Join choreographer Jay Carlon for an intimate conversation with Art + Practice’s Public Programs and Exhibitions Manager Joshua Oduga on November 10th at 6:30 PM. Through an exploration of Carlon’s history as a choreographer, dance company leader and performer, Carlon and Oduga will discuss ideas of community connectivity, creating dance works for specific sites and film. Carlon and Oduga will also explore Carlon’s philosophy of “interrogations, interventions, and thoughtful provocations that aim to provide audiences and participants with a sense of belonging and a space for healing”. The conversation will build on weeks of discussions between Carlon and Oduga as a way to explore the artist’s practice.
This program will be pre-recorded and shared via A+P’s website on November 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. PST. This means that anyone interested in attending this program from anywhere in the world is welcome, all you need is an internet connection! No RSVP is necessary.
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Jay Carlon is a contemporary movement artist based in Los Angeles and New York City whose highly physical work is centered in experimental, site-sensitive performance. Born and raised on California’s Central Coast, Carlon’s work is inspired by his background as a competitive wrestler while growing up the youngest of 12 in a Filipino, Catholic, and agricultural migrant-working family. He is committed to connecting his art practice to sustainability and his personal and collective journey of decolonization. He co-found istorya-istorya, a collective that (re)imagines the Pilipinx/a/o identity through research and practice in conversation, food and play. In 2020, Carlon was named Dance Magazine’s Top 25 to Watch. His work has been presented in Los Angeles at REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Los Angeles Dance Project, Union Station (Metro Arts), Annenberg Community Beach House, Los Angeles Performance Practice, Oxy Arts, and homeLA; in New York at 92ndY and The CURRENT SESSIONS; in Phoenix at Breaking Ground Festival; in Monterrey, Mexico at Espacio Expectante; and in Bangkok, Thailand at Creative Migration. Jay is a performer and associate director with Australian aerial spectacle theatre company Sway, where he has performed at the 2014 Olympics, the 2016 World EXPO, and the 2018 Super Bowl. Carlon has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, Palissimo, Oguri, No)one. Art House, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Annie-B Parson, Solange Knowles, Gerard & Kelly, and choreographed projects for Kanye West and Mndsgn.
Joshua Oduga is Art + Practice’s Public Programs and Exhibitions Manager. He has over a decade of expertise working directly with artists, communities, and artistic organizations. Much of his work during this time has focused on bridging the gap between groups of artists and the communities they work in, always working towards the free exchange of resources and ideas. In addition to working at A+P, Joshua continues to work as an independent curator and musician, focusing on emerging technologies and collaboration in artistic practices.