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 is a director, choreographer, and dancer, who makes work for both live theater and film. Her work explores affect and apathy, domestic politics, and the rhythmic and formal connections between music and movement. She danced for the Batsheva Company from 2005-2014. Since then she has choreographed original work for the Paris Opera Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Los Angeles Dance Project, VAIL Dance Festival, The Royal Danish Ballet, the Batsheva Dance Company, and others. Her dance and music theater works have been presented and supported by the American Repertory Theater, PS 122, La MaMa Experimental Theater, Stanford Live, Carolina Performing Arts, Kaufman Hall at the 92nd st Y, Luminato Festival, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Batsheva Dance Company and others. Additionally, she has starred in or choreographed films including Elvira Lind's Bobbi Jene, Georgia Parris's Mari, Boaz Yakin's AVIVA and Alex Garland's Annihilation. She has directed her own dance films including Broken Theater and Gallop Apace. She has been an Artist in Residence at Baryshnikov Arts Center (2019) and was awarded the Harkness Promise Award and the Martha Duffy Resident Artist. In 2020 she was an Artist in Residence at MassMOCA and LaMaMa Experimental Theater. Since 2022 Bobbi has been an Artist in Residence at Los Angeles Dance Project.

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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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