Emerging Choreographers Showcase 2013
EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS SHOWCASE 2013
PERFORMANCES AND WORKSHOPS FEATURING CUTTING EDGE CHOREOGRAPHERS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 WORKSHOP WITH ANDREA CAGNETTI (ROME, ITALY) 4-6 PM
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 PERFORMANCE 8 PM
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17 PERFORMANCE 3 PM
3343 PAUL DAVIS DRIVE, MARINA, CA
FOR INFORMATION AND TICKETS
MARIA BASILE- SAN JOSE
ALEXANDRA BEATY -SAN JOSE
JAHNNA BIDDLE-DE LA ROSA - MARINA
MILISSA PAYNE BRADLEY - SAN FRANCISCO
ANDREA CAGNETTI- ROME, ITALY
MARY CHASE MONTEREY
MATT HAN SAN JOSE
ANNA HOUK SAN FRANCISCO
JOSHUA LAU- SAN FRANCISCO
ANANDHA RAY SAN FRANCISCO
FRAN SPECTOR ATKINS- MONTEREY
DONNA STERNBERG SANTA MONICA
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 RECEPTION TO FOLLOW THE PERFORMANCE
Single Adult $20
Children under 12 & Seniors over 65 $15
Movement Workshop $20
Family Package - 5 or more tickets purchased at once/$15 each
Bring-a-Friend Package 10 or more tickets purchased at once/ $12 each
Dancers Package- Workshop and Performances $30 not available for purchase online, call studio.
SpectorDance invites you to the annual Emerging Choreographers Showcase (ECS). This unique mix of choreographic styles brings dancers from around the world to one stage. Don't miss the opportunity to experience cutting edge dance right in your own backyard.
Tickets available online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling SpectorDance at 831-384-1050.
Movement Workshop with Andrea Cagnetti: This two hour workshop will include a sensorial warm-up for the body and a warm-up for joints and muscles. These warm-ups aim to prepare the body athletically to get the perception of one's "self" close to technical tools acquired in the dance studies. The students will explore personal ways to express their own emotions, which will be the starting point for choreographing an individual piece.
GUEST ARTISTS BIOS
Alexandra Beaty had an immediate love affair with dance. Some may say it was late in life but she didn't care. At 18, she started dancing with Lori Bryhni and Kim T. Davis at Modesto Junior College in 2007 and had the privilege of dancing with Off-Balance, the school's Modern dance Company. In 2008, Alexandra received 1st place in the Arts and Humanities Contest for her choreography "From Under the Wing" and won 2nd place the following year for "Reassurance". Alexandra is now attending San Jose State University where she will complete her BFA in dance this year and is performing with University Dance Theater directed by Gary Masters. Alexandra plans to work toward a masters in dance and move to New York to pursue a professional dance career.
Milissa Payne Bradley is a San Francisco based choreographer, dance educator, and movement artist that has performed with The Oakland Ballet, Dance Through Time, Liss Fain Dance, and as a freelance and guest artist. She is a graduate with Honors from Saint Mary's College of California in the Liberal Education for the Arts (LEAP) program. Milissa is part of the teaching staff at San Francisco's Performing Arts High School: SOTA, Contra Costa Ballet School, and Triple Threat Performing Arts. In 2010, her choreography was chosen as audience favorite at Spector Dance's Emerging Choreographers Showcase. www.milissapayne.com
Andrea Cagnetti currently lives outside of Rome, Italy. He is an internationally renowned chef and choreographer. His work is promoted abroad by the Italian Institute of Culture. From 1999-2009, he founded and directed the contemporary dance group/company ARSmovendi. He also choreographed for the Balletto di Roma, Nemian dance group of Mexico City and SpectorDance. In addition, he created a fashion show for the designer, Lezley George, for Woman under the stars at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome and performed for Pope John Paul II in celebration of his last birthday in Sala Nervi, an event broadcast worldwide. Currently, he is director of Cultural Bridge, a program of international cultural exchange that will have it's second season from August 18 to September 1, 2013 in Oriolo Romano and in some of the surrounding towns.
