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2014-2015 Season

Vanguard Culture Gala at Mingei

AVANT GARDE COSTUME GALA
presented by VANGUARD CULTURE
June 19, 2015 | 7-11 PM | MINGEI MUSEUM

Patricia Rincon Dance Collective will be one of the featured performers at the Avant Garde Costume Gala, a wild and wonderful evening of creative and sensory pleasure. Wear your wildest, most unique or thought-provoking costume or accessories as you enjoy live performances by some of the region’s most unique artists.

The Mingei International Museum’s gorgeous exhibit halls serve as the backdrop for this extraordinary gala event. Featuring delicious culinary creations, decadent desserts, Baja Wine varieties, craft cocktails, live body painting, photo stations, eccentrically costumed characters, and a fearlessly inventive fashion show designed to push the limits of creativity.

For more information and tickets, visit: vanguardculture.com


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BLURRED BORDERS DANCE FESTIVAL #16
May 22 & 23, 2015 | 8:00 PM | UCSD DANCE STUDIO THEATRE

Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, renowned for its adventourous programing, celebrates its 32-year anniversary this year with a new experimental installation of the Blurred Borders Dance Festival #16 at the UCSD Molly and Arthur Wagner Dance Studio Theatre (Behind La Jolla Playhouse, on the UCSD campus) on May 22, and 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. The two-evening performances mark what many San Diego audiences have come to regard as one of the premiere risk-taking annual San Diego dance events.

This year’s Blurred Borders event will feature new works by Baja California’s premeiere dance company Lux Boreal, Florida/San Diego artist Erin Tracy and Patricia Rincon Dance Collective’s Natalia Valerdi. Each artist is crossing boundaries 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.

WHERE: UCSD Molly and Arthur Wagner Dance Building, Studio Theatre (Behind La Jolla Playhouse, on the UCSD campus). For directions, visit http://theatre.ucsd.edu/places/parking.html

WHEN: May 22 and 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

TICKETS: Purchase online at www.rincondance.org

  • Advance/online sales: $18 General; $15 UCSD Facutly; $11 Students/Seniors (65+)

  • At the door CASH ONLY: $22 General; $15 Students/Seniors (65+); UCSD Students $10.

PARKING: $4 after 4:00 PM on Friday. Please see instructions on parking machines in Parking Lots P102, P103 and P104. Parking is FREE on Saturday. For parking, visit http://theatre.ucsd.edu/places/parking.html

PLEASE ALLOW ADDITIONAL TIME FOR PARKING

This year’s Blurred Borders Dance Festival presents:
Baja California, Mexico: “QR MOVE” | Lux Boreal Dance Company
Mexico/San Diego: “Mara’s Daughters” | Natalia Valerdi, PRDC
Florida/San Diego: “Better Metaphors” | Erin Tracy & Kristin Idaszak

LUX BOREAL (BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO)
“QR MOVE”
places us in the surface of immediate worlds, similar to what happens in our daily reality, finding the easy way to get into different universes systematically constructed by technology. We are tagged with fixed codes that mark our sense of belonging, as we become standard. We remain tied to moving bars waiting to be deciphered; eagerly seeking the release thread that leads us to discover that we are part of the even larger chaos. Choreography by Ángel Arámbula and Octavio Dagnino. Performed by Raùl Navarro, Matthew Armstrong, Angel Arámbula, Henry Torres, Octavio Dagnino and Humberto Vega. With original sound score by Octavio Dagnino and light design by Henry Torres. http://luxboreal.org/?lang=en

NATALIA VALERDI (MEXICO/SAN DIEGO) PREMIERE
“Mara’s Daughters”
presents a meditation on the forces that pull away from the spiritual life. In Buddhism, Mara’s daughters tried to distract Gautama Buddha while he was meditating under the Bodhi tree by tempting him. In some texts, they represent craving, boredom, and passion. How do we confront our own versions of Mara? What is the difference between sitting in boredom and sitting in meditation when nobody knows but us? How do we transform the image of woman as temptress into an image of woman as empowered and enlightened being?  These questions drive this contemporary dance and film. Performed by Sarah Navarrete and Bonnie Lee. Featuring the short film mara, Directed by Natalia Valerdi, with assistance from filmmaker Roosevelt Ulloa. “Mara’s Daughters” is inspired by the photography of Brian Harris and by the Tibetan Nuns Project, which provides education and humanitarian aid to refugee nuns from Tibet and India. http://nataliavalerdi.com

ERIN TRACY (FLORIDA/SAN DIEGO) PREMIERE
“Better Metaphors”
Better Metaphors uses movement and monologue to explore unconscious gender bias, sexiness, and graham crackers. Smart, subversive, and unapologetic, it asks: how does language change us? How far have we come, really, and where are we going next? “Better Metaphors” is a collaborative process between playwright Kristin Idaszak http://kristinidaszak.com and choreographer/dancer Erin Tracy. http://theatre.ucsd.edu/Showcase/DT/ETracy/index.html

THE BLURRED BORDERS 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. Over the years this event has brought to San Diego stages exciting companies from Singapore, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Argentina, Ireland, Mexico, San Francisco and Los Angeles, in addition to many well-respected local and national dance theater artists.


