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SQUART! Into the Wild
Headlands Center for the Arts
Sausalito, CA
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SQUART! Into the Wild
Taking off from the reality tv competition format, SQUART! (short for spontaneous queer art) challenges performers to create work collaboratively in a highly limited period of time, aspiring to stimulate altered states of mind, body, and attitude. Now in it's second year SQUART has had over 100 participants; for this round, creator/choreographer Laura Arrington, Artist in Residence (AIR), offers three opportunities for you to engage:

1) Participate as a performer! Given the themes of "Retreat" and "Endurance," 40 participants will generate four original works on-site at Headlands over the course of 24 hours, beginning at 6PM on Saturday, March 26; email lauraarringtondance@gmail.com for details.

2) Witness the Creative Process! Visit Headlands between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon to see the works in development.

3) See the final product! The resulting pieces will be performed on Sunday, March 27 at 3PM for a live audience and panel of celebrity judges, including Jess Curtis, Ivo Dimchev, Keith Hennesy, and Meg Stuart.


From March 15  May 1, Arrington takes up residence in Project Space, a working studio in Headlands' main building which is open to the public five days a week, allowing artists to share their processes with visitors. In Project Space, Laura will work on her upcoming show Fox Den, set to premier at Z Space in December of 2011. Learn more about Project Space at http://headlands.org/event_detail.asp?key=20&eventkey=967

Laura has been living and making work in Bay Area since 2008. Most recently she was an artist in residence at CounterPULSE, creating the work Hot Wings under the mentorship of Joe Goode. Her work has been seen at The Lab, CounterPULSE, ODC, The Garage, Cell Space, Mama Calizo's Voice Factory, Supperclub, and her own home. She is the resident choreographer for the Cutting Ball Theater (voted best theater in The San Francisco Guardian's Best of the Bay 2010), and has performed as a company member of with New York's Christopher Williams, Ellis Wood, and Nina Winthrop. In the Bay, she has performed as a guest with Axis Dance/David Dorfman and Keith Hennessy.


For GPS:  944 Simmonds Road, Sausalito, CA  94965
The MUNI 76 bus runs to Headlands on Sundays
For directions by bus, bike, or car: http://headlands.org/article.asp?key=23

Photo by Robbie Sweeny


Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965
United States



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