Surgeon General's Warning accepted into Dance Conversations festival at The Flea

11.29.11

Dance Conversations is a performance, film, and discussion festival dedicated to nurturing new works and to the free exchange of ideas, thoughts, and opinions between artists and audience. The curators are Nina Winthrop and Taimi Strehlow.

http://www.theflea.org/page.php?page_type=2&page_id=11

Surgeon General's Warning is a short film made in collaboration between Natalie Metzger and Robert Allaire. Grit and noise. Heels and ash. Inhale.

For Water screens for Lucky Penny's Dance Truck in Atlanta

11.11.11

Founded in 2011 by Artistic Directors Blake Beckham and Malina Rodriguez, The Lucky Penny supports the creation and presentation of cutting-edge contemporary art, aiming to advance artistry and cultivate community in Atlanta, GA.

A collaboration between dancers from Indonesia and America, For Water is inspired by the importance of water to the islands of Indonesia and to water-starved California. The film follows a pilgrimage of five spirits to a sacred place to perform their centennial ritual for water.

Sacrament original music released on CD

11.11.11

Robert Allaire has composed original music for film, dance, and the concert hall. His film collaboration, And the Night Illuminated the Night with experimental filmmaker Betzy Bromberg was praised by the New York Times as being "wonderfully scored," and his score for For Water—a film also by Natalie Metzger—was awarded for musical excellence at the 2011 Park City Film Music Festival.

Sacrament is a dance theater immersive descent into cultism, memory, and destruction. It received the 2011 HARC Award. The music is a dark, barely minimal, hardly restrained piece in five movements, an this album is the solo debut of composer Robert Allaire.

You can get the album on iTunes or Bandcamp.

For Water at Emory University's Dance for Reel in Atlanta

10.26.11

http://arts.emory.edu/news/press-releases/101411-dance-for-reel.html

A collaboration between dancers from Indonesia and America, For Water is inspired by the importance of water to the islands of Indonesia and to water-starved California. The film follows a pilgrimage of five spirits to a sacred place to perform their centennial ritual for water.

For Water screens at the Oklahoma Dance Film Festival

10.15.11

www.okdancefilms.com

The Oklahoma Dance Film Festival is the only festival of its kind in Oklahoma. This Unique event features dance documentaries, choreography for the camera, and experimental short films that emphasize movement.

Metzger receives 2011 Emerging Choreographer Award by the HARC Foundation

10.02.11

http://www.harcfoundation.org/MetzgerPR-WebsiteInfo__10_15_11.pdf

The goal of the HARC Foundation is to discover, nurture, promote, and support emerging creative artists from all art disciplines. The award includes $2,500.00, publicity and a presentation of Sacrament at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA. The presentation, in association with Highways Performance Space, will take place on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, 2012. The competition was adjudicated by professional choreographers, dancers and artistic directors from entries received from choreographers throughout Los Angeles County, CA. This Emerging Choreographer HARC Award competition was a regional Pilot Program for Los Angeles County, CA as part of The HARC Foundation's annual National Creative Arts Competitions.

For Water screens at the L-DUB Film Festival

10.01.11

http://www.lakeworthplayhouse.org/LDUBFF2011.html

A collaboration between dancers from Indonesia and America, For Water is inspired by the importance of water to the islands of Indonesia and to water-starved California. The film follows a pilgrimage of five spirits to a sacred place to perform their centennial ritual for water.

Luminis Sphaera premieres at the CalArts Plays Itself festival at PACT Zollverein in Essen, Germany

09.30.11

Luminis Sphaera is a multimedia work with live music, performance, and projections that are manipulated in real-time. The work was created in collaboration with five artists.

http://www.pact-zollverein.de/

Surgeon General's Warning at the L-DUB Film Festival

09.30.11

Official HD Trailer - http://vimeo.com/27227935

http://www.lakeworthplayhouse.org/LDUBFF2011.html

Neue Rhein Zeitung reviews Luminis Sphaera

09.28.11

For Water screens at the Sans Souci Festival of Dance

09.17.11

The Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is a niche film festival in Boulder, CO specializing in dance cinema and incororating live performance.

http://sanssoucifest.org/

A Practical Life performed at the MixMatch Dance Festival

09.16.11

The MixMatch Dance Festival is presented by the HartPulse Dance Company at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica, CA. This year is the fifth year of the festival's existence and is the second year that Metzger's work has been chosen for it.

http://www.hartpulsedance.com/gallery.html

For Water screens at the Silent River Film Festival

09.11.11

The Silent River Film Festival has been established with a vision to discover, recognize, and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmakers worldwide. The festival takes place in the beautiful city of Irvine, California.

http://www.silentriverfilmfestival.com/