The Berkeley Dance Installation
Kathryn Roszak's Danse Lumiere presents the first step in developing the Berkeley Dance Installation at Shotgun Players Studios on February 5, 2017 at 1pm. Women Choreographers will screen their works and show dances in open rehearsal. Participating choreographers include Sharhrzad Khorsandi, Dalia Rawson, Lissa Resnick, Kathryn Roszak and the Dancers of the New Ballet School. Danse Lumiere Artistic Director Kathryn Roszak says, "The Berkeley Dance Installation offers a unique venue for dance as well as a new way to view dance artists and their creations." This installation highlights contemporary ballets by women, a minority group of choreographers in the dance world. We plan to help women artists to further develop their choreography while giving them greater opportunity and visibility.
Kathryn Roszaks Danse Lumiere is acclaimed for adapting literature for the stage, having collaborated with Maxine Hong Kingston and Gary Snyder. Danse Lumiere was selected as one of the top ten performances of 2011 in the San Francisco Bay Guardian for their performance of Pensive Spring presented by Cal Performances at the Fall Free For All. Danse Lumiere has performed their original productions combining dance with drama in the Bay Area at the Herbst Theater, Grace Cathedral, the Asian Art Museum, and the University of San Francisco. Nationally, the company has performed at The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., La MaMa E.T.C., New York, and at the Copenhagen Cultural Festival, Denmark. Danse Lumiere was given a proclamation last year by the Mayor of Berkeley for their work with dance, which includes Artistic Director Kathryn Roszak's role as Dance Specialist with Cal Performances. The companys production of Kathryn Roszaks Secrets on the Way, inspired by the Swedish Nobel Prize-winning poet Tomas Transtromer, was presented last year by Scandinavia House in New York City and that same work will be screened at the 92nd Street Y in New York City this May. Danse Lumiere produced Dance on Center: New Works by Women Ballet choreographers in downtown Berkeley for the past two years. Lou Fancher wrote a feature article on Danse Lumiere which appeared in the San Jose Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_22890895/danse-lumi-re-stays-step-at-downtown-berkeley
Shotgun Players Studios (View)
1201 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702