steinman and is presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. The series features outstanding artists in the disciplines of dance, music, performance art and spoken word presenting their work in a close-to-the-audience manner. To read about this summer's lineup of performance event visit the Los Angeles Library website: www.lapl.org.

 

 

 
Two Thousand Steps

A Dance Adventure

May 2000

Commissioned by the Orange County
Performing Arts Center

CHOREOGRAPHY and CONCEPT: Loretta Livingston

MUSIC: Murielle Hamilton
COSTUME DESIGN: Martha Ferrara
SCENIC DESIGN: James P. Taylor
LIGHTING DESIGN: Stephen Bennett
TEXT: Loretta Livingston
DOLL DESIGN/ ASSISTANT TO THE COSTUME DESIGNER: Itsaso Petricorena

DANCERS
John Diaz, Alyson Little Jones, Kristi Keanuenuepiolaniku’uleialoha Kapahua, Michael Mizerany, Myshia Moten, Keena Smith, Johnny Tu, Sioux Wing, Erin Suzanne Carper (Understudy)

AUXILIARY CAST
Courtesy of Sylvia Turner, Dance Department Chair of Santa Ana College
Bobby Avalos, Rosa Garcia, Heather Gillette, Liz Lara, Carlos Rodriguez, Nikki Zialcita

Stage Manager for Loretta Livingston & Dancers:
Kristin Koop
Assistant to the Choreographer:
Michael Mizerany
Artistic Advisor: Diane Doyle (Courtesy of Orange County Performing Arts Center)

Two Thousand Steps was produced by
Loretta Livingston & Dancers
Executive Producer: David Plettner
Production Assistant: Dana Parker
Board of Directors: Marcia Gold, David Humiston, Loretta Livingston, Wilma Marshall, Jill Medlinsky, David Plettner, Arthur Rieman (President), Karen Schmidt

Choreographer Loretta Livingston was commissioned by The Orange County Performing Arts Center to create a new work specifically for the stage in Segerstrom Hall. The new work, titled “Two Thousand Steps” by Livingston, premiered Friday, May 12, 2000.

In addition to Livingston’s choreography, the work had an original musical score by composer Murielle Hamilton, scenic design by James Taylor, lighting design by Stephen Bennett and costumes by Martha Ferrara. Hamilton, Bennett and Ferrara have teamed with Livingston on past projects, and all have won awards for their collaborating designs and compositions.

Chosen as the first artist in OCPAC’s new commissioning program, Livingston created a work that looks lovingly and humorously at dance itself, inspired by the changes all the arts went through in the 20th Century. Fitting into the artist’s philosophy that art is for everyone, Two Thousand Steps” was designed to be an “age-inclusive” work-an evening of dance accessible for a wide spectrum of audience members, regardless of age and knowledge of contemporary concert dance.

How to “see modern” has been perplexing 20th Century audiences for almost 100 years now, and Livingston hoped to find ways to key the audience into seeing what they already know---that the world is not always a linear story that we can follow, but rather a serendipitous adventure with countless juxtapositions and perspectives. Livingston also supports the belief that historic world events have always shaped how humans view themselves, their world, and therefore their art, so images from 20th Century history also figured into the work.

Intended to be imaginative, captivating and inviting,
“Two Thousand Steps” traced building blocks and bridges between the centuries, resting-and testing-the possibilities of the future on the steps of the past.

Dancers for the project were John Diaz, Alyson Jones, Kea Kapahua, Michael Mizerany, Myshia Moten, Keena Smith, Johnny Tu, Sioux Wing, and Erin Carper, understudy. There was also a special “auxiliary cast” of six dancers from Santa Ana College, representing a community participation.

The Artists

With a well-filled house, a standing ovation and press quips like “whimsical leaps of imagination” (Los Angeles Times), “another Orange County dance coup” (Orange County Metro), “Livingston steps lively into joyful audience appeal” (Orange County Register) and “a sound and immediate success” (Spanish language publication Tu Mundo), Two Thousand Steps was premiered on May 12, 2000 in Segerstrom Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. With the honor of having been chosen as the first artist commissioned by OCPAC, Livingston and her dancers and collaborators were happy to offer a work that was so well received.