FAÇADE OF TIME
Sunday, February 17, 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm sunset. Start location 200 N Venice Blvd.
The performance will move through the Venice neighborhood, between Venice Blvd., Windward Avenue, West of Abbot Kinney Blvd. and culminate on the beach straight out from Windward Ave. at the breakwater .
Façade of Time is a site-specific dance project comprised of sixty performers of mixed age and experience, contemplating the interplay between personal and collective, constructed and spontaneous, performer and audience. By performing in a public space, the piece incorporates the vicissitudes of environment, collapsing barriers and enabling access without pretension or hierarchy.
Venice, with its vibrant history, driven to dereliction, to become an icon of gentrification and a commercial metropolis, exemplifies transformation. While its basic infrastructure has remained largely unchanged it is now home to many dotcom’s but still a destination for homeless. Venice has held the potential for the arts to be a source of healing in the community. We forge artistic connections and creative relationships utilizing local spaces in novel ways.
Façade of Time-Flower of the Season 2019 and BWL Workshop is produced by Body Weather Laboratory with grants from Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Emergency Grants, the California Arts Council, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and thanks to Anna Milone and FLAX, Open Temple, ARCANE Space, Metabolic Studio, Kio Griffith, Hama Sushi, Venice Canal Association, Venice Beach Business Improvement District, Abbott Kinney Marchant Association, Venice Farmer's Market, Taylor Bazley 11th district Venice Field Deputy, Venice Community Housing, Mariposa Landscapes and the Electric Lodge.