ARC Pasadena - ARC Pasadena is located at 1158 East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, California 91106.
Entrance to ARC Pasadena is behind the facility.
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The closest cross street is Michigan Avenue.
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Good for the soul, good for the spirit, good for the mind and good for the imagination - exposure to the creative work of artists from other places and spaces as passionate and committed to their creative lives as your SOCal favorites.
ArtBark deepens its creative relationship as choreographers that have participated in past ADaPT Festival and Affinity Projects gather to reconvene and share their creative work with each other and audiences alike.
Join us for this afternoon of contemporary dance by New York artists Trina Mannino, Dance Entropy; San Francisco dance company Perceptions West; and SOCal tribe favs Rubans Rouge Dance Company, Hartpulse Dance Company, Arpana Dance Company & Movement Theatre CoLAB.
Brooklyn, New York
Title of Dance: The Presence of Absence
Description of Dance:
The Presence of Absence came out of a duet that was conceived in early 2012 and is set to a recording of Jack Kerouac’s 1958 free-form poem "The MacDougal Street Blues". By identifying the rhythm, imagery,
meter, and cadence in Kerouac’s prose, I then translated those elements to the body with the intention of creating a visual poem.
I generate material through improvisation, and am inspired by the rich and descriptive language Kerouac used to paint the city of New York and its idiosyncratic characters. I experiment with the juxtaposition
between rhythm and melody, and explore what it is like to create gestures based on the text verses creating on the abstract.
I am also investigating the idea of time and how objects and setting morph, disappear, and reappear. How has New York’s cityscape changed from Kerouac’s New York to now? How have the sights, sounds and smells
changed or stayed the same? Do his texts still hold true today and if so, how? These are a sample of questions I continue to ask myself in the rehearsal process.
I plan to expand the piece into a 30 minute work that is composed of vignettes, two solos and a video component. I plan to use additional Kerouac prose interspersed between deconstructed jazz pieces that were
composed around the 1950’s. Philadelphia-based artist, Vincent Finazzo, created a projection in response to Kerouac’s choice of imagery and language and will be directing the video component of the project.
Length of Dance: 5 minutes
DANCE ENTROPY - Valerie Green
Title: Secret of the Girl of the Flowers (2012)
Choreographed and Performed by Valerie Green
Music by Jasmin Levy and Decodex
Stage Design by Valerie Green
Costume by Deborah Erenberg
Length: 11 min.
Description: Secret of the Girl of the Flowers is a metaphor for transformation, while suggesting a non-linear expression of a life cycle, aging, and the disruption of order amidst an installation of hundreds of flowers. The girl of the flowers breaks the rules of nature by disobeying conventional behavior, and changing her forms. Executed through cunning sensuality, juxtaposing a dose of ugliness alongside beauty and unpleasant seductions, all sourced from the deep recesses of the character's psyche. The work is rich in texture, while exhibiting raw power mixed with delicate human vulnerability.
Title: Thread (2008)
Choreography by Valerie Green
Performed by Valerie Green, Kristin Licata, Julia Sabangan
Music by Maharaja
Costumes by Slobodanka Olar
Length 9.30 min.
Description: This dance timelessly loops together an intriguing sense of relation and ceremony, whereby three women ravel, unravel, tangle, attach, separate, and are drawn back to one another to eventually knot.
Title: t.b.d (premiere)
Choreography by Valerie Green
Performed by Kristin Licata, Julia Sabangan
Music by Gabby Young and other Animals
Costumes by Valerie Green
Length 6.30 min.
Duet inspired by ones personal idiosyncrasies, and desires to be an individual while juxtaposed with the need for support and contact with others. The duet feature moments where the dancers are connected, overlapped, as well as inside and outside of each other’s clothes at the same time. The dancers slip in and out of these situations, forced to deal with the comfort and discomfort of intimacy.
PERCEPTIONS WEST – Molly Lynch
Title of Dance: Bho Shambho
Description of Dance:
Nataraja, the cosmic dancer represents the whole universe in a constant movement or 'dance'. His dynamic iconographic representation depicts the coming together of the 5 elements - water, fire,
earth, wind and space which breathe life into this world of ours. Bharata Natyam is a interdisciplinary dance form combining the arts of melody, rhythm, poetry, mythology, philosophy and theater.
Length of Dance - 9 minutes
HART PULSE DANCE COMPANY – Amanda Hart
Title of Dance – Fluff
Description of Dance: when you become enveloped in that fluffy feeling of love and security, wrapped in the arms of a loved one.
Length of Dance - 4 minutes
MOVEMENT THEATER COLAB – Robert Salas
Title: Visions and Vortices
Visions and Vortices for Two is a dynamic modern duet exploring the dynamic forces that govern passion and the complexity of human emotion.
Length of dance - 9:10
RUBANS ROUGE DANCE COMPANY – Noelle Andressen Kale
Title of Dance: "Cygyzy"
Santa Barbara Show: "Begotten"
Description of Dance: "Cygyzy" portrays an alignment of the universe: how good, bad, and neutrality can find ways to co-exist.