May 29, 7:45 - 9:30 PM
Y-Exchange is a monthly series of presentations about performing arts, technology and science and how they intersect and inform each other, in which selected artists and scientists are invited to talk about their life and work.
This month, Y-Exchange is proud to present filmmaker and entrepreneur, Marta Ordeig, and Dance Artist, Kara Davis. