Sunday, Oct 26 2014
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pieter Plays the River

Sunday October 26, 3 – 6pm


it will be held at the Ed Reyes River Greenway: Humboldt Street & Ave 19

As part of Play the LA River’s year of riverside programming, Pieter Performance Space presents a day of dance and performance at Ed Reyes River Greenway in Lincoln Heights. Pieter is located near the confluence of the LA River and Arroyo Seco, where industrial and residential spaces meet a vibrant urban aquatic landscape. Pieter is commissioning site-responsive choreographed works, improvisations, interactive happenings, and a free community yoga class, to be presented as part of an afternoon of riverside art.  www.playthelariver.com

A site-specific FREE Tasty Treat and Beverage Bar will be open for the day. Participants and audience will be invited to bring a non-monetary donation in the form of a tasty treat or non-alcoholic beverage to share.

**some yoga mats will be available, bring your own if possible! also suggested to bring sunscreen and sweater if it gets chilly!

Pieter Plays the River Event Schedule:

3 —  Sarah Leddy: Sarah Leddy / Or Not to Be (10 min)
3:10 — Carson Efird: Water is Life: A Prana Vinyasa Flow Yoga Experience to Stir Your Fluid Body (30 min)
3:15 – Terrence Luke Johnson:  Stop, Look, Listen (ongoing)
3:40 — Maya Gingery: solo improvisation (20 min)
4 — Alexx Shilling and the Modern Dancers of America / The Other Side of Stillness (2 hrs)

4 — Rebeca Hernandez / Absorbed (35 min)
4 — Terrence Luke Johnson / Stop, Look, Listen (ongoing)
4:10 — Harriet Bailey / Option – Option (20 min)
4:40 — Margaret Laurena Kemp /  From the Rock/ A River Fable (20 min)

5 — Harriet Bailey  / Option – option (20 min)
5 — Maya Gingery / Butoh Workshop Group Performance (1 hr)
5 — Terrence Luke Johnson / Stop, Look, Listen (ongoing)
5:15 — Rebeca Hernandez / Absorbed (35 min)
5:50 — Sarah Leddy: Sarah Leddy  / Or Not to Be (10 min)




Harriet Bailey is a Los Angeles based dancer and choreographer with a BA in contemporary dance from London Contemporary Dance School.  Thank you to the dancers for their creative input during this process.

Dancers: Laura Berg, Lindsey Lollie,  Jordan Saenz, Gracie Whyte


Carson Efird is a dancing yogini inspired by evolutionary Vinyasa, contemporary dance techniques, Tantra, Ayurveda and her teacher, Shiva Rea, creatress of Prana Vinyasa.

Live Musicians: Joe Westerlund and Friends


Maya Gingery designs dances, as performative theater, that seek to activate reflection and change in spaces, environments and people. Her work has been presented in numerous venues, sites and environments in LA and abroad and in publications such Native Strategies.

Additional dancers will include members of  “Butoh – a somatic workshop at Pieter.” Emily Jane Rosen, Allison Baar, Soyoung Shin, Ilona Finta.


 Stop, Look, Listen

Terrence Luke Johnson, Instigator

Terrence Luke Johnson has been improvising in Los Angeles since 1970 and currently works in the dance and performance art worlds.

Performers: Volunteers from the attendees


 From the Rock/ A River Fable

Those aren’t birds. They are women who have removed their skin and are standing in her own secrets.
-Jamaica Kincaid

Director/Adapted Text: Margaret Laurena Kemp
Lead Puppet/Costume Design and Construction: Murray Burn
Pieterperson: Margaret Laurena Kemp
Jennifer Miller: Soprano
Dancer/Actors: Jennifer Hong, Cheryl Washington, Hope Simpson, Carolyn Castaño, Luz Castaño
Drummer: Hassan Jamal


Sarah Leddy / Or Not to Be

Sarah Leddy is a Los Angeles-based dancer, choreographer, and educator.



Rebeca Hernandez is an LA-based choreographer; her choreographic process includes site-specific work, music and dance improvisation and collaborations with visual and performance artists. rebecahernandezdance.com

Performers: Olivia Mia Orozco, Victoria Rose Wolfe, Rebeca Hernandez


Alexx Shilling | alexx makes dances creates live and filmic dancescapes that invigorate memory and enliven sites as they are inhabited by the body. Alexx’s original choreography and experimental films have been presented in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Munich, ADF, on MTV’s 9/11 Video Postcards and in collaboration with Quintan Ana Wikswo through their multidisciplinary company FIELDSHIFT | FURTHER.   www. AlexxMakesDances.com

Performers/Collaborators: Barry Brannum, Alison D’Amato, Sarah Leddy, Gwynn Shanks, Alexx Shilling, and Devika Wikremesinghe