Blurred Borders Dance Festival #13 Press Release

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rincondance (at) pacbell (dot) net • RinconDance.org


MARCH 2011 Contact: Stephen Keyes:  760-632-5340


The annual Patricia Rincon Dance Collective-produced international dance festival this year happens at the Saville Theater, C Street at 14th Street, downtown San Diego, May 20 and 21, 2011 @ 8:00 PM.

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

• WHEN: May 20 & 21, @ 8:00 PM

• TICKETSPurchase 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 …


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.


“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.


“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.

The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective is a San Diego-based professional dance theatre performing company aspiring to educate dancers and enrich San Diego audiences by providing diversified, socially-conscious, innovative programming and choreography. The organization (PRDC) has been producing dance for 29 years, working both independently and collaboratively with other prolific artists and arts organizations since 1982. More company information and background information on Blurred Borders Dance Festival #13 can be found at rincondance.org

“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.