SB-ADaPT Fest at the Electric Lodge: June 25th @ 7:00 pm


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Who: 50+ Companies/Independent Artists from over 23 different cities and 5 countries
What: SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre's hosts its 1st
SB-ADaPT (A Dance and Physical Theater) Festival
A Festival with a Conference Component that Celebrates the Movement Arts and Welcomes Emerging Genres!
When: Events occur between June 8th - June 25th, 2011 in Santa Barbara, CA and in Venice, CA

ABOUT: The Santa Barbara SB-ADaPT Festival aims to create an extraordinary chance in a lifetime experience for all who engage in the process. The Festival contains a powerful conference component that is intended to foster local, national, and international community. California artists from Santa Barbara, the Los Angeles region and San Francisco will be in attendance along with artists from across the United States - New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan & Oregon. International artists coming to serve as keynote speakers and give lec/demonstrations of their work for the conference will be coming from Slovenia, Austria, Turkey & Israel.

A project of the Future Traditions Foundation & hosted by SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre artists will present dance and physical theater at Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara, CA. There will be two different programs equally breathtaking, life altering, and inspiring - Program Alpha & Program Omega. The Pescadrome will be the venue of choice for those with the taste for experimentation and a penchant for experiencing something new in form of an "Emerging Genre" installation. The installation will include dance, tantz theater, film, visual art, poetry, installation art & the aerial arts woven into a spectacular event that explores the notion of performance in relation to linear and overlapping time with the spectators themselves become a part of the performance.  Other events include a master class series, dance in public spaces at the Paseo Nuevo Mall and East Beach in Santa Barbara, a studio showing at the Electric Lodge in Venice Beach, CA, presentations about the arts in Europe given by Honey & Mood Productions from Vienna and Austria and dance company Simya SANAT from Istanbul.

  • Free Events @ Center Stage Theater and in the Paseo Nuevo Mall's amphitheater
  • $15 Suggested Donation for Master Classes
  • $20-$50 Emerging Genre Installation (Fishbon Benefit) @ the Pescadrome
  • Program Alpha and Program Omega at Center Stage Theater: $15 matinee -$19 evening shows -  $10 low dough - see both shows for as low as $24 & free if you call up and volunteer to help out!
  • $10 suggested donation at the Electric Lodge

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Brief Description
SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre hosts its 1st Bi-Annual Santa Barbara SB-ADaPT (A Dance and Physical Theater) Festival - a conference that celebrates the movement arts and welcomes emerging genres with countries represented include Slovenia, Turkey, Austria, Israel, and the United States.

The Festival builds upon the basic model of US Festival where the host company undertakes the task of creating, organizing, and producing the Festival and participating artists collaborate by funding the creation of their work and all travel and lodging expenditures associated with attending the Festival. SonneBlauma is expanding on this model by not only locating housing for artists but through a special Crowdrise fund raising drive to help raise funds to help artists with their travel costs.

Additionally, the Festival will have conference components that will include ample time for artists to interact, network, and engage in dialog intended to build local, national, and international dance and physical theater community. It is our hope that this will lead to additional opportunities for participating artists to take their artistry to places they have yet to visit as well take their work to a new level through artistic exchange.

During June 15th-June 19th this group of gifted movement artists will present performances at Center Stage Theater, a benefit for the Fishbon community at the Pescadrome, give master classes at Center Stage Theater & share work in open and public spaces.

At Center Stage there will be two different programs of dance and physical theater performed:

Program Alpha will be presented on 6/18 at 2pm and 6/19 at 7pm
Program Omega will be presented on 6/18 at 8pm and 6/19 at 2 pm

We believe Festivals of this nature constitute some of the most important work being done in the field of movement arts today. For the majority of those realizing their lifework as movement artists (dance, physical theater, butoh, mime), while they may be well known within their own community, they most likely do not have the name recognition necessary to attract an audience in a city they have never visited before.

Additionally they do not have the familiarity with the city necessary to be able to effectively produce their work. Costs increase in that in addition to the cost of their travel & lodging they have the cost of producing the event.

This format ensures an audience will be present, that the artist will receive good exposure from the local press, and saves a great deal of time, energy, and money for the artist. The local community benefits greatly by the opportunity to interact with new artists that bring fresh energy & new ideas into the community.

It is with great delight that SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre launches its 1st bi-annual festival.

SB-ADaPT Festival
A Conference that Celebrates the Movement Arts