Department of Dance Office: DC-S131     Phone: 562-985-4747     Fax: 562-985-7896




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Carol McDowell
Office Phone: 562.985.4747
Office: DC-F102


Carol McDowell is an interdisciplinary dance artist and educator. Born in California and raised in Hawaii, she fell in love with modern dance while studying with Betty Jones. Since then, McDowell has danced Kei Takei's Light, Jack Moore's Four Songs, Pooh Kaye's Active Graphics, Barbara Dilley's Naked Face, Tim Miller's Cost of Living, and most recently Victoria Mark's Medium Big Inefficient Considerably Imbalanced Dance. Her own work has been presented at the 2013 Los Angeles Improvisational dance Festival, Craftswoman House, Skirball Cultural Center, Sweeney Art Gallery, Anatomy Riot, Highways Performance Space, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Performance Space 122, and abroad in Indonesia. Grants and artist residencies have come from Hothouse/UCLA, Indonesian Dance Festival, National Dance/Media Fellowship, APPEX, Djerassi Foundation, Colorado Arts Council, Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado, Jerome Foundation, DIA Art Foundation, and Hawaii Department of Education. Recent collaborations include projects with performance artist Mariel Carranza, Jerri Allen & Inez Bush's "Debating through the Arts," and choreography for Asher Hartman's "Annie Okay" presented by Machine Projects at the Hammer Museum. McDowell is completing her PhD in Culture and Performance at UCLA. A celebrated lighting designer and grassroots arts advocate McDowell co-founded max 10 Performance Laboratory at the Electric Lodege, co-curated Crazy Space, and served as a guest curator for two year long series: Instruments of Risk at Sea and Space Explorations and A Little Louder: Performance in Conversation at Kristi Engle Gallery. She teaches dance studies, world dance histories, composition, improvisation, repertory, and yoga at CSULB, Rio Hondo College, and West LA College, and has been a guest artist at Pomona College and Bennington College.

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