Carmela Herman + Ally Voye: On the (Color) Spectrum
Monday, Jun 29 2015
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday June 29, 8:30pm
Carmela Hermann and Ally Voye: On the (Color) Spectrum
Text: Carmela Hermann and Ally Voye
(Original Transcribed Text from Interviews with Leah Rothman and Ally Voye)
Performers: Ally Voye, Carmela Hermann, and Leah Rothman
Music: Tom Moose
Direction: Christine Suarez


Carmela Hermann and Ally Voye share one section of an in-development work entitled In Plain Sight. In Plain Sight is a series of choreographic portraits of 5 real-life people, each of whom grapple with a compulsive behavior. The work offers a window into wrestling with humanness using humor, candor and lots of donuts.  The dances expose what is invisible even when people are “in plain sight.” The evening includes one of the five portraits: “ON THE (COLOR) SPECTRUM,” and several small vignettes. 

Leah Rothman is a non-practicing attorney, currently working as a stay-at-home mom to her three young children. She is inspired and passionate about color and in the wake of the whirlwind surrounding her special needs children, comforted by the therapeutic nature of fashion. She grew up in Northern California, but has spent the majority of her adult life in Los Angeles, including attending UCLA, with her wonderful husband Jacob. 

Carmela Hermann, MFA, is a choreographer whose work is informed by personal history, politics, and the things people don’t discuss in public. She creates dances for the stage, film and site specific venues. Her choreography has been presented throughout the United States and Europe.Her work has been presented at the Getty Center, Bootleg Theater, Highways Performance Space, and REDCAT, among others. Carmela has also created several projects in collaboration with other artists including a longtime collaboration with Terrence Luke Johnson. From 1998-2009 she collaborated with Pioneer improviser, Simone Forti, creating improvisational duets wherein words and movement intersect.  Her article “Learning to Speak,” about text based dance improvisation was published in the book, Taken by Surprise (Wesleyan Press.) 

Ally Voye is a dancer, choreographer, educator and dance filmmaker who began her dance training in Salt Lake City at the Life Arts Center. A graduate of the department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, she studied extensively with Victoria Marks and Maria Gillespie, among others.  In 2014 Ally was awarded a year-long grant by San Francisco’s Margaret Jenkins Dance Company to develop her choreography and dance film work with her mentor, Cari Ann Shim Sham*.  Ally’s live choreography and dance films have been presented at a variety of venues throughout Los Angeles and the United States including the Pasadena Dance Festival, Ford Amphitheater, UCLA’s Fowler Museum, Highways Performance Space, Jacob’s Pillow and American Dance Festival. She is co-artistic director of IN/EX Dance Project, a Los Angeles based collaborative dance company dedicated to unconventional performances. In addition to producing, performing and choreographing locally, Ally is a dance-teaching artist at The Growing Place preschool.

Admission is a non-monetary donation of your most loved or most disappointing self-help book (spiritual books, books on addiction, psychologically savvy books). All books donated will somehow be woven into our performance. OR bring a donation to the FREE Bar or FREE boutique.  Suggested items include wine and beer to share, potato chips, coffee.

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