Project Listing & Descriptions



In 2011 we launched our first international festival, the SB-ADaPT Festival.  As we morphed into ArtBark International this continued on in 2012 in collaboration with RAW MATTERS in Vienna, Austria, and in 2013 and as a tri-city festival in Brooklyn, NY; Santa Barbara, CA; and Pasadena, CA.  Our organization, in interest of promoting growth in the community, stepped aside from festival production when another dance company stepped forwards expressing a desire to produce festivals in Santa Barbara (at this time we did not feel there was space enough in our small town for two dance festivals)
2011 Project Website - winner of Indy Award for Artistic Direction
2012 Project Website
2013 Project Website


Setting the intention to deepen artistic relationships between artists participating in the inaugural Festival we designed this project in such a way that participants in 2011 events were provided additional performing and networking opportunities with events scheduled in both Santa Barbara and Pasadena.
Affinity Project Website

3 Cities: 3 Choreographers: 2008 - California Tour
As a part of our 3 Cities: 3 Choreographers project they performed with collaborators Kerstin Stuart and Louis Cornejo at Diavolo Theater in Los Angeles, Shall we Dance in Pacific Grove, Project 418 in Santa Cruz, & Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara.  The project received great press including being on the cover of LA Yoga Magazine.  This event planted the seed for the ADaPT Festival Series. 

2 Cities: 2 Choreographers - Tour to Istanbul: 2008

In 2008 SonneBlauma became an international company traveling to Istanbul to perform at the AFL Kültür Merkezi with the Ziggurat Dance Company and to give a lecture demonstration and conduct a week long workshop at Çatı.

Tongue Studio Showing and week long workshop held at Studio B: 2000
Misa Kelly invites Stephanie Gilliland and her dance company Tongue to Santa Barbara hosting a week long workshop and a studio showing at Studio B

Collective: 1998
SonneBlauma's 1st collaborative production produced at Santa Barbara's Center Stage Theater.

501 (c) 3 Status: 1998
In 1998 Misa Kelly, Stephen Kelly and Sarah Wingren receive 501 (c) 3 status for the Future Traditions Foundation.

Launch May of 1996
Misa Kelly completes her MFA and launches SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre working project to project.

In 2010 SonneBlauma performed in the COOL New York Dance Festival & engaged in their Perceptions of Performance in Guerilla Spaces project at the Met and MOMA.  In 2012 SonneBlauma returned to perform at Green Space Studios on the Take Root and Fertile Ground series.  They also continued their experimental explorations at the Met, MOMA and on city streets.  In 2013 SonneBlauma morphed into ArtBark and opened an office in Brooklyn, NY with NY happenings facilitated by Trina Mannino and Joanna Nobbe.   ArtBark performed in New York three times in 2013! For the ADaPT Festival Series, the Minty Project, and also for the Dragon's Egg Showing at Triskelion Arts.

Santa Barbara
  • NECTAR performance series at Yoga Soup in Santa Barbara (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Premiered new work on the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance's New Works concert (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
  • Awakenings and Beginnings Festival (2013)
  • Family/Friends/Dance Festival (2013)
  • MixMatch Festival in L.A. (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Electric Lodge in Venice Beach as a part of their MAX10 series (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • 5x5x5 Performance Art Series in Ventura, CA at the Sylvia White Gallery (2010)
  • SpectorDance Monterey Dance Festival (2006, 2007, & 2010)