For The Love Of L.A.

Raélle Dorfan, Dance Resource Center

Curatorial Statement

As the executive director of the Dance Resource Center (DRC), I am ever inspired by the vitality, vibrance and versatility of L.A. dance artists. Being resourceful is not new to the dance community, a characteristic made even more evident during this worldwide pandemic. Perceiving the world in new ways is now inevitable. Imagination in a restricted environment has led to a magnitude of virtual and/or social distanced projects—creative resilience persists. L.A. is an abundance of hidden dance gems with the intention of finding deeper connections within oneself and the greater community.

The Dance Resource Center curated many artists for For the Love of L.A. Their work captures the diverse and incomparable L.A. dance landscape. These artists are a celebration of diversity and their work, a reflection of Los Angeles. This cross-cultural journey explores the dynamic and unique Los Angeles dance experience during quarantine.

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Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Raélle studied various forms of dance and musical theater before immigrating to California, where she went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from the UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance program. Raélle has been a dance instructor and choreographer at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles for almost a decade and previously served as associate to the director at Cadence Arts Network, manager for Pentacle programs in L.A. and was the education director at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Raélle has performed at some of California’s most prestigious venues with Pacifico Dance Company and Fusion Dance Theater and serves on the board for Fusion Performing Dance Academy.