Erica Rebollar & Friends in 40 and UP!
Erica Rebollar, Director of RebollarDance, will partner with 8 professional artists over 40 years of age to celebrate the works, wit and wisdom of age.
With a cast of nationally recognized choreographers from Los Angeles, Colorado, Minnesota, South Carolina, Baltimore, and DC, this evening length shared show, 40 and UP! will highlight diverse themes and genres of dance. Featuring the best choreographers from the DC/Baltimore area plus critically acclaimed out of town guest artists, the work is slated for success.
Participating artists joining Erica Rebollar include Helanius Wilkins, Sharon Mansur, Dan Kwong, Sandra Lacy, Jack Kirven, Giselle Rusany, and Malcolm Shute.
About the Artists (full bios).
Erica Rebollar’s “Rachmaninoff Prelude” is a condensation of quick-twitch, fast-fire movements performed at warp speed.
Erica Rebollar was born in Madrid, began studies at Washington School of Ballet, and completed her MFA in choreography at UCLA. As an undergraduate student, she received ACDA’s national award in choreography. With the founding of RebollarDance in 2003, Erica Rebollar created a modern dance collaborative where multi-genre artists can make innovative work.
Rebollar produced her first show in 1999 at Seatlle’s Mime Theater. She was a 3-time Lester Horton Award nominee in Los Angeles. Awarded the prestigious Mabou Mines Suites residency program in NYC, Erica showed evening length works at PS 122 and St. Mark’s Church. She was a recipient of Joyce Soho’s A.W.A.R.D show, performing at Judson Church, DTW (NY Live Arts), DNA, TPAC, and the Flea.
Upon relocating to DC, RebollarDance has received funding from the Art Council of Fairfax County, Kennedy Center’s LDCP grant, Culture DC’s Mead Theatre Lab Program/CityDance at Strathmore, and space grants from American Dance Institute and Dance Place. The company has performed numerous evenings at Dance Place, VelocityDC/ Harman Hall/Shakespeare Theatre, Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, ADI, Atlas, Roundhouse, and Jack Guidone Theaters. Nominated for two Dance Metro DC Awards, RebollarDance has been twice highlighted as a Season Pick in City Paper and Washington Post with features on WAMU radio, FOX 5, and NBC news shows, along with a feature in the “Arts and Power” issue of DC Magazine/Modern Luxury. Hailed as “exactly what the District needs”, RebollarDance received a 2013 Dance Metro DC Award for “Excellence in Choreography”.
Erica was recently Visiting Artist and is the current full time Visiting Lecturer at UMBC’s Dance Department and adjunct faculty at GMU’s Dance Department. Erica is the 2016/17 recipient of the prestigious Pola Nirenska award for “Outstanding Contributions to Dance”. Her company RebollarDance is the awardee of Dance Place’s Space Grant for their recent spring tour. For more details, see www.rebollardance.com.