Play the LA River - Marsh Park (Phase 2) 2999 Rosanna St.

This public launch will showcase performances, art, games, hands-on nature play by the following:

  •  Mariel Carranza is a Peruvian-born, LA-based artist. Using her body as sculpture in her performances, Mariel challenges conventional notions of time, space & the corporeal. She works from intuition, viscerally responding & attempting to reach an understanding of events occurring throughout the world.
  • Rebeca Hernandez is an LA-based dancer and choreographer born & raised in Mexicali, Mexico. Her recent work, Beyond Control, was performed at 18th Street Arts Center & UCLA ‘s Hothouse Dance Residency Program. Locally, Rebeca has choreographed & performed at Pacific Standard Time’s Tresspass Parade; PERFORM! NOW!; L.A. Road Concerts; Pieter Performance Space; MexiCali Art Biennial; & the Hammer Museum. Internationally, Rebeca performed for the dance forum Performatica in Puebla, Festival de Danza Contemporánea de Cabaret in Mexico City, & had a residency in Mexicali through a grant from the National Performance Network & LA Department of Cultural Affairs. Rebeca has a B.A. in World Arts & Cultures/Dance from UCLA. This fall she will be in residence at Universidad de Guadalajara.
  • Marina Magalhães is a Brazilian-born dancer, dance/yoga teacher, community arts practitioner and award-winning choreographer based in Los Angeles. Magalhães leads on-going classes at dance/yoga studios and community centers throughout Los Angeles, including People's Yoga in East LA, The Wellness Center at USC/LAC Hospital, and the Community Center at the Higashi Temple in downtown LA. She will be presenting (UN)BRIDALED, a new dance theater experience that she choreographed and directed, at Le Studio in Culver City Sept. 18th-20th & 25th-27th. Ticket info available at
  • The Poetry Society of Los Angeles is a writing & performance project that produces Typewriters Anonymous, Writing & Performance Workshops & The Poetry Brothel (founded by the Poetry Society of New York).
  • the wulf. is an organization run by artists co-founded in September 2008 by performer/composers Eric km Clark and Michael Winter out of a need for an intimate, open-minded setting in Los Angeles for experimental arts. The project was launched as a free venue for artists to present their works. The facilities can house performances, installations, and provide accommodations for visiting artists. the wulf. has been a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit since early 2009. Since our inception, the wulf. has presented over 250 concerts free to the public featuring well over 500 composers, performers, and artists.
  • Cole James is an LA-based painter & the workshop coordinator for artworxLA. artworxLA is a non-profit organization combating the high school dropout crisis by creatively engaging alternative education high school students.
  • Wise Guys is a Los Angeles-based game design company focusing on real-life games. They create games, exercises & challenges -- purposeful play -- that bring people and communities together.
  • Miguel Ordenana is the Citizen Science Coordinator at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 
  • Emily Hartop is the Natural History Museum's Entomology Curatorial Assistant
  • Lila Higgins, Kat Superfisky, Maria LaMadrid & Ken Grinde recently kicked off a project to balloon map the entire 51 miles of Los Angeles River. 
  • Play advocate & memory mapper Lila Higgins has been collecting memory maps for the last four years. Her collection contains maps from countries all over the world made by people from all walks of life.
  • Joe Linton is author of Down By the Los Angeles River, a writer for Streetsblog LA & Creek Freak blog, & an LA River-meister extraordinaire

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