28 Parker Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
7:00 pm pre-show 7:30 performances
$10 pre-sales via Eventbrite - $15 at the door; Net proceeds benefit NECTAR
You are invited!
Please join us as we deepen the artistic relationship with former participants of our previous Affinity projects and ADaPT Festivals and cultivate the spirit of exchange.
This delightful evening of choreographic play, film, song and dance with artists from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Salem, OR, and New York has something in it for EVERYONE!
Santa Barbara based ArtBarkers Tess Jacobs, Melissa Block, Karyn Laver, Stephen Kelly, Misa Kelly & Chris Rhawles invite the audience to engage as creative moving beings!
BODY SENSATE – Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson shares with the community this wonderful work!
With a generous faculty research grant from the Willamette University Center for Sustainable Communities, we set forth to investigate the principles of permaculture, a model for sustainable living, through movement. I worked with 4 dancers and a videographer for a month, 5 days a week. Much of our work took place at Zena Farm, an organic farm owned by Willamette, and some of our work took place in the theatre. The final work is a dance for camera that reveals the results of our phenomenological inquiry.
Santa Barbara, CA
Valarie Mulberry will be singing the following songs.
Island – song inspired while living on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
Future Cowboy – a song about a fun and lively little boy named Lake.
The Simple Things- about enjoying the nature of an island life and love
Santa Barbara, CA
Robin Bisio/Ted Mills/Ghost Tiger
Ghost Tiger's Whiskey Winter video reprises Robin Bisio's PICNIC IN GALAPAGOS as a fever dream with dancers Kaita Lepore and Monica Ford. Directed by Ted Mills with camera by Nik Blaskovich, the video features the music of rising Santa Barbara-based indie band Ghost Tiger. Choreography is by Robin Bisio with make-up by Anaya Cullen. Video projections are by Jon Smith. Stills for film by Kathee Miller.
ARPANA DANCE COMPANY – Ramya Harishankar
Kaliya Mardhanam - It is a unique piece that combines dance, music, storytelling and spoken word to fully represent Indian dance. A 5000 year old myth is interpreted thru this language of dance and tells of the importance of preserving our planet.
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
Long Island City, NY
Title: Thread (2008)
Choreography by Valerie Green
Performed by Valerie Green, Kristin Licata, Julia Sabangan
Music by Maharaja
Costumes by Slobodanka Olar
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.
Length 9.30 min.
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
Description: This duet is 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.
Length 6.30 min.
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.
RUBANS ROUGE DANCE COMPANY – Noelle Andressen Kale
Title of Dance: "Begotten"
Description: "Begotten" is a piece that looks how relationships emerge and evolve, the merging of two becoming one and united
MOVEMENT THEATER COLAB – Robert Salas
Los Angeles, CA
Work to be performed at ARC Pasadena and at Yoga Soup
Title: Visions and Vortices
Description: 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
PERCEPTIONS WEST – Molly Lynch
Title of Dance: Dance De Terroir
"Dance De Terroir" explores the unique characteristics of home and the land we come from. "Terroir" (often referred to as the earth that wine grows on) depicts what unique characteristics come from it its soil. Is the same true for people? How much do our roots to a physical place, or multiple physical places, contribute to the unique characteristics that make us us? We will look at where we come from, the land we grew up on and how that relates to us as individuals and what part of our sense of self is grounded in the "terroir" from our youth. That is, how much of our home, the physicality of it, the people, and the literal land make us who we are? These are questions that we seek in the choreography and performance of this piece. And as honestly as we can, we share stories with each other, the audience and ourselves of our youth and the physical land we were grown on.
NECTAR COLLABORATIVE – Cybil Gilbertson
Title of Dance: TBD
Description of dance: An investigation into transformation. A caterpillar does not become a butterfly, but in fact the caterpillar dies and a butterfly is born.
Length of dance: 5-8 minutes
ARTBARK INTERNATIONAL - Melissa Block
Title of Dance: power/less
Description of Dance: This solo explores the notion and embodiment of empowerment - in particular, female empowerment.