Cut the Edge

CUT THE EDGE  - Performance Installation

PLACE:  the Pescadrome, 101 S. Quarantina, Santa Barbara, CA  93101
DATES:  Friday August 2nd and Saturday August 3rd, 7:30 pm (overlapping time), 8:00 pm (guided tour)
COST:  $20 suggested donation - pay what you can $5 minimum 
Entrance limited to35 per evening
Cut The Edge: Fri August 2nd @ 7:30 pm   - pre-sales closed
We suggest arriving at 7:00 pm to reserve tickets.  Doors will open at 7:15 pm
Pay what you can, $20 suggested donation - $5 suggested minimum
Cash only at the door

Cut The Edge: Sat August 2nd @ 7:30 pm   - purchase via eventbrite or at the door
Pay what you can, $20 suggested donation - $5 suggested minimum  Purchase HERE 
Cash only at the door

Performance Installation
Dance, Physical Theatre, Poetry, Aerial Arts, Projection Arts, Visual Arts, Film

photo of PremPreet Kaur Wrinkle provided by Marco Pinter

Cut the Edge in 2011 for the ADaPT Fest was such a brilliant success we've decided to do it again and this time around add an extra evening of performances. 
Spectators will receive an orientation before entering the building, and those who wish to, will receive a "smudging" with white sage.  The direction is to follow your heart and meander through the installation for an interactive half hour in "overlapping time" playing the role of observer, and if you choose, creator.   Multiple things will be happening simultaneously.  Take in a one on one poem by Sojourner Kincaide Rolle in the stairwell, interact with the sculptors using your iphone or ipad with the "scan" app installed and be prepared to write, take in one on one Steam Punk with Veronique Chevalier in the lounge on the third floor, and in the main room there will be life drawing from the model.  Display your creations after on the Fishbon walls!  After the audience has had their fill then a guided tour will occur and you will be led through the installation to experience a series of performances in "linear time."  At the conclusion of the "linear time" performances all of the performers will follow their hearts and go to the space they choose and all of the performances will happen at once making for some spectacular unexpected overlaps.  This promises to be INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE!  In 2011 it was the festival producers favorite event out of the 22 happenings!

Participating Artists
EAST COAST:    B3W Performance Group - Emily Berry (dance),  Joanna Nobbe (physical theatre)
WEST COAST:  ArtBark International: Misa & Stephen Kelly (music, visual art, physical theater, film), Carol Ann Manzi (music), Gregg Johnson (classical indian music), Jill Littlewood (paper installation), Leon Olson (live art), Bob Mask (live art), Nasir Syed (sitarist), Nicole McKenzie Improv Group (improvisation), Rebecca Davis Sculptor Peeps (visual art), Robin Bisio (film), Sue Bell (interactive photography), Sojourner Kincaide Rolle (poetry), Cindy Macy (aerial arts), Marco Pinter and PremPreet Kaur Wrinkle (aerial arts/projection),  Christine Jordan (performance art), Valarie Mulberry (song) & more!

Description of Contributions
photo of Cindy Macy by Steve Corbett
Cindy Macy will perform "Reachable Heights" on aerial fabrics. A piece inspired by and performed to Stephen Kelly's music and choreographed by Autumn Phillips, with traces and embraces by Ninette Paloma, Misa Kelly, and Alan Macy.
Cindy is an engineer by training/profession and wanna-be-dancer for many decades, Cindy reached off the floor and began aerial arts training in our local studios four years ago.

Mumbai Traversal
Aerial performance and videography by PremPreet Kaur Wrinkle. Concept, projection and soundscape by Marco Pinter. A Westerner's immersion in urban Mumbai is explored through traditional Indian Mallakhamb aerial acrobatics, accompanied by projected video and sound.

Murder of Crows 
A Robin Bisio/ Arna Bee Film
Dancer: Kaita Lepore
Music: Jen Baron
Cinematography and edit: Arna Bee
Choreography and direction: Robin Bisio
Stills by Arna Bee
Shot on location at Lizard's Mouth, Santa Barbara

Dancing on My Father's Grave - Bill Bryne Russell, Rainbow Underhill, Misa Kelly

Aint Gonna Study War No More & My Virginity Was not Given it was Taken -  a collaboration between Poet Sojourner Kincaid Rolle and Misa Kelly. Photo by Misa Kelly

Emily Berry (NYC) of B3W Performance Group is creating an installation specifically for the space and will perform within it a work that draws attention to the Korean Comfort Women 
Photo of Emily's latest choreographic work "Spin Art" at ADaPT May 30th performance in Brooklyn, NY by Eric Bandiero. 

Dancers by Design Project
Artistic Director: Nicole Helton
Dancers by Design will provide a preview of a work they are touring to Monterey, CA for the SpectorDance Choreographic Showcase shaping it for the space. 

Nicole McKenzie Improv Group will be offering an unstructured improvisation danced by Ruth Alpert and Jan Vucinich.  On Friday night musical accompaniment will be by Nasir Sayed and on Saturday night Gregg Johnson.

Valarie Mulberry (original songs for guitar and vocals) 
Valarie will songs on the stage in the main room.

Stephen Kelly (keyboard), Carol Ann Manzi (voice), Misa Kelly and Chris Rahwles (text) - Palomino Songs will be offering music for Cindy Macy's aerial performance.

Gregg Johnson  will be offering a musical invocation in the shop space on tablas on Saturday August 3rd performance and accompanying the Nicole McKenzie improv group.

Nasir Sayed will be offering a musical invocation in the shop space on sitar on Friday August 2nd and accompanying the Nicole McKenzie improv group. 

Christine Jordan - installed in a large rocking chair Christine has a few things she'll pull out of her creative bag to share spur of the moment.

Poet Sojourner Kincaid Rolle will be installed in the space she was for our 2011 event reading one on one poetry.

photo below by Rebecca Davis
Rebecca Davis Sculptor Peeps 
Rebecca Davis has been teaching in the community for YEARS and this is a chance to celebrate her and her students with an installation of sculptors, photography, and video.   The installation will be interactive so BRING YOUR SMART PHONES or ipad loaded up with the "scan" app.
Dylan & Friends - drawings
Work by Dylan & Friends that journeyed to Brooklyn, NY will be installed in a signature style that will include audience participation prompts. Well - decided to install paintings from Uncloseted "M" series.


Life Drawing Score
modeled/performed/danced by Joanna Nobbe and Karen Hind
Visual Artists: Leon Olson, Bob Mask, Juliet Betita, "Dylan & Friends"
Monitor: Misa Kelly
The Life Drawing score will get under way before spectators arrive energizing the space.  At 7:30 pm

2011 Cut the Edge Video