In Real Life: Studio provides a glimpse into the working processes of artists. Throughout the fall a select group of artists utilizes spaces in the museum to convene and rehearse new material, including theater, dance, music, and performance. While some artists and collectives will simply discuss or workshop material, others will produce a new project from rehearsal to final performance.
this is for the living is a two part process made in collaboration with Samantha Mohr, Chelsea Rector, and Caitlin Adams and examines the relationship between audience and practitioner in the making of dance. Drawing from authentic movement, contemplative practice, and contemporary dance, the studio becomes a laboratory to investigate the performance and rehearsal process in real time.
Madison Page is a dancer person working and performing in Los Angeles. In 2016 she premiered choreographic endeavors with playwright and friend Rachel Kauder Nalebuff (Hello Veronique: Exercise I in Earnestness) during a residency at the Moskowitz Bayse Gallery, and a solo for the series HI, SOLO at The ARC in Pasadena. She is featured in the works of Laurel Jenkins, Alexx Shilling, Kevin Williamson, Carol McDowell, Devika Wickremsinghe & Caitlyn Adams. In February 2016 she performed a live iteration of Alexx Shilling's dance film The Other Side of Stillness with her virtual self at the Dance On Camera Festival at Lincoln Center. She participates in performance platforms and dance spaces including HomeLA, The Electric Lodge, Highways Performance Space, Pieter, & Motion Pacific. She is a graduate of the World Arts and Cultures / Dance Department at The University of California, Los Angeles and holds a certificate in Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London, England.
In Real Life: Studio is a Public Engagement project organized by January Parkos Arnall, curatorial associate, Public Engagement.
The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.