Transit Dances
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Transit Dances
Transit Dances 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017


Starting point:  Bergamot/26th St. Metro station in Santa Monica
Tours begin at 12 noon and 1 PM

Featuring:  Arpana Dance Company, Donna Sternberg & Dancers, JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble

Donna Sternberg & Dancers presents "Transit Dances", bringing original site-specific dances close to three Expo Line stations Santa Monica.  Audiences will travel from the 26th St./Bergamot station to the 17th St. station and conclude at the 4th St. station.  At each stop, tour guides will take audience members to a site where a world-premiere site-specific dance will be performed, then audiences will hop back on the Metro to the next performance stop.  Based on the successful Trolley Dances in San Diego founded by Jean Isaacs, "Transit Dances" bring the arts into the community, inviting people to use public transit to see Santa Monica in a fresh, new way through the lens of dance, exploring hidden nooks and crannies as well as more popular landmarks.

Arpana Dance Company is a premiere Bharata Natyam dance company that has performed in the US, Europe, Japan and India.  Artistic Director Ramya Harishankar was awarded the Kala Seva Bharathi award by Bharat Kalachar, India for her contribution to Indian arts abroad, and her solo career spanning more than three decades has taken her all over the world performing in India, Asia, Europe, Australia and No. America.

Donna Sternberg & Dancers, founded in 1985, is an interdisciplinary contemporary dance company that has performed throughout California, Mexico and recently at the 2016 Venice Biennale in Italy.   DS&D has collaborated with scientists and artists to present multidisciplinary work inspired by science on topics as diverse as quantum physics, botany and immunology.  Artistic Director Donna Sternberg has been awarded numerous grants, awards and fellowships for her innovative work bridging dance and science.

JazzAntique Dance Ensemble, founded in 1993, celebrates the jazz tradition as a vital
thread in the cultural fabric of African American history and heritage, and a defining element of the American experience.  The company showcases concert jazz dance in works premised on the interplay between jazz music and dance.  JAT has been presented throughout the United States as such prestigious events as the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.  Artistic Director Pat Taylor teaches and choreographs across the United States and internationally and is the recipient of many awards and grants.


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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!