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PRDC’s Myth Project: Altar @ WOW 2013. Dancers: Brian Bose and Sarah Navarrete. Photo: Will Given.

@ FRIDAY NIGHT LIBERTY

Liberty Station, Baracks 17 Plaza
Friday, April 3, 2015 | 5-8 PM | FREE

The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective is showing excerpts from up-and-coming choreographer and Associate Director Natalia Valerdi’s Mara’s Daughters plus choreography by Associate Director Patricia Rincon’s Myth Project: Altar from the La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Festival.

Friday Night Liberty is a monthly first Friday evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries and events throughout NTC at Liberty Station’s Arts & Cultural District. Free parking. Free Admission. The Freedom to explore, wander and enjoy our growing cultural campus.

TICKETS: FREE

WHEN: Showings at 6:15 PM and 7:30 PM. Friday Night Liberty runs from 5-9pm.

WHERE: BARACKS 17 PLAZA, NTC @ Liberty Station. 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego 92106

MORE INFO: http://www.ntclibertystation.com/what.php

Financial support for Friday Night Liberty is provided in part to the NTC Foundation by Bank of America,, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, the County of San Diego and The Heller Foundation of San Diego.

The PATRICIA RINCON DANCE COLLECTIVE receives significant funding from The San Diego City Commission for Arts and Culture, Department, the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, the University of California Department of Theatre and Dance, and the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program and private donors.


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ENCINITAS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

San Dieguito High School
Sunday, March 29, 2015 | 2:00 PM | FREE

Featuring works by guest artists and by Patricia Rincon.

This project is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program.

• WHERE: Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024.

• WHEN:  Sunday, March 22 2015 @ 2:00pm.

• TICKETS: $10 Suggested Donation

Salon Dances are inspired by Isadora Duncan Salon Dances of the 1900s, a time when patrons would gather in their salons to watch dance performances. There is a unique intimacy and simplicity that these low-tech, close-up dance performances offer. Each performance will offer a talk-back session afterwards for audience members to share comments or ask questions about the performance with the dancers and choreographer. Featuring new works by members of the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective and guest artists.


Erin Tracy presents Commence at Salon Dances No. 6 on Feburary 22, 2015 2pm at the Encinitas Library

Dancer: Erin Tracy.

SALON DANCES NO.6 :: COMMENCE

Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas 92024
Sunday, February 22, 2015 | 2:00 PM | $10

PRDC’s Salon Dances Series presents Commence, a new dance theatre work choreographed and performed by Erin Tracy, challenging the notion of what makes a dance. A series of beautiful beginnings that delve into multiple stories and possibilities, danced to live piano performed by composer Ryan Welsh.

Drawing on various source material, this performance is a meditation on beginnings, our irresistible desire to make meaning, and the undeniable passage of time. The rules of beginnings will be established and broken. And then will begin again. Created in collaboration with playwright Kristin Idaszak and composer Ryan Welsh.

Afterwards there will be a talk-back session between audience members and artists, sharing feedback, comments and questions about the creative process.

• WHERE: Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024.

• WHEN:  Sunday, February 22 2015 @ 2:00pm.

• TICKETS: $10 Suggested Donation

This project is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program.

Salon Dances are inspired by Isadora Duncan Salon Dances of the 1900s, a time when patrons would gather in their salons to watch dance performances. There is a unique intimacy and simplicity that these low-tech, close-up dance performances offer. Each performance will offer a talk-back session afterwards for audience members to share comments or ask questions about the performance with the dancers and choreographer. Featuring new works by members of the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective and guest artists.

FEATURED ARTIST

ERIN TRACY is a choreographer and director obsessed with movement and language. She has created original dance theatre in New York City and Tampa for Catch! Performance Series, Little Theatre, Fertile Ground, Movement Research, Four Days of Dance, Gasparilla Arts Festival, FIVE by FIVE, and Florida Dance Festival. She has performed at venues in New York such as PS 122, The Ontological Theatre at St Marks Church, BAX, Galapagos, and Dixon Place. Currently, Erin is a first-year MFA student in Dance Theatre at UCSD. She received her BFA from New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing where she won the award for Outstanding Achievement. Additionally, she has trained with SITI Company, Chicago-based performance group Goat Island, Movement Research, and Dance New Amsterdam. Prior to attending UCSD, Erin was the Artistic Director of Spec Performance, a dance theatre company in Tampa Bay with a performance series dedicated to the development of new work. She was the recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Grant from Hillsborough County for her evening-length work Verbo. She also created Foreign / Familiar Cities, a dance film and live performance hybrid as part of GenYes! an arts incubator program subsidized by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Most recently, she choreographed, directed, and performed in the third thing, a collaborative process piece shown at UCSD.


