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Photo by Michael Higgins

Photo by Michael Higgins

 

Did you know that much of the trash spotted in the ocean is plastic? In our work with Ocean Trilogy, we’ve learned that over time, plastic waste never completely disappears, and these microplastics eventually make their way through the food web - back to humans on shore.

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Creativity at the Core & Monterey County Free Libraries

We were happy to perform Ocean Trilogy with SpectorDance Company and teach interactive dance workshops for these outreach events!

Priceless

It’s easy to forget why being an artist matters. We train ourselves daily, we do our best to find money and rarely get recognition; but when we get letters like these from kids who didn’t even seem interested, things start to make sense. Art gives us the power to see the world in a different way. To have been given the opportunity to open a child’s mind to a new perspective, and maybe even a new dream, is priceless.

LINK Choreography Festival

Two days before the festival, we found out our submission of The Searchers had been accepted! So we made our way to Utah from LA, hopped out of our van and headed into the Marriott Center for Dance building to perform our Sean Greene collaboration. Physically and mentally exhausted, it was a great learning experience and we were awarded 2nd place!

Sunset Center Outreach

Ocean Trilogy  at Sunset Cultural Center, with SpectorDance Company and Baba Brinkman!

Ocean Trilogy at Sunset Cultural Center, with SpectorDance Company and Baba Brinkman!

Classroom Connections  Arts Education Program   In addition to performing at Sunset Center, we brought dance into the classrooms of Monterey County elementary and middle schools!

Classroom Connections Arts Education Program

In addition to performing at Sunset Center, we brought dance into the classrooms of Monterey County elementary and middle schools!

Ocean Trilogy at Stanford University

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We’ve recently had the opportunity to collaborate with choreographer Fran Spector Atkins, who asked us to help her find hip-hop movement that might enhance the lyrics of science communicator and rap artist, Baba Brinkman. It’s exciting for us to be a new addition to Ocean Trilogy, which strives to communicate scientific research and pressing climate issues through dance. We had the privilege of premiering our collaboration with SpectorDance at Stanford University, which was sponsored by Stanford’s Department of Earth System Science. We also had the opportunity to assist Fran in a workshop for scientists (non-dancers) that explored dance as a science communication.

"working the chevron"

Collaborating with photographer Michael Higgins is always an improvisational adventure.

Dance/Back

Not only did we get to premier Sean Greene’s new work, The Searchers, we were also able to give back to our communities in need. Our hearts go out out to the victims of the recent California Camp/Woolsey/Hill fires.

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