The Wooden Floor returns to live performance in triumph! Choreographer and Film Director Stephan Koplowitz plus the nation’s top artists and designers work in collaboration to adapt the organization’s contemporary dance performance into a site-specific spectacular for youth from low-income communities to again have the opportunity to co-create and express themselves. Using the organization’s Ernesto M. Vasquez-designed space, which our students refer to as their “second home,” these young dancers harness this platform for success they’ve always known and add their distinctive points of view to produce a poignant and ground-breaking experience. The Wooden Floor’s work has drawn national accolades and now reaches another level of artistic achievement, while emerging from the midst of the pandemic, showing the resiliency of our community and leaving audiences inspired.
Tickets are extremely limited!
July 15, 2021, at 7:00pm
July 16-17 and July 23-24, 2021, at 6:00pm and 8:30pm nightly
The Wooden Floor Main Street Location- 1810 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
THIS EVENT IS NOT TAKING PLACE AT THE IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS.
GENERAL ADMISSION $20
Half price discount for children under 13 and students.
Thank you to our
38th Annual Concert Underwriters!
The Beall Family Foundation
Helen Sperry Lea Foundation
Socorro & Ernesto Vasquez
California Arts Council
Davis/Dauray Family Fund
Gochnauer Family Foundation
Sharon & Terry Hartshorn
Linda and Tod White Charitable Fund
Cath MacIver & Jim Slaughter
National Endowment for the Arts
Michelle & Tim Dean
Yvonne & Damien Jordan
Carole & Richard Lee
Mary Lou Mettler
Ginger & Arthur Ong
Theresa & Jonathon Allen
Hydraflow – The Ayloush Family
Judy & Dennis Sweeney
Tuttle-Click Ford Lincoln
*As of 06/29/2021
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Passage/Home draws on The Wooden Floor’s inventive energy and transforms the organization’s flagship location into a multiplatform stage and exhibition space for ten separate performances which encompass dances, multi-media, and visual installations. Each vignette touches on its own subject matter, drawing from The Wooden Floor’s mission – past, present, and future. Passage/Home is about creative possibilities, exploring the unknown together, and welcoming audiences into our home away from home.
MEET THE CHOREOGRAPHER AND FILM DIRECTOR
Stephan Koplowitz is an award-winning director/choreographer/media artist working on stage, film, and site. His work aims to alter people’s perspectives of place, location, and scale. He has created 91 works produced in the US, Europe, and Asia. Awards include an Alpert Award in the Arts, Guggenheim Fellowship, New York “Bessie” Award, six NEA Fellowships, and a Rockefeller Bellagio Fellowship. After 23 years in NYC, Koplowitz was appointed dean/faculty of dance at the California Institute of the Arts (2006-2016). He is currently writing a book on site performance creation, to be published by Oxford University Press.
Free parking is available off 20th street in the parking lot between The Wooden Floor and the Bowers Museum.
All parts of this performance are ADA accessible, but do require standing and walking throughout the length of show. Minimal seating is available.
Reservations are held at the door. There will be no paper ticketing for this event.