Dance, Poetry, and Resistance at Beyond Baroque

Friday, January 11, 2019

TWO EVENTS AT BEYOND BAROQUE, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

JANUARY 12 SATURDAY 8:00 PM
“YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE”
Turning the plasticity of metaphor into the elongated pulses of gestures profoundly embraced and dispersed, dancers will interpret poems that largely originated out of Los Angeles. This evening’s presentation is a collaboration by dancer/ choreographer Liz Hoefner Adamis and poet Laurel Ann Bogen; the majority of the poetry recently was included in Beyond Baroque’s anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (edited by Suzanne Lummis). Regular admission. Members FREE

I am looking forward to seeing how my poem, “One Miracle,” ends up being choreographed; not only did it appear in Suzanne Lummis’s anthology, WIDE AWAKE, it was also chosen by my translators in Mexico to be one of the featured poems in both PRUEBAS OCCULTS (Bonobos Editores, Mexico) and THE HEADWATERS OF NIRVANA (What Books, Los Angeles).

JANUARY 13 SUNDAY 1:00 PM
WRITERS RESIST
This year’s list of participating readers features many of Southern California’s finest upcoming and established literary voices. Writers scheduled to participate include: Doug Brown / Shonda Buchanan / Elena Karina Byrne / Robin Coste Lewis / Eileen Cronin / Marsha de la O / Geoff Dyer / Janet Fitch / Lynell George / Liz Gonzalez /Brian Ingram / Mark Irwin / Dana Johnson / Doug Manuel / Alicia Partnoy / Sherman Pearl /Steven Reigns / Joseph Rios / Mona Simpson / Hiram Sims / Phil Taggart / Amy Uyematsu / Vanessa Angélica Villareal. FREE