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Author:  Press [ Sun Mar 26, 2000 6:33 am ]
Post subject:  Shipp & Company Dance Theatre Moves To The Bay Area And

Press Release <BR>Contact: Kim Shipp, Shipp & Company Dance Theatre (408) 985-6576 or <BR>Cheryl Koehler, (510) 524-9346 or Mary Alice Fry (415) 289-2000.<P>For Immediate Release <P>Shipp & Company Dance Theatre Moves To The Bay Area From <BR>Los Angeles And Performs At Two Local Venues. <BR>"STONES" Premiere, May 21/May 23;<BR> As part of the 2000 Works in the Works Series, Shipp & Company Dance Theatre will perform its Bay Area premiere of “STONES” at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 21 at the Eighth Street Studio, 2525 Eighth Street in Berkeley. Admission: $8. The piece will also be performed Tuesday, May 23, 8:00 p.m. as Footloose presents at Venue 9, 252 9th Street in San Francisco the Women's Work Series. Admission: $6-10. Information: For specific information about Shipp & Company’s performances, call Kim Shipp at (408) 985-6576. <BR> Among the work of other area choreographers, Kim Shipp will premiere “STONES”, a 12-minute excerpt from their "STICKS & STONES" modern dance work exploring the timeless use and imagery of simple tools. Dancers work with 20 large stones to original music by Los Angeles composer, Ed Niecikowski. <BR> Founded in Los Angeles in 1998, Shipp & Company Dance Theatre is a modern dance company dedicated to bringing dance back into the everyday lives of the public through Dance Installations and Interactive Performances including their Children's Interactive Performance Series. They just moved to the Bay Area from Los Angeles last fall. In their 1 1/2 year history, they have been supported/presented by the Pasadena Arts Council, Hollywood Arts Council, California Choreographers Dance Festival, Los Angeles Children's Museum, Kidspace Museum, Pasadena Symphony, Borders Bookstores, and have been recently invited to join the Young Audiences of San Jose and Silicon Valley's roaster of performing artists. Director, Kim Shipp says she is thrilled to be in the Bay Area and plans to make a substantial contribution here in the years to come. <P>###<BR>3/4/00 <BR> <P><BR>AUDITION <BR>ODC Audition Series <BR>Sunday, March 26, 2000 <BR>10-11:30 AM <BR>3153 17th Street at Shotwell <BR>San Francisco <BR>$10 admission <BR>(408) 985-6576 <A HREF="http://www.shippandcompany.org" TARGET=_blank>www.shippandcompany.org</A> <BR> <P>About the Company… <BR>Founded in Los Angeles in 1998, by choreographer Kim Shipp, Shipp & Company Dance Theatre is a modern dance company dedicated to bringing new audience experiences to the public through Dance Installations and Interactive Performances including a Children's Interactive Performance Series. Ms. Shipp has a Masters of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Utah and is certified as a Laban Movement Analyst. In the company's 1 1/2 year history, they have been supported & presented by the Pasadena Arts Council, Hollywood Arts Council, California Choreographers Dance Festival, Los Angeles Children's Museum, Kidspace Museum, Pasadena Symphony, Borders Bookstores, and soon Young Audiences of San Jose, Women's Work, and Works in the Works Series. <P>We are looking for 5-6 company members (male & female) to rehearse 2 times a week (flexible) to learn and build the company's repertory. Pay is per performance. Upcoming: "Women's Work" (May 23) and "Works in the Works" (May 21), Young Audiences Performances in the schools. Dancers should want to be part of this up-and-coming company, have skill in movement, improvisation, and a sense of humor. Since we are new to the area, we will also be gathering names of other available dancers & artists to call on for future projects!! <BR>

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