Moving Through, A Dance + Movement Series

800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles CA 90012
Apr 01, 7 PM - 8 PM — ends Apr 22, 2021
METRO ART PRESENTS Moving Through, a month of dance + movement for times of change, in collaboration with Pieter Performance Space

About this Event

METRO ART PRESENTS Moving Through, a month of dance and movement for times of change, premiering online on four Thursdays at 7pm PST in April in collaboration with Pieter Performance Space, an LA-based platform and community.

Four Pieter teaching artists will bring their approaches to movement practice to different corners of Union Station to deliver site specific programs, each with a tie to transit, ranging from the practical (meditative movement to bring calm during a hurried commute) to abstract (through Cunningham Technique, a systems-based dance form developed by choreographer Merce Cunningham) to the historical (in the case of House Dance’s relationship to the subway system in Chicago and New York). The culminating program is BAGGAGE, a theatrical dance work for film by choreographer and dancer Jay Carlon with musician Alex Wand, developed onsite in response to Union Station’s historic Ticketing Hall.

The series will air on Metro, Metro Art and Union Station Facebook and Union Station YouTube channels.

Thurs 4/1 , 7PM - Movement of Stillness with Joy Alegria

Joy offers a sequence of breath, stretching, and meditation practices to bring our awareness to the present, even while in transit.

Thurs 4/8, 7PM - Cunningham Technique with Chard Gonzalez

Chard, joined by dancers Tamsin Carlson, Julie Opiel, and Heather Seybolt, shares exercises from the dance technique that Merce Cunningham developed, exploring how the spine and limbs can move independently from one another and in concert.

Thurs 4/15, 7PM - House Dance: Dance Happens Everywhere with Emiko Sugiyama

Emiko, joined by dancers Andrea Lomelin and Juliet Mendoza, breaks down some foundational steps for House Dance and then puts them all together in a dynamic sequence that will bring the club to anywhere you are!

Thurs 4/22, 7PM - BAGGAGE, A New Dance Film by Jay Carlon with Musician Alex Wand

BAGGAGE celebrates origin stories and embodies the many histories of arrivals and departures at the station and in our lives. A personal family narrative is unpacked through music, dance, and memory inside the Union Station Ticketing Hall.

About Pieter Performance Space:

Pieter Performance Space was founded at a studio in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles by Jmy James Kidd in 2010. A unique and expansive art community grew over the following decade, centered around an ethos of non-monetary exchange and reciprocity of generosity. Having left the studio in August 2020 amidst the pandemic, Pieter is currently an entirely virtual platform for classes, workshops and events led by dancers, healers and activists offering a multitude of approaches to body-based practice. // @pieterperformancespace

About Metro Art:

Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting year-round array of arts and cultural events at historic Union Station—and beyond. From music and dance performances, film screenings and poetry readings to experimental and mixed-media presentations, the programs creatively activate downtown’s primary transportation hub for all ages. For more information about how Metro enriches the transit experience through innovative, multifaceted arts and cultural programs, visit, on Instagram at and Facebook