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New Works: Jerome AB & Spenser Theberge

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QUEER BIENNIAL III presents

New Works: Jerome AB & Spenser Theberge

An evening of new creations in movement and dance by Jerome AB and Spenser Theberge.

Doors at 8:00pm, Show at 8:30pm

$10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

About the Artists:

Jerome AB is a Kenyan-born architectural designer, movement artist and choreographer living and working between Brooklyn and Los Angeles. He has performed for and alongside Blood Orange, Casey Spooner, Caroline Polachek, Jimmy Valery Robert, Ryan McNamara, choreographer Julia Crockett and dance duo FlucT at spaces in New York City such as National Sawdust, MoMA PS1, Knockdown Center, Signal Gallery, Maw Gallery, Wild Space and Lever House as commissioned by Performa during Frieze.

He most recently completed a month-long intensive residency through Otion Front Studio in Brooklyn, culminating in an evening-length performance, featuring movement, poetry and live score by drummer Greg Fox.

His current body of work is focused on an ongoing performative video series featuring an expressionless humanoid character of unintelligible African origins, portrayed by Jerome and extensions thereof, dubbed Masculine Ken. In these pieces, Masculine Ken observes and confronts various psychological defense mechanisms and breaks down falsified intrapersonal realities that can occur as a result of internalized human exchange through movement and visual audio manipulation.

Spenser Theberge, a native of Portland, Oregon, USA, began his early dance training at the School of Oregon Ballet Theater. He continued his education at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and Columbia Dance, during which he was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a National Young Arts Foundation awardee. Under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, Spenser earned his BFA from the Juilliard School in 2009, and graduated as a Princess Grace Award recipient. Following graduation, he began working with the Netherlands Dance Theater 2, and was promoted to the Netherlands Dance Theater 1 shortly after. From 2013-2015, Spenser worked as a guest artist with The Forsythe Company, including the final performances before the company closed. His choreography has been commissioned and presented by institutions throughout North America and Europe, and his on going collaboration with partner Jermaine Spivey has been presented by Springboard Danse Montreal, Place des Arts, DISJECTA, Reed College, and Navel LA. In addition, he is working as a freelance teacher, performer, and choreographer throughout Europe, Asia, and the US.

About Queer Biennial:

The Queer Biennial is an international survey focusing on the current moments in LGBTQ art and culture that showcases emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Featured work includes installation, film, live performance, and historical documentation. Artists included do not shy away from sexuality, identity, the body, and all around queerness. As independent curators/artists, we champion and challenge artists of all disciplines to temporarily step away from the white-box systems and explore new spaces in an unfiltered and organic fashion. Every exhibition or event is carefully researched and realized with an invited list of artists and curators from around the globe.

The Queer Biennial began in 2014 and is firmly planted here in Los Angeles with venues that have included: Coagula Curatorial, Industry Gallery/Los Angeles, with satellite installations and performances that took place at the Tom of Finland Foundation, Antebellum Gallery, Please Do Not Enter, LACA, Pieter Performance Space, PAM, among others. Lectures and performances were held at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Additionally, Hotel Gaythering hosted satellite events at Miami Art Basel.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit http://www.queerbiennial.com


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