@Laguna Art Museum

Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey Seda is the Artistic Director/Choreographer of Kybele Dance Theater, a contemporary company which she founded in 2003 in Los Angeles. She has produced and choreographed multiple works that have won her choreography awards and her pieces have toured and been presented in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Fresno, Concord, San Jose, Palm Desert, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, New York and Istanbul, Turkey. With Seda’s choreography, KDT received 2nd Place in 2016 McCallum Choreography Festival, First Place in 2016 Front and Main Festival, and awards from MAD BAD Festival, Dance Under the Stars Festival, and RAW 2011. KDT is dedicated to building bridges between cultures and genders and creating a global perspective through contemporary dance.

The company is comprised of 8 dynamically diverse dancers and 3 apprentices. Seda also impacts young dancers through successful college dance auditions and competitions earning them placement in prestigious programs and companies as well as earning herself the 2017 Outstanding Choreographer Las Vegas Youth America Grand Prix, 2016 Outstanding Choreographer Los Angeles Youth America Grand Prix and the 2015 Elite Original Choreography Awards. Seda also teaches at Santa Monica College, Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet (both the youth program and open classes) and YNS. Seda’s choreography deconstructs Turkish socio-cultural references and ideologies, transforming figurative language and ideas into unique gestures which highlight her choreography while infusing the DNA of her culture into her movement.


@Dawson Cole Fine Art

Entity Contemporary Dance was founded in 2009 in Irvine, CA and directed by UCI alumni Will Johnston and Marissa Osato, Entity Contemporary Dance is a professional dance company that fuses contemporary, jazz, and hip hop dance techniques to present imaginative, dynamic repertory and to bridge the gap between commercial and concert dance.

Entity Contemporary Dance has produced evening length works in Los Angeles and San Francisco, was a finalist for the prestigious McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival in Palm Desert for five years, and made its international debut in Singapore and Hong Kong in 2016.

The company currently holds residency at EDGE Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, CA and hosts an open company class there every Wednesday evening. Keep up to date with upcoming shows, intensives, and events!

Thursday, September 7, 2017
6:30 PM & 7 PM
Two performances at each location
Laguna Art Museum
Kybele Dance Theater
307 Cliff Dr.,
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Dawson Cole Fine Art
Entity Contemporary Dance

326 Glenneyre Street,
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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