Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happenings at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

Forum Lounge: casebolt and smith,  O(h) 
Thursday, December 1, 7 pm Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum ADMISSION IS FREE
casebolt and smith skirt the line between humorous and profound with a cheeky meta-dance performance at CAF.

In O(h), casebolt and smith demonstrate what dancers can, can’t, and won’t do as a commentary on their limitations as a duet company and their fear of becoming unoriginal. Speaking directly to the audience and singing while dancing, the performance is layered with pop culture references and results in a fast-paced, complex, and hilarious glimpse into the minds and pants of the performers.

Founded in 2006, Los Angeles-based theater duo casebolt and smith is composed of Liz Casebolt and Joel Smith.  Both Casebolt and Smith received M.F.A.s in experimental choreography from University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.  Casebolt received her B.F.A., New York University, NY and Smith received his B.A., University of California Davis, Davis, CA. The duo has received choreography commissions, performed at many venues including Vancouver International Dance Festival, Canada; Joyce SoHo, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; and Diavolo Dance Space, Los Angeles, CA; and taught master classes at various Southern California colleges. 
About the Forum Lounge Series:  Forum Lounge is a series of free, unique, performance-based events, ranging from the theatrical to the avant-garde that are normally found only in large metropolitan venues, and that reflect CAF’s mission to sustain and encourage the artistic process by presenting art in the form of exceptional music, dance, video, and other multi-media to our community.  

Support for Forum Lounge 2011-2012 is generously provided by: the National Endowment for the Arts, Andrea Lang Fund, Daniel Clark, Endevermusic Productions, the Franciscan Inn, KCSB, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara Winery, and Therese Schweidler.  Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday. 


About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF):  CAF is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time.  Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2011, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.

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