casebolt and smith. They talk and dance. They sing and dance. And sometimes, they just dance. Liz Casebolt and Joel Smith craft duets that reveal a shared commitment to artistry and experimentation. The two move between chatty and scripted conversation, with each other and the audience, offering honest insights into their choreographic methods and collaborative rapport. Their work plays with the gender and sexuality politics embedded in male/ female partnerships, and comments on the sometimes overly serious traditions of modern dance. Founded in 2006 and based in Los Angeles, casebolt and smith is on a mission to share their work with broad and diverse audiences through performance, teaching residencies and commissions.

 

Their work has been presented (partial list) at: ODC Theater in San Francisco; the Rachel Browne Theater in Winnipeg, Canada; The Helen Gardiner Phelan Theater in Toronto, Canada; Echo Echo Festival of Dance in Derry, Northern Ireland; University of Surrey, Surrey, UK; Round Table Dance Festival in Taipei, Taiwan; Culver Center for the Arts in Riverside, CA; The Harkness Dance Festival in New York, NY; Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center in Miami, FL; Spring to Dance Festival, in St. Louis, MO; and the University of Nevada, Reno. They have been commissioned to create new works at UNR, Scripps College, LA Valley College, DanceWorks Chicago, and RAWdance in San Francisco and have taught extensively around the world.

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liz casebolt

associate professor of dance

Los Angeles Valley College

 

Master of Fine Arts, Experimental Choreography. University of California, Riverside

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance. New York University

 

joel smith

associate professor of dance

University of California, Riverside

 

Master of Fine Arts, Experimental Choreography. University of California, Riverside

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art. University of California, Davis