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BLVCK LOVE
A MIXED-MEDIA SERIES
BY WELÉLA MAR KINDRED

Featured work can be viewed at:
Sundrip Hyde Park
1109 E 55th St
Chicago, 60615
Opening December 4th, 2022 - Winter 2024

This series is a rebirth of pleasure for our folk.

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SUNDRIP

A Plant-Forward Eatery
HYDE PARK  + FULTON MARKET

A new project by The LVMB Collective:

Sundrip is a raw plant-forward eatery and lifestyle brand founded and located in Chicago. Sundrip’s mission is to invigorate its community through sustainable goods and healthy provisions for everyday wellness, so customers can shine from their souls! 

Sundrip Chicago ~

Hyde Park:  1109 E. 55th Street

Fulton Market:  210 N. Carpenter

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THE SWEET SPOT

2024

A new tech project by The LVMB Collective

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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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All work is available for purchase. 
For buying enquiries, please contact: 
Gallery LKC
2449 West 79th Street, Chicago
E: gallerylkc@gmail.com

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ART IS ANOTHER FORM OF PRAYER

The LVMB Collective
Fall/Winter 23/2024
Hoodie Collection

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 23/2024
Hoodie Collection

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 2024

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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.

kneeling under a table of rain / secrets told / earth is learned / animals meditate 

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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

Please tap Balenciaga to view 

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 

Red Clay Dance

Le Centquatre

Micadanses

Artistic Grant Support:

The International Association of Blacks in Dance

The Dance Resource Center

The Tides Foundation 

Fractured Atlas

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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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GET IN TOUCH



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FOUNDER

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

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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 was born and raised in Oakland and Southern California. Her mother hails from the Bay area and used to be a production assistant on the well known American sitcom - "What's Happening,"  she was Ernest Lee Thomas' personal assistant.  She began as a modern dancer, mathematician, and violinist - she inspired Weléla to hone the gift of dance. Her father was born and raised in Gary, IN and is a retired biologist, amateur photographer and lover of music - both parents are avid art and record collectors. Her name was given to her by her Ethiopian godmother Saba - which translates in Amharic to the sweetest part of the honeycomb. Weléla's extended family is currently based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Weléla began her career studying ballet, jazz, tap, theater and musical theater with Amos Temple Choir in Oakland, The Santa Monica Playhouse, The St. Joseph Ballet Co, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, The Orange County Black Actors Theatre under the direction of Adeline Hunter & Zondra Ann Marshall and The Centre National de la Danse Paris, FR. She continued her theater and television work with NBC Studios and The Lorraine Hansberry Players. During her undergraduate studies, she was awarded the Dean's scholarship to study Cinema and Performance Art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Later when she resided in New York, she was awarded the Dance New Amsterdam Choreographer Lab Artist in Residence {New York}. She later relocated to Paris for seven years - where her work was featured in the FRASQ Festival, Sony France and Nuit Blanche.  After returning to the states, she received an NYU and Harvard Fellowship in Black body politics based on her writings and research which were featured at The University of Johannesburg, those writings and research were featured in Art Africa.

Weléla is committed to creating top-tier works for cinema, stage and curated tech projects through a feminine BIPOC lens. Not only has her extensive dance and theatrical knowledge been paired with her conceptual art background, she has acted, produced and directed for the stage (Best Stage Director Nominee - The Chicago Reader). Weléla has choreographed for film and commercial projects in fashion, 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 and WMK Ventures.  


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

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