Acts of Matter | Work

Disarm

Acts of Matter is a performance group founded in 2014 to support the creation of new work by Artistic Director Rebecca Lemme. Thematically and physically, Acts of Matter engages with work grounded in an unfettered willingness to attempt something while accepting the possibility of its failure. This physical exertion—this act of trying—is the core of humanity in the work.

Acts of Matter has been presented in Los Angeles and Chicago and has produced two evening length concerts in its first year. Artistic Director, Rebecca Lemme, has been commissioned and presented throughout the country by Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, Thodos’ New Dances, California Institute of the Arts, California State University Long Beach, Loyola Marymount University, Columbia College, Loyola University Chicago, Grand Valley State University, The Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, Dance Chance, The Inconvenience, and Instruments of Movement and was a finalist chosen to present choreography for The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2010: Chicago. For information about upcoming shows and reviews of recent work, click HERE.


Full and Excerpted Work

 

The Fragments | 2016

Premiered at T 2 T H E R I N G | Live Arts Los Angeles | 9 dancers, 23 min

 

Fall | 2015

Commissioned by Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company for SE4SONS

Premiered at Atwater Village Theater | 7 dancers, 12 min

 

as may be felt | 2015

Premiered at T E T H E R I N G | Live Arts Los Angeles | 5 dancers, 17 min

 

Metanoia | 2014

Premiered at California Institute of the Arts | Sharon Disney Lund Theater, 12 dancers, 13 min

 

Retrouvaille | 2013

Premiered at REDCAT | Los Angeles, 7 dancers, 9 min

 

until then if not before | 2013

Premiered at California Institute of the Arts | Sharon Disney Lund Theater, 10 dancers, 45 min

 

sois proche (be near) | 2012

Premiered at California Institute of the Arts | Sharon Disney Lund Theater, 5 dancers, 9 min

 

Effigy | 2011

Premiered as part of Thodos’ New Dances 2011 | Ruth Page Dance Center, 10 dancers, 12 min

 

Rooms for Them | 2010

Premiered at The A.W.A.R.D Show! Chicago: 2010 | Dance Center Columbia College, 2 dancers, 10 min

 

Choreography Reel

Disarm 2014 | until then if not before 2013 | In These Bodies 2013 | Retrouvaille 2013 | Metanoia 2014

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