Reimagine dance AND the laws of physics with the vertical performances of BANDALOOP

September 9

@4:45 p.m. with performances at both 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.

FREE & Open to the Public

Barone Campus Center

“They say what we do is death-defying. I’d say it’s life-affirming.”
– Amelia Rudolph, Founder/Choreographer/Artistic Director

The Quick Center is excited to expand beyond our walls to bring this world-renowned company to our community. Experience the arts on Fairfield University’s campus like never before when you join us for this site-specific work. Pioneers in vertical dance performance, BANDALOOP intertwines intricate choreography, dynamic physicality and the laws of physics by turning the dance floor on its side, taking their performances out of the studio and onto skyscrapers, bridges, billboards, historical sites and even cliff faces. BANDALOOP honors nature, community and the human spirit as they reimagine what dance can be. 

**Free parking is available in the Quick Center parking lot (enter through the Barlow Road gate and take 2nd Right to access) and the lot located directly behind the Quick Center. It is a 7-10 minute walk from the lot to the performance so please dress comfortably and arrive early. For those with mobility issues or who need additional assistance, please go to the Quick Center lobby and we will assist you with van transport from the Quick Center to the performance site. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs or stand for the performances. Concessions will be available including hot dogs, popcorn, refreshments, beer & wine beginning at 4:45pm. Pets are not allowed.**


Learn more about Amelia Rudolph: Founder, Artistic Director & Dancer


Amelia Rudolph posing in front of a mountain

Amelia is a choreographer, community leader and dancer/athlete. Her work is informed by aesthetics, non-traditional relationships with gravity, ecology, natural and built spaces, community and human relationships. She founded BANDALOOP in 1991, bringing together dance, climbing and varied off-the-ground movement through site-reactive work on cliffs, urban structures and in theaters. She is a co-leader for Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program, teaches youth in Oakland through Destiny Art Center, is an active and dynamic performer, and serves on the board of Dance USA.

Amelia holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in comparative religion from Swarthmore College and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. Her intellectual and artistic sensibilities inform her work inspiring practical, spiritual, theoretical and political creativity. Her choreography has explored dance in theaters and on buildings and cliffs all over the US and around the world. Amelia is continually challenged and inspired by her experiences in nature, with her dancers and with communities that unearth and clarify her values, identity and art.

Since 2000 she has been named an Irvine Fellow and awarded funding and commissions from the National Dance Project, Creative Capital, National Performance Network, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Creative Work Fund, San Francisco Foundation, the Irvine Creation to Performance Program, City of Oakland, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and The Center for Cultural Innovation among others. In 2009 she received a major commission with Aeriosa from the Arts Partners in Creative Development in Canada as part of the Cultural Olympiad. In 2010-11 the company was awarded major grants from the Rainin, Wattis and Irvine Foundations as well as the San Francisco Arts Commission, for new work for BANDALOOP’s 20th anniversary season in 2011. BANDALOOP is a multi-year grant recipient for organizational support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.


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