Our mission is simple: 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: Give ballet a voice and a 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. Freaks With Lines® are the creators and the consumers of their own art.
The quest for perfection is every dancer's story. Each day is a hunting expedition for the most perfect line we can possibility create with our bodies because the body is our sole vehicle for expression. The story, no matter how abstract, is always contained in the lines.
We are beautiful freaks manufacturing stories via cohesion of lines in and through space. We lurk amongst the generic population ready to appease ourselves first and foremost and any other voyeurs bold enough to accept the invitation to our mobile variety "Freak Show."