Up/Coming

COOP
Twenty-two dancers and one realization: we're all stuck in here.


When: April 13 @ 6:30 and 8:30 pm

Where: White Box Live Arts, 2590 Truxton Road, Studio 205, San Diego, CA 92106

Tickets: $20 @ Ticketleap >>

somebodies dance theater’s evocative imagery and signature lusciousness come to life in a new dance performance event entitled “Coop” on Friday, April 13th. Two performances at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm kick off 10 days of performances for Live Arts Fest, a curated dance and performance festival presented by San Diego Dance Theater at the White Box Live Arts in Liberty Station.

In “Coop,” husband and wife choreographers Gina Bolles Sorensen and Kyle Sorensen challenge dancers and audiences to reconsider how we as humans share space. With references ranging from their experiences living in Israel - in the thick of the Israeli-Palestinian battle for space, to recent experiences as expecting parents – where both mother-to-be and baby-in-utero quite literally occupied the same space, the dance unfolds as an exposition on the joys and challenges of coexistence. The title “Coop” alludes to the chaos of a crowded and confined space for fowl. But if broken into two syllables, co-op, the title suggests a solution for how to share space successfully.

The philosophical thrust of the work is put into practice as the Sorensens have invited three different populations to collaborate in this performance. Their professional company, somebodies dance theater, is joined by select students from the San Diego City College Dance Program and select students from the Grossmont College Dance Department. In total, 22 dancers grace the stage in a piece that weaves luscious and athletic dance with an original video and projection design.


Link to more information about our presenter, San Diego Dance Theater >>



Weekly Class with somebodies


SubtleBodyBigDance - Contemporary Dance Technique
When: Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm
Where: San Diego Dance Theater's studio 106 at Dance Place

Link to Classes for a full class description >>



Current Commissions


We are busy making new work for dancers all over! Keep your eyes peeled for performances by the following companies and schools.


Commission for Moving Current Dance Collective: Excerpts from The Whispering Directions
Performance: January 2018


Commission for San Diego City College: Excerpt from Coop
Performance: May 2018


Commission for Grossmont College: Excerpt from Coop
Performance: May 2018