Solo Kolo | Knees, Schools, Urges
Milka Djordjevich
Wednesday, Jun 15 2022
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Solo Kolo is a folk rite channeling dancing ghosts in correspondence with Djordjevich’s dance lineages and archival remnants on display in the gallery.


About the artist: Milka Djordjevich is a choreographer, performer and educator who questions preconceived notions of what dance should or should not be. Her work draws from a variety of compositional strategies to examine gender in so-called “neutral” public spaces of theaters, galleries, and museums. Her work has been shown at many venues, including the Kitchen, the Chocolate Factory Theater, the Whitney Museum, the American Realness Festival, and Danspace Project in New York; REDCAT, Grand Performances, Pieter, MAK Center, the Hammer Museum, Machine Project, Showbox LA/Bootleg Theater, Santa Ana Sites and HomeLA in Los Angeles; Counterpulse and BAMPFA in Northern California; PICA’s TBA: 18 in Portland, Oregon; and internationally in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, and the UK.


Friday June 3, 7-8pm


Saturday June 4, 6-7pm


Wednesday June 15, 1-1:30pm


Accessibility Note: The Box gallery is all on one level and has a rear entrance with a ramp. There are 2 small gender neutral single stall bathrooms on site. Please note that the bathrooms do not have a rail for transfer assistance and have limited space for larger mobility devices. Please contact the Box with any access needs and for more details: 1(213) 625-1747


COVID protocol: As COVID safety negotiation continues to be part of our community choreography, Pieter will continue to strive to be transparent and clear about our practices, with the goal of always prioritizing the most vulnerable among us. All events will require masks and utilize our Button Buddies which you can learn more about HERE.


About the exhibition: A collaboration between Pieter Performance Space and The Box, curated by Jennie MaryTai Liu and assistant curator Alana Frey, Knees, Schools, Urges is a performance program and exhibition which invites ten dancers / artists to grapple with documented and undocumented histories of early 20th century modern dance in the place now known as Los Angeles. An examination of the absence of archived history of dance and dancers in the region, and the undersung work that historically minoritized artists have done in the field, the project looks both forward and backward, approaching the timeframe of the exhibition as an opportunity to document and create an archive which acknowledges the value of short-term local history as an ongoing project for present and future generations.