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Dances of the Sacred and Profane
Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA
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The last performance of Dances of the Sacred and Profane was on Sunday, September 21. Visit us on our YouTube channnel, youtube.com/mfdpsf2 to see video clips of the performance.





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Dances of the Sacred and Profane
Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF
 in partnership with Fort Mason Center
 presents the world premiere of
 Dances of the Sacred and Profane

September 13-14 and 18-21, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center

WHEN: Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14; Thursday through Sunday, September 18 to September 21.  All shows at 8 pm except Sundays. The two Sunday performances will be at 3 pm.

WHERE: Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan Street, San Francisco

Featuring collaborations with Media Artist and MacArthur Fellow Camille Utterback, Royal Society Research Fellow Dr. David Glowacki and his team, and Composer and Sound Engineer Dr. Michael St. Clair

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Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF, in partnership with Fort Mason Center, presents the world premiere of Dances of the Sacred and Profane (DSP), a new work by choreographer Mark Foehringer, September 13-14 and 18-21.  DSP marks the inaugural performance of the Cowell Theater's reopening, following a year-and-a-half closure for seismic retrofitting. Tickets are now on sale.

One of the preeminent mid-size theaters in the Bay Area, the newly reopened Cowell Theater has undergone its first renovation since opening in 1989. Upgrades to the Cowell Theater include new stage drapery, sound, video, communications, and acoustic upgrades, and lobby and audience enhancements to better serve the next generation of performing arts groups and arts patrons.

In DSP, Fulbright Fellow Mark Foehringer teams up with visual/media artist and MacArthur Fellow Camille Utterback, Royal Society Research Fellow Dr. David Glowacki, digital artist Phill Tew, dancer/computer scientist Melissa Kaufmann-Gomez, and Dr. Michael St. Clair, a composer & sound engineer from Stanford University.  

Ms. Utterback will use her expertise in motion capture and interactive projection to design interactive graphics for Foehringer's most ambitious project to date. To create the graphics, which respond in real time to dancers' movements, Utterback is utilizing Glowacki's 'danceroom Spectroscopy' (dS) hardware/software system, in which a real-time atomic physics simulation responds to human movement.

Recent Utterback installations in the Bay Area include Span, a multi screen site specific installation for International Orange, an exhibition celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge by the FOR-SITE Foundation, and Shifting Time, a permanent commission for the San Jose Airport. Recent performances of Hidden Fields, the performance Glowacki and Tew originally developed using the dS system, include dates at the Barbican in London and ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Technology in Germany.

Additional collaborators include Frédéric Boulay of Oaktown Productions who is developing the multiple projection screen system for the work.

"I am thrilled to collaborate with so many experts in various fields to present Dances of the Sacred and Profane at the Cowell Theater's reopening," said Mark Foehringer, Artistic Director of Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF. "Camille's extensive experience reacting to human gestures, and creation of original software to do so, ensures our performance will result in a deep and real interaction to the subtlety of the dancers' movements, which will generate projected images. Camille sees her installations as exploring new ways of time passing in a space."

Dances of the Sacred and Profane (DSP) is an hour-long dance work without intermission.  Inspired by music and art of the impressionist period, DSP explores timing, memory and angles through dance, motion capture projection and music.  Onstage cameras connected to hardware and software developed by Dr. Glowacki and Phill Tew will capture information about the dancers as they move through the choreography, and visualize this motion in different ways for the audience with images selected by Ms. Utterback. The projected images are not simply images of the dancers, but instead augment and react to details of the choreography that is repeated in sequence, like brush strokes in a painting.

Dancers performing in Dances of the Sacred and Profane include: Jamielyn Duggan (Dance Theatre of San Francisco), Sonja Dale (Strange Fruit  New York City), James Graham (Hope Mohr Dance), Cooper Neely (LEVYDance), and Raphaël Boumaïla  (Limón Dance Company).

About Mark Foehringer
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Over the past 39 years in the dance industry, Mark Foehringer has created a dance organization, directed two pre-professional dance programs and made works for dance companies and dance programs, directed operas and developed collaborative projects with other artists. He is a producer, presenter, director, teacher, choreographer and mentor.

Foehringer is an internationally active choreographer and dance educator who directs his San Francisco based contemporary dance organization, Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF(MFDP|SF), since 1996. He choreographed and taught throughout the US and abroad, working with organizations that include: Rambert School of Contemporary Dance in London, Ballet Nacional del Peru and Cisne Negro Dance Company of Brazil. Outside of Northern California, Foehringer's company has been seen in Aruba, New York City and Peru. Foehringer received two Fulbright Scholar Grants to lecture and set work in Peru in 2007 and 2012. He returned to Peru in 2013 on a Specialist Grant through Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

His work has been supported by San Francisco Foundation; Fleishhacker Foundation; Zellerbach Family Fund; Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Fort Mason Center Presents; Helen Bing Music Series; Arts Council Silicon Valley; California Arts Council; Council for International Exchange of Scholars; Peninsula Foundation; Valley Foundation of Silicon Valley; Center for Cultural Innovation; and School of Music and Dance of San Jose State University.

About Camille Utterback
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Camille Utterback is an internationally acclaimed artist whose interactive installations and reactive sculptures engage participants in a dynamic process of kinesthetic discovery and play. Utterback's work explores the aesthetic and experiential possibilities of linking computational systems to human movement and gesture in layered and often humorous ways. Her work focuses attention on the continued relevance and richness of the body in our increasingly mediated world.

