DANCE LIBS (like MAD LIBS) are individually commissioned mini dances designed as a fun, interactive, constantly morphing and grassroots fundraising project for BAAD Kinetics.
The premise is simple: After a $20 contribution, donors received instructions to choose any three words or phrases and Layla translated those ideas into 1-minute solos in collaboration with her dancers. The solo was paired with a one minute song and recorded as a video. The movement material was then incorporated into a piece called Hot Mess as they were created, thus contributing to a piece that was continually evolving.
Throughout the tour, DANCE LIBS were created, performed and amalgamated into HOT MESS while the videos evolved from artifact-documentation into their own quirky little pieces.