1/17/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Lee Kopp
leekopp@att.net
408.839.2379
WHO: sjDANCEco presents
WHAT: On The Edge
WHEN: Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2:30pm & 7:00pm (Four performances)
WHERE: SJSU Dance Theater; SPX 216. One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95112. The theater is located in the Spartan Complex building on the San Jose State University Campus near 4th Street and San Carlos.
WHY: sjDANCEco presents a program of works from Emerging Company Choreographers and guest companies, Diablo Ballet of Walnut Creek and Nhan Ho Project of Sacramento.
TICKETS: $26 General, $19 Senior (65 & up). $18 Student (w/student ID) - plus fees for all tickets levels.
BOX OFFICE: 408.520.9854   www.sjDANCEco.org
SHORT BYTE: South Bay, East Bay and Sacramento share the stage in sjDANCEco’s winter offering, “On The Edge”, a program of mixed choreography including new contemporary works and ballet. Emerging company artists Hannah McNany, Katherine House, Kelisha Gardeen, Frankie Rivera and Domonic Duong present along with guest company Diablo Ballet’s resident choreographer Robert Dekkers and Artistic Director Lauren Jonas, and Artistic Director Nan Ho of the Nan Ho Project.
  
PHOTOS: Courtesy of sjDANCEco
Kalisha Gardeen. Photo by John Parenica
Hsiang-Hsiu Lin. Photo by Robert Shomler
Diablo Ballet. Photo by Bilha Sperling

THE PROGRAM:
“Breath Silenced”
Choreographed and performed by: Hannah McNany
Music: "Atomos XIV" by A Winged Victory for the Sullen

“Living Room Stories”
Choreography: Katherine House
Music: Various songs by Library Tapes
Growing up is HARD.  Living Room Stories explores adolescence, and specifically the experience of my own teenage years. The difficult moments that play a huge role into forming who we become as adults can get buried in our consciousness; I know there are parts of my coming of age story that I've tried to forget. This work delves into what happens when we un-bury and dig up the memories that tried to lock themselves away in our brain. 

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Choreography: Kelisha Gardeen
Music: Original recordings created by the choreographer
A duet inspired by my relationship with my twin sister along the lines of struggling to discover our own identities as we grew. It can transcend to really any relationship in life - i.e. relationships that kind of make you question what it is that you actually truly want (as opposed to following the wants and desires of someone else). 

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Choreography: Frankie Rivera
Music: Johann Johannsson  
Dancers: Catherine Hsu, Dani Galvez and Jesse Egbert
No one is angrier than a woman who has been rejected in love. This proverb is adapted from a line in the play The Mourning Bride, byWilliam Congreve, an English author of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

“The Promise”
Choreography: Domonic Duong
Music: Dustin Hart
Dancers: Dominic Duong & Anthony Pickering

"When in Doubt” from Diablo Ballet
Choreography: Robert Dekkers
Commissioned score: Jacob Wolkenhauer 
Costume design: Jan Berletti
The premiere date was July, 2012 at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco for Post:Ballet
The original score created for 'When in Doubt' integrates the voices of tonight's performing artists with the words of dancers from previous performances of the piece. By integrating the words of past and present dancers into the score, the piece remains alive, weaving together an audial and visual tapestry of self-expression, intimacy, and connectedness. 

“Don Quixote” 2nd Act Pas de Deux (Windmill Scene) from Diablo Ballet
Original Choreography: Marius Petipa, Imperial Bollshoi Theatre, 1869
Staging: Lauren Jonas, Diablo Ballet Artistic Director
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Diablo Ballet premiere: Feb 3, 2017 at the Del Valle Theatre, Walnut Creek, CA
Kitri and Basilio flee to a friendly gypsy camp, where they have found refuge. They are inspired  by the romance of the night and dance a flirtatious pas de deux knowing that they belong to one another. 

“Pinhole Perspective” from the Nhan Ho Project
Music: Compilation of the Haxan Cloak and Micheal Wall
Dancers: Nikki Burgess, Jill Heinrich, Malia Henderson, Becca Newton, Vuong Nguyen, Carly Quellman, Sonya Scott, Angelica Steed, Laila Waheed, and Liselle Yap
Nhan Ho Project is a cutting edge, contemporary-modern dance company that provides unique, innovative, and eclectic dance pieces which elevates and redefine the language of contemporary dance. As the Artistic Director and Choreographer of NHP, Nhan Ho hopes that his works provide a platform for established and emerging artists from various backgrounds to the same stage. Together, these artists will test physical boundaries, push creative limits, and defy gravity. 


