Exit from the Blue Room is the current collaboration between composer Bennie Maupin and choreographer Seonagh Odhiambo of Asava Dance. The evening of dance is performed to live music, with an ensemble led by Maupin, legendary bass clarinetist of Miles Davis’ classic, Bitches Brew. Maupin draws from his observations of the dancers to compose an original score.
Appreciating the weave between dance and music in live collaboration, the choreographer works with a fusion of modern techniques, African influences, and powerful gestures. The dancers dig into the theme of oppression as it connects to both jazz history and everyday life. The result is an emphasis on positive transformations—strength and beauty that, like jazz music, arise out of painful circumstances.
Musicians Lindsey Hundley, Danny Alfaro and dancers Lorrin Hilton, Lindsey Lollie and Kimberley Michelle Smith each contribute their artistry to this venture. Costumes designed by Carole Lung
Arrive at least 15 minutes before start of the show, and arrive earlier to get priority seating.
Reception to follow with installation by visual artist Fabian Cereijido.
Is the seating reserved?
No but we will make every effort to seat you with your party.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No i.d. requirements. However, if you bought a student ticket, be prepared to show identification.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
ARC Pasadena is located at 1158 East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, California 91106.
Entrance to ARC Pasadena is behind the facility.
Parking is free, located behind the building or on adjacent streets.
The closest cross street is Michigan Avenue.
ARC Pasadena is a six-block walk from the Metro Gold Line-Lake Avenue stop.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
firstname.lastname@example.org or 626 786 6394
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, if you cannot use your ticket you may give/sell it to a friend.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Everyone must bring a "proof of purchase," or buy a ticket at the door (if still available). Proof of purchase may be printed or shown as an email on your phone.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?