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FOODIE SOIREE
by VANGUARD CULTURE

Saturday, February 21, 2015 | By invitation only

PRDC will be a featured artist at Vanguard Culture’s Winter 2015 Foodie Soiree. Presenting the solo Raga, an excerpt of “Mara’s Daughters” and the short film “MARA” directed and choreographed by PRDC Associate Director Natalia Valerdi.

“Mara’s Daughters” presents a meditation on the forces that pull away from the spiritual life, asking questions like “How do we surrender into spiritual life and live in a material world?” In Buddhism, Mara’s Daughters tried to distract Gautama Buddha while he was meditating by tempting him. Sometimes they represent craving, boredom and passion. Bonnie Lee will perform the solo Raga, which means “passion” in Sanskrit.

“Mara’s Daughters” is inspired by the Tibetan Nuns Project, who provide education and humanitarian aid to refugee nuns from Tibet and India, and the photography of Brian Harris.

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015

Where: By invitation only.

Tickets: Email VanguardCulture@gmail.com

Since 2011 Vanguard Culture has been mixing up San Diego’s arts & culture community with the stars of the local culinary scene. Events take place in private homes of artists, art collectors, and other arts patrons with unique spaces. This event will take place in the Point Loma home of Vanguard Culture founder Susanna Peredo Swap and her husband Clifford. Other featured artists include the California Ballet and photographer Maite Agahnia.

For more information visit:
http://vanguardculture.com/2014/12/29/the-winter-2015-foodie-soiree

To be placed on Vanguard Culture’s list for this event please send an email to VanguardCulture@gmail.com describing your connection to the arts and the types of dishes you enjoy creating.


 

Mara film, directed by Natalia Valerdi, with Sarah Navarrete, assisted by Roosevelt Ulloa

Still from the film “Mara”

SALON DANCES NO.5 – MARA’S DAUGHTERS

Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas 92024
Sunday, November 9, 2014 | 2:00 PM | $10

Salon Dances No. 5, “Mara’s Daughters,” opens the second season in the Salon Dances 2014-2015 Season. Choreographed by PRDC’s Associate Director Natalia Valerdi, “Mara’s Daughters” presents a meditation on the forces that pull away from the spiritual life. In Buddhism, Mara’s Daughters tried to distract Gautama Buddha while he was meditating by tempting him. Sometimes they represent craving, boredom and passion. How do we confront our own versions of Mara? What is the difference between sitting in boredom and sitting in meditation when nobody knows but us? How do we surrender into spiritual life and live in a material world? These questions drive this contemporary dance, oscillating between technical rigor and fluidity. Performed by Sarah Navarrete and Bonnie Lee. Featuring the premiere of the short film “Mara,” Directed by Natalia Valerdi. With assistance from filmmaker Roosevelt “Roshin” Ulloa.

“Mara’s Daughters” is inspired by the Tibetan Nuns Project, who provide education and humanitarian aid to refugee nuns from Tibet and India, and the photography of Brian Harris.

• WHERE: Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024.

• WHEN:  Sunday, November 9 2014 @ 2:00pm.

• TICKETS: $10 Suggested Donation

This project is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program.

Salon Dances are inspired by Isadora Duncan Salon Dances of the 1900s, a time when patrons would gather in their salons to watch dance performances. There is a unique intimacy and simplicity that these low-tech, close-up dance performances offer. Each performance will offer a talk-back session afterwards for audience members to share comments or ask questions about the performance with the dancers and choreographer. Featuring new works by members of the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective and guest artists.



 

2013-2014 Season

SALON DANCES NO.4

Dancer: Sarah Navarrete. Photo: Manuel Rottenberg.

Dancer: Sarah Navarrete. Photo: Manuel Rottenberg.

Encinitas Library Community Room
540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas 92024
Sunday, May 18, 2014 | 2:00 PM

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN to support the artists

Salon Dance Series No. 4 of 4 is the final performance in our 2014 Salon Dances series. Featuring new choreography by PRDC Artist Sarah Navarrete, PRDC Associate Director Natalia Valerdi and PRDC Artistic Director Patricia Rincon.

• WHERE: Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024.

• WHEN:  Sunday, June 22 2014 @ 2:00pm.

• TICKETS: Pay-what-you-can at the door. Suggested Donation $10.

Stay tuned for our second Salon Dances series next season.

This project is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program.

Salon Dances are inspired by Isadora Duncan Salon Dances of the 1900s, a time when patrons would gather in their salons to watch dance performances. There is a unique intimacy and simplicity that these low-tech, close-up dance performances offer. Each performance will offer a talk-back session afterwards for audience members to share comments or ask questions about the performance with the dancers and choreographer. Featuring new works by members of the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective:  Natalia Valerdi, Kenna Crouch, Sarah Navarrete, Sam Mitchell, and with work by Artistic Director Patricia Rincon.


