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									   ALLYSON GREEN DANCE • 4364 60th • San Diego, CA 92115 • 619.804.7049.

For Immediate Release
December 1, 2007
Media Contact: Allyson Green (619) 804-7049 or

Allyson Green Dance presents:

“Dream Report 2008”
A dance • music • art installation for the New Year
with guest artists:
Steven Schick and Shahrokh Yadegari (Music)
Peter Terezakis and Tom Ontiveros (video and art installations)
Lux Boreal Contemporanea Danza (Tijuana dance company)
And dancers: Heather Zornes-Almanza, Victor Alonso, Allyson Green, Robby
Johnson, Grace Jun, Rafaella Judd, Alison Deitterle Smith and Donna Webb

University of California at San Diego,
Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building, Studio Theater
Thursday – Saturday, January 10-12, 2008 at 8pm
Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 2 pm
Tickets: $20; $10 Students/Seniors/Faculty
Available at the door or in advance online at
Seating is limited.
For more information please call (619) 804-7049.

"Splendid dancing was a feature of this performance. The whole concert radiated with
the tenderness and aliveness with which we sometimes wake from dreams..."
— Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice
         Known for her collaborative interdisciplinary works, UCSD Professor of Dance
Allyson Green will premiere “Dream Report 2008,” an evening incorporating
contemporary dance, new music, and art installations at the UCSD Molli and Arthur
Wagner Dance Building Studio Theater, from January 10-13, 2008.
         After a year of creative projects abroad, Green is presenting three evocative works
“Ligua,” “On,” and “Falling into Place” designed for an intimate viewing experience in
the UCSD studio theater. Jennifer Dunning, of The New York Times, describes Allyson
Green’s choreography as “dance with a sure and daring sense of theater.” Roslyn Sulcas,
also of The New York Times recently noted that Ms. Green’s choreography is “as
spacious in structure and self-possessed as any mountain range. She offers a program rich
in dance, music and life.” “Dream Report 2008” offers such a program rich in lyrical
dreamscapes for the new year.
         “Ligua” is a new quartet for four women that examines intricate relationships
(sisters, daughters, friends), and reflects upon the closing of a childhood home. Set to a
haunting score of music from Latvia, (where Green and Terezakis created works last
summer), “Ligua” is the name of the songs sung by Latvian women to herald the summer
solstice. The dance will be performed by Heather Zornes-Almanza, Grace Jun, Rafaella
Judd, and Donna Webb, and will conclude with a cameo solo vignette performed by
         “On” is comprised of a duet and solo excerpted from an evening length work
created previously in New York, inspired by the Samuel Beckett trilogy “NoHow On.”
The sparse, poignant duet will be performed by Victor Alonso and Robby Johnson. The
solo, a signature work from Green’s international touring repertory has been
reconstructed for the commanding performer Alison Dietterle Smith using original music
by New York composer Guy Yarden.
         “Falling into Place” is a new work created for the radiant company Lux Boreal
Contemporanea Danza from Tijuana, Mexico. The dance unfolds from a dark, barren
nightmare, into full-bodied passionate movement highlighting the technically powerful
Lux Boreal dancers. Ultimately intimate and tender, the work reveals an irresistible
desire to move.
       Guest artists will provide components which add to the dreamscapes of the
evening. Renowned percussionist, UCSD Professor, and La Jolla Symphony conductor
Steven Schick and UCSD Professor and composer Shahrokh Yadegari will present “Ur
Sonata” by Kurt Schwitters. “Ur Sonata” reconsiders Schwitter's original work through
the lens of late 20th century sound art, in which a percussionist/actor and a
computer/musician rethink Schwitter's sound play. New versions of old ideas emerge
through a focus on rhythm, sound manipulation, and spatialization.
       Visual artist Peter Terezakis will create art installations animating the Wagner
Dance building, as well as visual environments for the two premieres. A short film of
recent site-specific work created by Green and Terezakis in Riga and Cecis, Latvia will
be presented. Thomas Ontiveros will create the lighting design for the evening as well as
striking visual projections on the Wagner building.
       Green has presented over 60 works to critical acclaim in over fifteen countries
throughout East/West Europe, Canada, South America and the United States. Her recent
projects include work in London, New York, New Haven, Montreal, and Latvia.

“Dream Report 2008” will be presented at the University of California at San Diego, in
the Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building, Studio Theater from Thursday – Saturday,
January 10-12, 2008 at 8 pm, and on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 2 pm. Tickets are $20,
$10 for students, seniors and faculty.

