A whirlwind Fall tour including performances for College of the Holy Cross, Middlebury College, and Portland Ovations brought BANDALOOP's vertical work to new audiences along the Eastern Seaboard.
The world premiere of STRINGS, commissioned by the Meany Center for the Arts at University of WA, Seattle drew a full house for three performances. The premiere featured an outdoor opening performance, and an indoor performance featuring original music by London-based composer, DJ, and producer Gabriel Prokofiev.
"The world premiere of BANDALOOP’s latest work, “STRINGS,” shows the theatrical depth and verve the company can conjure from their unusual set of skills...music, movement and relationship dynamics all fuse into a perfect package."
LEVEL 1 WEEKEND WORKSHOP Age 12+ Nov 11 - 12, 2017 Sat + Sun 10:00AM - 1:30PM Prerequisites: none
NEW! TOUCH GRAVITY Age 12+ Nov 11 -12, 2017 Sat + Sun 3:00 - 6:30PM With the ground as our first partner this workshop starts in a sensation based quest to have an honest relationship with gravity. Laying a foundation of respect and sensitivity in person to person touch, this workshop activates principles of contact improvisation mixed with BANDALOOP's signature on and off the ground dancing. Come solo or with a friend!
NEW! UP TO BE SEEN - BANDALOOP PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE Age 12+ Nov 6 - Dec 13, 2017 Mon + Thurs 7:00 - 9:00PM Public performance: Dec 15 8:00 - 9:00PM Experienced BANDALOOP students interested in performing aerial work will revisit safety and fundamentals then look at aerial dance composition, repertoire and performance. Special attention is given to musicality, theatricality, improvisation as performance, considering site, and relating to gear/apparatus as a dance partner.
For details, click here. Scholarships and work study options are available for these workshops.
BANDALOOP is grateful to the City of Oakland's Cultural Funding Program