Sat October 1st Open 12—6 PM
2020 YBCA 100 Honoree
My-Linh Le is a director, choreographer, and dancer whose work tends to revolve around the intersection between socio-political themes of the environmental crisis, racial inequality, and the destructive effects of colonialism and capitalism. She studied performance art and activism at UCLA, before moving on to obtain her Juris Doctor at UC Davis School of Law. Thereafter, she practiced environmental law in San Francisco and then Oakland as an attorney, while starting and developing the turf dance project known as Mud Water Theatre, which has been covered by national news media including NPR and PBS. Most recently, My-Linh completed her MFA in Dance at Arizona State University. As a competitive freestyle dancer, she represents one of the oldest popping crews, the world-renowned Playboyz Inc., and has danced for artists ranging from Sanford Biggers to Kendrick Lamar.
Saturday, October 16, 2021, 12–4:30 PM
A Collective Architectural Intervention led by Caleb Duarte
October 12, 2020–April 18, 2022
“When I look at turfing by itself […] it’s already a whole database. It’s already a genre of study. We think that scientific method is the only way of knowing something, and that’s just simply not true. Our bodies know so much.”
My-Linh Le is prototyping an interactive space that generates music in response to how one dances in it, in the hopes of encouraging us all to explore the depth of our individual dance/movement, and to reflect on the relationships between music and our bodies, between our bodies and nature, between nature and dance, between dance and music, and between music and nature.