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Oakland Locals Featured in Bandaloop World Premiere: HARBORING

Oakland Locals Featured in Bandaloop World Premiere: HARBORING

BANDALOOP, the Bay Area’s acclaimed vertical dance company, is proud to present Harboring, a new hour long, multi-dimensional dance by Amelia Rudolph in collaboration with assistant artistic director Rachael Lincoln and the dancers of BANDALOOP, with art direction by celebrated designer Jack Carpenter. Staged in and around Fort Mason Center's iconic Festival Pavilion and inspired by Fort Mason’s past and present, this world premiere moves through images of travel, memory, the fluidity of the ocean, rope craft and maritime industry using the medium of site-reactive multi-dimensional dance. Harboring will engage the space and interactive set pieces including a stack of shipping containers and a swinging frame/vessel to draw the viewer into an immersive experience.

 

With collaborators Todd Laby, set; Jim French, lighting; Gideon Freudmann, Mark Orton and Jesse Olsen Bay, music; and Jamielyn Duggan, costumes, BANDALOOP will deliver an evocative unconventional dance performance.

 

Oakland locals Melecio Estrella, and Roel Seeber, both BANDALOOP Company Dancers, will perform in BANDALOOP’s World Premiere of "Harboring.”

 

Harboring runs Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 – Thursday at 8:30pm, plus post show Gala; Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 8:30pm; Saturday Family Friendly Matinee at 2pm; and takes place at Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion (2 Marina Blvd. at Buchanan St. San Francisco, CA 94123.) Ticket prices are $25 (first 100 tickets sold), $30 (next 100 tickets sold), $35 (all tickets thereafter), $25 Students/seniors with valid ID, and $20 tickets for Saturday 2pm matinee. There is a special $100 gala ticket price for Thursday, July 18 which includes reserved parking, backstage tour and post-show party. To order tickets, visit www.fortmason.org/boxoffice or call 415-343-5994.  For more information about BANDALOOP, visit www.BANDALOOP.org  or call 415-421-5667.

 

Note: This is a show that asks the audience to move. Viewers will walk and stand. There will be two intermissions with food, drink and interaction. Limited seating is available.

 

"Harboring" is presented in partnership with Fort Mason Center Presents and generously funded by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. BANDALOOP is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and individual donors.

 

Artistic Director Amelia Rudolph is a choreographer, educator, public speaker and dynamic performer.  She founded BANDALOOPin 1991, bringing together dance, climbing, and off-the-ground movement through site-reactive work on cliffs, buildings, and in theaters.  Rudolph holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in comparative religion from Swarthmore College and the Graduate Theological Union.  She has been named an Irvine Fellow, is a multi-year recipient from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and has been awarded over 30 major grants and commissions, including, most recently, commissions from the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center, the Arts Partners in Creative Development in Canada as part of the Cultural Olympiad and major grants from the Wattis, Irvine and American Express Foundations.  Her work has been presented in 12 countries and across North America, most often in non-traditional performance settings.

 

Jack Carpenter, art director, designs lighting and scenery for dance, music, theater, museum exhibits and opera. Notable productions include design and direction for the world premiere of "Angels In America", for the Eureka Theater Company, "Interiors" and "Bound(less)", for BANDALOOP, "Beauty Queen of Leenane" for Berkeley Repertory Theater, "Sightings" and "Thirsting" for Oakland Ballet, "Traveling Light" and "Rambler", for Joe Goode Performance Group, ”Concerto Romantique" for San Francisco Ballet, and "MLADA" for SF Symphony. Mr. Carpenter has received four Bay Area Critics Circle Awards, and five Isadora Duncan Awards. 

 

Mark Orton, founding member of the genre-bending acoustic chamber ensemble TIN HAT, has written original scores or contributed music to numerous films including THE GOOD GIRL, THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN, SWEET LAND, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, BUCK, THE REVISIONARIES, MINE, Fernando Meirelles' 360, and NBC's E.R. Current projects include Alexander Payne's new feature NEBRASKA, and Ken Burns' upcoming series THE ROOSEVELTS.  An alumni of The Peabody Conservatory and The Hartt School of Music, and a recipient of a Sundance Institute Composer Fellowship, he was nominated as Best New Composer by the International Film Music Critics.  As an arranger he has worked with artists including Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, Mike Patton, and Norah Jones. In addition to film, he composes for dance, radio drama, the circus and the concert hall, often employing his collection of antique and unusual musical instruments.  Mark lives in Portland, OR with his wife and son.

 

BANDALOOP honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP weaves climbing technology, dynamic physicality and intricate choreography to turn the dance floor on its side. Under the artistic direction of Amelia Rudolph, the work re-imagines dance, activates public spaces, and inspires wonder and imagination in audiences around the world. www.BANDALOOP.org

 

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