March 5, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Final Performances Today Of SMC’s Global Motion World Dance Company:

Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company presents an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world.

Final performances are today, May 17, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard and 11th Street, Santa Monica).

The performance will feature traditional and contemporary dance styles, including West African, Belly Dance, Lyrical Jazz, Bachata, Italian Dance, Korean Dance, Mexican Folklórico, Indonesian, Hip Hop, Maori, Viennese Waltz, and Salsa.

Global Motion, founded by Judith Douglas, is under the artistic direction of Raquel Ramirez and Sri Susilowati.

Faculty choreographers are Laura Canellias, Keali’i Ceballos, Jessica Kondrath, Jennifer Jesswein, and Sri Susilowati.

Guest choreographers are Baghawan Ciptoning, Vladimir Kolesnikov, and Wilfried Souly.

Student choreographers are Mi Ja Kim, Deborah Kull, Lance Yijin Lao, Maritza Olmos, Ashley Ramirez, Karen Rodriguez, and Daniel Erazo Salgado.

Global Motion is a world dance performance company that expresses the concept of humanity in the form of global citizenship. The company is composed of SMC students who learn, rehearse, and perform world dance styles. Global Motion provides a platform for SMC students to experience and learn about other cultures through world dance while working with professional choreographers who are experts in the field of world dance.

Global Motion has toured extensively and performed at schools, festivals, and special events throughout California and Mexico for more than 30 years. The company has recently – for the second time – returned from performances in Beijing, China.

Raquel Ramirez is co-director of Global Motion and a dance professor at SMC. She is also the founder and director of a folklórico performance group, and is dedicated to supporting the traditions and cultures of Mexico.

Sri Susilowati, originally from Indonesia, is co-director of Global Motion and a member of the SMC dance faculty. She is a dancer, choreographer and storyteller, creating and performing traditional and contemporary works that focus on community, gender, and ethnicity.

Baghawan Ciptoning, a performer and choreographer of the traditional and contemporary from Solo, Indonesia, has trained extensively with revered figures from the Mangkunegaran and Kasunanan Palaces. He has a B.A. from the Indonesian Institute of The Arts Yogyakarta, graduated from Institute of The Arts Surakarta, and studied with Sardono W. Kusumo. Ciptoning has toured in India, the United States, Japan, Thailand, Finland, and Malaysia. He draws inspiration from Javanese court dance and martial arts, and his work explores an unusual repertoire of classicism and an inventive approach to faith and fantasy. In 2006 he was awarded the Best Dance on Screen for “Tamansari,” and Best Choreographer for his solo dance-drama ”Moon Bridge.” He has choreographed and performed at many universities and high schools, was Arts Coordinator for the Indonesian Festival, and works at the Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles.

Wilfried Souly is a choreographer, dancer, musician, and martial artist originally from Burkina Faso. He began his training in traditional and contemporary African dances at an early age. His work has been presented at Redcat Theater, Barnsdall Gallery, and Highways Performance Space. Souly is currently teaching at UCLA in the World Arts and Culture Dance department.

Tickets, which sell out quickly, range from $15 to $18. Parking is free.

For tickets, go to www.smc.edu/eventsinfo or call (310) 434-3005. For more information, see www.smc.edu/dance or call (310) 434-3467.

Related Posts

The Importance of Upgrades

February 23, 2021

February 23, 2021

Whether you’re talking about upgrading your home, business, or computer systems, the results are the same: upgrades are essential maintenance...

Film Review: Bliss

February 14, 2021

February 14, 2021

FILM REVIEWBLISSRated R103 MinutesReleased February 5th on Amazon Prime Do you find that when return home from travels to another...

Art of Recovery Projects Connect the Community and Brighten Santa Monica Streets

February 9, 2021

February 9, 2021

The City of Santa Monica’s Cultural Affairs Division’s next round of Art of Recovery projects will be implemented throughout Santa Monica in the...

The International Gem & Jewelry Show Is Coming

February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021

The last time the International Gem & Jewelry Show was highlighted in Santa Monica, offers ranged from $5 to $5000...

We-Drive Ins Opening New Location In Santa Monica

February 2, 2021

February 2, 2021

WE Drive-Ins has announced the opening of an exclusive premiere drive-in experience featuring all new release films, with their newest...

Film Review: One Night in Miami

January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021

One Night in Miami is an extraordinary film crafted by a superb team of filmmakers and cast. Four men who...

“The Marksman” – Liam Neeson Delivers Another Knock-Out Performance

January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021

There is a reason why award-winning actor Liam Neeson is one of the highest box office grossing actors in the...

Brian Dennehy Stars In The Tender DRIVEWAYS – His Final Film

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

What makes DRIVEWAYS particularly poignant is that it was Brian Dennehy’s last film before he died and his cinematic presence...

What To Pack When Traveling

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

When you are traveling, whether it is for vacation or business, you need to consider many things. Obviously, to begin,...

7 Activities for Day Tripping with Your Family to Laguna Beach

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

When you take a trip to Laguna Beach, you want it to be epic, but epicness doesn’t just happen like...

Mid-Century Jazz: Bringing the Jazz Club to Homes

November 7, 2020

November 7, 2020

Local quartet bring classic jazz from the 1950s and 1960s to a live setting By Sam Catanzaro Concerts in Los...

Forma Expanding to Main Street: Westside Food Scene

October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

Westside Food Scene October 22, 2020 By Kerry Slater Forma Expanding to Main Street Popular Santa Monica Italian restaurant Forma...

Review: “Away”

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

“Away”Rated TV-14Season 1 – 10 One-Hour EpisodesReleased September 4th on Netflix In 2014 Esquire Magazine published a thorough article by...