Rudy was 83 on November 24th!
Rudy and The Ensemble are still working on Sundays from 12:30-2:30 at West Side Academy of Dance in Santa Monica. The class is open for visits and new participants! Please call Rudy at 323-463-8677 if you'd like to drop by.
After 35 years in Los Angeles, the East coast remembers Rudy Perez: Rudy is featured in the latest edition of The Movement Research Performance Journal Number 41, curated by Lydia Bell.
Click here to view the Table of Contents. And if you'd like to order a copy of the journal,
Also, Rudy has a section in the retrospective catalogue, Judson Now,
celebrating Judson's 50th Anniversary, available here. Select Platform 2012.
It's ironic that Rudy should end up where it all started with Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn (The Denishawn School). If you want to contact Rudy, please call 323-463-8677, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great holiday season!
May 7, 2012
Rudy Perez Shares His Legacy: Mr. Perez was recently invited to speak and show his documentary at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Hollywood. The event was arranged by Diana MacNeil, former Bella Lewitzky dancer and instructor at AMDA. The lecture was made possible in part by a Santa Monica Artist Fellowship Award to Mr. Perez.
Rudy has been invited to appear in the Judson Dance Theater's 50th Anniversary in New York City this fall.
The Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble will present a preview of Rudy's new work, An Unperformable Play, later in 2012.
Ongoing Sunday classes for dancers interested in the Perez Method at West Side Academy of Dance in Santa Monica.
Walking Tall Read the blog by Victoria Looseleaf.
January 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM, Free, Billy Wilder Theatre at Hammer Museum.
Rudy Perez appears in Walking Tall, along with Senga Nengudi, VinZula Kara, Martina Young, Ava Hassinger with Maren Hassingera (Matriarch), Nobuko Miyamoto, May Sun, Barbara McCullough, Cheryl Banks Smith, Breeze Smith, Sanza Fitt, and others.
The Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble, an accomplished and successful local company with over 20 years of performing in Los Angeles, is inviting participants to it's performance labs. The lab includes technique, improvisation, movement innovation, and individual skills. The design and architecture of movement in space is emphasized. Rudy Perez directs the lab with participation of current members of the ensemble, Tamsin Carlson, Anne Grimaldo, Jeff Grimaldo, and Sarah Swenson, who are all working choreographers. Mr. Perez has just received a Santa Monica Artist Fellowship Award with which he will both create a new work, and catalogue his archives which are housed at USC's Special Collections/Archives.
Are you a former member of The Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble, Rudy Perez Dance Theater, or Rudy Perez Dance Company?
Seeking names of past dancers and collaborators from 1964 onward, for inclusion on this website, and for the Rudy Perez archives in the USC Special Collections. Please email name, contact information, dates, and a paragraph about the works/projects you performed in or contributed to, to email@example.com. Thank you and please pass on!
January 22 - 23, 2010
Perezian Geometry - In a celebration of the 80th birthday of post-modern dance icon Rudy Perez, present and former members of The Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble gather to present new creative work in honor of the milestone. With choreography by with Anne & Jeff Grimaldo, Mona Jean Cedar, Tamsin Carlson, Sarah Swenson, Jamie Benson, and Brad Horwitz. Special remarks by Allegra Fuller Snyder. Ticket reservations and info at 310-315-1459 or buy online at Highways Performance Space. 8:30 PM.
October 23 - 24, 2009
Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble at Pasadena's Armory Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary Celebration. Performing Surrender Dorothy! Special guests Steve Mosier & the Liquid Skin Ensemble, with soprano Linda Brown. At All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101. Time TBA.
June 6, 2009
A Tribute to Rudy Perez - Luckman Fine Arts Complex Intimate Theater, at CSULA. The Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble in the premiere of Surrender Dorothy!, in collaboration with composer Steve Mosier & the Liquid Skin Ensemble, with soprano Linda Brown and other guests. 8:30 PM. Information: 323/343-6600 Luckman Fine Arts
December 5 - 6, 2008
Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble at Highways Performance Space, in Surrender, Dorothy! Special guests Steve Mosier & Liquid Skin Ensemble, with soprano Linda Brown. Ticket reservations and info at 310-315-1459 or buy online at Highways Performance Space. 8:30 PM.
May 10, 2008
The Luckman Fine Arts Complex screens Countdown: Reflections of a Life in Dance preceding a performance by Victor Quijada's Rubberbandance Group.
June 6 - July 19, 2007
Rudy Perez invited for a six week residency at American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina to teach and create a new commissioned work which was performed by ADF students: I Like a View, But I Like to Sit With My Back to It, soundscore by Michael Wall.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
At the Annual DRC Lester Horton Awards, The Rudy Perez Ensemble receives the The Los Angeles Milestone Dance Company Award - celebrating over 25 years of activity in Los Angeles.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
The McCallum Theatre Institute of Palm Desert awards choreographer Rudy Perez with his second Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday November 11th, 2006. The Award was presented at the 9th Annual Choreography Festival Under the Stars, at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts, during the Professional Division competition.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach screens Countdown: Reflections of a Life in Dance at 3:00 PM. Screening followed by a Question and Answer period with the Producer, Severo Perez, the Director, Rachel Perez, and with Rudy Perez and Victor Quijada.
Saturday, June 3, 2006
Dance Camera West Festival screens Countdown: Reflections of a Life in Dance, the Rudy Perez documentary, at Disney's Redcat Theater, 5:00 PM. Victoria Looseleaf moderates the post-screening discussion.
Friday, May 19, 2006
California Institute of the Arts will bestow an Honorary Doctorate of Arts upon Rudy Perez at their 2006 Commencement Exercises.
Thursday, September 15 - Sunday, September 18, 2005
Latino New Works Festival
¡Que Viva La Evolution!
Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 8:30 pm, $17
Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica. Reservations: (310) 315-1459.
Rudy Perez joins Luis Alfaro, Diane Rodriguez, Armando Molina, Ivonne Coll, Deadlee, Joe Hernandez-Kolski, and more. New performance, spoken word, dance, and interdisciplinary work that speaks to the evolution of LA's established and emerging Latino artists.
Saturday, September 3, 2005
Lula Washington mounts Rudy Perez's Shifts (2003) on the Lula Washington Dance Theater.
The Company premiered Shifts at LWDT's 25th anniversary production at the John Anson Ford Ampitheatre in Hollywood.
Thursday, July 21 - Saturday, July 23, 2005
Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble at the REDCAT Theater
New Original Works/NOW Festival
REDCAT/Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
631 W. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, California 90012
Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble in DoublePlay revisited
The rich and multi-layered movement vocabulary that has made Rudy Perez one of the region's most respected dance pioneers is the driving force behind DoublePlay revisited, a large ensemble piece created in collaboration with company member Stefan Fabry, composer Jeff Boynton and dramaturge Strawn Bovee, who blend the writings of Gertrude Stein with Perez's dynamic movement.
Countdown: Reflections on a Life in Dance, the documentary on Rudy Perez's work, screened at the 2005 ADF International Festival of Film and Video Dance on Sunday, July 10, 2005.
On April 10, 2005, Rudy Perez received the Lester Horton Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dance Resource Center. Lester Horton (1906-1953) was a pioneer in the genesis of American modern dance on the West Coast.
DoublePlay, a collaboration between Rudy Perez, protégé Stefan Fabry, composer Jeff Boynton and dramaturge Strawn Bovee, was commissioned by the Pasadena Arts Commission and performed at the Men's Gymnasium at Pasadena City College on October 9, 2004.