Santa Barbara City College presents collective collaborative with work by GRAYSCALE, Weslie Ching Dance, UCSB Dance Company, SBCC Dance Company, Tracy Kofford, Shelby Lynn Joyce, Sarah Hardcastly-Levy, Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, Thacher Dance Ensemble, Jess Harper & Dancers, SpectorDance, AKOMI Dance, FUSE Dance Company, and Santa Barbara Dance Arts.
Erin Gottwald curates "The Out-of-Towners Performance Series"
At the Mark O'Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn Street
Friday, October 26 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, October 27 @ 3:00pm
Saturday, October 27 @ 8:00pm
Six visiting performance groups sharing one stage:
Kate Digby and Erika Batdorf (Manhattan, Kansas and Toronto, Canada respectively)
Clarence Brooks and Michael Foley (Boca Raton and St.Petersburg, Florida/Paris, France)
Nina Haft and Company (Oakland, California)
Stephanie Liapis (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Prometheus Dance/Diane Arvanites and Tommy Neblett (Boston, Massachusetts)
Jessica Kondrath (Los Angeles, California)
Presented by El Camino College's Center for the Arts, JESSICA KONDRATH | THE MOVEMENT will offer an evening of premiering and repertory work this July 14th at 8pm in the Campus Theater. This concert will also include artwork from Wyoming based visual artist Diana Baumbach, live music from Litronix, and dancers from CSU Fullerton's Dance Department.
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Join us for an evening of dance, live music, and visual art at ARC Pasadena on November 4th/8pm and 5th/4pm!
JESSICA KONDRATH | THE MOVEMENT (Los Angeles) will present their new work Many Moons set to music from Wolvez and with designs by Diana Baumbach, Weslie Ching Dance (Santa Barbara) will be presenting new and repertory works, LA based Wolvez will play a live set in the gallery space where Diana Baumbach's art installation will be located. Join us!
Los Angeles choreographer JESSICA KONDRATH | THE MOVEMENT shares an evening of modern dance with Santa Barbara-based Weslie Ching Dance. Kondrath takes the elegant, sculptural lines of ballet and deftly distorts them, creating poignant dances that are at once beautiful and awkward. Ching's work favors walking patterns layered with repetitions of quick, idiosyncratic gestures and abstract themes inspired by scientific principals. While their work differs aesthetically, both are at heart formalists, interested in creating work that stimulates via visual and energetic patterns rather than overt narrative.
Ching will be sharing The Entirety of Us, a light-hearted and quirky quintet based on the prismatic spectrum and the nature of light, Summer Eyes, a steely solo inspired by summer thunder storms, and Corpus/Chorus, a quartet that draws movement inspiration from principles of mechanics. Kondrath will be premiering a new work entitled Many Moons which is a quintet inspired by lunar cycles, gravitational pull, and with weightlessness of space with music by Los Angeles based Wolvez and graphic designs by Diana Baumbach.
Wolvez is Erik Herrera, Ed Hudecek, and Aimée Lay, who will also be performing live during the intermission.
In the gallery space of ARC Pasadena, an installation of visual artist Diana Baumbach's work will be on display.
JESSICA KONDRATH | THE MOVEMENT & Weslie Ching Dance Present
DIPTYCH / TRIPYCH
Saturday, September 24th, 8:00pm
Sunday, September 25th, 2:00pm
$20 General admission, available at the door or online at:
Kondrath premieres a triptych of dances that were inspired by Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies (Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas) Card Deck, while Ching will show her recent triptych inspired by the intersection of modern physical cosmology and metaphysical/religious cosmology.
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Image of JK|TM by Matthew Gregory Hollis. Image of Weslie Ching Dance by Arna Bajraktarevic
We are hosted this March 31st and April 1st by the incredible RE|Dance Group in Chicago! Join us at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse for performances of Fleeting, The Wit of Small Things, and In total darkness, or in a very large room, very quietly. RE|Dance Group's Executive Director Lucy Riner will be premiering her evening length work What Brings Me to This Place. For more information on RE|Dance Group, please visit redancegroup.com.
And for tickets to this event, please visit Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2497368
El Camino College Presents:
Sharing the Spotlight: Two Great Choreographers, One Exciting Evening!
JESSICA KONDRATH | THE MOVEMENT explores the intimate connection between movement and the musical score. It is her choreographic interest to craft a visual representation of the score so that the audience may experience the music visually as well as aurally.