SALON DANCES NO.3

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PRDC Dancer Kenna Crouch. Photo by Micaela Malmi.

Encinitas Library Community Room
540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas 92024
Sunday, May 18, 2014 | 2:00 PM

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN to support the artists

Salon Dance Series No. 3 of 4 premieres  I Only Know (What I Don’t Know), choreographed by PRDC artist Kenna Crouch. This dance piece is an embodied journey of the heart, working around the concept of self-love. From initial flirtation, to heart break and breaking through… to the realization that wholeness comes from within. Performed by PRDC’s professional dancers Kenna Crouch, Sarah Navarette and guest artist Lauren Petersen.

• WHERE: Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024.

• WHEN:  Sunday, May 18 2014 @ 2:00pm.

• TICKETS: Pay-what-you-can at the door. Suggested Donation $10.

The FINAL performance of the Salon Dances Series will be on June 22, 2013.

This project is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program.

Salon Dances are inspired by Isadora Duncan Salon Dances of the 1900s, a time when patrons would gather in their salons to watch dance performances. There is a unique intimacy and simplicity that these low-tech, close-up dance performances offer. Each performance will offer a talk-back session afterwards for audience members to share comments or ask questions about the performance with the dancers and choreographer. Featuring new works by members of the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective:  Natalia Valerdi, Kenna Crouch, Sarah Navarrete, Sam Mitchell, and with work by Artistic Director Patricia Rincon.


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Encinitas Library Community Room
540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas 92024
Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM | PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN

Salon Dances No. 2 of 4 features Dee(a)r Spine by PRDC artist Sam Mitchell and In Spite of It by Artistic Director Patricia Rincon.

Dee(a)r Spine explores the exploring the terrain of the “in between,” the connection between heritage, genetics, ancestry, and culture. As a Native American, from the Yaqui People, Mitchell has an insatiable curiosity to learn more about the traditions of the Yaqui.  The work for this piece began while he attended The Banff Centre for The Arts summer residency for Indigenous Dancers. Performed by Mitchell; with original music performed live by Tommy Babin.

Artistic Director Patricia Rincon will feature In Spite of It. The next Salon Dances will be on May 18, 2013.

This project is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program.

• WHERE: Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024.

• WHEN:  Sunday, April 27 2014 @ 2:00pm.

• TICKETS: Pay-what-you-can at the door. Suggested Donation $10.

Salon Dances are inspired by Isadora Duncan Salon Dances of the 1900s, a time when patrons would gather in their salons to watch dance performances. There is a unique intimacy and simplicity that these low-tech, close-up dance performances offer. Each performance will offer a talk-back session afterwards for audience members to share comments or ask questions about the performance with the dancers and choreographer. Featuring new works by members of the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective:  Natalia Valerdi, Kenna Crouch, Sarah Navarrete, Sam Mitchell, and with work by Artistic Director Patricia Rincon.


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at California Ballet’s
Beyond the Barre

Saturday, March 22nd | 7:00pm

David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

California Ballet Company presents Beyond the Barre,  an evening of classic and contemporary dance works by San Diego choreographers. On the on the program will be an excerpt of Caught a new choreographic work by Natalia Valerdi, performed by Bonnie Lee.

Tickets are also available by phone: (858) 560-6741.

For more information, visit the California Ballet website.


SALON DANCES NO.1

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Encinitas Library Community Room | 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas 92024
Sunday, February 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM | PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN

Caught is the first of four performances in the Salon Dances series. Choreographed by Patricia Rincon Dance Collective’s Associate Director Natalia Valerdi, Caught explores the internal dynamics of relationships and the ways in which personal boundaries and intimacy ebb, and sometimes don’t flow. Sensuality, monotony and tension become the elements of play through solos, duets and trios, asking questions such as “when do you draw the line?” in an intimate relationship and meditating on the Zen parable “How do you go straight on a road with 99 curves?”

Performed by the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective’s Kenna Crouch, with guests David Wornovitzky and Bonnie Young Lee (California Ballet); with original music performed live by Joyce Rooks (http://www.joycerooks.com), featuring the art of Donn Angel Perez (http://www.bluecanvas.com/donnangelperez). This project is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program.

• WHERE: Encinitas Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024.

• WHEN:  Sunday, February 23 2014 @ 2:00pm.

• TICKETS: Pay-what-you-can at the door. Suggested Donation $10.

Salon Dances are inspired by Isadora Duncan Salon Dances of the 1900s, a time when patrons would gather in their salons to watch dance performances. There is a unique intimacy and simplicity that these low-tech, close-up dance performances offer. Each performance will offer a talk-back session afterwards for audience members to share comments or ask questions about the performance with the dancers and choreographer. Featuring new works by members of the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective:  Natalia Valerdi, Kenna Crouch, Sarah Navarrete, Sam Mitchell, and with work by Artistic Director Patricia Rincon.


