NEWS: What The Big Show Co. is up to!



The Collective Memory Project @ The Brand Library & Arts Center

The Collective Memory Project - Work-in-Progress

Sat. October 17th @ 2 PM

Brand Library & Arts Center

1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91201

FREE! Reception following the show.


Arianne teaches Movement & Text at LACDC Summer Intensive

Another great summer at LA Contemporary Dance Co.'s Summer Intensive!


Memory Workshops Continue - project develops

As we continue to work with the bravely creative veteran participants from the non-profit organization, Veterans in Film & Television, The Collective Memory Project deepens and becomes more focused. How does memory affect your ability to live? How do you survive because of, or in spite of, your memories? How do you create new memories, and how do you re-create old memories? These are the questions we are grappling with and that we will begin to examine in our first work-in-progress performance.

The Collective Memory Project
Saturday, Oct. 17th @ 2 PM
The Brand Library
1601 W Mountain St
Glendale, CA 91201

Photo Credit: Dyanne Cano


Memory Workshop #1 with VFT

Please check out the photos below of our recent memory workshop with participants from Veterans in Film & Television TV. Amazing work. Amazing people. Thank you to all who came and supported this exciting new project!


TBSCo. launches exciting 3-year project

The Big Show Co. is embarking on an exciting three-year project – and it involves YOU. Yes, we are proud to announce the beginning of a profound interactive dance-theater initiative entitled, The Collective Memory Project with performances based on your memories. Using our signature blend of dance, theater, text, music, and visual imagery, The Big Show Co. will create a series of inclusive, highly personal performances where veteran, audience and performer memories are activated and reimagined to create communal experiences.

The Collective Memory Project explores the creative act of memory-making. The performances engage with “actual” memories and re-embody them through movement, time, space and visual imagery. The work examines memory's effects through time, the agency of remembrance and forgetting, and investigates aspects of the past by which the present is always haunted. By utilizing artistic relationships to illuminate memory association, repetition and reappearance, as well as forms of "active" forgetting, this new work reveals an essential performativity in the aesthetic and art of memory.

The Big Show Co. is proud to partner with the LA-based non-profit organization, Veterans in Film and Television, to produce Memory Writing Workshops where we to gather original source text from veterans to be used in The Big Show Co.'s performances. In addition, the workshops support veterans refine their memories to fully developed individual stories for public readings. This project culminates in a large-scale LA performance season that may include veterans on stage with The Big Show Co.

We invite you to (literally) be a part of this innovative project by: sharing your memories via e-mail or voice mail, by attending our upcoming project launch party, by following our journey on facebook/twitter/instagram and, and by CONTRIBUTING TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE.

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Email us your memories:

Leave us a voice mail memory: 323-484-MOVE (6683)

Contribute to this project!