Pieter & ShowboxLA Artist-inResidence
on the floor on the bed
performed by Mariana Valencia and Lydia Okrent
Mariana Valencia and Lydia Okrent look back at five years of dance making. Their bodies and brains unite to re-frame their past and to figure out a future frame of work. Mariana and Lydia tour the west coast to find inspiration in open skies, the dry dessert, the ocean, cars and love.
About the Performers:
In addition to working with Mariana Valencia, Lydia Adler Okrent has performed in the works of Strauss Bourque-Lafrance, Vanessa Anspaugh, MPA, Lauren Grace Bakst and Tess Dworman.
Mariana Valencia is a dance, installation, costume and zine artist. She graduated from Hampshire College in 2006 with a BA in dance and ethnography. Mariana is a 2013-14 Studio Series artist at New York Live Arts and was a Chez Bushwick AIR in 2013. Her work has been shown at Movement Research at the Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, AUNTS, The Flea Theater, Roulette, Dixon Place ,Bodega (Philly), to name a few. Mariana met Lydia at Hampshire and they’ve been friends for over ten years. They live and work in Brooklyn and are so happy to be on tour this summer in Los Angeles California.
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