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Roughing It Up: Dancing the Rubble at the Albany Bulb

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Albany Bulb

1 Buchanan Street

Albany, CA 94710

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Roughing It Up: Dancing the Rubble at the Albany Bulb.

Renowned tap dancers Joe Orrach and Sam Weber will bring a high-energy original performance to the rugged outdoor spaces of the Albany Bulb, revealing new meanings in space and time. Sound, rhythm, and place are fractured and recombined through bodily motion and new appreciations of this landscape of rubble, rebar, and renegade vegetation.

Joe Orrach has "pure, smoking energy" --The LA Post

Sam Weber is "the equivalent of a virtuoso pianist." --New York Times

The Albany Bulb is a former construction debris landfill long known for its outlaw art, spectacular views, and complex human history. Located on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, the Bulb features multiple natural stages amidst the mountains of crumbling concrete and wildflowers.

Joe Orrach is an actor, dancer, singer and solo artist who performs worldwide on stage, television and in motion pictures. He won rave reviews for the autobiographical "In My Corner," which blended the rhythms of tap dance, boxing, salsa, and live music into an energetic and intimate narrative.

Sam Weber is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, master teacher and choreographer who regularly appears throughout the world. A protege of Stan Kahn in San Francisco, Sam Weber has appeared with such tap legends as Charles "Honi" Coles, Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde, Gregory Hines and the Nicholas Brothers.

Love the Bulb is a community organization that celebrates and protects the art and nature of the Albany Bulb, a former construction debris landfill on San Francisco Bay. We present art, performance, environmental education and stewardship events at the Albany Bulb that celebrate its unique place in the Bay Area art and natural ecosystems. Join our email mailing list at albanybulbinfo@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook.

Important logistical information:

We will meet at the parking lot (Google maps address is 1 Buchanan Street) at 1:45 and at 2:00 pm we'll walk together to the performance site over a 0.6-mile dirt and gravel trail that is sloped and uneven in spots. Don't be late--the spot is hard to find so we'll need to walk together.

There is no toilet or water at the site but there is a chemical toilet at the parking lot.

Please wear sturdy closed-toed shoes, plenty of layers (it can be quite windy), a hat, and bring sunscreen and water.

Photos of the Bulb by Doug Donaldson


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