RebollarDance, Deep Vision Dance Company, & RealLivePeople Present: Impacting Spaces

3 Companies/3 Cities Winter Tour 2017

Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2017

Atlas Performing Arts Center, Sprenger Theater 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

February 25, 8pm February 26, 7pm

WHAT: RebollarDance (DC), Deep Vision Dance Company (Baltimore), and RealLivePeople (Philadelphia) are on a collaborative tour, presenting cutting edge work at Atlas Intersections Festival 2017. Imaginative, athletic, and rich in detail, Impacting Spaces drives audiences to reflect on the visible and invisible world around us.

RebollarDance’s Space Junk parallels the folds of space-time with psychological spaces of the mind. Erica Rebollar, Artistic Director (

Deep Vision Dance Company’s Matter, Energy, Human delves into the nature of human existence and our connection to the greater universe. Nicole A. Martinell, Artistic Director (

RealLivePeople’s Presenting: You First, with the hope for reciprocation investigates the tenacious, inner conflict of identity as a motivating force for social behavior. Gina Hoch-Stall, Artistic Director (

Presenting works in their home cities and that of each other’s, the companies investigate “space” in unique ways – the space of creation, psychological spaces, and the perceived space between us.

WHERE/WHEN: Atlas Performing Arts Center, Sprenger Theater 1333 H St. NE, Washington, DC 20002 Saturday, February 25 @ 8PM & Sunday, February 26 @ 7PM TICKETS: $25 at the door or online at:

PERFORMANCE DETAILS: RebollarDance’s Space Junk is the result of an intensive collaborative process of experimentation between movement, light and sound, an original score based on mechanical algorithms, and unusual use of lighting design and projection. Space Junk, astronomy’s definition of orbital debris created by humans, is used by RebollarDance as a metaphor for the rubble that lives and dies within our minds as past experiences, outdated ideas and misfired thoughts. The work highlights the dialogue of the body as it negotiates interplanetary worlds and psychological spaces.

Deep Vision Dance Company’s Matter, Energy, Human delves into the intersections between quantum physics, metaphysical theory, and the human experience. Each section uncovers the visual beauty of unfolding physical phenomena while illuminating the complex, yet delicate, human condition – physically, emotionally, spiritually, and as a universal whole. Deepak Chopra’s writings in Everyday Immortality: A Concise Course in Spiritual Transformation impact the connective fabric of the work. Audiences witness two storylines – (1) energy and matter and (2) the seemingly concrete human experience – that parallel, impact, weave, crescendo, and eventually converge. Award-winning collaborator Timothy Nohe composes the evolving, oscillating sound score.

RealLivePeople shares Presenting: You First, with the hope for reciprocation, a highly physical and personal duet between Artistic Director Gina Hoch-Stall and Philadelphia dance artist Scott McPheeters. Presenting originally premiered at the 2014 “Evening of Duets” in University City, Philadelphia. In March 2015, it was selected for the opening night gala at the American College Dance Association conference at West Chester University. These early performances encouraged co-choreographers Gina Hoch-Stall and Scott McPheeters to push further into the territories of identity, social status, “winning someone over” and how to do your best. Facilitated by dramaturge Sara Nye, the expanded version probes into the darker side of being a “people pleaser” and compromising oneself for outside approval.

COMPANY/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR BIOS: Erica Rebollar/RebollarDance is the current Pola Nirenska awardee, faculty at UMBC and GMU, three-time Lester Horton Award nominee, recipient of AWARD show and Mabou Mines residency in NYC, and 2014 Dance Metro DC awardee for Excellence in Choreography. She has presented in DC at Dance Place, ADI, CityDance, Velocity Dance Festival, Joy of Motion, with Force/Collision at Navy Yards Park, Kennedy Center’s Local Dance Commissioning Project, and residences through Mead Theater Lab and ADI.

Nicole Martinell founded Deep Vision Dance Company in 2011 and has presented in MD, DC, VA, and NY, including Theatre Project, Baltimore Museum of Art, Dance Place, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gala Theatre at Tivoli Square, Green Space, and Triskelion Arts. In 2012, she co-founded the AKIMBO Dance & Movement Art Festival with Sidney Pink. Accolades include 2013 b-grant Baker Artist Award; selected for 31st Annual Choreographers’ Showcase, DC Capital Fringe Festival, and Dance Place’s New Release Choreographers Showcase. Her research on biomechanics and ballet pedagogy was published in the Journal of Dance Education. She is on faculty at Towson University.

Described by as ‘One of [Philadelphia]’s strongest dancers,’ Gina Hoch-Stall is the Artistic Director of RealLivePeople, a Philadelphia-based dance company creating dances based on real-life stories and experiences. Her work is supported by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Samuel S Fels Fund, Pennsylvania Partners of the Arts and the Puffin Foundation. Her choreography has been presented at Athenaeum Theater in Chicago, Bonnie Bird Theater in London, Ponderosa Center in Germany and many venues across Philadelphia. GALA NIGHT: Join us in the lobby of Atlas Performing Arts Center with a GALA Night, Saturday, March 25 at 9:30pm. Mingle and celebrate with the artists after the 8:00pm show.

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