Andersmith is an LA-based multidisciplinary collaboration that brings together movement, theater, and music to create work that deals with the quotidian and the extraordinary, the body and effort, and the blurred line between what is real and the absurd. Led by Arletta Anderson and Adam Smith, their work has been seen at CounterPulse, ODC, Joe Goode Annex, the Exit Theatre, and beyond. They were 2017 artists-in-residence at CounterPulse (SF) where they developed weather // body, then returned in 2018 to premiere Good Strong Hands as part of the inaugural CounterPulse Festival. In 2018, Andersmith was invited to Bowling Green State University to lead movement and theatre workshops as well as perform their docu-theatre experiment, Theatre Show. Prior to relocating to Los Angeles in 2019, they received commissions from the University of San Francisco and Shawl-Anderson in Berkeley, CA.
About Arletta Anderson
Arletta is a dance artist currently working with Gerald Casel, Detour Dance, Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations and Aura Fishbeck. In the Bay Area she has also danced in the work of Christy Funsch, Karla Quintero and Stephen Pelton. Prior to living in the Bay Area, Arletta spent time in New York and Los Angeles, dancing with various choreographers and directors including Rebecca Pappas, Kevin Williamson, and Paul Singh. Arletta was a part of Willi Dorner’s New York iteration of the Bodies in Urban Spaces project. She has toured nationally and internationally, danced in music videos, and engaged in site-specific and improvisation-based work. She holds a degree in Dance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
About Adam Smith
Adam is the founding Artistic Director of the San Francisco Neo-Futurists, most known for their ever-changing weekly performance of 30 plays in 60 minutes, as well the writer/performer critically acclaimed docu-theatre experiment, Theatre Show. Adam’s theatrical work also includes BOX, which NYTheater.com described as “brilliantly abstract in places and fluently lucid in others.” He also conceived, co-wrote and performed in You are in an open field, a rap musical that TimeOutNY called an “energetic mash-up of hip-hop, video-game geekery and self-exploration.”