Good Trouble Makers

Good Trouble Makers Good Trouble Makers are artist-agitators based in Los Angeles and working internationally. Inspired by the words of John Lewis, we are committed to making; making art, making room, making change, making good trouble.
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Catch our leader @kaihazelwood this Thursday with some fabulous artists virtually in Calgary at @dancersstudiowest for a...
01/26/2021

Catch our leader @kaihazelwood this Thursday with some fabulous artists virtually in Calgary at @dancersstudiowest for a great conversation about Queer Arts Practice! Details at @dancersstudiowest 😍

Image Description: two different pictures of kai, a light skinned cis black woman with natural hair on a tan and sea foam background. Dancer’s Studio West’s logo is in magenta in the top left. In white lettering it says “queer arts practice (horizontal line) queering space” down the right side above and below the pictures of Kai it says “meet the guest facilitator Ki Hazelwood” “Jan 28th @ 7pm MST via zoom

The final workshop of our virtual residency at @pieterperformancespace is 1/30! Join @kaihazelwood as we explore what to...
01/22/2021

The final workshop of our virtual residency at @pieterperformancespace is 1/30! Join @kaihazelwood as we explore what touch, what connection, feels like in this complicated new virtual world. We’ll taste, experiment, and explore movement: Here a way of touching. From a distance, with no one. ✨Link in bio.✨

Image description: a two tone purple background with a picture of Kai a light skinned cis black woman looking into the camera upside down. Text reads “workshop: Touch Screen 1/30 11a-1p PST ONLINE” in the bottom right corner it reads W/ KAI HAZELWOOD

This. ✊🏽Image Description: black text on a white background that says: “May the MLK quote you post today align with the ...
01/19/2021

This. ✊🏽

Image Description: black text on a white background that says: “May the MLK quote you post today align with the words & actions you choose over the next 364 days.”

We’ve been quietly working on our next project and it’s taking shape: One part brunch party and one part interactive per...
01/07/2021

We’ve been quietly working on our next project and it’s taking shape:

One part brunch party and one part interactive performance
Touch | Screen brings warmth and intimacy to the digital space for a 21st century, pandemic Valentine’s date. No date required! Premieres 2/14.✨

Learn more about the creative team and even on our website GoodTroubleMakers.com 🤩

✨Motto for 2021✨Image description: a white piece of cloth with a thin checkered pattern is lying flat. On top of it bead...
01/04/2021

✨Motto for 2021✨

Image description: a white piece of cloth with a thin checkered pattern is lying flat. On top of it beads spell out “rest is a productive activity”

In case you need these reminders as well. ☺️ 2021 gonna be all about ease and gentleness with ourselves 😍Repost from @ev...
01/02/2021

In case you need these reminders as well. ☺️ 2021 gonna be all about ease and gentleness with ourselves 😍

Repost from @everybodylosangeles original creator @lianafinck

Image Description: a soft warm tan background with the heading “it’s ok no to:” a lost follows that reads: “not text back not email back leave the zoom when you want to not send holiday calls not join the club not stop and chat not please everyone not look “just right” not take the book recommendation not visit when encouraged to not hang out not always say the right thing not being a lasagna turn off the phone shut down the computer go outdoors breath”

12/31/2020

TOUCH | SCREEN /// coming soon

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12/22/2020

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We want to hear about what you’re proud of this year! 🤩 We’re proud to have prioritized the care of our members over creative or economic output. We did a lot more hanging out, crying, sending meals and money than making new work for you to see. And we’re damn proud. 😊

What are you proud of? Keeping a roof over your head, 🏠 keeping a job, 💰 and survival 💪🏽 are all things to be proud of, so don’t be shy and share with us in the comments. We want to hype you up! 😍

Image Description: a white background with text that reads: “please brag to me about a thing you did in 2020 that you’re proud of.”

Moving together is medicine. ✨grateful for this community and our monthly Sunday Fundays. 💖 Image Description: a Zoom sc...
11/30/2020

Moving together is medicine. ✨grateful for this community and our monthly Sunday Fundays. 💖

Image Description: a Zoom screen shot from last night’s zoom movement gathering. There are 5 zoom windows and 6 people smiling in different poses.

Moving together is medicine. ✨grateful for this community and our monthly Sunday Fundays. 💖 Image Description: a Zoom sc...
11/30/2020

Moving together is medicine. ✨grateful for this community and our monthly Sunday Fundays. 💖

Image Description: a Zoom screen shot from tonight’s zoom movement gathering. There are 5 zoom windows and 6 people smiling in different poses.