ABOUT US: sjDANCEco is a year-round contemporary dance company based in San Jose, California that produces world premieres by its core and guest choreographers, and presents the very best of Contemporary and Classic Modern Dance and Masterpieces of the American Modern Dance Repertory. In addition to a full season of dance concerts, sjDANCEco also is a major participant each Spring in free outdoor dance presentations during National Dance Week, international dance festivals, and has a full schedule of contemporary dance classes for the advanced and professional dancer. sjDANCEco ignites the spirit of dance.

sjDANCEco is a registered 501c3. Fed ID 61- 1446985



1/17/2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact: Lee Kopp    leekopp@att.net    408.839.2379
Additional Information: admin@sjdanceco.org
WHO: sjDANCEco presents

WHAT: sjDANCEco Festival @ Santana Row

WHEN: Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

WHERE: Santana Row Park, 368 Santana Row, Stevens Creek Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128. The festival stage is located on the main street of Santana Row between Olin Avenue and Olsen Drive.

WHY: Celebrating National Dance Week.  A cornerstone Bay Area Dance Week event, this free festival is also the kickoff to sjDANCEco’s 15th Season.

Admission is FREE

Sixty to seventy Bay Area dance organizations (from young children to professional companies and everything in between) present many styles of dance on Santana Row’s outdoor festival stage during a free 7-hour program. The professional dance portion of the show is from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm The celebration is part of National Dance Week and showcases the diversity of the Bay Area dance community.

PHOTOS:  sjDANCEco Festival @ Santana Row. Photos by Fred Corpuz, courtesy of sjDANCEco.


ABOUT US: sjDANCEco is a year-round contemporary dance company based in San Jose, California that produces world premieres by its core and guest choreographers, and presents the very best of Contemporary and Classic Modern Dance and Masterpieces of the American Modern Dance Repertory. In addition to a full season of dance concerts, sjDANCEco also is a major participant each Spring in free outdoor dance presentations during National Dance Week, international dance festivals, and has a full schedule of contemporary dance classes for the advanced and professional dancer. sjDANCEco ignites the spirit of dance.

sjDANCEco is a registered 501c3.  Fed ID 61- 1446985




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2016

Press Contact: Lee Kopp, 408.839.2379   leekopp@att.net


2016 - 2017 SEASON OF PREMIERES

ABOUT US: sjDANCEco is a year-round contemporary dance company based in San Jose, California that produces world premiere dances by its core and guest choreographers, and presents the very best of Contemporary and Classic Modern Dance as well as Masterpieces of the American Modern Dance Repertory. In addition to a full season of dance concerts, each Spring sjDANCEco produces a free outdoor Dance Festival at Santana Row in celebration of National Dance Week. Twice a year, sjDANCEco’s ChoreoProject offers emerging and professional choreographers in all dance disciplines (modern, ballet, hip hop, jazz, ethnic dance, etc.) a cost-free opportunity to present their work. 

ChoreoProject Awards 
Spring Awards - March 17 and 18, 2017
Friday and Saturday 2:30pm and 7:00pm
Location: SJSU Dance Theater (SPX 216) One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192 (Near 4th and San Carlos Streets)
Tickets: $18-$30 Student, Senior, and General Admission tickets available)
In its 12th year, sjDANCEco's ChoreoProject Awards Concert is a low-tech dance series for all dance disciplines (modern, ballet, hip hop, jazz, ethnic dance, etc.) designed to provide emerging and professional choreographers a cost-free opportunity to present their work. Choreographers audition their work and those selected perform in the concert for an opportunity to receive one of two awards presented - The sjDANCEco Award (selected by the Artistic Directors) and The Audience Choice Award (selected by audience ballot vote.) Participants are selected about 8 weeks prior to the performances.

Last Year's Awardees:
Fall sjDANCEco Award: Lindsey McLevis
Fall Audience Choice Award: Annie Parr
Spring sjDANCEco Award: Nhan Ho
Spring Audience Choice Award: Amit Patel and Ishika Seth

sjDANCEco Presents: On The Edge
Winter Season Performance - Diablo Ballet and select Company Choreographers will present a program of new works. (TBA)
February 10 and 11, 2017
Friday and Saturday 2:30pm and 7:00pm
Location: SJSU Dance Theater (SPX 216) One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
Tickets: ($18-$30 Student, Senior, General Admission tickets available)

sjDANCEco Festival at Santana Row
Celebrating National Dance Week - A cornerstone Bay Area Dance Week event
Sunday, April 23, 2017
10:00am-5:00pm
Santana Row Park, 368 Santana Row, Stevens Creek Boulevard between Olin Ave and Olsen Drive in San Jose, CA 95128
Admission is FREE
Sixty to seventy Bay Area Dance Organizations (from young children to professional companies and everything in between) present many styles of dance on Santana Row’s outdoor festival stage during a 7-hour window. This celebration of National Dance Week showcases the diversity of the Bay Area dance community.

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