L.A. RECORD!

The Series

LUCKY NUMBER THIRTEEN: THE SERIES DELIVERS A CAST OF 70 AND PLENTY OF PUNCH

June 28th, 2012 · No Comments

In a city where cultural happenings seem to pop up and disappear forever, it’s hard to believe that something as large-scale and labor-intensive as THE SERIES—the live event that brings together a massive cast of contemporary dancers, performance artists and musicians for a live show on the rooftop of The Standard hotel in downtown L.A.—is still going strong after nearly two years. But last week marked THE SERIES’ thirteenth show, and, with over seventy performers in all—including two orchestras, two dance troupes and an opera excerpt that included twenty performers—this was a SERIES for the record books. As always, the evening was curated and produced by impresario Nicole Disson, and return director Zoe Aja Moore—who holds an MFA in directing from Cal Arts—did a…

[Read more →]

JUN. 19: NICOLE DISSON PRESENTS THE SERIES XIII: SUMMER SOLSTICE

June 6th, 2012 · No Comments

[Read more →]

THE SERIES @ THE STANDARD, DOWNTOWN LA, ROOFTOP TERRACE

April 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Going strong since August 2010, NICOLE DISSON PRESENTS: THE SERIES is part show and part event, and its performers move continuously around The Standard, Downtown LA’s rooftop terrace, and among the hotel’s patrons, blurring the line between the show and its audience. The lineup of contributors to THE SERIES’ exceptional twelfth show–which took place on March 20th–featured a slew of voices new to the event, including choreographer SuzE Q, who partnered with multimedia artist and VJ Justin Hammond (aka MC THIS), and dancer Janet Pants Dans. Dans has garnered a following by bringing experimental dance to the underground music scene, and for the show partnered with SERIES veteran Anna Oxygen.  Pugatory Arts Collective presented a site-specific installation piece using The Standard’s signature water bed pods,…

[Read more →]

MAR. 20: NICOLE DISSON PRESENTS THE SERIES

March 7th, 2012 · No Comments

[Read more →]

DEC. 6: NICOLE DISSON PRESENTS THE SERIES

November 26th, 2011 · No Comments

[Read more →]

THE SERIES IX @ THE STANDARD DOWNTOWN L.A.

October 11th, 2011 · No Comments

“Kelp Girls” dance to Bloody Death Skull Directed by Mecca Vazie Andrews, THE SERIES IX “AN OCEAN IN FATHOMS” went swimmingly on Tuesday, September 6th. The night opened with a poetry reading and live installation by four top LA-based writers: Kate Durbin, Mathew Timmons, David Shook and Mandy Kahn. Musical performances included folky variety music from Tender, Yellow Red Sparks, RT N’ The 44’S, and Raw Geronimo. Bloody Death Skull used one of the hotels water bed pods as a incubus for a sound/art installation while performance artist, D’Arcy French-Myerson led a trio of sea sirens called “Kelp Girls” in a pool dance piece. Composer/conductor Ali Helnwein played with his new string quartet Zero Machine while ballet dancers performed choreography by Andrews as part…

[Read more →]

OCT. 11: NICOLE DISSON PRESENTS THE SERIES

September 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

[Read more →]

SEP. 6: NICOLE DISSON PRESENTS THE SERIES

August 25th, 2011 · No Comments

[Read more →]

JUN. 28: NICOLE DISSON PRESENTS THE SERIES

June 17th, 2011 · No Comments

[Read more →]

MAY 24: NICOLE DISSON PRESENTS THE SERIES

May 12th, 2011 · No Comments

[Read more →]