Carmela Hermann is a choreographer who creates dances for the stage, film and site specific venues. Her choreography has been presented throughout the United States and Europe. The Los Angeles Times admired her “confrontational connection between dancing and talking”, while proclaiming it to be “full of wild, unpredictable, emotional swings.” Hermann has also created several projects in collaboration with other artists including a longtime collaboration with Terrence Luke Johnson and several works with Kristen Smiarowski. Since 1998 she has also collaborated with Simone Forti in creating improvisational duets wherein words and movement intersect. She has taught Simone’s approach to dance improvisation “Logomotion” as well as her own “Talking Dances” choreography workshop. Her article “Learning to Speak,” about text based dance improvisation was published in the book,”Taken by Surprise” (Wesleyan Press.) In 2000 Carmela founded the Making Dances Workshop, a choreography workshop for dance artists to develop their choreography in a supportive environment with constructive feedback. She has taught at Santa Monica College, the Santa Barbara Dance Festival and ID Fest. She is the recipient of a Durfee grant and was an artist-in-residence at UCLA’s 2005 Hothouse Residency Program. She holds an M.F.A. in Choreography and Performance from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures.
Ally Voye is co-founder and co-artistic director of IN/EX Dance Project, a Los Angeles-based collaborative dance company dedicated to the creation of unconventional performances (www.inexdanceproject.com). She began her dance training in Salt Lake City at the Life Arts Center, then graduated from the World Arts and Cultures department at UCLA where she studied and performed with Maria Gillespie and Victoria Marks, among others. Her choreography and film work has been presented at the Freud Playhouse, American College Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Highways Performance Space, Anatomy Riot, UCLA’s Fowler Museum, UCLA’s Hothouse Choreography Residency, Pasadena Dance Festival, The Ford Amphitheater, Victoria Reel Dance Film Festival, Kinetic Cinema – NYC, University of Utah’s Dance for the Camera Festival, UMOVE Online Videodance Festival, Looking Left – Santa Cruz, and the American Dance Festival’s Video Dance Festival. In addition producing, performing and choreographing locally, Ally is a dance-teaching artist at the Growing Place, First Pres Nursery School and the Crossroads School
Carmela and Ally collaborated on the film orange thursday for the Los Angeles 2012 edition. Available for live-streaming when you buy a ticket. 65% of the ticket revenue goes back to our artists to support their work. Thanks for believing in the magic and potential in dance film as an art form