~~November 4, 2014~~
This performance art group is known for works that marry modern dance, rock climbing, culture, and celebration.
Under the artistic direction of Amelia Rudolph, the dancers, climbers and riggers of Project Bandaloop, based in Oakland, California, collaborate to create a blend of dance, sport, ritual, and environmental awareness.
Their work explores the boundaries of dance and performance and seeks to honor nature, community, and the human spirit through their art. Inspired by the possibilities of climbing and rappelling, Project Bandaloop’s choreography relies on aerial, vertical and horizontal movement to craft site-specific dances. The group’s work marries modern dance and rock climbing, culture and nature, mortality and celebration.
The challenge of performing in a wide variety of venues — ranging from urban towers and skyscrapers to fields filled with boulders and large granite cliffs — helps free both the dance and dance space from convention. Bandaloop has performed site-specific works at the New York Stock Exchange, San Francisco Airport, and Yosemite National Park, as well as at traditional theaters in San Francisco, Boston, Buenos Aires, Portugal, and Canada.
For its Kennedy Center debut, Bandaloop will perform the Washington, D.C. premiere of Crossing: Stories of Gravity and Transformation, a new work that integrates images and stories of crossing the Sierra Nevada range, one of the company’s site-specific installations.
~~”Crossing” by BANDALOOP~~
~~Published on Oct 13, 2014~~
BANDALOOP is returning to its mountain roots. We are re-staging “Crossing,” a wilderness performance in one of the Sierra Nevada’s most rugged, remote locations in the Yosemite high country.
“Crossing” is historically significant within the cannon of American dance, challenging the boundaries of site-specific performance. Transporting the aesthetic of dancing remotely in fragile landscapes back to the urban, we will bring this work to large and diverse audiences both online and through live multi-media performance.
Amelia Rudolph originally created “Crossing” in 2001, performed over 18 days, across 78 miles and on a 1200 foot cliff. A literal crossing of the Sierra mountain range as performance, these dances were filmed and incorporated into an evening-length theater work performed in San Francisco, China and at the Kennedy Center.
The original work was featured on 20/20 and in the New York Times Magazine.
~~Bandaloop defies gravity at FirstWorks arts festival~~
~Published on Sep 28, 2012~
Bandaloop performs on and off the vertical wall of the 30 story, 413 feet high building of One Financial Plaza, on Kennedy Plaza. The California- based dance troupe brings a slow-motion elegance to the dreamscape over our heads. The performances at 7:30 and 9:30 pm, on Saturday September 29, with a dress rehearsal at 6 pm are presented by Providence FirstWorks as part of this years FirstWorks Festival.
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