Alexx performs Victoria Marks’
Tourette Floret (live)
Solar Duplex (video)
Thursday January 19, 2017
Electric Lodge presents the Lightning Series, January 12th-28th, 2017
Curated by Josh Berkowitz
The Lightning Series will feature a wide-ranging discovery of Los Angeles talent and it’s offbeat and captivating terrain. The lineup includes puppetry, clown, dance, music, experimental performances that will take you on a journey from head-trip to heartbreak. You are bound to be moved.
Thursday, January 19: A triple bill featuring the best of Los Angeles contemporary dance including a new work by Finn Murphy, choreography by UCLA’s Victoria Marks with Alexx Shilling and the full-length site-specific piece invading the Electric Lodge parking lot in “Sometimes I Fall” by Jay Carlon and Lindsey Lollie.
Associate Artistic Director Josh Berkowitz has been curating at Electric Lodge since beginning of 2016. His background in theater, performance art and clown has caused a collision of communities and has broken insularities in underground performance scenes so that alternative comedy now can bleed into site-specific dance work and all becomes hybrid and free of definition. Now with The Lightning Series, Josh Berkowitz is extending this exploration with a 3-weekend, 9-show endeavor to capture where entertainment and art cross wires and cause electrical fires.
About Electric Lodge:
Currently the only full service performing and visual center in Venice, California, Electric Lodge features ample on-site parking, a 99-seat black box theatre, two lobby areas, and an 1100 sq. ft dance studio. Conscientiously created to be eco-friendly, Electric Lodge is also a proud champion of sustainability in the arts. One of the first solar-powered performing arts facilities in the country, the Lodge participates in LADWP’s “Green Power” Program, uses “green” vendors to supply everything from LED lighting to biodegradable kitchen utensils and, of course, offers visitors a variety of recycling options. In 1999, Dr. Shapiro and Electric Lodge manager Justin Yoffe co-Founded Arts:Earth Partnership, a program for arts and cultural venues to reduce their carbon impact by adopting more environmentally sensitive practices.