Our mission is simple, to preserve and nurture classical dance by collaborating with various artists, dancers and non-dancers, to produce work that subverts traditional norms often associated with the ballet world.
Our vision is clear, to give ballet a voice and the chance at achieving longevity in the post-postmodern world by unifying and enabling classically trained artists.
Freaks With Lines® (FWL) is a Los Angeles based dance project created by Susan Vishmid that serves as a platform to showcase both independent and collaborative works between professional dancers and other creatives in various disciplines. Dancers are FREAKS who live, eat and breathe to create LINES and ultimately scrutinize those creations. Dance is a self serving art form…
Extended Viewing of Nilus Cogus
Nilus Cogus is a contemporary ballet piece about alienation that elucidates how we are all cogs inside of a machine that is itself being manipulated by some greater phenomenon. Despite whether we believe it or not, are aware or unaware we are all simply pawns of this unknowable phenomenon.
Extended Viewing of Nilus Cogus. We Await Your Compliance…
Trilogy of Relations
Presented through the lens of ballet, Trilogy of Relations is an exposition on three different iterations of love. Freaks With Lines® dancers entice us into three pas de deux playing on themes of elation, manipulation and flirtation.
Filmed in the gritty, concrete-ensconced core of Downtown Los Angeles, Trilogy of Relations exemplifies Freaks With Lines’ unique ability to produce raw and engaging performances anywhere, anytime. In typical Freak fashion we continue creating and consuming our beloved craft while tempting you the voyeur to accept the invitation to experience our work.