Q&A with Adam Barruch and Chelsea Bonosky, Part 2

In the second part of our conversation with choreographer Adam Barruch and dancer Chelsea Bonosky, (Read Part 1 here), we got into the nitty-gritty about his plans to create a physical theater production of Sondheim’s musical Sweeney Todd on the Lobero stage in September, and discussed his experiences in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater New Directions […]

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Q&A with Adam Barruch and Chelsea Bonosky, Part I

On April 18, 2015, DANCEworks’ 2015 choreographer, Adam Barruch, arrived in Santa Barbara with his dance partner, Chelsea Bonosky, to see the Lobero Theatre, meet the local community, and begin laying the groundwork for the ambitious premiere Barruch will make during a month-long residency in September: a physical theater production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. […]

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Greetings from Your Official Fly-on-the-Wall, or: Adam Barruch Begins

Hello, DANCEworks Dance Buzz readers.  Seeing as this blog is normally the venue for musings and meditations by DANCEworks’ fearless founder and director Dianne Vapnek, I thought I should introduce myself.  I’m Rachel Howard, a dance writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and other publications, as well as a DANCEworks board member–and, for the coming […]

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Friendship

It’s so nice to have good friends you can count on who will surprise you with their generosity.  My friends in the dance world are particularly close to me.  And cherished. We turn to each other to share the passion and the precariousness, the thrills and the angst of the dance world.  We cheer each […]

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Gratitude

Life moves forward.  The curtain has come down on DANCEWORKS 2010.  Months of planning.  Hundreds of decisions, large and small. Fund-raising. Hours of on-line promotion.  Facebook ad Nauseum.  Doubting, cajoling, laughing, and ultimately, trusting that it would all work out. Rehearsals (about 150 hours), videos, photos. Anxiety transforming into elation. Respecting process as much or more […]

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