Her work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally, including The Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN; The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; ZERO1 The Art & Technology Network, San Jose, CA; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The American Museum of the Moving Image, New York; The NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; The Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Netherlands Institute for Media Art; The Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art; The Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine; and the Ars Electronica Center, Austria. Utterback's work is in private and public collections including Hewlett Packard, Itaú Cultural Institute in São Paolo, Brazil, and La Caixa Foundation in Barcelona, Spain.

Awards and honors include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2009), a Transmediale InternationalMedia Art Festival Award (2005), a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002) and a commission from the Whitney Museum for the CODeDOC project on their ArtPort website (2002). Utterback holds a US patent for a video tracking system she developed while working as a research fellow at New York University (2004). She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department at Stanford University.

About David Glowacki
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Dr. David Glowacki is a dual US/UK citizen and Royal Society Research Fellow. Along with a PhD in chemical physics, he holds a master in arts, obtained as a Fulbright finalist at the University of Manchester (UK). With an international reputation spanning both science and art, Glowacki has won several awards in both areas. He is a faculty member at the University of Bristol (UK) joint between the Department of Chemistry and Computer Science, and also a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Since 2008, he has published more than 40 papers across a wide range of disciplines, with many appearing in high profile peer-reviewed journals including Science and Nature. Since 2010, he has delivered over 30 talks and seminars worldwide, spanning both art and science.

Glowacki's research at the frontiers of computational chemistry and high-performance computing has produced danceroom spectroscopy (dS), a state-of-the-art computational platform that fuses real-time supercomputing, digital art, and interactive technology to drive science education and public outreach. dS has received six awards over the last 18 mos., leading to Glowacki's international reputation across interactive computing, digital art, and interactive computing. With high-profile installations and performances at a range of venues including London's Barbican, Germany's ZKM | Centre for Art & Media Technology, Austria's Ars Electronica, the Salzburg Festival, and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, dS has enabled over 100,000 people across the UK, Europe, and the USA to experience the beauty and complexity of the atomic world. A full list of contributors to the dS project beyond collaborators Phill Tew and Melissa Kaufmann-Gomez is available at www.danceroom-spec.com/people

About Michael St. Clair
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Dr. Michael St. Clair is a scholar and artist who specializes in the theory and practice of interactive technology in performance, working to link interaction design with ancient practices of drama, dance, and play.  His sound work focuses on musical composition and audio engineering for live performance, fusing cutting-edge technical systems with traditional theatrical know-how and rigorous psychoacoustics.  He installs his work in venues ranging from Burning Man to concert halls to basement black boxes.

Dr. St. Clair holds a PhD in Theater and Performance Studies from Stanford, where he teaches sound design, game design, and game studies and serves as the technical director for the Program for the Arts in Residential Education.

About Melissa Kaufman-Gomez
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Melissa Kaufman-Gomez is a student at Columbia University, where she is hoping to double major in Computer Science and Dance. Interning for DSP has allowed her to explore her varied passions in beautiful and unexpected ways. It has been an invaluable experience for her to be involved in building the system and developing a conversation between dance and technology.


About Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF
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Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF (aka MFDP|SF) was founded in 1996 to produce and support the work of American choreographer, Mark Foehringer. Since its inception MFDP|SF developed a repertoire of original works that range from contemporary dance to dance theater for a variety of venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and in New York City, Colorado, Aruba and Peru. Several of Foehringer's recent works have been developed during residencies in England, Brazil and Peru.

In addition to producing Foehringer's original works for his professional ensemble, MFDP|SF produces an annual outdoor festival- Dancing in the Park SF and a mentoring program for dance makers ages 16 to 24-Young Choreographer's Forum. In 2013 MFDP|SF launched Conservatory for Contemporary Dance Arts (CCDA) to share Foehringer's expertise in directing and teaching. CCDA prepares high school aged dancers for university dance programs and professional dance opportunities.
MFDP|SF has moved its operations to One Grove, formerly Kunst-Stoff Arts, where it holds its rehearsals, workshops and ongoing programming.

Heading into its 6th season, Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets has found a new home at Fort Mason Center's newly renovated Cowell Theater.

Dances of the Sacred and Profane is presented by Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF in partnership with Fort Mason Center along with additional support by Fleishhacker Foundation and Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

CALENDAR EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:
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Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF in partnership with Fort Mason Center present the world premiere of Dances of the Sacred and Profane, September 13-14 and 18-21

WHO:  Fulbright Fellow Mark Foehringer teams up with visual/media artist and MacArthur Fellow, Camille Utterback, Royal Society Research Fellow Dr. David Glowacki, and composer/sound engineer Michael St. Clair PhD to present the world premiere of Dances of the Sacred and Profane.

WHAT: The world premiere of Dances of the Sacred and Profane (DSP), an hour-long dance work without intermission.  Inspired by music and art of the impressionist period, DSP explores timing, memory and angles through dance, motion capture projection and music.

WHEN: Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14; Thursday through Sunday, September 18 to September 21.  All shows at 8 pm except Sundays. The two Sunday performances will be at 3 pm.

WHERE: Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan Street, San Francisco

TICKETS:$18.50 and $28.50

To purchase tickets, please visit dsp2014.brownpapertickets.com

For more information visit http://www.mfdpsf.org/

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Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan St.)
San Francisco, CA 94123
United States


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