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Printz Dance Project: INK & BONE
November 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$25
The dance company returns to the stage with a re-envisioned world premiere
A resurgence of energy springs forth from this inspired dance-theatre piece by the Printz Dance Project (PDP) called INK & BONE – a Dancer’s Journal. In their highly anticipated return to the stage, their company invites you to share space with them at Joe Goode Annex to explore collective heartbreak, fortitude and the satisfaction in human tenacity.
INK & BONE is a story-driven dance piece, fusing Stacey Printz’ famous contemporary-jazz choreography with her personal stories of chronic pain. Pre-pandemic, PDP received a residency through The Kennedy Center/The REACH to create this physical tale, but the forced isolation of quarantine informed a new version of the work. Changing the story to include fresh ideas and voices is a testament to the company’s persistent mission of unifying the human experience through association and optimism. There is a universe of emotion bubbling beneath the surface of every person. Told through the lens of Printz’s personal experiences, INK & BONE will guide you to connect with a community that struggles together. After enduring a year and a half of our own pain, both the audience and company are bound to share a common perspective and breathe a collective sigh of relief in that understanding.
Audiences will enjoy this text-rich dance piece written by Stacey Printz and enhanced by dramaturg, Michael John Garces, with visuals designed by Wolfgang Wachalovsky. Featuring guest actors, Alice Moore and Carlos Aguirre and company members – Jenni Bregman, Sadie Carhart, Kim Holt, Camille Henrot, Nhan Ho, Jadell Lee, Stacey Printz, Victor Talledos and Jorge Vazquez. The production is directed by Stacey Printz with assistant, Jenni Bregman. Supported in part by The Kennedy Center / The REACH, California Arts Grants.
About Printz Dance Project
Printz Dance Project (PDP) is a San Francisco-based contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of Stacey Printz. Made up of dancers with varied training backgrounds, the company has performed repertory shows in Stacey’s signature fusion style across the US and abroad for over 20 years. PDP creates musically driven, visceral dance pieces that integrate themes centered around the human experience.
Stacey Printz (Artistic Director) with her company has performed in San Francisco for 20 years, and toured across the nation and internationally in Russia, Lithuania, Ireland, The Virgin Islands and Mexico. Printz was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award (Izzie) for her 2011 work Hover Space, and her work GLASSlands was presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in 2018. Printz has taught her hybrid contemporary-jazz technique across the United States, including places such as New York (Broadway Dance, NYU, Peridance), Los Angeles, Memphis, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Internationally (including Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Austria, Ireland, Russia, Germany and more). In the Bay Area, Printz is on faculty at Alonzo King’s LINES Dance Center, where she has been on faculty for 20 years, taught for the M.F.A program at A.C.T, and often teaches at RoCo Dance MV, and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley. Printz graduated cum laude from UC Irvine with degrees in sociology and dance.