Aratani Japan America Theater
Evoke Dance Company Combines Dance and Charity for Los Angeles’ Homeless Youth
Evoke Dance Company (EDC) is hosting their third showcase themed “Modes of Discourse” on November 17th, 2012 at 7:30pm at the Aratani Japan America Theater in Little Toyko. This season, the company will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN), with the community spirit to help Los Angeles’ homeless youth.
Since EDC’s inception, the company has selected a charity to donate aportion of its showcase’s proceeds. This season, LAYN was chosen for this season’s charitable donations after founders Jeniffer Hsu, Justine Hsu and Josephine Lau were approached by the organization earlier in the season to organize a community dance day. “LAYN is an extremely special organization that really tries to help the less than fortunate youth today, which Evoke Dance Company feels is so important for our future,” stated co-founder Jeniffer Hsu.
The theme, “Modes of Discourse,” was inspired by English Literature,which gave the company dancers an opportunity to utilize contemporary and hip hop movement as their writing instrument. EDC members were inspired to use their bodies, dance choreography, and music as a substitute for words in order to narrate, describe, inform and argue.
“Modes of Discourse” will showcase choreography from both EDC dancers and acclaimed choreographers from the local Los Angeles area. Tickets are on sale now at www.modesofdiscourse.brownpapertickets.com. Discounts are available for groups of 15 persons or more by emailing [email protected]
Co-founder Justine Hsu stated, “We want the Los Angeles community to join together to support its homeless youth with Evoke Dance Company, and to decipher the ‘Modes of Discourse’ that speaks closet to their hearts.”
About Evoke Dance Company:“Dance. Evoke. Give.” Established Evoke Dance Company is a non-profitcontemporary and hip hop dance company focused on giving back to thecommunity through dance. Founded in April of 2011 by Jeniffer Hsu, Justine Hsu, and Josephine Lau, Evoke Dance Company envisions itself to be a dance haven for those in the Los Angeles area. Please see www.evokedancecompany.com for more information on how the dance company is combining their love for dance through charitable work and service.
About Los Angeles Youth Network:Founded in 1984, The Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN) is a Californianon-profit organization whose mission is to end homelessness one kid at a time, by providing shelter, food, and counseling for the abused, neglected and abandoned. The goals for each child are to successfully complete the permanent transition away from the street life to a safe and secure living environment and to fully participate in society. Please see www.layn.org for more information.