 

PRDC EUROPEAN TOUR 2013

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BODYPARTS
Zurich | Switzerland
November 18, 2013

 

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TANZ IN OLTEN
Olten | Switzerland
November 23, 2013

PRDC will be touring in Switzerland, presenting BODYPARTS and In Spite of It at the Tanz in Olten Festival and in neighboring cities. Patricia Rincon and dancers will also be teaching workshops and give a lecture on the process of building BODYPARTS.

In Spite of It, a playful yet edgy work, 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.

BODYPARTS explores the scientific, human, and social perceptions of people’s skin and body systems. Created in collaboration with video artists Natalia Valerdi and performed by Kenna Crouch, Sarah Navarette, Sarah Norwood, Natalia Valerdi and Sam Mitchell, with music by Rechenzentrum mixed by Melanie Chen, Lighting Design by Wen-Ling Liao.

Visit the TANZ IN OLTEN Festival Website


Photo: Manuel Rottenberg

Photo: Manuel Rottenberg

PRDC EUROPE TOUR PREVIEW & FUNDRAISER

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Molly and Arthur Wagner Dance Building, Studio Theatre | UCSD
Sunday, November 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM | PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN

After the highly successful WOW FESTIVAL, Patricia Rincon Dance Collective continues its 31st season with a sneak preview performance of “leaving…gone” which will present Ms. Rincon’s works “BODYPARTS” and “In Spite of It” that will also be featured in the International “Tanz in Olten Festival” and Aula Ramibuhl Theatre in Zurich, Switzerland for the PRDC tour in November. Your showing up will so support what we’re all about.

“In Spite of It” … A playful, edgy work that explores new languages and altered spaces, with music by Brian Eno & David Byrne mixed by Melanie Chen, and with Lighting Design by Wen-Ling Liao. It will be performed by artists Kenna Crouch, Sarah Navarette, Sarah Norwood, and Natalia Valerdi.

“BODYPARTS” … Explores the scientific, human, and social perceptions of living in different skin colors and body types. Created in collaboration with video artist Natalia Valerdi and performed by artists Kenna Crouch, Sarah Navarette, Sarah Norwood, Natalia Valerdi, and Sam Mitchell. The music is by Rechenzentrum, mixed by Melanie Chen, and with Lighting Design by Wen-Ling Liao.

  • WHEN:  Sunday, November 10th @ 7:00 PM

  • WHERE:  UCSD Molly & Arthur Wagner Dance Building, Studio Theatre (behind La Jolla Playhouse on the UCSD campus)

  • TICKETS:  Pay what you can at the door (suggested donation is $20) or online on our Tickets page

PAY WHAT YOU CAN TO EXPERIENCE GREAT DANCE ART AND SUPPORT OUR EURO TOUR AT THE SAME TIME!

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THE MYTH PROJECT: ALTAR
Ché Café | UC San Diego

Thursday, October 3 2013 | 5:30 PM
Friday, October 4 2013 | 5:30 PM
Saturday, October 5 2013 | 2:00 PM Matinee Only
Sunday, October 6 2013 | 5:30 PM

 Patricia Rincon Dance Collective opens its 31st season with the premiere of “The Myth Project: Altar” as part of the La Jolla Playhouse inaugural WoW Festival (WithOutWalls) 2013 at the Ché Café, the radical UCSD on-campus student organization.

The event features Mario Acevedo Torero, pioneer founder of the Chicano Art Movement and the original muralist who painted the Ché Café’s murals which were created and dedicated as a “gift of love” to the return of Angela Davis to the UCSD campus in 1993.

“The Myth Project: Altar” is a site-specific dance theatre work that uses the outdoor areas of the Ché Café to creatively highlight via choreography and dance the history of the murals and the institution’s journey/metamorphosis over the decades — a re-imagining of how vital this truly unique student-run political and social entity has contributed to a discourse on cooperative business-making and students’ rights organizing which continues to today.  The work is based on interviews with muralists such as Mario Torero, and writings from archives, blogs and news articles.

•  WHAT: WoW Festival (WithOutWalls) 2013

•  WHO:  The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective

•  WHERE:  The Ché Café at the Theatre District on the UCSD campus

  WHEN:  Thurs, Fri & Sunday, October 3, 4 & 6th @ 5:30 PM;  and Saturday, October 5th, 2:00 PM Matinee Only.

•  TICKETS: Purchase online through La Jolla Playhouse here.  All tickets $25.

For more information and directions to the site visit La Jolla Playhouse With Out Walls Festival page here.

For the Press Release for “The Myth Project: Altar” go to our Press page here.

To view the Program for The Myth Project: Altar” go here.

PLEASE ALLOW ADDITIONAL TIME FOR PARKING



2012-2013 Season

Dancer: Sarah Navarrete. Photo: Manuel Rottenberg.

