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BANDALOOP

Member Event

BANDALOOP returns to the Momentary for a special event—just for our members!

BANDALOOP honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side. An idea conceived by Amelia Rudolph, the work re-imagines dance, activates public spaces, and inspires wonder and imagination in audiences around the world.

BANDALOOP

Join us for a pre-show screening of award-winning short film SHIFT, followed by a live performance of FLOOD. To conclude the evening, BANDALOOP founder Amelia Rudolph and members of the company of dancers who have performed with BANDALOOP for over a decade will join members in the Arvest Bank Courtyard for an artist talk as we experience and commemorate this unique performance and the artists that make it possible!

Free, registration requested. Register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.

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BANDALOOP is presented at the Momentary in collaboration with Heartland Forward.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Fun food and drink: Hungry or thirsty? Enjoy the culinary creations of the Momentary Food Truck and fun beverages from the RØDE Bar. Typically closed on Tuesdays, they will be open for your enjoyment throughout the duration of the event.
  • Meet fellow members: Arrive early! We recommend arriving about half an hour before the shows to claim your preferred spot, grab grub from the Momentary Food Truck and drinks from RØDE Bar, and mingle with your fellow Momentary members.
  • Worried about the weather? BANDALOOP will perform rain or shine. Call the Inclement Weather line to check on any cancellations: 479.657.2488, or catch our Instagram and Facebook stories for the most up-to-date information.
  • Safety Precautions: Per the CDC’s updated guidelines, we are requiring all visitors ages 2 and up and staff to wear a face covering indoors and for outdoor programs. Masks will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.

MORE ABOUT SHIFT

SHIFT is a wilderness performance in one of the Sierra Nevada’s most rugged, remote locations in Yosemite country. Performed and filmed over two weeks during Summer 2015, the dancers and crew traversed on foot and danced on the sides of Yosemite’s stunning landmarks, including Mount Watkins (elevation 8,500′).

Challenging the boundaries of site-specific performance, SHIFT is historically significant within the canon of American dance, transporting the aesthetic of dancing remotely in wilderness landscapes back to the urban realm. SHIFT is an award-winning short film that honors the source of the BANDALOOP ethos.

Duration: 12 minutes

MORE ABOUT FLOOD

FLOOD is an original performance tailored to the Momentary building with visuals by creative technologist Osman Koç and choreography by artistic director Melecio Estrella in collaboration with the dancers. Featuring projection design inspired by fluid dynamics, a musical score by Ben Juodvalkis steeped in rhythmic fluidity, and choreography unseen since the Momentary’s opening, FLOOD is an exploration of water: its trajectories, its ability to deconstruct, to take our breath away…and its power to make us float.

ABOUT BANDALOOP

A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side. BANDALOOP’s site-reactive work has been presented worldwide in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards, and historical sites, in atriums and convention halls, in nature on cliffs, and on screen.

Founded by Amelia Rudolph and now under the Artistic Direction of Melecio Estrella, BANDALOOP re-imagines dance, activates public spaces, and inspires wonder and imagination in audiences around the world. The company teaches dancers and youth at home and on tour, and has performed for millions of people in over 29 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, and Asia, as well as on screens in films and digital media.

BANDALOOP is based in Oakland, California, where the company creates work for its bi-annual home season and for touring performances presented around the globe each year.  Education and outreach are also an intrinsic part of the company’s mission. In addition to its ongoing work with youth, BANDALOOP offers regular classes, camps, and intensives at its home studio and in the mountains, and team building programs for business executives.

Worldwide representation for BANDALOOP by  Sozo Artists.

ABOUT HEARTLAND FORWARD

Heartland Forward is a 501 (c) (3) nonpartisan, nonprofit “think and do tank.” Heartland Forward’s mission is to improve economic performance in the center of the United States by advocating for fact-based solutions to foster job creation, knowledge-based and inclusive growth and improved health outcomes.

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