Performance Work by 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 is the creator of Moving Theater, director of 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.
The video of the 1994 "Tiger, Tiger" performance is available on DVD. 65 minutes.
"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. See more photos.
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. See more photos.
DAKINI DREAM (Present). Camille gives a one-woman performance in conjunction with workshops and other events related to the book, MEDITATION SECRETS FOR WOMEN.
THE RADIANCE SUTRAS ~ (Present). Camille gives performances and workshops with husband Dr. Lorin Roche based on his book, “The Radiance Sutras” ~ a fresh translation of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, an ancient yoga text.
CoMMiT PERFORMANCES - From 1999 to 2008, Camille directed and performed with CoMMiT (Camille Maurine's Moving Theater) ~ improvisational group performances.
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...