Apr 23, 2023

La MaMa Kids: Bobbi Jene Smith

Bobbi Jene Smith

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A dance / movement workshop led by Bobbi Jene Smith

Bring your family to this unique dance workshop! Now in its 18th season, La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival continues to support La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance.

Bobbi Jene Smith was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company from 2005–2014 under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin. She is an alumnus of the Juilliard School, North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. Bobbi’s decision to depart Batsheva as a principal dancer and set off to discover her own choreographic voice is beautifully depicted in the award-winning documentary Bobbi Jene by Elvira Lind.

Following her critically acclaimed works, A Study on Effort and With Care (both in collaboration with violinist/writer Keir GoGwilt), Lost Mountain continues to connect musicians and dancers through dialogues of rhythm, gesture, and song, creating abstract and emotionally visceral narratives. A Study on Effort focused on the physical and emotional efforts of individual bodies; With Care investigates the dynamics of caregiving and receiving between individuals; Lost Mountain expands the frame to map tectonic shifts and forces onto the human condition.

Her choreography has been presented by The Batsheva Dance Company, PS122 COILFestival, A.R.T, The Israel Museum, Lumi-nato Festival, The Wild Project, Machol Shalem, Sacramento Ballet, The CCA, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance.

She has created new commissions for CORPUS, the dance laboratory of the Royal Danish Ballet, Gibney Dance Company, a collaboration with Maxine Doyle on the Martha Graham Dance Company and is choreographing and starring in a feature film directed by Boaz Yakin.

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La MaMa Kids Online presents kids performances and hands-on workshops online, timed especially for “after school” viewing! La MaMa will continue to use emerging technologies to create a new venue for artistic expression that questions how art can function and how we as a society can survive challenging periods of history.

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