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Event Series Event Series: Downstream (tributaries)

Downstream (tributaries) by BANDALOOP

April 5 @ 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

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Downstream (tributaries) by BANDALOOP

BANDALOOP’s Downstream (tributaries) is a set of excerpts from Downstream, a new vertical dance work premiering in entirety in the Russian River Watershed at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, CA, April 19th 2024. Directed by Melecio Estrella, Downstream’s dances are a confluence of personal and shared waterways. In a process that mixes the gravitational variance of vertical dance, ecological watershed education and research, and personal reflection, Downstream brings forward a tender, embodied inquiry to our relationship with water, land and one another. Built amidst a time of profound personal and collective grief, Downstream honors the grace found in sharing stories of flow, saturation, flooding and restoration. Performed here at the WOW Festival for the Los Peñasquitos Watershed and its inhabitants.



Directed and Conceived by Melecio Estrella
Associate Director: Damara Vita Ganley
Composer: Kevin Farrell
Performer/Creators: Jose Abad, Damara Vita Ganley, Rose Huey, Sarah Keeney, Samuel Melecio-Zambrano, Wailana Simcock
Choreographic Associate: Becca Dean
Rigging by Basil Tsimoyanis and Mike Rogers

An innovator of vertical dance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Since 1991 BANDALOOP’s indoor & outdoor work has been presented in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical sites, in atriums and convention halls, in nature on cliffs, and on screen. BANDALOOP honors nature, community and the human spirit by bringing dance to new audiences, activating public and natural spaces, and re-imagining what’s possible. Visit and connect with @bandalooping.


Fri, Apr 5: 4:30pm, 6pm
Sat, Apr 6:
 3:30pm, 6pm

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Special Thanks to Downstream research contributors Claudia Luke at the Center for Environmental Inquiry at Sonoma State University and Dave Reid Director, Office of Response, Recovery & Resilience for the County of Santa Cruz. A very special thanks to the team at the Design & Innovation Building and ArtPower UC San Diego for their support.


April 5
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
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20 mins

Patron Notes

Recommended for all ages.


Design and Innovation Building
9510 Innovation Lane
La Jolla, 92093 United States
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