A very nice upcoming event at the UC Irvine’s Experimental Media Peformance Lab will honor an American modern-dance iconoclast, dancer/choreographer Rudy Perez. The free event features an appearance by Perez, world premier by the Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble as well as a short documentary on his extraordinary choreographic achievements.
Mr. Perez joined the legendary Judson Dance Theater in the mid-1960s and after studying with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham he moved to Southern California in 1979 to start his own company. He has since created more than 50 dance works. It has been a pleasure to live in Los Angeles alongside Rudy, who is often out and about viewing, supporting, and critiquing (!) dance.