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Year in DANCE Press Release
Darlinda Just Darlinda presents
A YEAR IN DANCE
August 1, 2010- July 31, 2011
Contact Darlinda Just Darlinda: firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets & info: yearindance.com
YEAR IN DANCE
MULTI-MEDIA YEAR LONG DANCE EXPLORATION
“We should consider everyday lost in which we do not dance” Neitzsche
Could you do it? Could you dance everyday? What would happen if you did? Could the simple act of moving to music change your daily life? Performance artist Darlinda Just Darlinda is ready, willing, and able to find out and share with you what it means to dance everyday with her very own YEAR IN DANCE.
From August 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011, Darlinda will discover what it is to truly give her self over to the joy of movement. For the duration of the project Darlinda will be posting a daily 2-5 minute video blog of her dance explorations at the projects home base, www.yearindance.com. Each month Darlinda will collaborate with various visual and performing artists on new multi-media dance pieces and performances that celebrate and showcase this ambitious project.
YEAR IN DANCE is Darlinda’s second foray into the “living art” milieu and is the conceptual follow up to her YEAR IN RAINBOW. During YEAR IN RAINBOW Darlinda dedicated every other month to the individual colors of the rainbow and used the months in between to explore its entire spectrum. Saturating her life, work, consciousness and wardrobe in each month’s chosen shade, she allowed something as simple as color to have a wonderfully dramatic effect on her. With YEAR IN DANCE she continues her practice of blending of art and daily life.
Collaborators joining Darlinda over the course of her YEAR IN DANCE include; The Maine Attraction, Miss Indigo Blue, Little Brooklyn, World Famous *BOB*, Scotty the Blue Bunny, Viva DeConini, Deity Delgado, Nasty Canasta, Bunny Love, Dr. Lucky, Kellita Maloof, Dirty Martini, Bambi The Mermaid, Gabrielle Penebaz, Kenny Scharf, Eric Schmalenberger, Pinkie Special, Minnie Tonka, Tigger!, Susan VanderMellen, Jo Weldon, Zhenesse and MORE!
At the end of the year all of the collaborators will join together for a live grand finale that integrates the pieces created and the blog entries to celebrate Darlinda Just Darlinda’s YEAR IN DANCE. So get ready to join in the fun and don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes!!!!
Darlinda Just Darlinda has been working as a Burlesque Performance Artist in New York since 2003. She coined the term “Polyester Performance”, an inspiring mixture of Burlesque, Modern Dance, Performance Art, Psychedelic Happening, Comedy Sketch, and Drag Queen Ballet. She holds a degree in Teledramatic Arts and Technology from California State University, Monterey Bay. In this program Darlinda was given the tools to integrate many art forms, theater, Film, Video, New Media, and Radio. Focusing on live performance she’s produced many Burlesque shows locally and nationally. Her first show was “I love Dr. Nina Simone” at Galapagos Art
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2007
Darlinda Just Darlinda presents
A YEAR IN RAINBOW
August 1, 2007- August 1, 2008
Tickets & info: yearinrainbow.com
YEAR IN RAINBOW
COLLABORATION OF COLOR AND THE HUMAN PORTRAIT
A YEAR IN RAINBOW is burlesque performer Darlinda Just Darlinda’s foray into the “living art” milieu. From August 1, 2007 to August 1, 2008, Darlinda will explore the colors Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple both individually and together as a six-colored Rainbow. On even-numbered months (August, October, December, etc), Darlinda will wear a single color for the duration of the month, and produce a show inspired by that color. On odd-numbered months (September, November, January, etc) she will wear all rainbow every day.
“A YEAR IN RAINBOW is about collaboration and exploring new mediums through color and human portrait,” says Darlinda, ” But it’s also an art/social experiment to see what kind of reactions I get from the public at large when I wear one color or rainbow for an entire year.” Darlinda will record her experience via daily photographs and journal entries on her website www.yearinrainbow.com.
A YEAR IN RAINBOW kicks off on August 1st, 2007, when Darlinda starts her spectrum with the color Red. The first live performance of the A YEAR IN RAINBOW series is on August 20, 2007 at Galapagos Art Space, where Darlinda will produce a show called “The Red Self-Centered Leo Show” exploring the powerful, generous, egotistical (yet inspiring) ways of the color red and those born under the astrological sign of Leo.
September will be dedicated to the Rainbow; on September 8, 2007 she will perform as “Super Dance” with the Rainbow-ettes at the Deitch Gallery’s Art Parade. The rest of the year will play out as follows; October celebrates Orange, November: Rainbow, December: Yellow, January: Rainbow, February: Green, March: Rainbow, April: Blue, May: Rainbow, June: Purple and July: Rainbow. A YEAR IN RAINBOW is inspired by Linda M. Montano’s “14 Years of Living Art”, via Morty Diamond’s “Year in Pink”.
ABOUT DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA
Darlinda Just Darlinda has been working as a Burlesque Performer in New York since 2003. She coined the term “Polyester Performance”, an inspiring mixture of Burlesque, Modern Dance, Performance Art, Psychedelic Happening, Comedy Sketch, and Drag Queen Ballet. She holds a degree in Teledramatic Arts and Technology from California State University, Monterey Bay. In this program Darlinda was given the tools to integrate many art forms, theater, Film, Video, New Media, and Radio. Focusing on live performance she’s produced many Burlesque events in New York City and California. She debuted “I love Dr. Nina Simone” at Galapagos Art Space in August of 2005. This show integrated modern dance, burlesque and performance art in a loving tribute to Nina Simone. She has continued to produce shows at Galapagos, most recently “The Saga of Super Dance” in May of 2007, a burlesque narrative about the life of a super hero character who fights crime with Dance. The Village Voice calls Darlinda a “Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza.” www.darlindajustdarlinda.com
For up to date information about The Year in Rainbow visit www.yearinrainbow.com