2013 Press SB

ArtBark International & Friends
Organize A Bi-Coastal
Dance & Physical Theater Festival
ADaPT Festival 2013
Misa & Stephen Kelly
(805) 569-0389
2911 La Combadura, Santa Barbara, CA 
Who:  ArtBark International & Friends

July 23rd - August 4th, 2013

The award winning ADaPT Festival returned to the U.S. from Vienna, AUSTRIA with an opening event at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NY on May 30th. The event not only sold out, but we sadly had to turn folks away.  The event now flows West with events over 40 companies/Independent artists from 23 different cities participating. Local events are scheduled at Center Stage Theater, Paseo Nuevo Mall Amphi-Theater, the Montecito School of Ballet, and Fishbon's Pescadrome with an event scheduled in SoCal at ARC Pasadena.  Festival events include a dynamic educational outreach with master classes and workshops in contemporary dance and improvisation by world class NYC and SoCal artists, Dance, Physical Theater and Film for black box venues, an outdoor component and return of the Cut the Edge performance installation at Fishbon's Pescadrome featuring dance, improvisation, music, visual art, installation, poetry, film and audience participation. 

 This is a chance in a life time opportunity to engage with powerful creatives fully dedicated to artistic excellence and also being a part of shifting the paradigm in how the arts organize to create bridges of opportunity between different cities and different countries which have not existed before.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds - but you might get turned away because the events sell out so don't wait to get tickets.

What do the different program names refer to?  Science Fiction writers ...
Upcoming West Coast activities

Barbara Mahler - New York Artist - Master Class Wednesday July 24-
photo by Julie Lemberger
Barbara Mahler - New York 
9:30 am sign in
Master Class in Klein Technique with world reknowned New York based artist
Barbara Mahler
Montecito School of Ballet - 529 E. Guttierrez
co-sponsored by Susan Alexander Teaches
$15 suggested donation
Barbara Mahler Klein Technique Master Class:  PURCHASE HERE  
Dance and Physical Theater - Friday July 26
Photo of ArtBark International by Barbara Parmet
PROGRAM JULES - Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara CA Friday July 26th
7:30 pm pre-show social dance genre with audience participation
8:00 performances
$22 suggested donation
Pay what you can - $5 minimum by calling or visiting the box office.
Purchase by Phone with Visa or Mastercard: (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
Improvisation Master Class - New York Artists - Saturday July 27th 
Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara CA
9:15 am sign in
9:30 am - master class "Listening in Improvisation" with New York based artists
$15 suggested donation  
Raving Jaynes Improvisation Master Class:  PURCHASE HERE
Artist Brunch - Saturday July 27th 
Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara CA
11:00 am
Outside on the Patio
Free to Festival Participants - $50 patron tickets - limited to 5 patrons.
Please call the office for reservation (805) 569-0389
PROGRAM RUMI: Outdoor Multi-Cultural Dances - Saturday July 27th
5:00-6:30 pm
Paseo Nuevo Mall Amphi-Theater
Participating Artists: 
Dzhamala! Ensemble - Turkish/Macedonian/Roma dance; artistic director: Jatila van der Veen
Ajde Macedonian Wedding Band - Turkish/Macedonian/Roma music; artistic directors: Robert and Doris Vickery
Sul da Bahia - Capoeira demonstration; artistic director: Daniel Yoshimi, aka Professor Chin
Dance and Physical Theater - Saturday July 27th
Photo of BodySensate by Dale Petersen
PROGRAM ARTHUR - Center Stage Theater- Santa Barbara CA, 93101
Saturday July 27th
7:30 pm pre-show,  social dance genre with audience participation
8:00 performances
$22 suggested donation - Pay what you can - $5 minimum
Tickets via Center Stage Theater
Purchase by Phone with Visa or Mastercard: (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)


Dance and Physical Theater
Sunday July 28th
photo by Priscilla Lewis
PROGRAM RAY - ARC Pasadena, 1158 East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, California  91106
4:30 pm pre-show,  social dance genre with audience participation
5:00 performances
$22 suggested donation - Pay what you can - $5 minimum
Purchase via eventbrite HERE
Experimental - Performance Installation- August 2nd and 3rd
CUT THE EDGE  - Performance Installation - the Pescadrome, 101 S. Quarantina, Santa Barbara, CA  93101
Friday August 2nd and Saturday August 3rd, 7:30 pm (overlapping time), 8:00 pm (guided tour) 9:30 pm (overlapping time)
$20 suggested donation
Purchase via eventbrite HERE
Entrance limited to 40 per evening

Sunday 8/4
Improvisation for Collaboration and Ensemble - Developing the "voice" of an ensemble, through improvisational work. Wear clothing to move in. Workshop with SoCal performance artist, actor and singer Rainbow Underhill
Montecito School of Ballet, 529 E. Gutierrez – 5:00 pm - $15 suggested donation