Rebecca Bruno

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Artist Statement

My work can be experienced as durational performance, choreography, inter-media installation, community organizing, and a practice in the healing arts. These live encounters are embedded with issues of perception, time, presence and embodiment, embodied histories, materiality and the natural world, and the complexities of home and belonging.An upcoming work entitled ‘wail or we are inseparable and there is no time’ to be presented at Honor Fraser Gallery in Spring 2016 focuses on religious boundaries within the Old City of Jerusalem in order to negotiate a secular dealing with ideology, prayer and gender division, and the polarizing capacity for nourishment and destruction within the natural world.Often described as quiet and focused with images that combine the strong and delicate, I hope that my work provides a sensitive space for heightened states of awareness and a way to access a sense of relatedness.The art I make exists within a constellation of creative roles. I practice cranial sacral unwinding, aromatherapy, and sensory tracking/therapeutic movement with individuals and groups since 2008. And by initiating a not for profit event platform called homeLA, I have helped launch new site responsive works by more than 80 independent artists in 14 homes across Los Angeles since 2013 opening private space to creative process and to the public.CV

 

Education

2008

BA in Dance: The University of California at San Diego

 

Grans and Awards

2015

Annenberg Community Beach House Choreographer in Residence Grant

CHIME (Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange) in Southern California with Gerard and Kelly

2014

Prix Marcel Duchamp (associate choreographer for Julien Prévieux)

2008

Kendall Laurel Lui Dance Award, San Diego, CA

Sushi New Wave Grant, San Diego, CA

2005

Stewart Prize in Choreography, San Diego, CA

 

Selected Works

2015

Fixtures, Annenberg Community Beach House, Los Angeles, CA

A building a body, fadeinfadeout curated by Jimena Sarno, Los Angeles, CA

WAIL, Live Arts Los Angeles, CHIME in Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

a b y s s, Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Water Study, homeLA // San Marino, Los Angeles, CA

2014

The Beginning, PAM Residencies, Los Angeles, CA

What Shall We Do Next, associate choreographer, FahrenheitFLAX, Los Angeles, CA

crave, Studio Program, REDCAT Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

a staged remembrance for unknown glory, Machine Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Studio Visit: a practice in performing THE BEGINNING, Live Arts LA, Los Angeles, CA

Pass Through, homeLA // El Sereno, Los Angeles, CA

Daniel, Eden’s Expressway, Movement Research, New York, NY

2012

Ghost Mother, Pieter PASD, Los Angeles, CA

2011

beetle, Space4Art, San Diego, CA

AUTOBODY, University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

2009

Violin + Janos Negyesy, UCSD Department of Music, San Diego, CA

Katie and Me, House Party/Performance II, San Diego, CA

Woyzeck, directed by Gábor Tompa, Potiker Theatre, San Diego, CA

2008

if you forget my name, Bottle Night presented by BOUND dance, La Mesa, CA

Under First Impression and so on, Blue Foot Lounge, San Diego, CA

Sitting, Silent, Waiting, Blind, Emerge Festival V, San Diego, CA

Pears of a Kind, Sushi New Wave Showcase, San Diego, CA

Flock, Potiker Theatre, San Diego, CA

2007

YouSeeYou, Studio III Black Box Theatre, San Diego, CA

The Possibility of an Island: Multi-Media performance project, Calit2, San Diego, CA

2006

Our Net, The LAB, Jerusalem, Israel

thought i might stay, The LAB, Jerusalem, Israel2005

2005

LiminalX, Mandell Weiss Theatre, San Diego, CA

 

Curation and Site-Based Performance Project

2015

homeLA: J.B. Merrill House, Claremont, San Marino, Women’s Center for Creative Work, Marco’s,

Cudayh, Brooklyn.

2014

homeLA: Downtown, The Brewery, El Sereno.

2013

homeLA: Mount Washington, Pacific Palisades, Highland Park.

2009

House Party/Performance II, private home, San Diego, CA.

2008

House Party/Performance I, private home in San Diego, CA

 

Selected Performance

2015

Taisha Paggett, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

Taisha Paggett, Clockshop, Los Angeles, CA

Julien Prévieux, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2014

Pablo Bronstein, Le Mouvement: Performing the City, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

Flora Wiegmann, c. nichols project, Los Angeles, CA.

Christine Suarez, Squaring the Circle by Craftswomanhouse and Hinterculture, Llano, CA.

Pablo Bronstein, REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Yael Davids, REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2013

Taisha Paggett, DanspaceProject at St. Mark’s Church, NYC.

James Kidd, Honor Fraser Gallery, Culver City, CA.

2012

Melanie Rios Glaser, N.O.W Festival, REDCAT Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.

2011

Erin Beneze, Pieter PASD, Los Angeles, CA.

2010

Jillian Stein, Pieter PASD, Los Angeles, CA.

Rebecca Pappas, Pieter PASD, Los Angeles, CA.

Rebecca Salzer, Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA.

2009

Yolande Snaith IMAGOmoves, Sushi.

2008

Yolande Snaith IMAGOmoves, Diavalo Space, Los Angeles, CA.

Monica Bill Barnes, Trolley Dances, San Diego, CA.

Allyson Green, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, CA.

2005

Jean Isaacs, Potiker Theatre, San Diego, CA

 

Publication

2015

Rebecca Bruno’s “Fixtures” – A Movable Dance, Lara Altunian and Jonathan Shifflett, ampersand

She Rolls with the Waves, Christina Campodonico, The Argonaut

Rebecca Bruno a building a body, Bye Bye Broadway, David L. Bell, Notes on Looking

Rain Dance, Andrew Berardini, Artforum

homeLA founder Rebecca Bruno in Conversation with Biba Bell, Critical

Correspondence: Movement Research.

2014

There’s No Place Like Home: One Collective’s take on Suburban Solace, Emily Kramer, Droste Effect Magazine

Q&A with Rebecca Bruno: THE BEGINNING, Carol Cheh, Another Righteous Transfer

2013

Terrence Luke John dives into homeLA // Highland Park, Carol Cheh, Another Righteous Transfer.

Dancers in the Architecture, Jean Lenihan, Fresh Pencil.

When Dancers Take Over Your House, Susan Josephs, L.A. Weekly.

homeLA Mount Washington, May 4, 2013, Carol Cheh, Another Righteous Transfer

 

Teaching

2013

U N W I N D: movement workshop, Live Arts LA, Los Angeles, CA.

2009-2011

Moving Being: contemporary dance and somatic practices, Pieter PASD, Los Angeles, CA.

2008-2009

Movement Instructor and Choreographer, Pacific Children’s Theatre, San Diego, CA.

2008

Professional Teaching Artist in Residency, San Diego Unified School District, CA

 

Training and Certification

2010

Certificate in Cranial Sacral Unwinding, Life Energy Institute, Topanga, CA.

2009

Massage Certification, The Institute for Psycho-Structural Balancing, Culver City, CA.

2008

MELT Summer Intensive, Movement Research, New York, NY.

2005

Year of Training: The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Israel