Blurred Borders Dance Festival #15

May 2013 | 8:PM | Saville Theater | downtown San Diego

Photo courtesy of the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company.

Photo courtesy of the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company.

This year’s Blurred Borders event will feature new works by Los Angeles choreographer Regina Klenjoski, Ericka Aisha Moore of Evoke Dance Theatre, and the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective. All artists are crossing boundries in their work and blurring the lines between art forms with quality and daring inventivness. A cultural landscape of fresh, top-notch multi-media dance-theatre, including three San Diego premieres.

• Regina Klenjoski’s new work Fracture is an investigation into the physical, emotional and physiological breaks that happen to us in our journey through life. Fracture explores our relationship between trust and codependence and to what extent those lines blur.  How do we navigate feelings of betrayal? Are those fractures repairable?  With original music by Mark Fitchett, choreographer and composer are blurring the lines between independent composition and parallel development of their work.  In what ways does the creation of each inform the development of the other? rkdc.org

• Ericka Aisha Moore, Artistic Director of Evoke Dance Theatre presents MICHELLE: I listened for you!  Inspired by a quote written by Kahlil Gibran: “You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one. In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond.” eveoke.org

The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective (San Diego) presents In Spite of It, a playful new work that explores new languages and altered spaces with music by Brian Eno & David Byrne and mixed by Melanie Chen with Lighting Design by Wen-Ling Liao and performed by Kenna Crouch, Sarah Navarette, Sarah Norwood and Natalia Valerdi. rincondance.org

The Saville Theater venue is being sponsored by the San Diego City College Department of Visual & Performing Arts Department.

• WHERE: Saville Theater, C Street at 14th Street, downtown San Diego 92101
Directions: http://www.sdcity.edu/CampusLife/SavilleTheatre/Location

• WHEN:  May 24 & 25 @ 8:00 PM

• TICKETS:  Purchase online at: www.rincondance.org/WordPress/buy-tickets
– Advance/online sales: $18 General;  $11 Students/Seniors (65+);  $10 City College Students
– At the door: $22 General;  $15 Students/Seniors (65+);  $10 City College Students

Blurred Borders Dance Festival #14

To view the full photo slideshow of Blurred Borders Dance Festival in Jim Carmody’s site, visit http://jimcarmody.zenfolio.com/blurredborders2012

PROTEST DANCE”  is a work that is inspired by the history of protest from the 1960s to the present.
To view the full photo slideshow of Patricia Rincon’s “Protest Dance” rehearsal, go to Jim Carmody’s site at http://jimcarmody.zenfolio.com/protestdancerehearsal/slideshow

“Alonesome/Twosome,” a duet created from a drawing given to Epifano by well-known artist Remy Charlip. The use of sign language is fundamental to the choreographic language. Antoine Hunter is a deaf performer who has traveled nationally and internationally, helping the general public to understand the deaf community. With live sound score by Stephen Kent and Kim Epifano, the piece is riveting and personal, using, didgeridoo, melodica, and electric guitar. http://www.epiphanydance.org

“cracked melody. . .(UN)chained”  Emerging composer/pianist Kyle Adam Blair and recently transplanted, NYC-based choreographer Darcy Naganuma come together for the premiere of “cracked melody. . .(UN)chained,” an experimental new work that smears the edges of movement and sound. As pianist moves and calligraphy-painted dancer dives into the inner recesses of an antique grand piano, two become one. http://www.naganumadance.com

“The End is the Beginning” Choreography by Joe Alter, performed by Lux Boreal Dance Company: Azalea López, Victoria Reyes, Raúl Navarro, Octavio Dagnino, Matthew Armstrong, Angel Arámbula and Henry Torres.