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11/08/2020

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#audrelorde always relevant and right on time. ✊🏽💗✊🏽
11/06/2020

#audrelorde always relevant and right on time. ✊🏽💗✊🏽

Yvette Flores is leading for the last time tomorrow! Come groove to the rhythms of your own spirit, inspired by music fr...
07/29/2020

Yvette Flores is leading for the last time tomorrow! Come groove to the rhythms of your own spirit, inspired by music from #goodtroublemakers own Cheyenne Dunbar! You’re gonna feel that good good. 😍 ✊🏽🖤

07/16/2020

Get some Disco Sunshine with Yvette Flores TODAY! ☀️ Come take a movement break to energize you for the rest of your day. 😎

07/15/2020

Come breath, stretch and shake with Yvette Flores live on Good Trouble Makers’ IG tomorrow! She’ll be bringing a little Disco your way, don’t miss it! 🕺🏽🕺🏼🕺🏾

07/07/2020

HAPPY HOUR is BACK, and has a new leader! @floresayvette is taking over to bring you Happy Hour: An Afro-Latin movement break! Come Breathe, Stretch and Shake to get you into your body and ready for the rest of your day. On Good Trouble Makers IG LIVE.
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Yvette (also known as Evee) is a Southern California native who has learned through life’s journey that she can’t live without dancing. She prides herself on being a jack of all trades (dance forms) and continues to fall deeper in love with dance and culture. In 2018 Evee won LA’s Top Bachata Social Dancer Competition, she’s been grateful to work with Kai Hazelwood since 2012, and loves being a Good Trouble Maker!

Happy Hour is back in a new form on Good Trouble Makers IG LIVE! Yvette Flores is taking over to bring you Happy Hour: A...
07/06/2020

Happy Hour is back in a new form on Good Trouble Makers IG LIVE! Yvette Flores is taking over to bring you Happy Hour: An Afro-Latin movement break! Come Breathe, Stretch and Shake to get you into your body and ready for the rest of your day.
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Yvette (also known as Evee) is a Southern California native who has learned through life’s journey that she can’t live without dancing. She prides herself on being a jack of all trades (dance forms) and continues to fall deeper in love with dance and culture. In 2018 Evee won LA’s Top Bachata Social Dancer Competition, she’s been grateful to work with Kai Hazelwood since 2012, and loves being a Good Trouble Maker!

#happyjuneteenth 💥💥💥 #allblacklivesmatter and should be celebrated. Today and everyday! 🖤🖤🖤 You can always trust @jaimee...
06/19/2020

#happyjuneteenth 💥💥💥 #allblacklivesmatter and should be celebrated. Today and everyday! 🖤🖤🖤 You can always trust @jaimeetodd to have a perfect piece of artwork to capture the moment. 😍

💥ANNOUNCING Summer LISTEN IN!💥LISTEN IN, a pulic program of @wepracticeprogress offers tandum anti-racist body-based zoo...
06/11/2020

💥ANNOUNCING Summer LISTEN IN!💥

LISTEN IN, a pulic program of @wepracticeprogress offers tandum anti-racist body-based zoom sessions to a BIPOC Affinty Cirlce and a White Working Group. 🔸
FREE BIPOC Affinity Circle led by Practice Progress Lead Facilitator @kaihazelwood
Gathering Wednesdays July 1, 8, 15, 22 from 4-5PM PST/ 7-8 EST
This circle centers rest, pleasure, release, and healing through embodied practice.
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White Working Group led by Practice Progress Lead Facilitator @sarahashkin Sundays June 28th, July 12th, July 26th from 1-3 PM PST / 4-6 PM EST and Sunday July 5th and July 19th from 1-2 PST / 4-5 EST Reading and Discussion Groups Led by Listen In White Working Group Alums.
This working space focuses on embodied understanding of personal and communal manifestations of white supremacy. 🔸
Register today for the BIPOC Affinity Space or the White Working Group at [email protected]

Tomorrow! 💥Pull up white allies!💥Join craniosacral therapist Emma Julaud and We Practice Progress lead facilitator @sara...
06/10/2020

Tomorrow! 💥Pull up white allies!💥Join craniosacral therapist Emma Julaud and We Practice Progress lead facilitator @sarahashkin as they help you approach your activism from a deliberate place!

Kai Hazelwood is teaching a guest class for Joffrey Ballet School tomorrow morning at 9am PST /12pm EST! Bring an exerci...
04/28/2020

Kai Hazelwood is teaching a guest class for Joffrey Ballet School tomorrow morning at 9am PST /12pm EST! Bring an exercise ball and do The Hall Method’s specialized dance cross training combining Ballet and Pilates!💥

A love note to our fellow artists to start a #newweek 💕 Beautiful words from @thesoniag
04/27/2020

A love note to our fellow artists to start a #newweek 💕 Beautiful words from @thesoniag

TODAY 4/23 join craniosacral therapist Emma Julaud and Kai Hazelwood for subtle movements to soothe your nervous system ...
04/23/2020

TODAY 4/23 join craniosacral therapist Emma Julaud and Kai Hazelwood for subtle movements to soothe your nervous system and stories of good news from our community. Come get a little happiness on @goodtroublemakers IG Live 😎

04/14/2020

We’re back this Thursday for our third HAPPY HOUR! Subtle movements with craniosacral therapist Emma Julaud and good news with Kai Hazelwood. Have good news big or small? Join us and share it!

