On Friday, April 5, The Soraya will host Future Currents: LA River, a multidisciplinary festival and performance event culminating a year-long collaborative effort with our Director Lynn Neuman around the Los Angeles River with local artists, academic units at California State University Northridge and adjacent communities. Artichoke Dance will premiere Visioning Bodies, a contemporary folk dance for a resilient future.
Celebrate rituals and practices related to courtship, marriage and weddings in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Film selections, live performances, interactive stagings, refreshments and conversation all included!
Spend an afternoon along the Los Angeles River exploring, creating and interacting with Director Lynn Neuman and Los Angeles sculptor Steve Appleton for the Future Currents: The LA River Project.
Grab your sunscreen and a friend and head to Manhattan Beach to collect and catalogue trash and debris. Then collaborate with artist/ photographer Sina Basila to create TRASHION (fashion made from the trash), culminating in a photo shoot by the water.
Rain date is September 30, 10am-2pm
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, this Culture Club focuses on culturally specific rituals and practices related to courtship, marriage proposals and wedding ceremonies...
Join us along with 350Brooklyn and #GetOrganizedBK to march in costumes made from plastic bags. Signs linking fossil fuel use and plastic consumption, ban the bag signs, and a cardboard pipeline and fossil fuel monster will accompany the group. We provide signs and costumes, or if you've made your own in our previous workshops, wear it.
Meet at 14th Avenue and 7th Street at 6:15 to get into costume. Parade begins at 6:30 and ends at JJ Byrne Playground/The Old Stone House. Route details here.
Beach Clean Up with Artichoke Dance
September 23, 9am-noon
Grab your sunscreen and meet us at the beach to collect and catalogue trash and debris. Last year 66,830 pounds of debris were removed along 233 miles of shoreline in New York State. We will provide bags and gloves.