The Award Winning, All-Ages Latin, Ballroom, Hip Hop, Jazz, & Folkloric Dance Company in Long Beach, California. JD Company began in 2012, when founder Jose Diaz began a Kids’ Latin Dance Class in Long Beach, California. The class quickly grew into multi-level teams and age ranges, all learning the same technique and the largest variety […]
THE SIGNAL HILL SANDBOX , a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501 ( c) 3 Charity, was created by actor, writer, and performer, Karole Foreman. The mission of The Sandbox is to create diverse and inclusive work that speaks directly and powerfully about issues affecting our communities. She collaborates with a collective of […]
MEXIKA plays the cosmic and exotic sounding instruments of our Ancient Mexico! MEXIKA performs as a Trio of professional musicians. Upon request, we can bring our elegant dancers. We wear traditional beautiful, colorful garments with feathered headdresses, very visual! We encourage our audiences to look at their own cultures in order to appreciate others, we […]
I believe the body is an extension of the spirit and vessels the capacity to connect humans on a mental, emotional, and spiritual level. Harboring a solidified technique in a variety of genres allows my body more freedom and opportunity to powerfully connect with the viewer. I find value in utilizing what lies inside the […]
Pile of Wires is a Long Beach electroacoustic ensemble focused on developing interactive and experimental music making practices. Use of laptops, projection, and electronic controllers, as well as the development of new sensors and controllers plays a central role to performance. As a collective, we aim to make electronic music more accessible to general audiences […]
Continuing tradition by focusing on tropical music and dance of the Carribean seas to America, Los Casiques te ponen a gozar.
Widely referred to as “Mr. Hot Jam”, Los Angeles-based RaneRaps is no stranger to the spotlight, with 2017 spawning a series of triumphs and 2018 being just as momentous! His single, “All My Worries” (prod. Srsly), was featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist and is currently featured on Fresh Finds Best of 2017 playlist, helping […]
As a choreographer I am is interested in the creation of work that revolves around collaboration and focuses on social issues like gender and sexual identity, censorship, violence, and the like as subject matter. By involving the dancers in the development of the choreography, I create dances that incorporate multiple viewpoints and thus enriches the […]
Adrien Padilla is a dancer/choreographer that resides in the small town of Rosemead, California. Padilla earned his BFA in Dance at Cal State Long Beach after studying at Humboldt State University and Orange Coast College. Training in modern dance, ballet, improvisation, jazz, and tap with many professional institutions aided him in receiving such awards as the […]
My artistic practice integrates natural human interaction with abstract imagery. I aim to juxtapose the conversations between inner self, performers and viewers, and movement vocabulary. I am inspired by the age old question of “what is valid” in my artistic interpretations. What started as a fascination with human interaction and the different aspects of self, […]
International performer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of VIDA Vannia Ibarguen Dance Arts, a contemporary dance troupe based in LA. Her focus is in the interaction between performance and technology, and also the relationship between classical, contemporary and folk dance styles. She has received awards in United States, Peru, Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, and the NDEO Excellence […]
We are an artistic empowerment movement influenced by black and brown culture, allowing artists to create and display their unique talents through creative and limitless approaches such as dance, theater, visual art and fashion.