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BEST STAGE DIRECTOR NOMINEE

The 2023 Chicago Reader Awards

Weléla Mar Kindred has been nominated by The Chicago Reader for Best Stage Director for "Elastic Mind." "Elastic Mind" has also been nominated for Best Play, Best Tech Design and Best Playwright - Christian Alexander.

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BLVCK LOVE MIXED-MEDIA SERIES

Gallery LKC

 2449 W 79th St, Chicago

Opening December 8, 2022 - Spring 2023

a rebirth of  / pleasure

Carrying Love
Carrying Love

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Sow into Me
Sow into Me

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Bagaño

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Gallery LKC
2449 West 79th Street, Chicago
Enquiries: gallerylkc@gmail.com

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ART IS ANOTHER FORM OF PRAYER

The LVMB Collective
Fall/Winter 2022/23
Hoodie Collection
Available 10/25/22 Midnight CST

The purpose of this piece is to remind artists everywhere - that creating art is a sacred practice.

With love - The LVMB Collective

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ARTISTS MAKE THE WORST SLAVES

The LVMB Collective
Fall/Winter 2022/23
Hoodie Collection
Available 10/25/22 Midnight CST

The purpose of this piece is to

remind you - you are free and free indeed.

With love - The LVMB Collective

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COLLECTIVE
NFT'S

Winter Collection 2023

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THE L V M B COLLECTIVE

Say:  L A M B

Artists make the worst slaves! ® 

The L V M B Collective (pronounced L A M B) believes in an ever-evolving market of contemporary dance, tech spaces, global brands and culture.  The possibility to disrupt, inspire, innovate and tell a different story - keeps LVMB at the creative forefront of dance, tech, theater, cinema and sustainability.

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L V M B

their souls constituted / a freedom of dried fragrances / prayer language

TECH X CREATIVE DIRECTION

We are a collective of artists x directors who embrace creativity. Our conceptual sensibility and design capabilities - offers human relationship before demographics, courage before culture and storytelling as a new social sanctuary.


CHOREOGRAPHY

Performance pieces using movement are not just about dance, but how you feel while creating it.  Skin to skin, body to body - each work, or experience we create is one of imagination, collaboration and a sense of surrender. 

Each work has made an impact on our clients - every project we ensure details are seamless, all aspects are imaginative and handled in a timely manner.  Whenever you work with L V M B you can be sure your project will be radical, profound and honest.

FEATURED COMMERCIAL

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Client:  Matthew Rolston Studios

Director:  Mei Dong

Choreographer:  L V M B

CLIENTS

adidas

Bronzeville Winery

The Silver Room

Cannes Film Festival

Aveda

Paul Mitchell

MTV

Matthew Rolston Studio

Francis Lawrence

Puma

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

Ford Models

Le Tigre Yoga Paris

Sony Paris

Acote + Cotelac Paris

Art Africa Journal South Africa

Contemporary Art of Ghana

Chale Wote Festival

ARTISTS

Past Collaborators:

Poet:  Ladan Osman

Artist:  Krista Franklin

Artist:  Abdullah Khan

Guest dancers invited upon request.

PARTNERS

In Support:  The James Baldwin Estate {New York}, Le Collectif James Baldwin de Paris. 

Centre National de la Danse 

Menagerie de Verre 

Le Centquatre

Micadanses

Artistic Grant Support:

The International Association of Blacks in Dance

The Dance Resource Center   

The Tides Foundation 

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STUDIO HOURS

By Appointment Only
Mon - Thur:  8am - 6pm
Fri:  8am - 2pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 10a - 3p

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FOUNDER

Weléla Mar Kindred is an American artist, who uses rich creative language to express humanity through dance, tech, cinema and stage.

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W E L É L A  M A R  K I N D R E D

Short - Formal Bio:

Definition:  lamb noun  /’lam/ : a young sheep : lamb of God :  an innocent or gentle person

Examples of lamb :  She’s as gentle as a lamb. 

Synonyms of lamb : angel : dove : innocent 

Antonym of lamb : wolf

Weléla Mar Kindred who was born and raised in Southern California. Her mother is a dancer, mathematician, and musician - inspiring her to hone the gift of movement. Her father is a retired biologist/photographer and lover of music - both parents are avid art collectors. Her name was given to her by her Ethiopian godmother - which translates in Amharic to the sweetest part of the honeycomb. Weléla's extended family is currently based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

She began her career studying ballet, theater and musical theater with the St. Joseph Ballet Co, Alvin Ailey, Centre National de la Danse and The Orange County Black Actors Theatre under the direction of Adeline Hunter & Zondra Ann Marshall. She continued her work with Santa Monica Playhouse, NBC Studios and The Lorraine Hansberry Players. She was awarded the Dean's scholarship to study Cinema / Performance Art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - as well been awarded the Dance New Amsterdam Choreographer Lab Artist in Residence {New York}. She later relocated to Paris for 7 years - where her work was featured in the FRASQ Festival, Sony France and Nuit Blanche.  She received an NYU and Harvard Fellowship in Black body politics and her writings have appeared in Art Africa.


She is committed to creating top-tier works for cinema, stage, curated food & wine experiences and tech through a feminine BIPOC lens.  Not only has her extensive dance theater knowledge been paired with her conceptual art background, she has also acted, produced and directed for the stage (Best Stage Director Nominee - The Chicago Reader), choreographed for film / TV and works with brands in fashion, culinary arts, music and tech globally.  Weléla is currently working closely in femtech in the African space and is the founding creative director of The LVMB  Collective.

She currently resides in Chicago and is represented by Le Casting Parisien. 

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