Please note that seating is limited to 125 seats.
Advance tickets can be purchased online at

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Allyson Green, choreographer and visual artist, grew up on the border of Mexico in El
Paso, Texas. She was based in New York from 1987-2001, where she performed with
the companies of Yoshiko Chuma SOHK, Charles Moulton, Doug Varone, Randy
Warshaw, Bill Young, and numerous independent choreographers. Allyson Green
Dance has been presented in fifteen countries throughout East/West Europe, Canada,
South America and the United States including presentations in New York since 1991.
Her choreography has been particularly influenced by her experiences in Eastern Europe:
recent Suitcase Fund projects include performances in Bucharest, Romania, and Skopje,
Macedonia; the co-presentation of the Central Station Festival in the United States; and a
CEC ArtsLink fellowship to Moscow, Russia and Riga, Latvia. Known for her
collaborative endeavors, she has created duets with Montreal's José Navas and
Dominique Porte, and Great Britain's Ben Wright. Collaborations with her husband and
visual artist Peter Terezakis continue to explore the merging of dance, technology and
site-specific locations. Green was a Jacob Javits Fellow and received her MFA from
UWM. She is a Professor of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San
Diego, and head of the dance area where she helped to create an MFA in Dance Theatre
that will begin in the fall of 2008. She served as the Artistic Director of Sushi
Performance and Visual Art from 2003-2005, when she was named one of the top arts
leaders in San Diego by the San Diego Union Tribune.

Lux Boreal Danza Contemporanea:
Lux Boreal Danza Contemporanea was founded in the year 2002, as the choreographers
Henry Torres and Angel Arambula were about to finish their studies at the School of
Contemporary Dance of Mazatlan. The members of Lux Boreal (Northern Lights) chose
the city of Tijuana, Baja California in the north of Mexico, to work on the development
of their young company. With support granted by Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana, as well
as the Municipal Institute for Art and Culture, the of Baja California Institute of Culture
and the Cultural Center Tijuana, Lux Boreal has rapidly grown into the most successful
company in the region.

Visual Artist Peter Terezakis has created a number of inter-active works of art varying
in scale from jewelry-sized objects to an interactive building designed from a cocktail-
napkin sketch by Donald Trump's architect, Der Scutt. His works have been exhibited in
museums in the United States and abroad including Canada, Greece, Japan, Mexico, and
Portugal. A faculty member of NYC's School of Visual Arts since 1993, he helped to
create the Extended Forms major within the MFA Computer Art program. His work is in
a number of corporate, private and museum collections and has received grants over the
years from technology companies (including IBM, Hewlett Packard, Sony, and Phillips)
who have been intrigued by the novel applications of their products. Terezakis continues
to honor his artistic heritage and mentor Billy Kluver by promulgating the ethic of
collaboration and process between artists, scientists, and engineers. His work may be
seen at

Steven Schick was born in Iowa and raised in a farming family. For the past thirty years
he has championed contemporary percussion music as a performer and teacher, by
commissioning and premiering more than one hundred new works for percussion. Schick
is Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego and a
Consulting Artist in Percussion at the Manhattan School of Music. He was the
percussionist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars of New York City from 1992-2002, and
from 2000 to 2004 served as Artistic Director of the Centre International de Percussion
de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland. Schick is founder and Artistic Director of the
percussion group, “red fish blue fish,” and in 2007 assumed the post of Music Director
and conductor of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus. Steven Schick recently released
three important publications. His book on solo percussion music, “The Percussionist’s
Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams,” was published by the University of Rochester Press;
his recording of “The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies” by John Luther Adams was
released by Cantaloupe Music; and, a 3 CD set of the complete percussion music of
Iannis Xenakis, made in collaboration with red fish blue fish, was issued by Mode

Sharokh Yadegari (Sound Design Faculty) has recently joined the faculty of the
department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego. He has
collaborated with such artists as Peter Sellars, Hossein Omoumi, Vibeke Sorensen ,
Keyavash Nourai, Siamak Shajarian, and Yolande Snaith. Yadegari has worked at Institut
de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) and is one of the founders
of Persian Arts Society, and Kereshmeh Records, organizations dedicated to
advancement and preservation of Persian traditional music. His music has been played
internationally in various venues such as the International Computer Music Conference
(ICMC), the Institut für Neue Musik und Musikerziehung, Darmstadt, and Contemporary
Museum of Art, San Diego. Yadegari's areas of research include the use of interactive
computing for live music and theatre performances, spatialization, and applications of
non-linear dynamical systems for synthesis. Among his recent projects are the sound
design for The Children of Herakles directed by Peter Sellars, the music for Through the
Veil choreographed by Yolande Snaith, and the music for The Sanctuary, a video
installation by Vibeke Sorensen.

Tom Ontiveros is a Lighting Designer and Photographer. Designs include: The Tyrant
(Paul Dresher Ensemble/Cleveland Playhouse); The Exonerated (Drama Desk, Lucille
Lortel, Outer Critics Circle Awards for Most Unique Theatrical Experience); Women
Center Stage Festival, Miss Julie (The Culture Project); Cabrillo Festival of
Contemporary Music 2003-2006 (Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium); Schrodinger's
Girlfriend (Dean Goodman Award); The Skriker (Columbia University); A Dance Party...
(Joyce SOHO); Chaos Theory, Intervista (ODC); Collaborations with the Strangefruit
Theatre Ensemble. In the Fall of 2003 Tom was an Instructor and Production Designer
for the Theatre Department of East Stroudsburg University. Photography credits include
published photos in The NY Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco
Chronicle, USA Today, Theatre Forum, TBA Callboard Magazine and Playbill. Tom has
toured internationally as Lighting Director for the Paul Dresher Ensemble with Rinde
Eckert as well as Bill Shannon.

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