SpectorDance Company presents
Ocean Trilogy & East West
Ocean Trilogy, a collaboration between SpectorDance Company and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), is a new multidisciplinary performance and educational program about the challenges confronting our ocean, the hopeful possibilities from cutting-edge ocean research, and the importance of science in informing policy decisions
by our leaders.
"Ocean Trilogy helps people connect profoundly with ocean issues more than we might just through our mind’s ability to process information and connect dots. The impact goes deeper when our body or emotions become engaged, too.”
Jane Parker Monterey County Supervisor
East West, a collaboration between SpectorDance Company and Rancho Cielo, is a multidisciplinary performance piece and educational program inspired by filmed interviews with a wide variety of individuals touched by gangs.
East West looks at why youth are attracted to gangs, the brutal reality of gang life, and how people find their way out of gangs. https://vimeo.com/158163552
“It’s a daring piece. It’s a serious piece. It’s a dark and difficult subject. There is the joy in it of seeing performance come together just so, there are affirmative messages awaiting, the players are all earnestly committed. It deserves an audience.”
Walter Ryce, Monterey Weekly
Ocean Trilogy and East West are both works that explore ways that dance can promote dialogue, heighten awareness, and have an impact on social issues. Through a signature style created by choreographer Fran Spector Atkins and media artist William Roden, these works blend film footage, audio sound bites from filmed interviews with experts, music, and dance. This composite of elements aim to communicate in a way that is informative, visceral, and uplifting.
Ocean Trilogy and East West feature a live performance by NYC-based rap artist Baba Brinkman.
Schedule Of Events
Friday, September 22
Wine reception at 6:30 pm with live music by Heartstrings, Performance at 8 pm
Saturday, September 23
Science presentation by MBARI researcher Kyra Schlining at 7:30 pm
Performance at 8 pm
Sunday, September 24
Performance at 3 pm
Dessert and dialogue at 5 pm
All performances presented in
SpectorDance's state-of-the-art venue
at 3343 Paul Davis Drive, Marina, CA 93933.
Tickets $25 in advance/$30 at the door
Seniors 65+ / Children under 12 - $20 if paid in advance $25 at the door.
Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/
Thursday, September 21
Stanton Theater / King City
November 2 & 3
Santa Barbara City College