Efflorescence is in a perpetual process of blossoming. We are a Los Angeles based performance collective dedicated to the collaborative process, social engagement, community outreach, and the creation of immersive site based performances and our interdisciplinary arts happening: Prism. Prism is a platform for professional and emerging contemporary artists to share work without creative restrictions in a safe, inviting, and immersive space. We do not perform for an audience we perform with them. By questioning the fundamentals of our individual art forms we aim to transgress and recreate a more harmonious exchange between the involved participants in attendance. We are Efflorescence.
Stephen Beitler is the co-founder of the Hollywood based Experimental Experiential Performing and Healing Arts (E.E.P.H.A.) collective WeAreEfflorescence. With Efflorescence, he has co-produced, directed, and performed in numerous full length evenings with dozens of artists, site-specific immersive theatre experiences, dance for film, circus, music, and experimental performance art that has taken him to theaters, orchestra houses, film screens, festivals, art galleries, museums, parks, bridges, and cultures all around the world.
His performance exploration took him to the worlds of theater, circus, and avant-garde opera. Most notably; Efflorescence’s film Dances for the End of the World was accepted into 12 international film festivals, Instruments of the Present Moment was shown at The Hammer Museum and continues to develop, PRISM opened to critical acclaim, he performed circus at Burning Man, LIB, and Cosmic Carnival, was Jameson on a motorcycle in Hopscotch a mobile Opera (and the documentary of the same name) with The Industry LA, Palleas in a box in Palleas et Melisande with The Cleveland Orchestra, Fire Dancer/Soloist/Belarmin/Barbarini in Galileo with The Industry LA, The Dancer in the promo for Young Ceasar with The LA Phil, Nix in Tim at Atwater Theater, and as a 20ft tall alien walking the streets of Los Angeles in War of the Worlds with the LA Phil.
This constant process of artistic experimentation has garnered critical attention over the years; “virtuosically performed by Stephen Beitler.” – The New Yorker “showstopping” – LA Weekly “intoxicating” –TGTB, to name a few. His artistic voice and ability to be of service continues to develop with his work with FreeYogaTV and contemplative practices and their effects on the creative process and our life experience.
Jeremy Hahn is an interdisciplinary movement artist, active choreographer, performer, and educator of dance and movement improvisation based in Los Angeles. He holds an M.F.A. in Dance from California State University, Long Beach and is currently on faculty teaching dance at Cal Poly Pomona.
As an award-winning choreographer and performer he creates works of contemporary dance theatre, site-based interactive performance, immersive theatre and performance art. Over the years he has performed at numerous venues and festivals such as: LACMA, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Edison Downtown, Lightning in a Bottle Festival, Severance Hall, The Hammer Museum, Exchange LA, The Echoplex, Burning Man, play, ArtShare LA, and others. Notably, he has performed in works by Bill T. Jones, Doug Varone, and David Dorfman and had the pleasure of working with The Industry LA, Loretta Livingston and Dancers, Lucent Dossier Experience, Australia’s Strange Fruit, Invertigo Dance Theatre, Heather Glabe and many others.
He is a founding member of Efflorescence and is the creator of the movement workshop Cultivating the Expressive Body. Hahn possesses considerable experience and knowledge inspiring performing artists and contributing to the field of dance through his teaching, research, and performance.
Alison Hart is a dance educator, choreographer and performance artist based in Long Beach, California. She holds an MFA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach and a BFA in Dance Education from Arizona State University. Alison is currently on faculty teaching dance at Renaissance High School for the Arts. She is one of the founding members of Efflorescence, a collective of performance artists making multidisciplinary work in Los Angeles. Alison previously resided in Tucson, AZ where she was a member of Zuzi Dance Company from 2005-2011, artistic director of Many Limbs Youth Company from 2007-2011, and taught dance at a fine arts middle school from 2005-2011. Alison has performed notable works by Bill T. Jones and Doug Varone and has also had the pleasure of working with Carol McDowell, Keith Johnson, Jeremy Hahn, Nanette Robinson, Beth Braun, Andrew Vaca, Carly Conder, Marguerite Derricks, Wes Veldink, Dance Arizona Repertory Theatre, and Flam Chen Circus Arts.
Eric Pham is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, recording producer and engineer based in Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Production from Cal Poly Pomona and his Master of Music in Composition from CSULB’s Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. He is currently working toward his DMA in Composition at USC’s Thornton School of Music.
Having played in groups ranging from rock bands to classical ensembles, engineered and produced albums from both pop and art genres, and received an education by apprenticeship under renowned record producers and through graduate studies—Eric has infiltrated, and been influenced by, both popular music and art music. His unique sound stems from his concern with existing within this grey area between genres, embracing a musical language that reflects his energetic and multifarious time and community. As a result, much of his work requires motley ensembles, electronics, and multiple media.
The Efflorescence Family:
We are blessed to work with this ever expanding community of artists and who shine with us along this creative journey.
Sofia Klass, Michelle ‘Star’ LaVon, Ceci Castelblanco, Kelci Hahn, Peter Yates + Ensemble Fret, Craig Shields, Joshua Michael DC, Kathryn Shuman, Ariane Labyrinth, Theodosia Russos, Corina Kinnear, Jay Carlon, Jeanne Hahn, Ashley Dani Yousefivand, Monilade Walker, Lisa Wahlander, Sinnamon Carbone Hauser, Pamela Clare Wylie Samuelson, Jodie Mashburn, Adam Yasmin, Brenda Carsey and The Awe, Branden and James, Leah Parrent, Jane Brucker, Jeremy Wasser, Tom Beaty, Lara H. Terstenjak, Missing Shades of Blue, Invertigo Dance Theatre, Gregory R.R. Crosby, Ally Voye, Maggie Boles, Kaija Rose Hansen, Dillan Harris, Svetlana Dekic, Suniel Fox, Thadeus Reed, Roger Fojas, Katie Powers-Faulk, Andrew Pedroza, Ruby Chase, Kasey Rose, Gayle M. Fekete, Jennifer Gerry, Amber Hauss, Ashley Allen, Long Beach Laptop Ensemble, Regina Rainwater, Cloie Taylor, Angela Lopez, Milosz Karubin, Diana Barber Wallace, Christian Fajardo, Kate Andrews, Paige Amicon, Sadie Yarrington, Chun-Ning Chang, Blake Dellinger, Crystal Young, and the Efflorescence community performers