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Casebolt & Smith Bring 'O(h)' To West Hollywood

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L.A.-based performance duo Casebolt and Smith open their currently touring dance/theater piece, O(h), this Friday, January 13, for a six-weekends-only run through February 19 at The Actors Company Theatrein West Hollywood. Acclaimed for their inventive, accessible, crafty and intelligent mixture of movement, text, humor and irreverent exploration, choreographers/performers Liz Casebolt and Joel Smith seriocomically address issues of gender and sexuality, as well as what promotional materials refer to as "the overly serious traditions of modern dance" in this evening-length theatrical adventure.

Not afraid to mix with their audience, the two artists break down conventions to "demonstrate what they can, can't - and won't - do as dancers." The results can be very funny, thought-provoking or both and are always expertly done and exuberantly performed. Additionally, award-winning architects Predock_Frane have created a TRON-like environment of sleek surfaces and luminescent el wire that they say "will transport audiences swiftly into the world of O(h)."

The pair has taken their work to festivals in Ireland, Canada, Minnesota, San Francisco and San Diego and premiered this piece in New York last year. They're bringing it home to offer a zany and entertaining mix of genres to Angelenos across all theatrical borders.

Click here for the O(h) Promo.