Mary Chase began dancing in 1981 in Chicago, IL and continued her dance training in the St. Louis area from 1982-1996. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Texas at Austin, Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance choreography and performance from the University of Illinois and a Certificate of Laban Movement Analysis (C.M.A.) and Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) from the Laban Institute in New York City. For the last decade Chase has performed and her work has been produced in thirteen States and internationally in Austria, Greece, Scotland, Guatemala, and Indonesia. With a passionate pursuit of the body moving integrated and dynamically in space, she has taught contemporary and ballet technique, dance sciences and somatics at Kansas State University, Momentum Arts Academy in Seattle, WA, at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin Peay State University, Tapestry Dance Company and The American Ballet Theatre Austin Intensive.
Jahnna Biddle, Choreographer, Director & Performer, whose prismatic art of dance offers unexpected elaborate emotional expression, color, light, and life. Her career includes performance and/or choreography credits from House of Blues Move to Groove Ball, Key Club Choreographers Carnival, Mandalone Projects, Greek Theatre Youth Celebration, Cast member of Sister Ella with Director Larry Heart & music master Michael Jackson, Fame LA TV Series, HBO's The Tracey Ullman Show Tracy Take On & State of the Union productions, and other various music videos and TV/film projects. Her reprint of her renowned production Reflections will be in Los Angeles theaters in the next year as her continued creativity continues to grow and touch the hearts and souls of her audiences. Now living in Marina, California, she currently directs the dance program at Robert Louis Steven School in Carmel. While changing the direction of dance at RLS, she hopes to reach out locally to help guide a new generation of young artists.
Anandha Ray is the Artistic Director of Moving Arts. Since 1994 Moving Arts Dance has toured six countries as Cultural Ambassadors for the US Embassy, and throughout the USA, and has received standing ovations from sold-out premiere international venues to edgy black box theaters in deep urban recesses of the USA. For 20 years the company has enjoyed providing residencies for universities across the USA & internationally and collaborating with artists of various countries and media. Anandha Ray has produced over 100 concerts and 70 major works. For her contributions in dance, she has received citations from the US Senate, The California Assembly, was inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame, has been cited as a visionary for the 20th century (2000), one of 25 women leaders in the arts (2005), inducted into the Honorary Order of Kentucky Colonels (2004), Las Vegas Award for Dance as an Art Form (2009), and received choreography awards from the American Dance Festival, the National College Dance Festival and sjCHOREOfest, receiving a second award from sjCHOEROfest February 2011. www.movingartsdance.org
Anna Houk: Since the age of four, Anna has trained in a variety of dance techniques, including ballet, modern, jazz and tap. She quickly fell in love with this art form and found tremendous value in the passion, discipline, and creativity that dance brought to her life. She recently graduated from Santa Clara University with degrees in Biology and Theatre Arts with a Dance Emphasis. She is currently living and working in San Francisco prior to the start of medical school next fall.
Donna Sternberg has professionally premiered over 70 works throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Ms. Sternberg has produced solo concerts, collaborative concerts with artists of other disciplines and appeared in festivals. Her work has been commissioned by the California Science Center, California Choreographers Dance Festival, Dance Moving Forward Festival, the Catlin Gabel School, Valley College and the Alleluia Dance Theatre. She was named one of the most outstanding choreographers of 2005 and 2007 by the Beverly Hills Outlook. Ms. Sternberg danced in the companies of Donald Byrd, Mary Jane Eisenberg, Dance/LA and TNR: Moebius. She has received grants from the California Arts Council, California Council for the Humanities, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Culver City Cultural Affairs Departments, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, National/State/County Partnership, National Performance Network, Pacific Bell, Bank of America and the Amgen Foundation.
THE SPECTORDANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ziona Goren (Chairperson), James Atkins, Amy Byington, Diana Huang, Karen Cook, Mary & Pierre Cousineau, Lois Cornell, Kimberly Turgen, Fran Spector Atkins
Colleen F. Bailey, Judith Connor, Kyra Schlining
MAJOR DONORS 2013
Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, Community Foundation for Monterey County, National Endowment for the Arts, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Harden Foundation, Turner Foundation, Arts Council for Monterey County, Chapman Foundation, Rosemary Luke, Carmel-by-the-Sea Rotary Club, Monterey County Weekly Fund, Barnet J. Segal Charitable Trust, Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Target, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Amy Anderson & George Somero, Hal & Jacque Eastman, Lenore & Dale Meyer, Rita & Luis Echenique Charitable Foundation, Yellow Brick Road, Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco
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