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Paola Escobar Named Annenberg Community Beach House 2019 Choreographer-in-Residence

July 25, 2019

Paola Escobar Named Annenberg Community Beach House 2019 Choreographer-in-Residence

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The City of Santa Monica’s Cultural Affairs division has selected choreographer Paola Escobar as the choreographer-in-residence at the Annenberg Community Beach House for 2019. During her time at the Beach House (July 8 to October 9, 2019), Escobar will engage with guests in a spirited conversation about the possibilities of movement, their own choreographic inclinations and what it means to belong. Using public engagement as the core of her practice, she will create a new dance performance on the themes of nomadism, migration, and home within contemporary society. 

Escobar will present a culminating site-specific work, tentatively titled Darning & Patching without a Nail. All are invited to follow and participate in the performance as an act of healing, an invitation to activism, and a rite of decolonization.  

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Paola Escobar is a Colombian artist whose work draws upon her Latin-American background and her experience with Flamenco, African dance, social dances, and contemporary artmaking. To learn more about her progress and work, follow her weekly blog posts at To learn more about this program, including how top RSVP to performances and workshops and weekly updates on Paola’s progress, please visit

Artist Residencies are presented as part of the Beach=Culture series by the City of Santa Monica’s Cultural Affairs division. 


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