JOE ALTER (SAN DIEGO) has been an active dancer, choreographer, and teacher in the field of contemporary dance for over 25 years. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Ohio State University with an emphasis on choreography and dance technology. As Artistic Director of the Joe Alter Dance Group, his works have been performed at The Kitchen, The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse, the 92nd Street Y, Harkness Center for Dance in New York City; also internationally in Germany, Poland, and Serbia. In collaboration with international partners, Alter created the Polish Project, a regional outreach program designed to investigate the creative process with disadvantaged youth throughout Poland. Currently he is performing a new collaborative dance/theater piece, “The Hybrid Authorship Project,” with collaborators Liam Clancy, Eric Geiger, D.J. Hopkins, Marc Wittman, and Craig Wolf in which they are investigating questions of perception. http://www.jadg.org

LUX BOREAL (MEXICO) Based in Tijuana, México, Lux Boreal is one of the few professional crossover dance theater companies with a bi-national relationship between the artistic communities of Mexico and the United States. This fact has allowed the company to present their work in different venues resulting in a permanent cultural exchange with United States. As well, Lux Boreal has brought their work to numerous dance/arts festivals around the world in such countries as Chile, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Brazil, Spain, Argentina, and Latvia. For 10 years, the company has developed work of its own, but also trusts the process of collaboration as an opportunity for establishing bridges and expanding the artistic vision of the troupe, working with guest choreographers like Allyson Green (US), Magdalena Brezzo (Uruguay), Claudia Lavista (Mexico), Phillip Adams (Australia), and Joe Alter (US).
As a result of their busy agenda and their impact on dance-related activities in the national dance scene, Lux Boreal has been sponsored by Mexico’s National Council for Culture and Arts through the program “Mexico en Escena” since 2007. More recently they’ve been sponsored by the Baja California State Program of Creation and Artistic Development as Emerging Choreographer (PECDA) in 2011-2012, by Baja California State Program of Creation and Artistic Development as Performer (also PECDA) 2011-2012, by Sinaloa State Fund for the Culture and Arts as Consolidated Choreographer (FOECA) 2011-2012. For all Lux Boreal info go to:  luxboreal.org.

Blurred Borders International Dance Festival is an annual cross-cultural event created to foster the artistic and intellectual exchange of ideas of progressive international, national and local artists. This 11th edition of Blurred Borders Festival returns with a blend of potent dance theatre and creative video dance that deals strongly with border crossings — human, age, gender, and physical borders. Featuring contemporary risk-taking choreographers whose work is fresh and powerful.

The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective receives significant funding from The San Diego City Commission for Arts and Culture, The San Diego County Community Arts Grants by way of Pam Slauter, The John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation, San Diego City College Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and World Cultures Department, The City of Encinitas Community Grant (with a matching grant from the Mizel Family Foundation), the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, UCSD Latino Studies Research Initiative, and private donors.

In October 1996 Artistic Director Patricia Rincon completed the first American tour of international choreographers here in San Diego called Kultur Mix International Dance Festival, now called Blurred Borders Dance Festival. It has grown to include artists from around the world, including Tanz Art Ursula Berger Dance – Switzerland; Erwin Schumacke Tanz Theatre – Switzerland; Company Drift – Switzerland; Tanzprojekt Elfi Schafer-Schafroth – Switzerland; Regi/Heidi – Switzerland; Paralelo 32 – Mexico; Utopia Danza Teatro Marco Antonio Silva – Mexico City; Ricardo Peralta Danza Performa – Mexico; Lux Boreal – Mexico; Epiphany Productions – San Francisco; Nancy McCaleb – San Diego; Tammy Wong – Singapore; Sonya Delwald – Montreal/San Francisco; Daghdha Dance Company – Ireland; Yu Dance Theatre – Korea/Los Angeles; Rodney Masson – Hip Hop Theatre Artist – Los Angeles; Yolande Snaith – San Diego/London; Video artist Paula Zacharias – Buenos Aries, Argentina; Eric Geiger (former Bill T. Jones dancer), San Diego; Allyson Green – New York/San Diego/Latvia; Deven P. Brawley – San Diego; Divya Devaguptapu – India; Eileen Standly & Monica Page – Amsterdam; Peter G. Kalivas, Director of The PKG Project–San Diego; collaborative dance theater LIVE–San Diego and Susana Szperling, director of SZ DANZA –Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“BODYPARTS” (2011). Choreography: Patricia Rincon. Photo: Jim Carmody.