Toi'ya Leatherwood

#gettyinspired

every time i visit the getty i am overwhelmed by the beauty - the art, the architecture, the garden, the view. a few years ago, dance camera west gave me the opportunity to create a piece specifically for the outdoor space. inspired by the interplay of water and architecture, it was a joy to choreograph three dances for such an iconic la landmark. i am honored to be featured on the getty's website for their #gettyinspired campaign: http://www.getty.edu/inspired/kitty-mcnamee/ please take a moment to check it out!

Sylvia

Sometimes you get into a work and things shift...like someone turned the lights out on you...you find yourself searching, reaching for something familiar to hold on to.  Sylvia was one of those pieces. I chose to move forward in the dim, moving only toward the dancers and their experiences. This mystery was a beautiful one to unravel.

thanks to The Antlers for the beauty tune (this was a benefit so we are grateful) and to Edge Performing Arts Center for allowing me to create in their space for all of these years!

beautiful dancers are: Christian Brower, Ty Wells, Toi'ya Leatherwood, Jesse Steidler, Hannah Odgers, Sebastian Mazur and Baden Silva.

photos: Denise Leitner

the EDGE

i'm really happy to be sharing the stage with so many amazing choreographers in support of EDGE performing arts center, who has supported me for years. big thanks to bill and randy for all that they've done. get your tickets now, it's going to be an amazing show!

"sylvia" dancers: christian brower, toi'ya leatherwood, sebastian mazur, hannah odgers, jess steidler, ty wells

Angeline Woo...hysterica @ the series

ohhh...the series was a mad crush of creativity! thank you Nicole Disson and ACE Hotel for dreaming up this amazing evening. here is a collage of images from the night, captured by the amazing photographer Angeline Woo

ty wells + baden silva | photo: Angeline Woo

ty wells + baden silva | photo: Angeline Woo

ty wells + toi'ya leatherwood | photo: Angeline Woo

ty wells + toi'ya leatherwood | photo: Angeline Woo

hannah odgers | photo: Angeline Woo

hannah odgers | photo: Angeline Woo

jess steidler | photo: Angeline Woo

jess steidler | photo: Angeline Woo

sebastian mazur | photo: Angeline Woo

sebastian mazur | photo: Angeline Woo

nicole disson + austin westbay | photo: Angeline Woo

nicole disson + austin westbay | photo: Angeline Woo

ACE Hotel...the series - may 30th

hysterica dance co. will perform may 30

 upstairs @ the ACE Hotel as part of the series

"sylvia" in performance

"sylvia" in performance

Austin Westbay

Austin Westbay

Nicole Disson

Nicole Disson

sylvia...new work

experimenting with new construction techniques for "sylvia." many thanks to Axiom Dance Theater for the invitation to show work and to edge performing arts center for letting us rehearse in their beautiful new space! 

beautiful dancers are: Toi'ya Leatherwood, Hannah Odgers, Sebastian Mazur, Baden Silva, Jess Steidler and Ty Wells.