Sarah Elgart, Everywhere Nowhere
I last wrote for Practice Based.Re/search about my site-specific dance/performance work Fly Away Home. That was a Los Angeles World Airports commission for their Van Nuys Flyaway facility. At that point Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) had never had original performance work at their flagship Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) facility. Over the years LAWA has installed an increasing number 2D and 3D artworks by an impressive range of artists.
I’m excited to let you know that this weekend, for the first time, The LAWA Art Program will present an original performance work at LAX. I’m honored that this inaugural work will be a new work I have directed and choreographed for LAX, Everywhere Nowhere. Everywhere Nowhere is a site-specific, multi-sensory spectacle of movement, media, and color. Everywhere Nowhere takes place on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29. Both performances are at 7:30 pm. The space is between LAX Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
Influx: Art at LAX
Everywhere Nowhere was commissioned as part of Influx: Art at LAX. Influx is an ongoing public art festival. It features the work of 45 Los Angeles-based artists and 11 original, site-specific installations located throughout LAX. Prior to the performance of Everywhere Nowhere, LAX is hosting its first-ever Art Walk. You are invited to take a self-guided tour of the Influx installations in the airport’s public spaces.
As a choreographer I work with dance, media, scale, original score, idiosyncratic design and visual elements. My performances work to transform buildings, corporate plazas, bus terminals, fountains and other spaces from the mundane into the magical. My performance works invite audiences to suddenly see an old space with new eyes.
Sarah Elgart Everywhere Nowhere
• Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
• A free and ticket-less event
• Further information: Ligeia.Gorre@lacity.org / phone: 213.202.5546.
• 2 performances. Saturday 28 September. Sunday 29 September. 7:30 pm.
• Between LAX Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
• My Website: Sarah Elgart / Arrogant Elbow
• Influx: Art at LAX
Sarah Elgart / Fly Away Home
Here’s a video of my previous project for Los Angeles World Airports, Fly Away Home:
A Small Request
I have a small request for Practice Based.Re/search authors and readers. I’ve been a busy, working choreographer for decades now. I’ve created live performances and worked on media projects. Most recently I collaborated with Gary Baseman at the Skirball Center here in Los Angeles, and I was the choreographer for the film Star Trek: Into Darkness. In spite of all the work I’ve done, I must confess I’m new to social media. I’d be truly grateful if you would “Like” my page on Facebook. Thank you so much for your support and for helping to keep the arts alive in our culture.