February 2012
Robert Salas's pics from ARC Pasadena

Kathee Millers pics from Center Stage Theater

Stephen Kelly's pics from tech at Green Space Studios

Santa Barbara Independent
Affinity: SB-ADaPT Fest Sprouts
SonneBlauma Danscz to Host a Mixed Bill at Center Stage
By Elizabeth Schwyzer

Santa Barbara News Press
Affinity: SB-ADaPT Fest Sprouts
ONSTAGE: Sayonara SonneBlauma, Hello ArtBark - Co-Artistic Directors Misa and Stephen Kelly are mellowing a little, but don't expect them to retire from a life in the arts anytime soon
By Dan Kepl

"Last year, SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre co-founders Misa and Stephen Kelly, had an idea: send an email to the world, inviting dance and physical theater artists to come to Santa Barbara — at their own expense — for what was dubbed A Dance and Physical Theatre (ADaPT) Festival. Never underestimate the power of the internet, or the nearly indefatigable energy of the Kellys, nor the impression our little paradise on the Pacific has on the outside world. Last year's ADaPT Fest was huge, drawing artists from throughout the U.S. and Europe to Santa Barbara for several shows at various venues around town"

You can access the article online HERE

Santa Barbara Independent
A Review of SonneBlauma’s Final Show
S.B.-Based Company Morphing to “ArtBark”
By Elizabeth Schywzer


SonneBlauma celebrates its 15th and final season with Affinity - SB-ADaPT Fest Sprouts: a project that continues to take bold strides in manifesting a vision and a mission unlike any other - providing artistic experiences of a lifetime that educate, uplift and inspire audiences and artists alike. Building on the phenomenal success of the inaugural year of the critically acclaimed SB-ADaPT Festival, SonneBlauma implements phase two of the project by cultivating relationships established during the festival. Bridges of opportunity built through the community building component of the Festival result in forging new relationships that keeps the creative flow between communities vibrant and the SonneBlauma spark of inspiration alive in the hearts of participating artists and audiences.

In February SonneBlauma reconnected with:

* International artist Mojca Majcen. Mojca is traveling from Celje, Slovenia to vacation with the Kelly's.  While visiting she will give the gift of dance at the Center Stage Theater and ARC Pasadena parties!

* Southern California companies and independent artists Hart Pulse Dance Company, Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company, Rubans Rouge Dance Company, Christine Suarez & Robert Salas

* Valerie Green of New York dance company Dance Entropy.

In June, as ArtBark, we'll reconnect once again with Mojca, Regina Picker of Honey & Mood Productions and Valerie Green in Vienna, Austria for Raw Works/ADaPT Fest Vienna.

In the Fall, as ArtBark, we'll reconnect once again with Valerie Green hosting a New York/Los Angeles exchange in Los Angeles and a New York/Santa Barbara exchange in Santa Barbara.


Block & Block

Christine Suarez

Dante Elephante (CST Only)

Hart Pulse Dance Company

Movement Theater CoLab (ARC Pasadena only)

Nebula Dance Lab (CST only)

Rubans Rouge Dance Company

SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre - Stephen Kelly

SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre - Misa Kelly