2011- SB-ADaPT Festival (Santa Barbara, Goleta, Venice Beach - USA)
2012 - RAW MATTERS: ADaPT Special Fest (Vienna, AUSTRIA)
2013 - ArtBark International & Friends: ADaPT Festival 2013 (Brooklyn, NY; Santa Barbara, CA; Pasadena, CA) www.adaptfest.com
2014 - we're taking a break!
2015 ??? We'd love to see it sprout in another country again
ABOUT THE ADaPT
We originally envisioned a weekend of two different shows at Center Stage
Theater featuring 16 different companies with time to network and maybe offer a
master class. It grew into something HUGE. We called it the kindly beast. We put out the call and instead of 16 companies we wound up with 50 +
companies/independent artists and their collaborators from 23 different
cities and 5 different countries. Over 150 artists were served! Instead of one weekend the event wound up spanning three weeks. The image of one master classes grew into five: Kristen Hatleberg taught an
outdoor workshop in drawing/dancing/communication, Dudley Brooks a clowning for
dancers class, Ramya Harishankar - Indian Dance, Sinan Simyat a master class in
the community and one at UCSB in his distinctive and original process Meditative
Dance. The thought of it happening in one city expanded to include three:
Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Venice Beach.
In 2013, the plan had been for the Festival to occur in Istanbul, but something about the project didn't seem to be "gelling." Although a difficult decision to make the Kellys decided to postpone the Festival happening in Turkey June of 2013, and in hindsight, was that ever the right decision in that the Fest was scheduled to happen during the time the conflict was raging in that city.
In 2013 the Festival returned to the United States with the dream being realized of generating a Festival that would have a built in opportunity for lesser known creatives to tour. It opened in May in Brooklyn, NY then traveled to Santa Barbara, CA, then Pasadena, CA and closed with a master class in Santa Barbara. Another HUGE success!