L.O.A.D.E.D is a live dance and music collaboration by the nationally recognized dance company CALI & CO dance headed by choreographer Christine Cali and San Francisco indie rocker Matt Langlois aka The Welcome Matt. L.O.A.D.E.D being their second collaboration promises to be a fierce 3 day run of rich and evocative metaphor through modern dance juxtaposed against a back drop of meditative pulsating sounds and projections. Investigating a myriad of "loaded" present day concerns, including the food we eat, our planets environmental destruction and our human inclinations toward escapism (both healthful and destructive) L.O.A.D.E.D heavily weighs the dynamic navigation of our present state of being.
Dance created and directed by Christine Cali Music created and directed by Matt Langlois
Danced by Christine Cali, Kristin Damrow, Caitlin Hafer, Meegan Hertensteiner, Megan Lowe, Angela Mazziotta, Jennifer Meek, Whitney Stevenson and Christi Welter and sepcial guests Afshin Odabaee, Michael Leavell and R. Jefferson Joseph.
Music Performed by The Welcome Matt: Matt Langlois, Tim Frick and Mike Stevens
Costumes by Claire Pasquier
***SPECIAL Saturday night performance by Body Language Youth Dance Company directed by Annie Rosenthal-Parr of ROCO Dance.
About Christine Cali:
Christine is the director of CALI & CO dance and has danced professionally for companies in SF and NYC over the past 15 years. As a dance-based artist, Christine is interested in creating works that are poignant and revelatory; works that (de/re) construct social norms and openly challenge constructs of gender, race and class. Her work manifests itself through dance, theater, song and technology and radiates beyond the present moment. She has a BFA from Ohio University, an MFA in Choreography from Hollins University/The American Dance Festival and has taught/performed/lived in SF, NYC, Toronto, Rome, Montreal, Paris, Seoul, South Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, West Africa and more. Christine has taught/held residencies at University of San Francisco, Mendocino College, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet BFA program/Dominican University, American Conservatory Theater A.C.T. MFA Program, University of South Florida, SungKyunKwan University, Hollins University, Ohio University, Wesleyan University, University of Wyoming and currently teaches at Sonoma State University, ODC Dance Commons and ROCO Dance & Fitness. For more info please visit CALI & CO dance at www.calidance.info.
About Matt Langlois:
MATT LANGLOIS aka The Welcome Matt, originally from New England turned longtime San Francisco resident has released seven CD's and two with Bay Area music project HEY BRONTOSAURUS. In 2012 he released his first compilation THE PANHANDLE YEARS featuring some of the best WELCOME MATT songs over the last decade, including the single "KARMA". From 2009 to 2011 his musical brain child, MEMBERS OF SOUND, produced a song a month for 2 years, collaborating with many Bay Area musicians and an array of producers who have worked with artists such as, FOUR NON-BLONDS, DAN THE AUTOMATOR, TRAIN, THE COUNTING CROWS, FOSTER THE PEOPLE and GALACTIC. The Welcome Matt song "WAKE ME UP IN SAN FRANCISCO" has been featured on KFOG 104.5 and played at San Francisco Giants games in SBC Park. Another MEMBERS OF SOUND song "THAT I CAN DO " made it's way onto KFOG's 2011 Music in Schools summer sampler, written and performed with local dance choreographer CHRISTINE CALI. He also earned a co-write on "IN SAN FRANCISCO" by German dance pop sensation "CASCADA" which reached Top 40 success in 4 different countries including #15 in Germany. Matt tours nationally several times a year and will release his 8th cd POP JUNK FLUFF and HYPE in early 2014
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