The Arts Exchange
A celebration of luck and trucks!
with specialty trucks by:
`` The Good Food Truck
and Atlanta's mobile movement project
presenting new work by:
`` Kala Seidenberg
`` Erik Thurmond
(guest artists from NOLA/PDX)
Above: tEEth performs at Dance Truck Returns!
photo by Karley Sullivan
Atlanta was so privileged to have tEEth at Dance Truck Returns, presenting guest artists from Portland and NOLA!
Choreographer Angelle Hebert and Composer Phillip Kraft began their artistic collaboration in 2000 and co-founded Portland, Oregon-based dance company, tEEth in 2006. Their work is generated through deeply collaborative processes, interweaving original music and movement through melodic and conceptual mirroring. Approaching the body with an eye for life's beauty and dark absurdity, tEEth offers a poignant and uncompromising glimpse of humanity, combining technical virtuosity with raw visceral impact. Hebert's precise, distinctive phrases push gestural dance to its limits, while Kraft's music merges gritty sound with hypnotic melody.
tEEth has toured to On the Boards (Seattle), Joyce SoHo (NYC), Fuse Box Festival (Austin), St. Ferdinand Church and Sidearm (New Orleans), Rose Wagner Theater (Salt Lake City), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), and New Genre Festival (Tulsa, OK). tEEth has created and presented works for Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival, Ten Tiny Dances, Reed Arts Week, Performance Works Northwest, Conduit, and Water in the Desert Festival, among others. In addition to private and corporate sponsorship and support, tEEth has received grants from the National Performance Network, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Cultural Trust, and Westaf. Dance Magazine selected tEEth as one of the “25 to Watch” in 2012, in 2011 tEEth won the Joyce Theater Foundation's prestigious A.W.A.R.D. Show! at On the Boards and was voted Best Choreographer by the Willamette Week.
Above: Erik Thurmond performs at Dance Truck Returns! photo by Karley Sullivan
Erik Thurmond is a dancer and choreographer currently living in Lilburn, Georgia. He attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts, The American Music and Dramatic Academy and the Alvin Ailey School. After a year of travels he has landed back in Georgia and is currently dancing for CORE Performance Company, Staibdance as well as working with the Georgia Ballet.
Above: Kala Seidenberg performs at Dance Truck Returns! photo by Karley Sullivan
Hailing from Columbia, South Carolina, Kala Seidenberg graduated from Emory University in 2012 with B.A., highest honors, in Dance and Movement Studies and Educational Studies. During her time at Emory, she was fortunate to perform with several companies, including the Emory Dance Company, AHANA Dance, OpenCollision, and Emory Theater. As a member of the Emory Dance Company, Kala worked with choreographers Blake Beckham, Lori Teague, Anna Leo, George Staib, T. Lang, Tara Lee, Kyle Abraham, and Kathleen Wessel. Kala attended several summer dance festivals, including the Boston Conservatory, the American Dance Festival, and the Bates Dance Festival. During her summer studies she worked with choreographers Monica Bill Barnes, Jesse Zaritt, Jeffery Bullock, and Nicole Wolcott. Kala currently is a teaching artist at Moving in the Spirit, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, and Creative Learning Atlanta. She currently performs with Atlanta contemporary dance company, Staibdance and is thrilled to be presenting work for Dance Truck.
Above: BEATRIX photo by Bobbi Jo Brooks
BEATRIX is a young creative artist and an Atlantan. She has found a home among the arts with her true passion being dance. In 2010, she found Dance Truck and the rest is history. She fell in love with the concept of dancing in a truck. Inspired by the love for its founders and dancers, she soon became an active volunteer and supporter. She has thrown herself in to tearing down PLOT and constructing a cardboard Threshold. As an unschooler, she explores dance much the same way as she explores life, by immersing herself in it and creating her own world. If there is a class to take or a performance to watch, she’s there. Each and every dancer she meets becomes a friend igniting a deeper flame within her. BEATRIX believes that dance is a universal pulse that goes through all of us. It’s a way for people to connect, express, create, communicate, and celebrate life and joy. And without dance, what would our world be like?????