BLURRED BORDERS DANCE FESTIVAL #15
May 2013 | 8:PM | Saville Theater | downtown San Diego

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 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
– 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

 


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March 2012 | La Jolla Country Day Theater

PRDC performance of premier work.

 


SMA_siqueiros_webPRDC Research, Workshops and Filming in MEXICO
December 2012

Universidad de Guanajuato, León, Mexico

Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Sindicato, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

El Charco del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

 


Natalia_webTHE MYTH PROJECT DANCE SERIES VII: “NONSENSE”
February 1 & 2, 2013 | 7:30 PM
| Encinitas Library | 540 Cornish Drive, Enicinitas, 92024

A playful dance inspired by Rene Margritte’s paintings, and a wacky, contemporary story of Darwin’s historical and non-historical accounts of the ascent of man, blending dance & theater this site-specific work at the state-of-the-art Encinitas Library.

The work explores the construction of a mythical world that journeys through fantasy and contemporary reality. The story flows between ancient and contemporary life, coupled with questions of nature, animal, man, and the evolution of human experience, which confronts our interior depths in the mapping of the humorous, human ride we are all on… An outside-the-box dance-theater work.

Performed by the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective’s Kenna Crouch, Paul Laurey, Sarah Navarrete, and Natalia Valerdi, with guests Tanya Lewis, Melissa Gallegos and Abby Wang, with music by Melanie Chen and Lighting Design by Wen-Ling Liao.

This project is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program, and PRDC.

TICKETS:  Purchase online at: www.RinconDance.org/WordPress/buy-tickets
– Advance Online Seats:  $20 General;  $11 Students/Seniors (65+)
– At the Door:  $22 General;  $15 Students/Seniors (65+)
Limited Seating, come early.


Dancer: Beatrice Jaccard. Photographer: Christian Glaus.

CLOUDS IN MY ROOM
UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance
Experimental Dance Series
February 22 & 23, 2013 | 8 PM | UCSD Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre

“Clouds In My Room” is an international choreography collaboration between Dancer/Choreographer/Director Beatrice Jaccard of Company Drift (Cie Drift), internationally acclaimed theatre-dance company from Zurich, Switzerland, in tandem with Patricia Rincon, Artistic Director/Choreographer of Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, and Head of Dance at UCSD.

A premiere solo dance theatre work performed by Jaccard and directed by Rincon that explores one woman’s fanciful aloneness experienced through dreamlike encounters of movement and song and poetry that are imagined, whimsical, offbeat, and, well, even bizarre — all the while sitting in her room and occasionally playing an accordion. You will be drawn in, charmed, and possibly even experience a sense of flying. Lighting Design by Wen-Ling Liao, Sound Design by Melanie Chen and Projection Design by Natalia Valerdi.

• WHERE: The Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre on the UCSD campus.
( Directions:  http://theatre.ucsd.edu/places/theatres/ForumStudio.html )

• WHEN:  Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8PM

• TICKETS:  Purchase online at www.RinconDance.org/buy-tickets
– Advance/online sales:  Students $10;  Faculty/Staff/Seniors (65+): $12;   General $15.
– At the door:  $12 Students;   Faculty/Staff/Seniors (65+): $14;   General: $17


2011-2012 Season

 

Kenna dancing in Konstanz (Summer 2011)PRDC EUROPE TOUR
July and August, 2011 

Move’m Studio Bern, Switzerland

University of Frankfurt, Germany

University of Heidelberg, Germany

Cerner Dance Center, Germany

 


PRDC Tour to Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
September 8-20, 2011

PRDC Workshop and Performances at IUNA Buenos Aires, Argentina

 


LATNO NOW poster 2Landscapes
November 13, 2011 | 6:PM
| Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center

PRDC’s outreach workshop with the Sweetwater Union High School District dance students present Landscapes and screening of Patricia Rincon’s LATINO NOW: LANDSCAPE OF DESIRE, a documentary dance film.

 


sandiego-repSurround Event | San Diego Repertory Theatre
March 31, 2012 | 7-8 PM | Lyceum Theater

Showing of Patricia Rincon and Paula Zacharias LATINO NOW: LANDSCAPE OF DESIRE, a documentary dance film.


La Jolla Country Day

 La Jolla Country Day Performance
March 23, 2012 | La Jolla Country Day Theater

PRDC performance of premier work Nonsense and Protest.


Dance Festival aims to provoke thought by Marcia Manna, San Diego Union Tribune, 5/19/12
The Collector, Dynamic: Blue Note After Rivera and Blurred Borders Dance Festival
in Top three picks, San Diego City Beat, 5/23/12
To view a PHOTO SLIDESHOW of the performance, click here.

Blurred Borders Dance Festival #14

Blurred Borders Dance Festival #14

The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, renowned for its adventurous programing, celebrates its 30-year anniversary with this 14th experimental installation of Blurred Borders. Featuring quality experimental dance blurring the edges between movement and sound, political dance theatre, dance + sign language between hearing and deaf dancers, all incorporating powerful inventive movement and thought-provoking subject matter.

