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 Post subject: "dancing with paints: special blues edition"
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:24 pm 

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Location: El Granada, CA, USA
CONTACT: Caitlyn Carradine/L.A.C.E. Productions
(310) 589-9453

L.A.C.E. Productions presents its Katrina benefit production:
"dancing with paints: special blues edition"
August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 @ 8 PM

"...Carradine is no average dancer. She's been around the world.
She's worked with some of classical ballet's most famous celebrities.
Unlike most dancers her age, she has her own dance venue, LACE
Theater on the CSUCI campus; and even more remarkably, she's already
breaking outside the boundaries of the status quo."
--Molly Freedenberg, VC Reporter

Camarillo, CA - L.A.C.E. Theater presents its benefit production of
"dancing with paints: special blues edition", directed,
choreographed, and performed by Caitlyn Carradine on August 5, 6, 12,
13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2006 at 8pm at the L.A.C.E. Theater, located in
Building #44 on Santa Barbara Ave., within the CSUCI campus, close to
the 101, with plenty of parking. This is a one-year anniversary of
Katrina/benefit production for survivors still homeless in the Lower
9th Ward, New Orleans, by L.A.C.E. Productions, a company founded and
run by Artistic Director Caitlyn Carradine. Tickets are $10 general
admission and paintings will be for sale for $20. All moneys raised
will be sent to Charmaine Neville who lives (and rode out the storm)
in the Lower 9th Ward and knows who is in need and not receiving
anything. For reservations and information, call: (310) 589-9453.

Caitlyn Carradine stars in a contemporary "painting ballet"
production using all different shades of blue paints and a Charmaine
Neville soundtrack. dancing with paints: special blues edition turns
the stage floor into a canvas and the dancer's feet into
paintbrushes. The first half is danced very classically with pointe
shoes and the second half is danced barefoot with a contemporary
twist. The painting left on the canvas at the end of the production
is merely a by-product of the performance. The shades of blue paint
represent the water and the feeling of the blues, and the paintings
serve as a memory and capture the movements in a 2 dimensional plane.
The choreography reflects the soul and sound of New Orleans homegirl
Charmaine Neville. The show altogether serves as a reminder to all
that New Orleans is still in trouble and still needs our help in
every way possible.

The L.A.C.E. Theater was founded in 2003 by Los Angeles native
Caitlyn Carradine, to be a "laboratory" to develop experimental
ballet works, and to push the limits of contemporary dance theater by
having a place to work out new ideas, and test them in front of small
audiences. What one sees presented in these performances is a unique
look inside the artistic process. (Of note: the LACE Theater is
located in what used to be the old Camarillo State Hospital.)
L.A.C.E. has thus far been a quiet success, attracting the attention
of some of the dance world's most notable innovators and
choreographers such as William Forsythe (director of The Forsythe
Company, Germany) and Glenn Edgerton (former director of NDT,

Charmaine Neville is a hero to the city of New Orleans and a home
girl with superstar status. "All music is good music," she says
firmly. "I try to cover the whole spectrum and do just everything. I
don't want to be stagnated and stuck in a rut....People ask, 'Oh,
what category would you put your music in?' and I say, 'Good!'" Born
into the third generation of the New Orleans legendary musical
family, Charmaine has nonetheless worked hard to get where she is and
make her music known as her own. The work has paid off - as one
reviewer recently wrote, "Charmaine Neville is beginning to rival her
father and uncles in terms of popularity in New Orleans." She started
out backing up the Neville Brothers and went on to perform with the
survivors, a band whose alumni list includes Harry Connick Jr. and
Bobby McFerrin. It was here that she first started working with
saxophonist Reggie Houston.

Caitlyn Carradine is a professional ballerina whose training and
experience hails from the Vienna State Opera Ballet School where she
was the only girl in her class of 17 to graduate in 2001. She worked
and trained at Vienna's Saatsoper (State's Opera) and Volksoper
(People's Opera). She returned home with the blessings of her
Volksoper director to start a company in Los Angeles based on the
companies she had experienced while abroad. She has created more than
17 original works and all are categorized as "avant garde one-woman
dance specific shows." She has been favorably written about in the
Los Angeles Times, Dance Spirit Magazine, and the VCReporter. She
also has a cult following with the likes of Fred Armisen (SNL),
Martha Plimpton (Goonies), Kenny Hotz (Kenny vs. Spenny), a UN
Weapons Inspector, sci-fi writers, artists, dancers and dance
enthusiasts, and several local families who follow her shows and news
closely. She is also grand-daughter to John Carradine, legendary film

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