‘DUST’ illustrates how plastic endangers the ocean
Deborah Brockus, director of BrockusRED, has choreographed “DUST: Permutations of the Unknown,” in collaboration with visual artist Richelle Gribble, and composers Peter Askim and Zac Greenberg.
Performances will be held on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, at 8 p.m., and Sunday July 7, at 2 p.m. at the Ivy Substation in Culver City. The shows will be accompanied by a Sustainability Plastic Replacement Fair.
“DUST’ is a multimedia dance work exploring patterns in nature and humanity with a focus on plastic, which many experts state is ending up in oceans at an alarming rate. Annually, four to 12 million metric tons of plastic enter oceans, enough to cover every part of the coastline.
“I am creating DUST to be an uplifting journey through nature on earth and human thought with a focus of the laws and patterns found in nature and the ability to recover, recycle and heal. We know that the earth will be fine in the long run – but if humans want to survive we will need to make some changes fast,” Brockus said.
Brockus has been called ‘the single most important person in Southland dance” by the Los Angles Times for her work as a producer, choreographer, teacher and dancer. She has worked nationally and internationally onstage, appeared in film and television, and been the director of BrockusRED since 1991.
BrockusRED’s events are supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The performances are sponsored by the city of Culver City, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Performing Arts Grant Program, with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Ivy Substation is located at 9070 Venice Blvd. Tickets are $25. For information, visit brockusred.org.