The Blurred Borders 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 year’s Blurred Borders Dance Festival features …

• KIM EPIFANO AND MUSICIAN STEPHEN KENT (SAN FRANCISCO)
“Alonesome/Twosome” With live sound score by Stephen Kent and Kim Epifano, this duet with deaf performer Antoine Hunter is riveting and personal, using didgeridoo, melodica, and electric guitar.

Alonsome:Twosome #1 Elazar Harel

“Alonsome:Twosome.” Choreography: Kim Epiphano. Photo: Elazar Harel.

DARCY NAGANUMA (NEW YORK) /MUSICIANS KYLE ADAM BLAIR AND ANDY MUEHLHAUSEN (SAN DIEGO)
“cracked melody. . .(UN)chained”  NYC-based choreographer Darcy Naganuma and emerging composer/pianist Kyle Adam Blair combine on an exciting experimental work that smears the edges between movement and sound … until the two become one.

"cracked melody...(UN)chained." Choreography: Darcy Naganuma.

“cracked melody…(UN)chained.” Choreography: Darcy Naganuma.

JOE ALTER (SAN DIEGO) WITH LUX BOREAL (MEXICO)
“The End is the Beginning” Choreography by Joe Alter, performed by one of Mexico’s premier dance companies, Lux Boreal Dance Company.

Lux Boreal in Joe Alter's "The End is the Beginning."
Lux Boreal in Joe Alter’s “The End is the Beginning.”

PATRICIA RINCON DANCE COLLECTIVE (SAN DIEGO)
“PROTEST DANCE” Linking the history and the spirit of protests from the 1960s through to the present, with images by video artist Natalia Valerdi and sound design by Melanie Chen.

"Protest Dance." Choreography: Patricia Rincon. Photo: Jim Carmody.
“Protest Dance.” Choreography: Patricia Rincon. Photo: Jim Carmody.

The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective receives significant funding from The San Diego City Commission for Arts and Culture, San Diego City College Department of Visual and Performing Arts, the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, and private donors.

To read the press release for Blurred Borders Dance Festival #14, click here.


2010-2011 Season

PEELED + LATINO NOW: LANDSCAPES OF DESIRE September 10-22 | ARGENTINA |
Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte
(IUNA)

To view promotional materials click here.

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BLURRED BORDERS INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL
MAY 20 and 21, 2011 |_MG_0037
SAVILLE THEATRE | 8PM
San Diego City College

Featuring “Company Drift” Zurich Switzerland Black Peter
Alicia Peterson Untitled; Center of the Universe
Patricia Rincon Dance Collective Skin premiere

To view Press Release click here.

The two evening performances mark the 13th annual edition of what has come to be recognized as one of the premiere fresh dance events in San Diego. Sponsored by the San Diego City College Department of Visual & Performing Arts Department.

The 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 “Blurred Borders Dance Festival #13” returns with a blend of potent dance theatre that investigates science, the body, and live musical fantasies created by found objects and computer-generated live music creations of new proportions that blurs the borders between sound creation and the body. Featuring contemporary risk-taking companies — Company Drift (Switzerland), Background Project – Alicia Perterson Baskel and Omar Ramos (San Diego), and Patricia Rincon Dance Collective (San Diego) — whose work is powerful and fresh. Over the years the event has brought to San Diego stages exciting companies from Singapore, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Argentina, Ireland, Mexico, San Francisco and Los Angeles, in addition to many well-respected local and national dance theater artists. A cultural landscape of fresh, top-notch multi-media dance-theatre, including two San Diego premieres.

• WHERE: Saville Theater, C Street at 14th Street, downtown San Diego 92101. FREE parking. View map.

• WHEN: May 20 & 21, @ 8:00 PM

• TICKETS:  Purchase online at: rincondance.org/WordPress/buy-tickets
– Advance/online sales: $16 General;  $11 Students/Seniors (65+);  $10 City College Students
– At the door: $20 General;  $15 Students/Seniors (65+);  $10 City College Students

This year’s Blurred Borders festival features …

• COMPANY DRIFT, SWITZERLAND

This Swiss dance theatre group likes to examine the absurdities of everyday life. Artistic directors Beatrice Jaccard and Peter Schelling have worked together since 1987 and have been presented twice before in past Blurred Borders festivals. They have received the Swiss Award for Dance and Choreography 2007 for their complete works. The company is also well-represented on the international scene, having presented their work in over 31 countries. They are among the best that the Swiss dance scene has to offer. For this performance they are presenting their well-received Black Peter.”Company Drift’s new project is music, it’s movement, and it’s scientific tests.
It is also poetic, cynical, electronic, pneumatic, cybernetic, dramatic, chaotic/romantic, all with a trace of hysteria.
 more…

• BACKGROUND PROJECT, SAN DIEGO

“Untitled; Center of the Universe” is a work created by Alicia Peterson Baskel and Omar Ramos. Merging movement and sound, the work examines the central point of perception created by individual consciousness. It asks: “What if we were each the center of our own universe—and if that were a socially acceptable focus?” Through the integration of dance and live manipulation of sound and text using computer software, the onstage performers create a world that is deeply personal, yet universal. more…

PATRICIA RINCON DANCE COLLECTIVE, SAN DIEGO

“BODYPARTS” is a premiere work exploring the scientific, human, and social perceptions of people’s skin and body systems. Created in collaboration with video artists Natalia Valerdi and dancers Keely Campbell, Kenna Crouch, Sarah Garcia, Sarah Larson, and Sammy Mitchell with music by Rechenzentrum.

