Myth 2012 Press Release

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The Myth Project VII: Nonsense. Dancers: Paul Laurey, Kenna Crouch and Sarah Navarrete. Photo: Jim Carmody.

The Myth Project VII: Nonsense. Dancers: Paul Laurey, Kenna Crouch and Sarah Navarrete. Photo: Jim Carmody.

The Myth Project VII: Nonsense. Dancer: Natalia Valerdi. Photo: Jim Carmody.

The Myth Project VII: Nonsense. Dancer: Natalia Valerdi. Photo: Jim Carmody.


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December  2012 • Contact: Stephen Keyes:  760-632-5340


Patricia Rincon Dance Collective celebrates its 30-year anniversary this year starting its season with a new experimental installation, The Myth Project VII: “Nonsense” at the Encinitas Library on February 1 and 2, 2013 @ 7:30 PM.

The Myth Project VII: “Nonsense,” presented by the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, is a new work by Artistic Director Patricia Rincon, which examines the essence of storytelling as a “charter for social action,” blending dance, theater, spectacle, and site-specific work as a way of re-embodying contemporary and ancient myths.

A playful dance inspired by Rene Margritte’s paintings, and a wacky contemporary nonsensical story.

The work explores the construction of a mythical world that various characters explore — a site-specific journey through fantasy and contemporary reality. The story juxtaposes encounters of ancient and contemporary life, coupled with questions of nature, animal, and man, all mapping a humorous and human experience. An outside-the-box dance-theater work.

Performed by the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective (Kenna Crouch, Paul Laurey, Sarah Navarrete, and Natalia Valerdi), with guests Tanya Lewis, Melissa Gallegos and Abby Wang; 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.

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

• WHEN:  Friday, February 1, and Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 7:30PM

• TICKETSPurchase online at: www.rincondance.org/WordPress/buy-tickets

Advance/online sales: $20 General;  $11 Students/Seniors (65+)

At the door: $22 General;  $15 Students/Seniors (65+)

PATRICIA RINCON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 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 recently completed a performance tour to Buenos Aires, Argentina last year, and has been invited to tour to the international “TANZINOLTEN Dance Festival” in Switzerland (as well as other performances in Zurich, Switzerland and Konstanz Germany) in 2013.

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, and which was screened in Buenos Aries, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and San Diego at the San Diego Repertory theatre production of “Tortilla Curtain.” Ms. Rincon’s video-film “Waiting” has been selected into various film festivals, including the 15th annual “San Diego Latino Film Festival” in March 2010. Patricia has just returned from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where she was doing research for the premiere of The Myth Project series. In addition, 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.

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 The Myth Project: “Nonsense” can be found at www.rincondance.org