Sat Sep 21–Sun Sep 22, 2024
Dance

GLASSlands

Printz Dance Project

The Presidio Theatre and Printz Dance Project present a re-imagining of choreographer and director Stacey Printz’s landmark 2017 work, GLASSlands.

GLASSlands explores human interactions, intimacy, alienation and the increasing compromise of human connection due to the intervention of communications technology. The evening-length work features striking set design by award-wining artist Sean Riley comprising large, transparent pod-like structures, or “bubble rooms” that fill and animate the performance space, creating a plastic world that dancers inhabit and explore. Plastic “filters” hang in the space and inflatable furniture further rounds out the metaphoric environment that suggests we are all affected by isolation and interference with each other. Recent social-media-driven realities affect partnerships, friendships, love and how people manifest intimacy in a complex, screen-filled world.

“The issues GLASSLands explored when it premiered in 2017 are not only still with us, they have become acutely relevant in the intervening years due to global health, peace, and social issues we have all experienced together. With this in mind, we are remounting and substantially updating the work to reflect the state of human connections and disconnections, intimacy, and alienation. Technology today seems inseparable from interpersonal relationships. As we continue to suffer the social and personal upheavals of our time, art that shines a light on authentic, shared experience and relationships is particularly urgent.” – Stacey Printz

 

 


 

CAST

Company Members
Dane Paul Andres, Sadie Carhart, Adrian Contreras, Sarah Emmons, Camille Henrot, Kim Holt, Stacey Printz, Andrea Schumann, Tatianna Steiner, Victor Talledos

Ensemble
Jaime Bardacke, Jessica Brown, Nicole Chatham, Teo Lin-Bianco, Yura Masurov, Masha Savushkina

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Choreographer and director Stacey Printz, set designer Sean Riley, lighting designer Wolfgang Wachalovsky, assistant director Jenni Bregman, and costume designer Natalie Barshaw.

 


 

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.

Developing a style that blends modern dance with jazz and hip-hop is at the company’s artistic core. PDP believes that in maintaining a positive rehearsal process, which is inclusive and nurturing, the final production is strengthened. From joyous to playful to sensual and fierce, the company’s musically-driven dancers “blend dance techniques that include modern, jazz, ethnic, ballet and hip-hop with a flow that motivates eye, energy and spirit” (Marie Beneat, Attitude Magazine). Ann Murphy of Voice of Dance said, “What Printz demonstrated right off the bat was that she had a grab bag of talent, a deep feel for the sensual power of movement and a veritable encyclopedia of high and low dance styles to draw from.”

 

ABOUT STACEY PRINTZ

Stacey Printz, Artistic Director of Printz Dance Project, 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 by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in May 2018. In 2020 while in residency at The Kennedy Center, PDP embarked on Ink and Bone which premiered Fall 2021. PDP launched the performance/party event, Variety Fest, which now happens at Flux Vertical Theatre in Berkeley bi-annually. Printz’s choreography credits in theater/multi-genre, pieces include: As You Like It at Cal Shakes, Aaron Davidman’s Wrestling Jerusalem, Sarah Shourd’s The Box, Washington D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theater’s The Arsonists, and YBCA Director Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s internationally recognized works, Scourge, The Break/s, the Bessie nominated Red, Black & Green: a blues, and /peh-LO-tah/, which recently toured to Kennedy Center and BAM.

Learn more at PrintzDance.org

 

 


Ticketing

This event is ticketed by the Presidio Theatre Box Office.
Ticket prices are subject to change. The Presidio Theatre allows returns up to 48 hours in advance of a performance, as long as it is within 30 days of the purchase. Processing fees cannot be refunded. For more information, please see the theatre’s Return Policy.
If you need assistance with ticketing please contact us at boxoffice@presidiotheatre.org or 415-960-3949.

Dates

Sat, Sep 21
7:30pm
Sun, Sep 22
4:00pm

Run Time

75 minutes

Prices

$39–$49

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