[NoHo Arts District, CA] – The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Performing Arts Division (DCA|PERF) is excited to have commissioned CUBCAKES and Interact Theatre Company’s INTERPLAY to facilitate the 2023 Summer Performing Arts Camp at the Lankershim Arts Center from June 12-July 8.
Morning programming will center around the various forms of dance led by CUBCAKES. The afternoons will focus on theatre arts, including improvisation, acting, singing, writing, design, stage combat, special effects makeup, and more, led by Interact Theatre Company’s INTERPLAY, celebrating its 26th year of youth arts education.
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Performing Arts Division (DCA|PERF) has developed a new initiative to support youth performing arts in the North Hollywood (NoHo) area. In an effort to enhance Council District 2’s continued commitment to foster NoHo as a mecca for performing arts in Los Angeles, DCA is committed to developing a youth performing arts program at the Lankershim Arts Center.
“DCA|PERF is proud to announce that we have an unlimited amount of scholarships available to those who qualify. The scholarship process is an easy one-page application with a piece of basic documentation. We encourage families needing assistance to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to request easy information on how to apply. Additionally, families may inquire with Julia regarding weekly payment plans.”
Monday through Friday from June 12 to July 7, 2023.
Camp starts at 9:00 a.m. with drop off starting at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. daily with pick up between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd., NoHo Arts District, CA 91601
The camp application is available here>>
Morning activities at DCA|PERF Summer Performing Arts Camp will be facilitated by CUBCAKES.
CUBCAKES is dedicated to providing holistic and inclusive dance experiences that promote conscious-based learning. We train our movers to be diverse and open minded. We are a mission, training, performance, and project-based crew.
Thalia Ramos, Director and Creator
Based in L.A., Thalia has been honored for her work as a professional dancer, choreographer, and creative director. Her work to facilitate conscious learning into the dance educational system is best represented in her youth crew CUBCAKES.
Since paving her own professional career her work can be characterized as a blend of powerful versatility and artistic range. She has made space and taken on work that allows her to support others, teach mindfulness, spark conversation, create collaboratively, and pursue endless explorations in movement. She is endlessly grateful to continually witness how this work transforms dancers, audiences, community, and herself.
Markus Pe Benito, Co-Director of CUBCAKES
An L.A.-based artist, dance instructor, freestyler, choreographer, and leader, specializing in a style coined “Morphing,” established through his organizations: Metamorphs Movement as well as Cubcakes Organization, the youth crew which Markus co-directs alongside his partner Thalia Ramos. Markus has taught and performed internationally in 20+ countries and across the US. Markus continues strives for further exploration and experimentation as he cultivates the ever-evolving Morphing community.
Afternoon activities at DCA|PERF Summer Performing Arts Camp will be facilitated by Interact Theatre Company’s INTERPLAY.
ABOUT INTERACT THEATRE COMPANY
Founded as a nonprofit organization in 1992, Interact Theatre Company is dedicated to nurturing professional theatre artists and bringing bold ensemble works to the Los Angeles stage. The company has been honored with 95 performance and production awards (168 nominations), including Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation, Stage Raw, Garland, LA Weekly, Telly, and NAACP Awards. In addition, the company produces a wide variety of educational and cultural enrichment programs in ongoing partnerships with the Los Angeles Public Library, the UCLA School of Law, and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Performing Arts Division. For further information about ITC, please visit www.interactla.org
ABOUT THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS (DCA)
As a leading progressive arts and cultural agency, DCA empowers Los Angeles’ vibrant communities by supporting and providing access to quality visual, literary, musical, performing, and educational arts programming; managing vital cultural centers; preserving historic sites; creating public art; and funding services provided by arts organizations and individual artists.
Formed in 1925, DCA promotes arts and culture as a way to ignite a powerful dialogue, engage LA’s residents and visitors, and ensure LA’s varied cultures are recognized, acknowledged, and experienced. DCA’s mission is to strengthen the quality of life in Los Angeles by stimulating and supporting arts and cultural activities, ensuring public access to the arts for residents and visitors alike.
DCA advances the social and economic impact of arts and culture through grant-making; public art; community arts; performing arts; and strategic marketing, development, design, and digital research. DCA creates and supports arts programming, maximizing relationships with other city agencies, artists, and arts and cultural nonprofit organizations to provide excellent service in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles.
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ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS DIVISION (PERF)
Through public and private support for performing arts programs, DCA implements initiatives to create festivals and platforms to select artists to create and/or present site-specific public art projects and/or programming. The Performing Arts Program champions Los Angeles artists through advocacy on a local, national, and international level by enhancing relationships with national touring circuits, for-profit promoters, national service organizations, other government agencies, foreign consulates, and important festivals and cultural centers across the globe.