Tula B. Strong

Hometown: Fontana, CA

Specialties: Choreography, Dance, & Movement Education

Education: University of California, Los Angeles | M.F.A in Dance

Loyola Marymount University | M.A. Educational Studies

Princeton University | A.B. Comparative Literature

Favorite Quote: "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. " Lamentations 3:22-23


Current Projects


Em Processo: Collaboration with @Parklanewithchei (Spring 2017)

Em Processo, roughly translated from Portuguese into English as "In Process", references my dedication to publicize the part of the creative process that can be quickly overlooked: exploration | exploração | exploración. This Brand collaboration with Parklane Jewlery's @ParklanewithChei marks a new shift in tula B. Strong's exploration of the forms of movement, Photography, and Now Brands. 


Skyskrappers Ballet (Winter 2017)

still photos from the film "skyskrappers Ballet", A Film by robyn nisbet and Taso Papadakis. A special thanks to both robyn N. and taso P. for the beautiful opportunity to work on this project.


 Em Processo: A No Kurfew Collaboration   (Winter 2017)

Em Processo, roughly translated from Portuguese into English as "In Process", references my dedication to publicize and nourish the part of the creative process that can be quickly overlooked: exploration | exploração | exploración. This collaboration between no kurfew members, phree and marcus brown, continues my exploration between the forms of movement, photography, and film.


this current collaboration has produced a series of short vignettes. stay tuned On Instagram @tula.B.Strong to see this work em processo unfold!


Teaching Series: Infuse Dance (Summer 2016)

A four-week series focusing on improvisational play, ensemble building, performance skills, and postmodern/contemporary movement. Classes were held every Tuesday in June at Room to Dance/ World to Dance studio in Riverside, California.


"The Cultural Logics that Squeeze Too Tight" (Spring 2016)

A peer-reviewed article published by Tula B. Strong in the London dance journal, Mōtiō: Postgraduate Journal for Dance Practice and Research. Building upon the work of scholars who write about the intersections of race and performance, this article tackles questions of dance, race, and socioeconomic status through use of an ethnographic study performed with the Princeton University-based, Más Flow Dance Company.

Strong,Tula. B. (2016) Más Flow Dance Company: The cultural logics that squeeze too tight. Mōtiō: Postgraduate Journal for Dance Practice and Research, 2, pp.14–22. Available at www.motiojournal.org


Em Processo: Collaboration with Adore photography (Summer 2015)

Em Processo, roughly translated from Portuguese into English as "In Process", references my dedication to publicize the part of the creative process that can be quickly overlooked: exploration | exploração | exploración. This collaboration with Adore Photography marks the start of my exploration between the forms of movement and photography.  Sending a special thanks to Adore Photography for this beautiful session!

 

Follow Adore Photography on Instagram at:

 @adorefotos


To Every Troubled Mind, (Spring 2015)

To Every Troubled Mind, is a world dictated by images of NY street photographer, Vivian Maier, the groove in Marvin Gaye’s songs of protest, and the messages lying within J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive. This year-long process concludes in a piece of choreography, running about 30 minutes in length, that is interested in crafting experiences for both its dancers and its audience members. The three 10-minute vignettes that compose this work take place throughout the entire theater: the dancers, singers, and speakers of the cast interact with and occupy the same space as the viewers. To Every Troubled Mind, invites its audience to listen with their entire being: to hesitate when trying to think things through, and to instead probe the site of knowledge where hearts lay open. This work is accompanied by an extended paper entitled, “A Framework for Viewing, ‘To Every Troubled Mind,’ A Creative Choreographic Thesis.” 

Photography Credit: Bentley Drezner

Film Credit : Nic Petry

 


Han Desaparecido (2014)

Originally imagined within an interdisciplinary course entitled dance on camera/ DIY, "Han Desaparecido" is a film adaptation of a vignette within the larger work "To Every Troubled Mind,"


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Classes & Workshops

 Tula B. Strong offers workshops & Classes across the Greater LA Region. For inquiries on Teaching, artistic collaborations, and pricing, Contact Tula Below.