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Highways Performance Space and Gallery
Off Olympic Blvd 1651 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Channeling a mix of Sandra Bernhard and Pina Bausch, Suarez finds the poetry and mines the absurdity of our collective and sometimes idealized image of motherhood. Against a distinctive back drop of adult-sized tinker toys, her movement at once devours space and rigorously spirals in on itself. Always pulling from her bag of props and costumes, Suarez’s idiosyncratic movement and willowy gestures are punctuated by keen observation and wry humor.

Best known for dancing in unexpected places with unexpected people and for her seamless combination of dance, music and words.  Suarez’s past work has been hailed as “ingeniously crafted… poignant… [and] hilarious__”__ by the Los Angeles Times, “savvy” by The New York Times and “smart and stylish” by the Village Voice. Influenced by her work with playwrights such as Athol Fugard, Christine brings a passion for storytelling that enriches her dance projects with compelling narratives. Drawing on subjects and settings as diverse as Cajun Louisiana, South African apartheid, motherhood, skateboarding and female orgasm, her pieces are marked by irreverent humor, social critique and poetic visual imagery.

Since its inception in 1998, her company, SuarezDanceTheater, has produced ten evening-length dance-theater works, numerous site-specific and community events and close to a dozen dances for the theater and film, along with teaching, creating and performing dance-theater at over 20 school sites throughout the U.S. **


About the Ticket Supplier: Highways Performance Space

Highways Performance Space is Southern California's boldest center for new performance. Founded in 1989, Highways continues to be an important alternative cultural center in Los Angeles that encourages fierce new artists from diverse communities to develop and present innovative works.

Highways promotes the development of contemporary socially involved artists and art forms. Our mission is implemented through four programs (the performance space, workshop/university program and two galleries). Annually, Highways co-presents approximately 250 performances by solo dramatic artists, small theater groups, dance companies and spoken word artists; curates and exhibits approximately 12 contemporary visual art exhibits per year with work that explores the boundaries between performing and visual art forms; commissions and premieres new work by outstanding performing artists; organize special events, curate festival, offer residency and educational programs that engage community members in the arts while providing access to professionally-directed instruction.