“Blurred Borders Dance Festival is about much more than movement.”
San Diego Union-Tribune

The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective receives significant funding from The San Diego City Commission for Arts and Culture, San Diego City College Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and World Cultures Department, the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, UCSD Latino Studies Research Initiative, and private donors.


RE-REMEMBERING FRONTERAS MARCH 3, 2011 | UCSD ART GALLERY | 8PM

PRDC_Sammy MitchellA film and live performance by The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective San Diego and Paula Zacharias Buenos Aires/Argentina

Choreographer Patricia Rincon (who was a young UCSD dance professor at that time) will “hold hands” with that 1976 festival in her upcoming production of “Re-Remembering Fronteras” — in collaboration with video artists Paula Zacharias and Natalia Valerdi, along with dancers Keely Campbell, Kenna Crouch, Sarah Larson, Sammy Mitchell and Justin Viernes — in presenting “Peeled,” a dance theatre performance, and “Latino Now: Landscape of Desire,” a dance documentary about immigration. Both pieces are based on research and interviews conducted by Rincon and Zacharias in central Mexico, Los Angeles, and San Diego about immigration to America and different people’s ideas of the American Dream. With additional performance by theater artist Robert Castro.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the University Art Gallery, the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, The UCSD Latino Studies Initiative, and the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

PERFORMANCE:
“RE-REMEMBERING FRONTERAS”
Thursday, March 3, 2011 @ 8:00 PM

WHERE: UCSD Art Gallery (UAG) on-campus in La Jolla

COST: FREE!

Directions:
The University Art Gallery is in building 280, on the West side of the Mandeville Center on the UCSD campus. The nearest parking lot is P207 on Muir College Drive, which has a yellow box where you can purchase your parking permit. Park only in spaces marked ‘V,’ ‘S’ or ‘B.’ Do allow ample time for parking.

For a Google map with the location of the University Art Gallery (UAG) click here.
For a PDF of the UCSD campus click here.
For more information on UAG’s Archive Fever series you can download the PDF of the ArchiveFeverposter_002.

“RE-REMEMBERING FRONTERAS”
PRESENTED BY
UCSD Art Gallery
A 2011 Happening


2010-2011 Season

BLURRED SUMMER DANCE FESTIVAL

Co-produced with Sushi Performance & Visual Art
and in conjunction with
“ART FAIR SAN DIEGO”

September 2-4, 2010

The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective partners with Sushi Performance and Visual Art to bring to San Diego audiences a dynamic evening of bold and eclectic dance theatre. Directed by Patricia Rincon, and in conjunction with “Art Fair San Diego,” these three evenings of potent, electric dance theatre features seven diverse dance companies from Baja California and San Diego, investigating various themes of crossing borders, exploring personal journeys of motherhood, environment, and with some tango thrown in too.

In conjunction with …
ART FAIR SAN DIEGO, held September 2-5, 2010 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. More than 50 galleries will showcase paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, videos, and cutting-edge multimedia artworks. Art Fair includes a VIP Opening Night, distinguished guest speakers, luxury brand displays, city-wide cultural programs, and exclusive wine and food events.

“Blurred Summer Dance Festival” is being co-produced by Patricia Rincon Dance Collective and SUSHI Performance & Visual Art, who is hosting the dance element of “Art Fair San Diego.”
( More info about “Art Fair San Diego” go to:  http://artsandiego-fair.com )

Featuring dance artists …
* LUX BOREAL DANCE – MEXICO
* MINERVA TAPIA DANCE GROUP – MEXICO
* SUBTERRANEO CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY – MEXICO
* SOMBODIES DANCE THEATER – SAN DIEGO
* ALISON DIETTERLE SMITH – SAN DIEGO
* THE PGK PROJECT (Peter G. Kalivas, Artistic Director) – SAN DIEGO
* PATRICIA RINCON DANCE COLLECTIVE – SAN DIEGO / MEXICO

PERFORMANCES: September 2-4, 2010 @ 8:00 PM

WHERE: SUSHI Performance Space, 390 11th Avenue (at J St.), downtown San Diego 92101

TICKETS:
$20 general / $15 Sushi members and students.
More info call 619.235.8466.

You can purchase tickets online at:

http://www.sushiart.org