10/18 – Rubans Rouges Dance Company Presents “UNITY”

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“UNITY” Five Year Anniversary Show & Celebration

Saturday, October 18 at 8:00 pm

Pre-show Meet & Greet with the Artists starting at 7:00 pm

Tickets $25 (discounts for DRC and SBDA members)

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/847784

Artistic Director: Choreographer, Dancer, Noelle Andressen
Company Dancers: Artemis Ailianou, Carol Butler, Omaira Galarza, Eva Josan, Corey McCullough, Jessica Mayorga, Amani Minter, Orlando Solis

You are  invited to an intimate evening in a studio setting at Live Arts Los Angeles. Enjoy a fun celebratory evening of dance, live music, theatre, film, and art.

Rubans Rouges Dance Company takes you on their journey through the past 5 years and performs some of their most notable and beloved pieces from their repertoire and premiering new pieces.

With special guest artists, including Movement Theatre Co-Lab, Robert Salas; Megill & Company, Beth Megill; and Hart Pulse Dance Company, Amanda Hart. We will also being paying honor and tribute to some of Noelle’s mentors & supporters: Robert Salas, Jamie Nichols, Amanda Hart and long standing company members.

After-Show Reception will include beverages, light food, and snacks. $25.00 ticket price includes the performance and after-show reception.

For General Seating: House Opens 7:40 pm. Rubans Rouges Dance Company strongly recommends on line purchase of tickets since their shows often sell out.

DRC & SBDA members receive a 25% discount on general ticket prices. This production is under the auspices of Santa Barbara Dance Alliance.

Production Credits:
Artistic Director: Noelle Andressen
Rubans Rouges Dance Company Music Composer: Kristopher Kale
Lighting Designer: Ed Salas
Sound Engineer & House Music: Kristopher Kale
Program Photo: Paul Antico
Concert Video Photographer: Bryan Dahl
Program, Web, Media, Graphics Design: Jay Kale

MATTIDANCE!

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4/25 & 4/26 – Tongues/Gather (only LA showing)

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Tongues/Gather

Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26
8 pm
$18 general / $10 student/senior/low income

Tickets at  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/625327

Bandelion, I.I.E. (the Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble) and guest collaborator T-Bird Luv bring the radically inclusive Tongues/Gather works to Southern California for special preview performances April 25 and 26 @ 8pm.

From summer 2013 to summer 2014 Eric Kupers will be directing the research period, creation, and performance of a new work, Gather, to be performed as a companion piece for the revival of Tongues.  Gather will explore the nature of birth, to complement Tongues’ investigation of facing one’s death. It will be a piece completely reliant on the body itself–using no props, instruments or set pieces.   The work will be created with and performed by the IIE, Bandelion and a host of diverse collaborators.

Excerpts of new material for Tongues:

We hope you join us for this very special performance!

Purchase tickets for Tongues/Gather at Brown Paper Tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/625327

3/29 – Ate9 in_studio

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
8:30 pm
tickets by donation

Join Ate9 for an intimate studio session, where they will preview moments from their new work, mouth to mouth. Share in their creation process by joining in an open dialogue with the artists and Ate9 Artistic Director, Danielle Agami.

11/24 – Franklin Method Dance Conditioning

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Dance Conditioning Workshop

with Carol Guidry

Sunday, November 24, 2013
1:00pm-4:00pm
$45 Prepaid, $60 at the door
More info or to pre-pay: carolguidry.com or 661-618-6181

Franklin Method Dance Conditioning is practiced by dancers from Julliard to the Royal Ballet School to elicit lasting and rapid improvement to their balance, flexibility and strength by developing the body’s natural strategies for stabilization through dynamic alignment, as opposed to tension.

