Pieter x The Box LA: a year of public programming

It is with a swell of joy and gratitude that Pieter is able to share our partnership with The Box LA!


For the first time since closing the studio where Pieter was founded over a decade ago and moving all of our classes, workshops and events online, our partnership with The Box will host a year of new, in-person programming, including:


Residencies at Pieter Parking Space

Located outdoors in The Box’s gated and spacious parking lot, with design and construction by Pieter Community member John Emison, and a materials donation from our friends at NAVEL, we are building a wheelchair-accessible, sprung wooden dance platform with multiple potential configurations that we are fondly calling Pieter Parking Space

Reminiscent of Pieter founder Jmy James Kidd’s Gold Stage, hosted at The Hammer Museum as part of Made in LA 2014, this platform will be home to six 6-week residencies beginning this September 2021. The first two artists in residence will be our 2020 Pieter Dancemaker Grantees: Ana María Alvarez and Stacy Dawson Stearns.

The remaining four residency slots, which will each include public programming opportunities, will be open to local movement artists via a public application and committee-review process. Stay tuned next month for more information regarding what is included and how to apply for a residency at Pieter Parking Space!


Knees, Schools, Urges

An exhibition uplifting Los Angeles’s Dance History curated by Jennie MaryTai Liu opening June 2022.

With support from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Los Angeles’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Pieter, in partnership with The Box gallery, is proud to present Knees, Schools, Urges opening in June 2022. This exhibition will feature new works from local artists, lecture and panel events, and archival ephemera that address the entwined history of modern dance and settler colonialism, appropriative practices in American dance making from its origins, and the work that Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, Queer + Trans* + feminist dancers have done in the field. Visitors to the exhibition will have an opportunity to reflect on the embodied transmission of knowledge and the potentialities of dance in future-making/world-building.

This program is made possible in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, and the California Arts Council.

Please stay in touch as we share more details on upcoming programs and artist opportunities hosted by our partnership with The Box. We cannot wait to be with you, safely and in-person, very soon!