My name is Alex Sloane and I have recently moved to LA to take up a new role as Associate Curator of Performance and Programs at MOCA. I am originally from London and prior to arriving in LA I spent 8 years organizing the performance program at MoMA PS1 in NYC.
Pieter‘s Director, Dorothy Dubrule, was one of the first people that I connected with when I learned I would be relocating, and she invited me to reach out to Pieter‘s extended community to organize small group conversations to see how I and, by extension, MOCA can best support artists working with dance and performance here in LA.
I do not have a history with this city and as such do not want to come in and make assumptions about what artists need or the type of resources and support you would like to see fostered – I have some thoughts but am sure that you have more!
The role I am coming into is a new one and the space that our programming will primarily occupy, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo, is also in the process of being re-envisioned for more regular performance and public programming. I welcome your input and opinions about how programming can be shaped and formatted to best support artists at this time when the full impact of the pandemic is only just starting to be realized.
I am very grateful for Dorothy’s suggestion of an open invitation to speak in smaller groups, or via email/zoom if preferred. As well as getting the chance to learn more from this community, I am also excited to meet in person and to start to develop more relationships here in LA. If you are interested in joining a conversation, please respond to this email with the best way to reach you so that we can follow-up and find a time to connect.