Contemporary artists present excerpts of their current work and discuss the power of movement to explore identity in a socially and politically complex world.
Carlon and Lollie: Eggshells in the Junk Drawer (excerpt)
Jay Carlon and Lindsey Lollie employ their identities as multicultural millennials to deepen their connection to heritage and ancestry. Through immersive, transformative and extremely physical dance theatre, they strive to incite thoughtful provocation of socio-political issues surrounding identity, race, gender, mental health and sexuality. They have performed at Lincoln Center, REDCAT, 92nd St. Y and The CURRENT SESSIONS.
Jay Carlon, Director
Jimmy Cabrera, Advisor
Young Tseng Wong, Mime Artist
Alex Wand, Musician
Tom Tsai: A Fantasy of Going Home
Tom Tsai's choreography employs creative, athletic movement to consider themes of identity construction and authentic representation.
Through A Fantasy of Going Home, Tom reflects on his upbringing within a culture of fear and as an advocate of Taiwan's Independence, in order to inform his next steps. His solo works have been presented throughout California and New York, and internationally in Sweden, Portugal, the Netherlands, and at Sadler’s Wells in London. He is the recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant and two-time winner at the REVERBdance Festival. He previously competed with Instant Noodles Crew, and has danced with LA-based companies Pennington Dance Group and Laurie Cameron & Company.
Tom Tsai, Creator and Performer
Presented by Pomona Choreolab.
- Pomona College
- Pendleton Dance Center
- Room #Upper Studio
- 210 E. 2nd Street