1. HOVER SPACE
    Artistic director Stacey Printz
    Set designer and rigger Sean Riley
    DJ and composer Mochipet
    Lighting designer David Szlaza
    Costume designer Catherine Myre

    Dancers: Dudley Flores, Jenni Bregman, Sharon Gallagher, Stacey Printz, Nhan Ho, Suzy Myre, Elizabeth Chitty, Kelsi Auday, Amanda Lacro, Joshua Lau, Sadie Carhart, Deborah Saputo

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  4. Printz Dance Project is a San Francisco-based modern dance company under the artistic direction of Stacey Printz. Made up of dancers with varied training backgrounds, the company has performed repertory shows in Stacey’s signature fusion style across the US and abroad for 11 years. For the first time, PDP is taking on the creation of an evening-length work to premiere at Z Space Theater, SF. The project is huge – the company’s largest project to date – and it is called Hover Space.

    What is Hover Space?
    The piece is about hovering in the middle ground, between the extremes, in the juicy, rich spaces where life really happens. This is the space where risk, action, fear, and movement thrive. And ultimately, it is the place where love lingers.

    Stacey’s vision for a floating stage space to represent this middle ground has led to a collaboration with designer and engineer Sean Riley on what has been dubbed the “Hover Floor”, a 12 by 16 foot stage space suspended from the ceiling of the theater on four chain motors. This stage-within-a-stage can raise and lower, but also tilt to extreme angles, affording dancers multiple planes to dance on and new ways to execute contemporary dance. (Our video shows shots from our one-week residency with a prototype of the set).
    More collaborators are on deck for our next and final phase of development: DJ and composer Mochipet will mix and perform the electronic musical score live. Lighting designer David Szlaza will add depth and layers to Hover Space by lighting both under and above the set piece. Costumes will be built by Catherine Myre.

    Dancers: Dudley Flores, Jenni Bregman, Sharon Gallagher, Stacey Printz, Nhan Ho, Suzy Myre, Elizabeth Chitty, Kelsi Auday, Amanda Lacro, Joshua Lau, Sadie Carhart, Deborah Saputo

    After watching the preliminary showing of Hover Space, acclaimed writer/performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph described it as follows: “Hover Space is an ambition and a threat, a tender challenge of vertical space and conventional dance-making, a playground for engineers and a leap forward for enthusiasts of the moving body. Stacey Printz is making a work that literally and figuratively functions on multiple planes, harnessing her kinetic and architectural imagination with disciplined abandon.
    The result is an experiment in how artists can at once defy gravity, and also fall into the patterns and rabbit holed madness of the human heart."

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    Artistic director Stacey Printz
    Set designer and rigger Sean Riley
    DJ and composer Mochipet
    Lighting designer David Szlaza
    Costume designer Catherine Myre

    Dancers: Dudley Flores, Jenni Bregman, Sharon Gallagher, Stacey Printz, Nhan Ho, Suzy Myre, Elizabeth Chitty, Kelsi Auday, Amanda Lacro, Joshua Lau, Sadie Carhart, Deborah Saputo

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Printz Dance Project

Jenni Bregman

A bay area dance company dedicated to creating a varied crop of exciting, accessible dance. Under the artistic direction of Stacey Printz, PDP performs locally, nationally and internationally. Find out more at printzdance.org

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