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Orange, CA Permit No. 356

Non Profit Org. US Postage

1810 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92706 714.541.8314 www.TheWoodenFloor.org

Photography by Kevin P. Casey and Omar Galvez

At The Wooden Floor,

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The unique spirit The Wooden Floor’s dancers carry with them is highly — OCArtsAndCulture.com infectious.”

Four performances only! June 3 to 5, 2010 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

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T H E WO O D E N F LO O R

we believe that all children, especially youth with the greatest financial need, deserve the opportunity to engage in a journey of learning and self-actualization that is real, sustained and relevant. The Wooden Floor fosters close and positive long-term relationships, with programs designed for 10 years of student participation. Artistic immersion is integrated with mentoring, comprehensive academic support, college-prep and family support services to provide a solid platform for advancement and success.

T H E WO O D E N F LO O R

an open space

An evolution of the inspiring choreography from Mark Haim, Nami Yamamoto, and Melanie Ríos Glaser, which sold out performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall’s REDCAT. Now expanded to feature a cast of 125 dancers! MELANIE RÍOS GLASER, EXECUTIVE AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


Although sentimental it is not, do expect to be moved

by Nami Yamamoto’s Flying With My Shooting Stars as she strikes with searing, compassionate images. Yamamoto invites puppeteer Matt Acheson and the enigmatic puppet Tony to collaborate in the dance. It’s a revealing combination of uncanny depth and warmth with silences that speak loudly. Mark Haim revives his first commission for The Wooden Floor, titled Los Angelitos. Intricate and galvanizing, dancers write their names with their heads as they communicate in another language. They bond through adversity with gentle touches that last. In her new work, Melanie Ríos Glaser deconstructs and re-assembles the nuances in the lives of these fascinating teenagers, teasing out how pop culture has influenced their talk, their walk and their song.

Friday, June 4, at 6:45pm, enjoy a pre-concert chat that explores the design process with The Wooden Floor’s amazing artistic collaborators, including lighting designer James F. Ingalls and Scenic Designer, Luke Cantarella.

Complete details are online at TheWoodenFloor.org

The youth of The Wooden Floor emerge as riveting performers

through an artistic lens that extracts the duality of their newness and the wisdom of lives seemingly long lived. This work is original, inventive, unapologetic and idiosyncratic. The performances break down ethnic, gender and age stereotypes about who can inspire, create, perform and contribute to the evolution of the genre of contemporary dance.

an open space

Four performances only! June 3 to 5, 2010 8pm nightly, plus 2:30pm Matinee Saturday General Seating $20 Benefit Seating $50* Student rush seats and children 12 and under, half price *$30 tax deductible contribution

Get your tickets today!

Tickets on sale through the Irvine Barclay Theatre 4242 Campus Drive in Irvine (949) 854-4646 and www.TheBarclay.org Or Ticketmaster (714) 740-7878 and www.Ticketmaster.com

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The Wooden Floor performs "An Open Space" - June 3-5, 2010