SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre - 1996-2012- in 2012 SonneBlauma morphed into ArtBark International

SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre has morphed into ArtBark International

As the sunflower* reincarnates as a salty, howling - and hopefully somewhat artistic - dog, ArtBark International represents the unceasing hunt for new fields, new scents, easy puns, and an easier name to spell. With a mission to spread love and light through the power of creative expression, one thing is sure to remain the same – our commitment to being the change we wish to see in the world & to place a strong value on relationship, communication, and building community.
Definition of SonneBlauma . . .

Verb (used with object)
1. to ignite with inspiration: Their performance SonneBlaumaed the audience. Her choreography SonneBlaumaed her dancers.

Verb (used without object)

1. to breath it in and breath it out


1. a number of passionate artists collaborating in joint action to make a difference in the world by harnessing their life work to create, perform & teach.
2. an assemblage of persons that use the name SonneBlauma to denote fostering the artistic experiences of a lifetime by creating and performing profound, razor-sharp & riveting work.
3. an international 501 (c) 3 entity based in Santa Barbara, CA founded by Misa Kelly in 1996.

origin: bef. 1996. Cathartic series of episodes in Ticinio Switzerland and surrounding valleys with Scuola Dimitri as the container. See sunflower.

Ingenious, quixotic, vivid, whimsical, wild, charming, seasoned, dramatic, emotional, daring, poetic, sensitive, exciting, innovative, metaphorical, mythical, magical.

Mojca Majcen in rehearsal for Moki's Wedding. Photo by Kathee Miller

Sponsored by our 501 (c) 3 the Future Traditions Foundation