public forum
home forum magazine gallery links about faq courtesy
It is currently Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:29 pm

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: ODC THEATER PRESENTS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE JACINTA VLACH
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2001 11:01 pm
Posts: 8612
Location: El Granada, CA, USA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shannon Atlas*
> *
> Shannon_atlas@mac.com*
> * (415)
> 203-4363*
> * *
>
> * *
>
> *ODC THEATER PRESENTS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE JACINTA VLACH/LIBERATION DANCE
> THEATER’S*
>
> *ANIMAL FARM*
>
> * APRIL 25-26, 2009*
>
> * *
>
> * *
>
> (San Francisco, CA – March 23, 2009) ODC Theater presents *Jacinta Vlach *
> in *Animal Farm*: a special one-weekend show, *Saturday, April 25 and
> Sunday, April 26, ODC Dance Commons. *Ms Vlach is the* *artistic director
> and founder of Liberation Dance Theater (LDT), a dance-theater collective
> rooted in ideologies of social change through artistic expression and
> community outreach. She joined the ODC Theater Artist-in-Residence program
> this year.
>
>
>
> An excerpt of* Animal Farm* was originally presented as a work-in-progress
> at the *Living Word Festival 2008*. The now completed piece will be
> presented at ODC Dance Commons as a full-length production. Inspired by
> George Orwell's classic 20th century novel of the same title, *Animal Farm
> * explores the infrastructure of contemporary politics and propaganda.
> Exploring images 
of revolutionary poster art as a background and evocative
> visual narrative, choreographer/director Jacinta Vlach parallels the
> Orwellian vision of how a utopian society is made impossible by the
> corrupting nature of the very power necessary to create it. Using various
> dance forms including Step, Dancehall, and Modern, *Animal Farm* brings
> together an eclectic fusion of fine art and working-class sensibilities. At
> its essence, *Animal Farm* poses the question: 
Is it possible to maintain
> one's intrinsic values while rising to power?
>
>
>
> *SF Weekly* says “Choreographer Jacinta Vlach dives head first into the
> ever thorny topics of race, culture and identity. . . and jettisons the
> neutral ground of conventional dance for more provocative terrain.”
>
>
> Tickets for the *Jacinta Vlach/Liberation Dance Theater (LDT) *performance
> * *are priced at $18 General/ $15 Seniors/Students/Children 12 & Under. To
> order tickets by phone, please call 415-863-9834 or visit
> www.odctheater.org. For more information about Jacinta Vlach/Liberation
> Dance Theater visit www.liberationdancetheater.com**
>
> * *
>
> *ABOUT JACINTA VLACH*
>
> Native San Franciscan, Jacinta Vlach is the Artistic Director and Founder
> of Liberation Dance Theater (LDT), a San Francisco based dance-theater
> collective rooted in ideologies of social change through artistic expression
> and community outreach. Ms. Vlach was inspired to dance professionally while
> training with Reginald Ray-Savage and furthered her studies at North
> Carolina School of the Arts and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center
> (Certificate of Dance Alumni). While in New York she danced in works choreographed
> by Earl Mosely, Reginald Yates, Sean Curran, Max Luna III, and Alvin Ailey.
> Ms. Vlach has toured and performed with Nathan Trice/ Rituals, Robert Moses'
> Kin Dance Company, and Philadanco. During her stay at Philadanco, Vlach had
> the pleasure of working with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Geoffrey Holder, Ronald
> K. Brown, Deborah Chase, Otis Sallid, and others. As artistic director of
> LDT, she has presented work throughout San Francisco, Chicago, and New York
> including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum (Identity Shifts/ Bay Area
> Response), Chicago Center for the Performing Arts (Association of
> Multi-Ethnic Americans Conference), Harlem Stage, NYC (E-Moves 9), and The
> Living Word Festival, SF.
>
>
>
> This summer *LDT will premiere a full program at the Doris Duke Theatre,
> Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival for an exclusive engagement.* Jacinta Vlach
> is the recipient of a Theater Bay Area Cash Grant, a Zellerbach Family
> Foundation Grant, a Puffin Foundation Grant, the San Francisco Arts
> Commission's Arts and Communities: Exploration Grant, and was recently
> named *Resident Artist of San Francisco's ODC Theater.* In addition to
> performance and choreography, she remains loyal to her passion of community
> activism and youth empowerment through arts education.**
> * *
> *ABOUT JACINTA VLACH/LIBERATION DANCE THEATER (LDT)*
>
> Founded in 2007, Jacinta Vlach/ Liberation Dance Theater (LDT) strives to
> explore contemporary social issues and bring them to life through dance,
> theater, and dialogue. Race relations, gender inequalities, cultural
> differences, and marginalized communities are the core subjects of LDT's
> work. Drawing upon movement from Modern, Latin/ African Diaspora, and Urban
> Vernacular, LDT aspires to create a strong voice and new aesthetic for dance
> artists. Through collaboration and individual narratives LDT brings personal
> stories to the stage in an attempt to spread awareness and healing to
> diverse peoples.
>
> *CALENDAR EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:*
>
> *Jacinta Vlach/Liberation Dance Theater (LDT) presents Animal Farm** at
> ODC Theater*
>
> * *
>
> *When:* Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, August 26, 8 pm
>
>
>
> *Where: ODC Dance Commons*
>
> * *351 Shotwell Street
>
> San Francisco**
>
> * * **
> *Tickets: *$18 General/ $15 Seniors/Students/Children 12 &
> Under
>
> *Available by calling ODC Theater box office: (415) 863-9834 or online at
> www.odctheater.org <http://www.ybca.org/>*
> * *
> *For more information about Jacinta Vlach/Liberation Dance Theater, visit
> the company’s Web site at *http://www.liberationdancetheater.com
>
> *Editors please note: Photos, dancer bios and b-roll are available by
> contacting Shannon Atlas, 415-203-4363 or e-mail Shannon_atlas@mac.com*
> * *
> #
> # #
>


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
The messages in this forum are posted by members of the general public and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of CriticalDance or its staff.
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group