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G.U.M. Collective - calling from the void
G.U.M. Collective - calling from the void

Fri, May 17



G.U.M. Collective - calling from the void

“All human beings are united by birth, life, death and every emotion in between” - Yung Pueblo Welcome to the void. Where we all experience absurd contradictions, the complexities of the human condition, and grapple with life’s toughest questions. Eight dancers confront it all.

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Time & Location

May 17, 2024, 8:30 PM

Highways, 1651 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA

About The Event

Sometimes life can feel like you’re stuck in your own echo chamber.  One in which all our emotions converge, bringing up more questions than answers and leaving us to find meaning in the chaos.

calling from the void, serves as a portal to this chaotic world where we all experience absurd contradictions, the complexities of the human condition, and grapple with life’s toughest questions. Presenting how we deal with them, decode them, and ultimately move through them.

Founded in 2020 by Artistic Director Genna Moroni, Gorgeous Ugly Movement (G.U.M.) Collective offers a space for dance artists to explore their range of self expression and storytelling through movement. Each process begins from an honest desire to understand and represent unique voices and talented individuals. A vocabulary developed through collaboration, curiosity, play and willingness is what has brought us here tonight.

Principal Artists:

Genna Moroni is a LA based dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Her primary dance credits include performing, developing and staging works with Barak Marshall from 2009-2024 and being a founding member of Ate9 Dance Company from 2012-2019. She has performed at renowned venues like Jacob’s Pillow, White Bird Dance, CAP UCLA, The Joyce Theater and American Dance Festival. In 2020, Genna debuted her collective Gorgeous Ugly Movement (G.U.M.) during REDCAT NOWFEST 2020. Her work has since been presented by Congress: Legalize Dance and Ballet Florida. Recently, Genna has merged her talents to the commercial work. She has been grateful to dance for and assist top choreographers like Teresa “Toogie” Barcelo, Dana Wilson and Monika Felice Smith. Independently, she has choreographed for recording artists like Carly Rae Jepsen, Dominic Fike and Reneé Rapp among many others. Outside of dancing and choreographing, Genna was certified in the Gaga and now Dance Church®. She is currently on faculty in the CalArts theater department and is the creative producer for!

Matt Starr Spicer is a strange creative being - a writer, laugh maker, and half of directing duo MAMA. With a penchant for finding the absurd in any situation and constantly in his own head about the meaning of life, it only made sense that Matt write and voice the Void in this piece. He would also like to know how to get out of the void now, he’s still stuck in here. Please help, thanks. You can check out some of his other absurdities here:

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