AMY ALLEN | DANCING IN THE LIGHT Enjoy an eclectic combination of choreographic works including live performance and dance fi lm compositions that bring a unique perspective to dance on camera. Incorporating storyline, comedy, and dynamic movement, these pieces expand and modernize traditional choreographic methods creating something both artistic and entertaining guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
For more information about this performance, please visit The Marsee Auditorium 2015-2016 Season Brochure at:
Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College
Friday, September 11, 2015 ~ 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 and will go on sale August 3.
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JESSICA KONDRATH | THE MOVEMENT presents SHARED SPACES at MiMoDa Studio on August 22nd at 8pm. In addition to rep and new work from JKTM, we have RE|Dance Company and Renee Murray joining us from Chicago!
August 22nd 8pm
$20 general admission (cash/credit accepted)
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Also, join JKTM and RE|Dance Group at ARC Pasadena on Friday August 21st for a master class and choreography workshop!
Modern Master Class from 10:30-12:30 $10
Choreography Workshop 12:30-2:30 $10
-or join us for all three events for $30!
**If you'd like to join us for the three event price, please email email@example.com to reserve a space in the master class and workshop.
We hope to see you there!
For those interested in joining JESSICA KONDRATH | THE MOVEMENT and RE|Dance Group for our Master Class and Repertory/Choreography Class on August 21st at ARC Pasadena. Modern from 10:30-12:30, Repertory/Choreography from 12:30-2:30. $10 per class, or $30 for both classes and the concert on August 22nd at MiMoDa Studio at 8pm. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope you will join us!!
JESSICA KONDRATH | THE MOVEMENT joins Kenneth Walker Dance Project at The Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater on the CSU Long Beach Campus for an afternoon of contemporary ballet. Along with Kenneth's neo-classical ballets, Taylor Worden will perform You Can Be Anything, Forgotten or Lost from Fleeting.
Come join us and many many other companies from across the nation in Santa Barbara the weekend of March 27-29th! We will be presenting Fleeting on Friday (7pm), In the Presence of Shadows on Saturday (7pm), and the solo from The Art of Breathing on Sunday (2pm). We hope you can join us for some or all of the weekend! See you in Santa Barbara at Center Stage Theater!
Festival pass: $55 [3-day entry, is transferable]
VIP Festival pass: $65 [3-day entry with early entry 30 minutes prior to showtime to reserve seats
Come see new company member Taylor Worden perform her moving solo from Fleeting as part of Nancy Evans Dance Theater's F/F/D/F at Porticos Art Space in Pasadena, CA.
Performances are Saturday January 31st at 8pm and Sunday February 1st at 4pm.
JKTM will be presenting our newest piece I Still Haven't Learned How to Dream Wide Awake with live music by Brian Wood. Please join us at Center Stage Theater inside the Paseo Neuvo Mall in Downtown Santa Barbara for an evening of performances by ArtBark International, Weslie Ching, and many other artists from Santa Barbara and Southern California!
For more information about the participating artists and event, please visit our Facebook page at:
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Join us for A Lot produced by the Arts Council of Long Beach on October 18th at noon! We will be presenting I Still Haven't Learned How to Dream Wide Awake danced by Kayla Bixby, Shelby LaRosa, and Kathryn Lung with live music by Brian Wood. This event takes place on an open stage in north Long Beach near Atlantic and Artesia and is free and family friendly. For more information and maps please visit:
Coming on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the Dance Center at California State University, Long Beach, this evening of dance celebrates the work of invited alumni choreographers who have returned “home” to their creative stomping grounds: Delyer Anderson, Bobby Avalos, Kim T. Davis, Jessica Kondrath, and Erin Scheiwe Rockwell. They present new and restaged dances alongside a premiere by Master of Fine Arts candidate, Kathleen Helm, bridging generations of artists who have fostered their talents at CSULB. In addition to innovative choreography, Homecoming features evocative lighting and costume designs by Elisha L. Griego (Interim Technical Director) and Liz Carpenter (Costume Designer.)
Homecoming: An Alumni Dance Concert opens Thursday, October 16th, and runs for four performances, closing on Saturday, October 18th. Performances are Thursday-Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm and 8pm in the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater on the CSULB Campus (located near the Pyramid on Atherton). Tickets are $20 for general admission and $16 for seniors, students (with valid ID) and Dance Resource Center Members. For tickets and information please call (562) 985-7000 or visitwww.csulb.edu/dance
Join us for an amazing evening of dance at ARC Pasadena where we will present I Still Haven't Learned How to Dream Wide Awake and an excerpt from Fleeting in addition to various artists from the surrounding LA area. This evening is free and open to the public at any age.
