Denna Thomsen

hysterica OG

ok...these beauties make me so happy. it may seem counter-intuitive but watching this madness makes me very calm. i knew my choreography was in such good hands with these fine folks (hunter hamilton, austin westbay, tara brook, andy acosta, lou becker, stephen hernandez and the remarkable nina mcneely) that i could try just about any crazy thing and it would be stunning on them.

ryan heffington and i created "crust" together for hysterica dance co. (the pieces in the link below were choreographed by me). he worked some incredible magic with the costumes and styling and was the ultimate collaborator.

i'll never regret the blood, sweat and drama that went into creating with hysterica...ultimate risk and ultimate fulfillment.

special thank you to baseck for the stellar track, eliot lee hazel for the remarkable images and edge performing arts center for years and years of free rehearsal space.

"crust" in performance @ Bootleg Theater

choreography-kitty mcnamee     design- ryan heffington     music- baseck

 

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancer: denna thomsen

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancer: denna thomsen

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancer: austin westbay

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancer: austin westbay

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee  hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancers: denna thomsen and austin westbay

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee  hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancers: denna thomsen and austin westbay

GMUNK...the ecstatic

one of my all time favorite directors is the fabulous GMUNK. a true innovator who literally thinks outside of the box and is as ecstatic about generating new art as i am. check out his stunning website at: work.gmunk.com click the links below to watch our collaboration, flash on the beach, and one of my favorites of his, box.

flash on the beach

box

behind the scenes at the flash on the beach shoot

AXIOM...unleashes beauty

i'm so excited to see AXIOM's upcoming show 'Lilit' created by the magnificent

Denna Thomsen and Zak Ryan Schlegel

These 2 are something special and i'm sure their new work will intrigue me and make me wish i was still dancing. 2 bold artists coming together to create something authentic...something worth supporting...so see below for details...and come to the show!


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AXIOM Dance Theatre

 LILIT

Thursday-Saturday, November 20-22, 2014, 8PM

 Inner City Arts, 720 Kohler St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

http://axiomlilit.brownpapertickets.com

 

here is a bit about the show:

With all original concept, choreography, and stage/costume design, the story of LILIT physically cross-examines historical gender contradictions and amplifies ancient female howls through a deafening channel of thrashing virtuosity. Her story takes shape in the edgy silence of a hovering unmarked enemy. She is the folkloric assignment unseen female forces and the answer to otherwise inexplicable phenomena among men.

link to trailer:

Lilit trailer