Classes include brief demonstrations of anatomy and bio-mechanics using anatomical models and common objects to create vivid and accurate images of what bones and muscles do in movement. Exercises for embodying one’s bio-function can include ball rolling, elastic band exercises, self-massage, mental simulation of movement (MSM), and movements from ballet and yoga. Embodying the anatomy improves physical awareness, proprioception and consequently function. Though the workshop focuses on many muscle and joint overuse symptoms that dancers commonly experience the workshop content can be applied to any form of exercise and is suitable for any level of fitness. Elastic bands, balls and other props provided.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Strong, Supple and Springy Spine
  • Psoas-Activating Your Inner Core
  • Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders
  • The Art & Joy of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Hope to see you there!

8/22 – Paintings – A Study of the Orientalist Image

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Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7:30pm

Tickets – $20 presale; $25 at the door
www.paintings.brownpapertickets.com

Vintage Hollywood showgirls meet the Middle East! Orientalist paintings come to life through Classical and Modern Bellydance pieces inspired by paintings, costume design sketches, and cheesecake art from the Industrial Age up to the Golden Age of Classical Bellydance (late 1800s – 1960s). Harem Girls and Femme Fatales presents fantasy images created during this time that portray dancers/models as mythically dangerous, sexy femme fatales. Each costume is an exact replica from the painting handcrafted and designed by artistic director Melanie Lane. Featured soloists/guest choreographers include Janelle Issis, a top contestant and first Bellydance competitor from hit show So You Think You Can Dance, and Jayna Kouzouyan touring dancer with Bellydance Superstars.

Live paintings done during the show by Ninyshka Designs!

Artistic Director/Choreographer – Melanie Lane
Dancers – Melanie Lane, Nar, Stephanie Bernhard, Stevena Jackson, Katrina Gourley

U N W I N D on Sunday evening

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Sundays : July 21, July 28, and August 4
6-8 pm

3 classes: $30 or 1 class a la carte: $15

Join Rebecca Bruno and Odeya Nini for a guided improvisation through the elements….earth….water….fire….air….ether….

Practice moving from within, activating imagination, animating images, sensing subtlety, igniting physical power, and enjoying physical presence.

Odeya Nini’s sensuous soundscape will enliven the space as we move, and as we w i n d d o w n, we will meditate in the vibrations of her soothing voice bath.

This class is for everyone! Join us.

In/Ex Dance Project, July 13 and 14

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Luck, Hope and Semi-Madness

July 13 and 14 at 8 pm
Live Arts Los Angeles
Tickets: $15 advance purchase / $20 at the door
Order advance tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/401648

Luck, Hope and Semi-Madness explores the complexities of “being there” for someone – attempts, successes, failures – from small gestures to grand displays. Recognizing both vulnerability and absurdity, it deals with how we take care of one another, what stands in our way when we cannot, and ultimately where we find hope.

Choreography by Sarri Sanchez, Ally Voye and Maya Zellman, in collaboration with the dancers.

Performance by Diana Delcambre, Megan Fowler-Hurst, Mackenzey Franklin, Carlos Medina and Manuel Meza

Original music by Derrick Spiva Jr.

VICTOR ROJAS AT LALA! ONE DAY ONLY!

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5/25 – DatuganDanceTheatre’s BEING HUMAN

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Being Human

May 25th, 2013 | 8:00PM
LIVE ARTS LOS ANGELES

Online Special: $15.00 presale, $25 door
Tickets are available at:

http://www.datugandancetheatre.com/performances

DatuganDanceTheatre is ready to show its 3rd solo production – BEING HUMAN – with support from the Puffin Foundation.

Featuring LESLIE CURTIS, KRISTEN HOLLEYMAN, KELLY KERASTAS, JACQUELINE NII, ROBYN O’DELL, ERICA LYN PEÑA, ERICALYNN PRIOLO, ELI WEINBERG, WEN-CHU YANG, with guest artists MONA-JEAN CEDAR, JEFF BOYNTON, AND ANGELICO TOLENTINO

Check out DatuganDanceTheatre’s promotional video for BEING HUMAN: http://youtu.be/zFxb8T3783Y

For more information about DatuganDanceTheatre, visit http://www.DatuganDanceTheatre.com.