Call for Participation
“The distance is beautiful. La distance la plus courte entre deux points n’est pas une ligne droite

In collaboration with Grand Park, FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) will present an international collaboration and dance performance by French video and performing artist Lola Gonzàlez and Los Angeles-based artists, choreographer Oguri and composer Paul Chavez on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.

Inspired by the complex landscape of the city, the trailblazing performance entails a traveling processional, which tackles ideas of community, collaboration and the impact of urban living. Sixty performers will set off from several distinct locations throughout Los Angeles. Echoing recent unrest in this country and the world, the groups will march through the corridors of Downtown to gather together at the iconic Grand Park for an epic performance, punctuated by individual actions and gestures as each participant acts out their role.

Professional and nonprofessional performers—dancers, actors, and singers—are encouraged to apply. No prior experience required. Selected participants will be assigned to one group of 15 to 20 people and take part in the following activities:

Presentation, Introduction, and Picnic with lead artists
Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 10 am–2 pm
Location TBA, Downtown Los Angeles

On-site Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 3–9 pm
Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles

Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 5–9 pm
Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles

Participants must also attend a small group indoor rehearsal in a dance studio downtown at one of the following dates/times:

Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 2–5 pm
Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 9 am–Noon
Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 2–5 pm

And an additional outdoor rehearsal at Grand Park at one of the following dates/times:

Monday, July 17 | 6–9 pm
Tuesday, July 18 | 6–9 pm
Wednesday, July 19 | 6–9 pm

Applications will be accepted until July 10, 2017; and participants will be notified on a rolling basis until July 12, 2017. Please note each participant must be eighteen years of age or older and will receive a $60 transportation allowance.

To participate, submit online.

If you have questions, please email production coordinator Diana Wyenn with subject heading “Call for Participation” to [email protected].


Additional Information

Learn more about “The distance is beautiful. La distance la plus courte entre deux points n’est pas une ligne droite

Learn more about the lead artists: Lola Gonzàlez, Oguri, and Paul Chavez

Learn more about FLAX

Learn more about Grand Park