For more information about the entire evening of events, please visit:
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Fellow UC Santa Barbara alumni Jessica Kondrath and Beth Megill join together for their production, Squint, and Remake the World at ARC Pasadena. JESSICA KONDRATH | THE MOVEMENT and Megill & Company will perform Kondrath's choreography in the title piece Squint and Remake the World. JKTM will also present two premiers; Fleeting which draws imagery from the paintings of Gerhard Richter, where an image is captured in stillness yet looks as if it remains in motion. As well as, I Still Haven’t Learned How to Dream Wide Awake with live music by Brian Wood, which was inspired by dreamlike states of being. Jessica will also perform On the Way by guest choreographer Robbie Cook. MeCo provides a choreographic response in a meditative modern dance piece entitled Underneath Scattered Eyelashes and Beth will perform her improvisational solo Inside the Vault, a piece about learning, aging and memory.
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I am excited to say I will be performing with Carol McDowell in her most recent improvisational score at Looking Left in Santa Cruz on April 11 & 12, 2014. I am thrilled to be back dancing with Carol and the cast and looking forward to being back in Northern California. Come out and see us in April!
The Collaborative is proud to present the work of this year’s artist fellows - Margie Darrow, Jeff Foye, Jessica Kondrath, Annie Stromquist and Kurt Simonson. These local artists represent a unique cross-section of the Long Beach artist community. Together their work spans a broad variety of media, including video, photography, painting, mixed media, dance and wood cutting. The variety in background and artistic practice emphasizes the diversity for which Long Beach is known.
Nature, history and counter culture inspire Darrow’s artwork. In the breadth and scope of her art remains a common thread - the underlying desire to tell a factual story of the earth’s inhabitants and their transitory etching upon it.
For the past six years Jeff Foye has been making video and performance work in collaboration with Gordon Winiemko under the name JEFF&GORDON. Foye’s artwork engages with the social customs and cultural idioms that underlie both how we distinguish ourselves as individuals and how we relate to each other in the social sphere.
Kondrath’s choreography is primarily derived from the musical score. Her works craft a visual representation of the music so that the work may be experienced both visually and aurally. She creates movement that is both beautiful and awkward at once, utilizing counterpoint to illuminate the visual presence of elasticity within the body. Kondrath's work also investigates and seeks to bring awareness to the relationship between audience and performer.
Stromquist’s mixed media on paper explores the human condition through a poetic lens. Her images are abstract and minimalist with empty space used as an active presence. The scale, typically small, reflects a desire to create images whose evocative power unfolds within an intimate viewing context.
Simonson’s photography is a lyrical and strange family album, a collection of photographs that speak to his search for home, a journey to find a sense of belonging, a sense of place and ultimately a deep desire to find a connection to family and community. His body of work revolves around the tensions and questions that surround this search.
The Artist Fellowship honors a selection of Long Beach’s living artists. These awards recognize exemplary artists for their recent work. Eligible artists must reside in Long Beach and demonstrate an active exhibition and/or production record of at least three years. Awards are granted based on artistic merit and professional achievement.
The exhibition runs through March 22, 2014.
Join us for Friends/Family/Dance/Festival 2013 presented by the Nancy Evans Dance Theater at the Porticos Art Space in Pasadena on November 23 & 24th. We will be showing excerpts from our new work Fleeting. Visit their webpage for more information on all the companies performing at http://nancyevansdancetheatre.com/FFDF13.html
The company will be presenting excerpts of new repertory, as well as a piece from guest artist Robbie Cook at the 2013 Pasadena Art Walk. This event is held throughout downtown Pasadena, along Colorado Blvd. We are being presented at ARC (A Room to Create) Pasadena for this event. Visit the Pennington Dance Group page for more up to date information as we get closer to October 11th.
Please join us at this summer's ADaPT Fest in Santa Barbara, CA! We are presenting the solo excerpt from The Art of Breathing on Saturday July 27th at Center Stage Theater. The performance begins at 8pm, but come early for pre-performance events beginning at 7:30. Center Stage is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, inside the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center on State St. We hope to see you there!
I will choreographing a new work in this wonderful project directed by Robert Salas. Looking forward to working with new dancers and joining the fantastic group of dancemakers involved with the intensive. Dance is happening in Simi Valley!