Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Photos from Fairy Worlds!

Fairy Worlds! 

a Midsummer Night's Dream adaptation 

Just 3 performances left at the Cannery urban ruins, downtown Santa Rosa, California

Thursday Aug 31

Friday Sept 1st 

Saturday Sept 2nd

Direction by Jared Sakren / Choreography by Rachel Wynne 

Tickets here

It's visually stunning, magical, hilarious, and I've heard several audience members comment ''that was the first Shakespeare play where I've understood the whole thing!"

All photos here by the wonderful Zohar Zaied

"FairyWorlds! captures the enchantment of Shakespeare’s play with a dreamscape atmosphere. It’s exciting lighting design and enthusiastic cast weave an entertaining evening in the unique cannery ruins venue." - review here

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Audition June 11th 2017 Santa Rosa

Hi all! 

We have cast 80% of the dancers for our Midsummer Night's Dream adaptation "Fairy Worlds" for Shakespeare in the Cannery this summer!
We are *still looking for*
- 3 ballet dancers with strong pointe work skills
- 3 athletic male dancers for Oberon's army, preferably with tumbling skills
- 1 or 2 more contemporary dancers with strong improvisational AND floor work skills and very strong technique - especially those who have trained in Release / Horton / Limon / Low-Fly and have Acro Yoga basics

Sunday June 11th 2017

11:30am - 2pm 

In the dance studio next to 6th Street Playhouse
52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA

Please e-mail to register. Thanks. Feel free to share this post.

More info:
- No, dancers don't need to prepare anything for the audition
- Yes, your faery wings will light up. Yes, it's very cool :) 
- If you're a ballet dancer, please bring pointe shoes
- All performers are paid
- Rehearsals start mid-June for ballet dancers, and July 10th for everyone else. 1-3 evenings a week.
- Performance run is August 10th - Sept 2nd, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Please do not apply if you are unable to commit to performances.

Thanks all!
- Rachel Wynne 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Upcoming Audition April 30th

Hi everyone!

Our next (and most likely last) audition for 6th Street / Shakespeare in the Cannery summer production will be:

Next Sunday April 30th
11:30 am - 2pm
There is no need to prepare anything for the audition (unless you want to) 

Rehearsals begin July 10th

Performances run August 10th - September 2nd 
(Thurs, Fri, Sat evenings)

We have collected an awesome cast of movers so far and are looking to round it out with dancers who have strong modern, contemporary, and / or ballet technique. Ballet dancers with strong pointe work especially. Modern dancers with strong improv skills is a bonus.

To reserve a spot:

There is no need to prepare anything for the audition (unless you want to, of course).

See you there!


Monday, March 27, 2017

Next round of auditions THIS SUNDAY April 2nd

Come one, come all! 
We're looking for modern dancers, ballet dancers (bonus if you have strong pointe work technique), and martial artists / other movers. 
6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA
Sunday April 2nd 
E-mail to reserve a spot

Friday, February 10, 2017

A Little Night Music at 6th Street Playhouse

Dear friends,

I'm thrilled to be working on A Little Night Music at 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California at the moment. We have a truly wonderful cast and crew for this one, led by the incredible duo of Craig Miller and Ginger Beavers. Everything about this production is stunning, from costumes to set to the sheer talent on stage.

We open in two weeks - I hope to see you there!

Tickets are now available here.


Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from expandance!

We had a wonderful 22 performance run of A Christmas Carol at 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa in the run up to the holidays. I'm so grateful to have been involved.

I have some exciting choreography news coming up soon, which I'll share here.

There will be more expandance workshops soon in Sonoma County, California. Updates here, or on the facebook page.

In the meantime, expandance wishes you all an expansive, creative, and loving 2017, and thanks you for your continued support!

- Rachel