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Indexical Permutations Performance!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Six Points Fellow Kristen Smiarowski has been invited to restage phase 2 of The Key Game Project, “Indexical Permutations,” for a performance of faculty choreography at Loyola Marymount University.

Performances December 5 – December 8 at the Strub Theater, LMU. Also featuring work by Bill T. Jones, Barak Marshall, Lillian Rose Barbeito and more.

Kristen Smiarowski’s Groundswell

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

As dawn breaks over the reed beds of the Ballona Wetlands, clusters of soaring, singing birds are joined by musicians and dancers in a site-specific performance that celebrates this 26-acre historic landscape and habitat. With choreography by Kristen Smiarowski and music by Robert Een, along with a large cast of dancers, instrumentalists and vocalists, Groundswell invites audience members to experience an active meditation on this urban sanctuary. Part of the World Festival of Sacred Music.

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PRESS — Kristen Smiarowski

Monday, September 5th, 2011

L.A. Times
Sept. 29, 2011

Daily Breeze
Oct. 6, 2011

FELLOWS HOME — Kristen Smiarowski

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Kristen Smiarowski

A site-adaptive dance-theater event examining the cultural construction of memory of historical events, referencing Holocaust survivor Ida Fink’s story “The Key Game.”

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Fellows Grid 2011 — Kristen Smiarowski

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Kristen Smiarowski

Sleep, Staring, Well

VIDEO — Kristen Smiarowski

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Indexical Permutations (after The Key Game)


The Key Game

PRESS — Kristen Smiarowksi

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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PROJECT STATEMENT — Kristen Smiarowski

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

In 2008, Kristen Smiarowski started THE KEY GAME project, a series of choreographic responses to Polish writer and Holocaust survivor Ida Fink’s fictional short story by the same name. Each dance in THE KEY GAME series is a memorial to the one preceding it.

Sleep, Staring, Well culminates THE KEY GAME project. It weaves together live dance and theater performance with archival materials – including video, graphs, written word and audio recordings – from previous works in the series. Audience members experience Sleep, Staring, Well on foot as they move freely through a labyrinth constructed of rope, tubing and permeable fabric. This is a kinetic labyrinth of space and time: the shape, size and function of each room, alcove or passageway changes and morphs. New channels open as others are closed. Fabric is stretched, wrapped or dropped to conceal or reveal actions and objects, divide spaces and alter perspective. Sleep, Staring, Well draws attention to the hypermediation of historical memory. It reflects the ways in which generations born after World War II vicariously receive information about Holocaust history and how we attempt to make meaning out of a historical period we did not experience directly.

BIO — Kristen Smiarowski

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Kristen Smiarowski is a choreographer and interdisciplinary artist who creates work for the stage, public sites, gallery settings and film. Commissions to create original choreography have included Skirball Cultural Center, Dancing in the Streets, Edgemar Installations, Saint Joseph Ballet (The Wooden Floor), and Links Hall. Choreographic highlights include “Groundswell,” a site-specific dance at Los Angeles’ Ballona Freshwater Marsh (2006, upcoming performance at the 2011 World Festival of Sacred Music – and “Attempts,” a duet about dance, activism and the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, which she created with Tom Young in 2002. She also participates in the work of other artists, including as dramaturge/performer for Simone Forti, and is a founding member of the Los Angeles-based collective, Choreographers Working Group. She has an M.F.A. from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures, 2002. She is an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University, where she teaches choreography and directs programs that connect dance and social justice.

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IMAGE — Kristen Smiarowski

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011