PERFORMANCE WORK BY CAMILLE MAURINE


Camille Maurine

CAMILLE MAURINE is a dancer, writer, and performing artist who has written and performed full-length solo works in Los Angeles and internationally. She teaches improvisational theater, directs CoMMiT (Camille Maurine's Moving Theater), and has written, directed, and produced numerous theatrical productions. Camille is the author of Meditation Secrets for Women: Discovering Your Passion, Pleasure, and Inner Peace, (HarperSanFrancisco, 2001) and Meditation 24/7 (Andrews McMeel, 2004), both written with her husband, Dr. Lorin Roche.

SOLO Works by Camille Maurine
Ahhh.... - September, 2010
Lightning - September, 2008
Timeless - 2007
Dakini Dream - 2005
In the Meantime - 1998
PleXus: L.A. - 1998
Losing It - 1996
Tiger, Tiger - 1993/1994


Group Works by Camille Maurine
CoMMiT - 2000 thru 2007
DragonDance - 1986
The Power of Love - 1983
Esse - 1982
Spring Ceremony - 1982
Return - 1977

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“Ahh...”
A Performance by Camille Maurine

(Performed September 2010. Please make sure your sound is up ~ the sequence of words is important!)

Ahh... from Camille Maurine on Vimeo.




"TIMELESS"
Timeless
(Camille Maurine, 2007) ~ In September and December, Camille gave a performance as part of the Somatic Movement Arts Festival in Santa Monica, on the same program as Continuum founder Emilie Conrad. Camille's piece - "Timeless" - is inspired by three personal experiences of love beyond time. She weaves a moving theater of story and silence, movement and stillness. Camille's performances, largely improvised, are renown for evoking the subtle world of the soul with powerful embodied expression.


Performing "Timeless" reminded me how much I love the process of performing – the opportunity to dwell
in the shimmering body of the stories I share, and the communion with the audience, heart to heart. - Camille Maurine, December 2007


A DVD is also available for minimum cost and shipping.
Contact Camille if you are interested in having a copy.

 

"TIGER, TIGER" (1993-94) is a dance theater piece about the passionate life and death of Camille's mother. Beverly Angelina was a wildwoman before her time whose story reveals the tragedy of trapped female energy. In the performance, Camille embodies her mother, dancing the movement of her dreams, her despair, and her demise. Not for the faint of heart, this tale of three generations of women, grandmother-mother-daughter, reveals how a legacy of pain can be transmuted through consciousness and art. The movement is performed to a sountrack of voice-over text mixed with music. Intense, dramatic, and moving. The 1994 version of TIGER, TIGER was directed by Emilie Conrad.

Creating and performing this work profoundly changed me, liberating my own passion and creativity in ways I could only suspect before. A bittersweet reality of live theater is that you pour your heart and soul into a performance and then it is over. It is therefore with deep gratitude and a tender heart that I release this video for you to see.

"Tiger, Tiger" - Available on DVD and VHS
The video of the 1994 "Tiger, Tiger" performance is available on VHS or DVD. 65 minutes. Each copy costs $20 plus $5 shipping and handling.
Or you can by sending a check to: Camille Maurine, PO Box 9325, Marina del Rey, CA 90295.



"LOSING IT: A Dance of Father, Dark Matter and Stars" (1996). No sooner than Camille had finished performing her mother piece than her father passed away and she realized she must create a work about the father-daughter relationship as part of the healing. This performance explores the mysteries of birth and death, placed within the metaphor of the birth and death of stars. In this autobiographical piece, Camille dances and speaks, alternately taking on the characters of herself and her father.

TIGER, TIGER and LOSING IT constitute what Camille calls her "Standing Stones." The two pieces together created an initiatory passageway between the legacy of her past and the new territory beyond.









PLEXUS: Life in L.A. (1997-98). For this performance, Camille interviewed over 100 people around Los Angeles, from LAX to downtown, from all walks of life and cultural background about their experience of living in the city, their hopes and dreams, disappointments, and visions of the future. She recorded their responses and created a soundtrack, mixing snippets of their voices (with a wide array of international accents) with music and sound effects, to which she danced and spoke in the performances. This was Camille's pre-millennial tribute to the diversity, adaptability, and transformational possibilities of Los Angeles as an energy center on the body of Planet Earth.


"IN THE MEANTIME" (1998). Wild and crazy improvisations in movement, sounding and speech. Camille interviews the audience about their experience in LA, and then takes off in response.

"DAKINI DREAM" (Present). Camille also gives a one-woman performance in conjunction with workshops and other events related to the book, MEDITATION SECRETS FOR WOMEN.

Directing

CoMMiT PERFORMANCES - For more about CoMMiT (Camille Maurine's Moving Theater) group performances, go to CoMMiT

ANIMA/ANIMUS, Artistic Director
- Camille directed Emilie Conrad, the founder of Continuum Movement, in "Anima/Animus", a dance theater piece performed in conjunction with Cass Phelps. What an exciting and transformative process together! The performances, September 26-28, 2003 at the Continuum Studio in Santa Monica, were sold out.



PHOTO GALLERY - a historical journal of Camille's performances from way back...