Modern Dance Master Class • Stephanie Zaletel of Szalt Dance Co.
LOCATION: Dance Studio, Wood 108
(choreographer, artistic director of szalt) Stephanie Zaletel is an LA based choreographer, dancer, and educator. Her choreography has been commissioned for various music videos, short films, colleges, institutions, and collaborations. Zaletel began her career dancing for Barak Marshall, Colin Connor (Artistic Director, Limon), and Danielle Agami (Artistic Director, Ate9) before officially forming SZALT in 2015. SZALT is a team of specialized dance artists led by Stephanie Zaletel in Los Angeles – arousing curiosity through voyeuristic feminine experiences, depictions of body memory, and dream logic – creating and facilitating highly collaborative, site-sensitive, and socially fluent dance performance and practice. Zaletel and her team have performed, led workshops, and held residencies at numerous notable venues across the U.S. including LA Dance Project, The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, Arizona State University, Cornish College of the Arts, Tempe Center for the Arts, Loyloa Marymount University, and Ford Theatres. Zaletel most recently choreographed for Lars Jan’s “The White Album” which premiered at Wexner Center for the Arts, BAM’s Next Wave Festival, and will be showing at the Freud Playhouse in partnership with CAP UCLA and Centre Theater Group in 2019. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography with a minor in Humanities from California Institute of the Arts.
Step by Step: First steps (and beyond) – workshop
LOCATION: Studio B • Wood Basement
This workshop is intended as an introduction and walkthrough of the recent Cycling ’74 book “”Step by Step”” – a guide to the reader, a more in-depth discussion about how to extend the book, and some suggestions for better patching practice.
Gregory Taylor is another one of those visual artists who discovered that the process of using the recording studio as a compositional tool was more personally rewarding than waiting for the paint to dry and opted for a life creating imaginary cultural artifacts of an audible nature. He has studied central Javanese gamelan and electroacoustic music in the U.S. (Cornell, UW-Madison, New England Conservatory) and the Netherlands (Instituut voor Sonologie), written for publications such as Wired, Recording, Array, and Option, and hosted a radio program of contemporary audio on WORT-FM since 1986.
After a hiatus from his work in the cassette culture movement of the 1980s, he returned to regular recording and live performances as an improviser in both solo and group contexts in the late 1990s. His solo recordings are available on the Palace of Lights, c74, pfMENTUM, Stasisfield, Flood, and Spectropol labels and online (http://www.rtqe.net/downloads.html).
In addition to his solo performance career, he has remixed and collaborated with a diverse group of artists (Kim Cascone, The Bell Monks, BMB.com, Scott Fields, The Yearlings and K. Leimer), and performs as an active member of PGT (a dual-laptop and acoustic mandolin trio with Brad Garton and Terry Pender), The Desert Fathers (a duo with trumpeter Jeff Kaiser), and “the quartet” (with percussionist Tom Hamer, synthesist Darwin Grosse, and visualist Mark Hendrikson).
He currently labors on behalf of the new media software company Cycling ’74, where he is in demand as a workshop facilitator and educator.