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Red Poppy Art House: Mini Residency: WaterSaw, Sonsherée Giles & Megan Lowe: The Sounds Inside
October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm
One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm
One event on October 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm
After an artistic residency and well-received performance in March 2018, the Red Poppy Art House invites artists Megan Lowe, Sonsherée Giles, and WaterSaw to come back and perform The Sounds Inside, a site-specific dance and sound score exploring what is going on within a space, our bodies, and our minds. The strong relationship between Lowe and Giles is supported by full trust in each other, both physically and artistically, which allows for new discoveries through proficient movement generation, risk-taking, tackling unusual physical situations, and coming up with compelling solutions. Creating layers of sound through loopers, WaterSaw uses their instruments in both conventional and experiential ways, giving way to an array of textures and sounds ranging from sparse, to rhythmic, to ethereal, to driving.
Megan Lowe – dancer
Sonsherée Giles – dancer
Nicole Laby – vocals, percussion
Michael Tornatore – drums
Mark Fassett – upright bass
Mia Pixley – cello
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Megan Lowe is a performance artist, dancer, singer, teacher, and administrator. She has performed with Flyaway Productions, Lizz Roman & Dancers, Scott Wells & Dancers, Nancy Karp + Dancers, Epiphany Productions, Dance Brigade, and more. Lowe continues to create her own dances, as well as collaborative works with Sonsherée Giles. She teaches for Bandaloop, Flyaway, Joe Goode Performance Group, for contact improvisation gatherings, and for her alma mater Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) at UC Berkeley.
Sonsherée Giles is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, costume designer, and founder of the collaborative container This Sweet Nothing. She enjoys making dances based on the observation of animals, landscapes, art history, and daily life experiences. Giles has an MFA in performance/choreography from Mills College, and from 2005-2015, she was a performing/teaching artist with AXIS Dance Company. She has taught contemporary dance in public school systems, institutions, dance festivals, and universities. Giles has received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Ensemble Performance, as well as a Homer Avila Award for Excellence in the field of integrated dance.
WaterSaw is a group of musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area. They are inspired to write music for modern dance choreography, film scores, or in conjunction with other art forms. Creating layers of sound through loopers, their music utilizes a contemporary minimalism approach. The rumination of textures, rhythms, or root chords creates a simple foundation from which to build melodic and rhythmic transformations. WaterSaw’s work is evocative and strives to blend audience and artist, so that the audience becomes an extension of the music. The group has received an Izzie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music/Sound/Text.
Time: (Oct 11) 7:30pm doors / 8:00pm show + artist reception
(Oct 12) 7:30pm doors / 8:00pm show
(Oct 13) 6:00pm doors / 6:30pm show
(Oct 13) 8:00pm doors / 8:30pm show + artist reception
Admission: $25 early bird (before Oct 1) / $30 general (after Oct 1)
*Tickets for all four performances are sold ONLINE ONLY; no tickets will be sold at the door.
*Please be advised there will be NO LATE SEATING. We encourage guests to arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime.