2012 was a WONDERFUL year thanks to the support of so many incredible beings! A year of transition as SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre we morphed into ArtBark International.
Stephen and Misa went to their first New Year's Eve party in a long, long, long time and had a wonderful time at the Pescadrome - especially the chance to get in costume.
In February we launched our Affinity Project with Affinity I occurring in Pasadena and Santa Barbara. This was a distinctive step towards morphing into ArtBark International.
In July Affinity II occurred at Le Regard Du Cygne in Paris, France and in October
Affinity III emerged as a mini-festival with artists from San Francisco, SoCal, New York and Santa Barbara engaging in five different events. Wonderful press, great performances, wonderful documentation! For more information about the project please visit our project website at www.artbarkaffinityproject.org
Slide show of images of contributing Affinity I artists photographed by Sue Bell, Kathee Miller, and Robert Salas.
Santa Barbara Independent Affinity: SB-ADaPT Fest Sprouts Preview by Elizabeth Schwyzer
Santa Barbara Independent A Review of SonneBlauma’s Final Show Review by Elizabeth Schwyzer
Santa Barbara Independent Dance Festival of the Week: Affinity III Preview by Elizabeth Schwyzer
Santa Barbara Independent Affinity III, at Various Locations Review by Elizabeth Schwyzer
NOOZHAWK Review: NECTAR Collaboration Exhibits ‘Affinity’ for Dance Review by Justine Sutton
Santa Barbara News PressON STAGE: The Lab of Collaboration - Art Bark's Affinity Fest Is the Soul of Artistic Sharing Preview by Ted Mills Link to pay per view article
Mojca reflects about her experience with ArtBark at a pizzeria near the Met.
In June Stephen traveled to Celje, Slovenia to work on a new work with Mojca for premiere at the RAW MATTERS ADaPT Special Festival in Vienna. New Yorkers Valerie Green and Joanna Nobbe met up with the two and we had an AMAZING TIME! Afterwards the Kellys journeyed with Mojca to Slovenia where they had opportunity to meet some distant cousins in Celje, Koper, and Logarska Dolina. Afterwards they ventured to Paris where Misa reconnected with the family she was an au paire for 31 years prior. What a glorious time of re connection.
Yup - made time and space to bring rich and rewarding full bodied movement experiences to young artists in Celje, Slovenia with Stephen teaching a composition class, as well as seasoned artists in the Santa Barbara and Pasadena communities with Master Classes by Nadar Rosano of Israel and Valerie Green of Dance Entropy.
Do enjoy this wonderful little gem of Stephen teaching at IGEN studios. What a precious moment.
On January 7th Weslie, Tina, and Misa shared the fruits of their labor with the NECTAR community at Yoga Soup - thanks to Cybil Gilbertson for the opportunity and Kathee Miller for capturing the moment.