Angelbird performing in Berlin
Tanz & Performance
Werdegang / Ausbildung:
Elizabeth Yochim is a dancer, performer, movement educator, art curator, and art appraiser based in Los Angeles, California. She is the creator of Angelbird, a mythical creature, born from the body of a dancer, the mind of an Italian art historian and the impulse of an urban fairy to create random acts of playful interaction in the streets from Los Angeles to Rome. When she is not performing or appraising a collection of paintings, she is designing art + movement + play experiences through her organization Participlay. She has designed experiences for companies in the technology, internet and advertising sectors and has taught at the University of Southern California Steven's Institute for Innovation; The University of Michigan; The Murphy Sculpture Garden, The Hammer Museum; and at the University of California Los Angeles. She is passionate about the arts as a catalyst for social change and better health, especially amongst multi-generational and ethnically and socio-economically diverse audiences. She has taught and directed programming across the United States for a youth and community outreach organization, Turning the Wheel Productions. She was also the Director of Timothy Yarger Fine Art in Beverly Hills, California, producing the gallery’s domestic and international exhibitions in Bangkok, Thailand; Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Singapore. She received her B.A. in Art History in Italian Renaissance History from the Universtiy of Michigan in 1995.
Wichtige Projekte / Ausstellungen:
Public performance projects include TEDxUSC at the Steven's Institute for Innovation University of Southern California; the University of California Los Angeles, The Murphy Sculpture Garden, The Hammer Museum; and through the Department of World Arts and Culture at UCLA. Additionally a select listing includes The Representational Art Conference, California Lutheran College, Ventura, CA; The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Beyond the BA. Within the gallery setting Play Space at the Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Immersive theatre experiences include the Vortex Immersion Dome, Los Angeles, California; Labs.WIZNU, Los Angeles, California and Electric Lodge, Venice, California. Public street performances include the AngelBird tour, Streets of Berlin to Rome, Germany, Poland & Italy. Collaborations with international artists include Yael David, Art Performance, Redcat Theatre, Los Angeles, CA; Tonya Meeks, Flying Standby, Dancer, Electric Lodge; I Knew that Once, Lead Street Prophet, Turning the Wheel Productions.