Efflorescence

[ef-luh-res-uh ns]

noun

  1. the state or a period of flowering.
  2. result of growth/development: “These works are the efflorescence of her genius.”10511574_10152577470543707_831059009431119486_o

Reach out to us weareefflorescence@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

Meet Effy our glowing mascot

What a powerful year.  We look forward to sharing more experiences with you in 2018. With winter upon us bundle up in some art and community.   Join us at these upcoming events and also be on the look out for more surprises.  It is like a treasure hunt for art.

Dances for the End of the World
The video for chapter 2 is out now!  How do you share love?
This video screened at TWELVE festivals around the world!
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Some information about the project

Dances for the End of the World grew out of the ashes of the Orlando nightclub shooting.  What can we do?  How can we contribute?  Art was the answer to these questions.  Since then Jeremy Hahn and Stephen Beitler travel to different locations performing intentional movement offerings as healing during these tumultuous times.  Previous performances occurred in Malibu, Sea Ranch, Black Rock City and The Hammer Museum.  Tap into the energy and check back for more installments to this project.

Cultivating The Expressive Body Workshops
March 3rd 11:30am – 1:30pm Camera Obscura
April 8th 12:00pm – 1:30pm Camera Obscura
May 6th 12:00pm – 1:30pm Camera Obscura

June 3rd 12:00pm – 1:30pm Camera Obscura 

Please join Efflorescence artist Jeremy Hahn for this upcoming workshop.  Workshops are now being held monthly at the Camera Obscura Art Lab through the City of Santa Monica.  Bring an open mind and heart as you dive deep into this exploratory body based movement practice.  RSVP via Facebook or show up at the studios.

About the class
Cultivating The Expressive Body is an investigative process that draws upon meditation, visualization, and movement improvisation. Class nurtures the expansion of our expressive capacities as we move our bodies encountering each other and sharing playfully with cooperation. This is deep work. We welcome all curious participants who are interested in exploring expressive movement as a mindful ritual and healing art process. In times such as these let us explore our potential through embodied practice to support an ongoing process of self-discovery.

Each monthly offering is based on a different theme. Explorations will include but are not limited to: movement improvisations inspired by imagery, visualizations, imaginative play emphasizing expressivity, mindfulness practices, meditation, breath work, ritual, moving as a solo / duet or as a group, somatic practices, drawing, building a communal altar, dynamically engaging with space, eyes closed explorations, dancing to live accompaniment or specially composed playlist, constructive rest, and exploring intentional movement as the vehicle for healing / self-discovery.

Shows from the recent past

Techno Yoga 
Efflorescence and Oh OM Yoga Studio are excited to namaste with you on July 24th for this immersive theatre experience. Come DO yoga with the studio regulars, and pop your best down dog to some deep electronic music by our favorite in house DJ. This 90-minute class will tone your glutes, activate your pituitary gland, and leave you feeling galactivated! Bring your yoga mat, tribal print tights, and kombucha for this dynamically luscious hatha flow journey. Lets raise the vibration of the planet together. In this house of real fake sacredness; question your definition of yoga.
 photo by Joe Lambie / concept by Jeremy Hahn / body art by Stephen Beitler and Jeremy Hahn
War of The Worlds 
Stephen Beitler and Jeremy Hahn performed in War of The Worlds presented by NOW Art LA, The LA Philharmonic and The Industry Los Angeles with direction by Yuval Sharon.
Out of Bounds
Stephen Beitler and Jeremy Hahn performed in this site specific piece choreographed by Jay Carlon at the Annenberg Beach House in September 2017
Pelléas et Mélisande 
Stephen Beitler and Jeremy Hahn performed in a contemporary take on this classic opera.  Featuring direction by Yuval Sharon, choreography by Danielle Agami and music by the Cleveland Orchestra.

Photo Credit Casey Kringlen Photography

Lucid Dreaming
Musical composition by Eric Pham featuring choreography by Jeremy Hahn, Alison Hart and Stephen Beitler.  Is this a dream?
Here is a lovely write up about the last performance of Lucid Dreaming.

Photo courtesy of Adam Borecki

In Real Life: Studio – Artists in Residence at The Hammer Museum 
Artists Stephen Beitler and Jeremy Hahn developed two new durational, participatory works during their time at The Hammer Museum.  They each came away with numerous stories and impactful artistic explorations.Instruments of the Present Moment – performance by Stephen BeitlerCrystalline / SPIRITBODY – performance by Jeremy Hahn
PRISM

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