Out of Bounds
Out of Bounds is an evening-length site-based work that begins on a shore, migrates across the sand, and ends on a bed of cardboard on cement. Out of Bounds is the culminating performance through the Annenberg Community Beach House Choreographic Residency. The work engages with geopolitical boundaries and the contrast of the Pacific Ocean at the Southern California shore with other shores all over the world, including those of Greece and Turkey. It involves over 30 performers that perform at the shore, bound by ropes, crawl out of the ocean en masse, and walk with the audience to land. Jay Carlon examines borders as sites of trauma and possible healing, as well as how moving together can become a call to action.
The performance features dancers Christopher Bordenave, Jay Carlon, Isaac Huerta and Samantha Mohr, with music by Alex Wand. CARLON organized over 30 additional professional artists to join the project in an effort to mobilize and motivate the Los Angeles dance community. These artists include: Allyson Adams, Stephen Beitler, Josh Berkowitz, Ken Datugan, Alexsa Durrans, Bahareh Ebrahimzadeh, Raymond Ejiofor, Lenin Fernandez, Magdalena Fischbacher, Megan Fowler-Hurst, Betti Guerra, Jeremy Hahn, Daniel Han, Patricia Huerta, Samara Kaplan, J. Alex Mathews, Ernesto Manacop, Carol McDowell, Carlos Medina-Diaz, Julio Medina, Emily Meister, Marissa Moses, Anthony Nikolchev, Andrew Pearson, Grace Phelan, Keri Prokopidis, Rosa Rodríguez-Frazier, Jim Senti, Rosanna Tavarez, Elizabeth Villalobos, and YT Wong.
City of Santa Monica: Artist Jay Carlon Explores Migration and Displacement Through Dance at the Beach House
photos by Andrew Mandinach