How are you practicing mutual support right now? We’re having a lot of zoom calls and swapping food, money when possible...
04/10/2020

How are you practicing mutual support right now? We’re having a lot of zoom calls and swapping food, money when possible, and information. Supporting each other is how we make it through this, let’s get creative! ✨ #wordsofwisdom from @thecomradecloset

Be sure to apply today!! https://www.artistrelief.org/
04/08/2020
Artist Relief

Be sure to apply today!! https://www.artistrelief.org/

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financ....

04/07/2020

We’re back this Thursday!! Led by craniosacral therapist Emma Julaud join us this on IG Live on 4/9 for some gentle techniques to soothe your nervous system in stressful times. ✨Plus feel good stories with Kai Hazelwood and her cats! 🐱 Rest is a necessary survival tactic let’s get some! 💫

#staythef**khome 💖✌🏾
04/06/2020

#staythef**khome 💖✌🏾

04/01/2020

TOMORROW: Join craniosacral therapist Emma Julaud for gentle movement to ease your nervous system ✨and good new big and small with Kai Hazelwood + special guests Merlin, Sabrina, and Zanzibar the cats. 🐱see you on Good Trouble Makers IG live!

03/30/2020

Led by craniosacral sacral therapist Emma Julaud join us this on Good Trouble Makers IG Live this Thursday for some gentle techniques to soothe your nervous system in stressful times. ✨Plus cute animals and feel good stories with Kai Hazelwood and her cats! 🐱 Rest is a necessary survival tactic. Come take a break with us this Thursday! ☺️

Words from our friends at Queer/Art 💖🌈🖤
03/25/2020

Words from our friends at Queer/Art 💖🌈🖤

In response to the shelter in place order in #losangeles tonight, #goodtroublemakers got together digitally. 😍 It’d a we...
03/20/2020

In response to the shelter in place order in #losangeles tonight, #goodtroublemakers got together digitally. 😍 It’d a weird time, so it felt great to see so many loves! We’ll be announcing new digital programming soon. In the meantime stay safe and healthy! 💖💖💖 #staythef**khome #queerantine

We will work to reschedule any cancelled programming so both our artists and community don’t lose out on these opportuni...
03/14/2020

We will work to reschedule any cancelled programming so both our artists and community don’t lose out on these opportunities. 💖 in the meantime wishing you all good health, safety, and all the self care. ✨✨✨

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Downtown Dance welcomes amazing New York artist Aunt Carrol to our teaching staff Tuesday, March 3rd! Aunt Carrol specializes in contemporary urban fusion that focuses on improv work, creating intentional movement, and dynamics in musicality. Their work is a raw exploration that encourages movers to curiously explore their bodies and bring their human emotions and vulnerabilities into the dance world. Check them out: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9AJ3gHIQhk/
Yes, you've seen it on "So You Think You Can Dance." Hurry, this time-slot will go fast.
Dance teachers, are you looking for a centrally located studio for classes and workshops? Downtown Dance has state-of-the-art facilities and reasonable rental rates. Come and check us out.
Hello Dance in Progress community! If any of you are interested in a little yoga with beer, SIZA Dance Company is hosting a fundraiser called Sip and Stretch to raise money for our dance piece "keep and bear" (influenced by the role that guns play in the US). If you care to reserve your spot, please venmo @sizadance with your name, and if you need a yoga mat or not. Cheers!
Choreographers! Do you have up to 10 minutes of material you'd like to test out in front of an audience? The next Dance in Progress at Downtown Dance & Movement is July 29th at 7:30pm. Applications are open, spread the word!
Reminder that a very special pair of dance professionals, Dimitri Kalaitzidis and Erik Elizondo of los little guys, are coming to LA this weekend to teach a physical dance workshop called Connecting Sources! May 12th + 13th // 1-4pm // $30 for 1-day // $50 for 2-days // join us at Downtown Dance & Movement// all welcome!
an incredible, one-time opportunity is coming to Los Angeles! Join Dimitri Kalaitzidis and Erik Elizondo of los little guys May 12th and/or 13th 1-4pm at Downtown Dance & Movement for their workshop, Connecting Sources. All are welcome! Here's a delicious taste of what you're in for: https://vimeo.com/249535793 More deetz can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/167609110728554/
Rissi starts her new Contemporary Jazz Class tonight at Downtown Dance! 1144 S Hope St. DTLA. Come out and play!
DANCE COSTUMES at GIVEAWAY Prices!!! Tomorrow, Sunday 9/3 8am-Noon at the PostHouse. Lots of fabric, and other moving sale stuff Books, Collectibles Etc... GAME PLAN Drums 3594 Multiview Drive Los Angeles 90068