Clouds 2013 Press Release

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Dancer: Beatrice Jaccard. Photographer: Christian Glaus.

Dancer: Beatrice Jaccard. Photographer: Christian Glaus.

RinconDance@pacbell.net  •  www.RinconDance.org  •  Facebook:  Patricia Rincon Dance Collective

February 2013
Contact:  Stephen Keyes:  760-632-5340


RE:  UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance Inaugural “Dance Series” presents Patricia Rincon Dance Collective with Swiss Artist Beatrice Jaccard

Patricia Rincon Dance Collective celebrates its 30-year anniversary this year performing in the UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance inaugural “Dance Series” presenting Swiss Director/Choreographer Beatrice Jaccard of Zurich’s internationally-recognized Company Drift, February 22 & 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM at the 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 (San Diego), who is also Head of Dance at UCSD.

It is a solo work performed by Jaccard and directed by Rincon that explores one woman’s fanciful aloneness experienced through dreamlike encounters that are imagined, whimsical, offbeat, and bizarre – all the while sitting in her room playing an accordion. www.rincondance.org

WHERE: The Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre on the UCSD campus.
(Directions:  http://theatre.ucsd.edu/places/theatres/ForumStudio.html)
WHENFriday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8PM

– Advance/online sales:  Students $10;  Faculty/Staff/Seniors (65+): $12;   General $15.
– At the door:  $12 Students;   Faculty/Staff/Seniors (65+): $14;   General: $17

Born in Zurich Switzerland, Beatrice studied history and eastern art history at the University of Zurich, and studies in dance in Zurich and at the Naropa Institute Boulder, Colorado, USA (Nancy Stark Smith, Simone Forti, Ruth Currier, a.o.). In 1987 Ms. Jaccard, together with Peter Schelling, her artistic partner, founded the internationally successful dance troupe Company Drift (Cie Drift). As choreographer and artistic co-director these past 25 years she has created 30 full-evening pieces, performances and installations which were shown around the world in more than 30 countries, and more than 800 times. Additionally she was commissioned to choreograph for the Neumarkttheater Zürich (Switzerland),  Ballet of the State Theatre Detmold (Germany), Ballet of State Theatres Freiburg and Heidelberg (Germany), Ballet of Luzern Theatre (Switzerland), including working for a season for Tsumura Illusions/Mummenschanz, in Tokyo (Japan). She also co-directed and choreographed the baroque opera “Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse” by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier for Luzern Theatre in Switzerland. Beatrice three times received the Cultural Award from the City of Zurich, as well as the Swiss Choreography Award, along with artistic director/partner Peter Schelling, for their complete work in 2007.

Artistic Director/Choreographer/Professor
Born in Los Angeles of Mexican descent, Patricia has performed, directed, choreographed and participated in annual workshops and performances in Mexico, Argentina, Europe, and California. As Artistic Director of Patricia Rincon Dance Collective she has continued developing the popular annual Blurred Borders Dance Festival and the Myth Project: American Dream dance-theatre series, set in San Diego each year. The company completed a performance tour to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2012, and in 2013 is invited to perform in the TANZINOLTEN Dance Festival in Switzerland, as well as other performances in Zurich, Switzerland and Konstanz Germany. Ms. Rincon also continues to develop numerous dance video-film projects. She has been awarded numerous UCSD research grants for research and development on the documentary series Latino Now: Landscape of Desire, about the American Dream and immigration, ­filmed in Mexico, Argentina and California, which was screened in Buenos Aries, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and San Diego at the San Diego Repertory Theatre production of Tortilla Curtain. Patricia’s video-film Waiting has been selected into various film festivals, including the 15th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival in March 2010. She has just returned from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where she was doing additional film research for The Myth Project series. Each summer for the past 30 years Ms. Rincon is invited to annual artist-in-residences at the Universities of Heidelberg, Frankfurt, Mannheim, and in Konstanz, Germany. She also taught for many years at the Universities of Zurich, Bern, and Lugano in Switzerland, and most recently with the students of the IUNA Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte in Buenos Aries, Argentina. The former Chair of the Encinitas Arts Commission, Ms. Rincon is currently Head of Dance at the UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance. This year marks the 30-year anniversary of the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective.

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 30 years, working both independently and collaboratively with other prolific artists and arts organizations since 1982:  This year marks the 30-year anniversary for this artistic director/producer. More company information and additional background info on “Clouds In My Room” can be found at www.rincondance.org.