Saturday, July 16 from 2pm-5pm
5pm reception // meet the artists
$5-$10 Suggested Donation
A series of durational water solos performed by szalt dance co, featuring amplified river sounds by Louis Lopez and textile sculpture installations by Amabelle Aguiluz followed by a reception at WCCW. The event is part of CURRENT:LA WATER LA Public Biennial .
Combining the artistic efforts of 3 LA based artists Amabelle Aguiluz - textiles/fiber arts, Louis Lopez – electro-acoustic sound design, and Stephanie Zaletel – artistic direction for szalt (dance company), this dynamic trio aims to engage with the LA community through collaboration, creativity, and storytelling centered around water. Together this team aims to facilitate a deeply engaging art experience at the WCCW by the LA River.
About the Textile Artist: Amabelle Aguiluz is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles. She incorporates clothing, textile, fiber sculpture and installation processes that study rhythm, poetic expression and human experience captured through the repetitive motions of crafting. Her work is a heavily orchestrated arrangement of stitches using multiple textile processes that reveal the symbolic and transformative nature of discarded materials. She studied at Politecnico di Milano, Italy and graduated in 2011 from The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York BFA in Fashion Design with an emphasis in Knitwear Design. Amabelle’s works have been exhibited at Gatov Gallery, The Palos Verdes Art Center, ArtShare LA and MorYork Gallery in Los Angeles. For more information please visit: amabelleaguiluz.com
About the Choreographer and szalt: Born and bred in Las Vegas, NV, Stephanie Zaletel completed her BFA in Dance Performance/Choreography at the California Institute of the Arts. Zaletel has performed for renowned choreographers including Barak Marshall, Stephanie Nugent, Colin Connor, and in Danielle Agami’s Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY. Zaletel has taught contemporary/modern dance for students of all ages as well as movement classes for children with Down Syndrome. She is on the Pieter Performance Space Council and is the founding artistic director of szalt in Los Angeles. szalt is a collection of Los Angeles movers, collaborating with musicians and visual artists. Their site-sensitive, experimental dance works have been presented at REDCAT, The McCallum Thearer, The Hammer Museum, HNYPT, HomeLA, Highways, The Bootleg, JATB Festival, and more. szalt’s DIY and synergistic approach to dance performance has been called “charged, tense, and tender... outstanding and totally engaging” (Jeff Slayton of SeeDance). szalt is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas. For more information please visit: stephaniezaletel.com
About the Composer: Louis Lopez is a trumpet player, performer/composer, improviser, and educator. His music making centers around the integration of acoustic and processed sounds in live performance. His ensemble Grampus, an interface driven trio based in Los Angeles, released their debut album "ILK ILK" on pfMENTUM records to wide acclaim. Their music, along with Louis's solo work, has been featured in the work of Stephanie Zaletel's dance company, szalt. Their collaborations have been performed at the Sharon D. Lund Dance Theater, Live Arts LA, Walt Disney Concert Hall's REDCAT Theater, and the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert. Louis obtained his Master's degree from California Institute of the Arts in Performance/Composition: African American Improvisational Music. There he studied with such notables as Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Trayle, Edward Carroll, Vinny Golia, Robert Wannamaker, Alfred Ladzekpo, Clay Chaplin, Sara Roberts, and John Fumo. For more information please visit: louislopezmusic.com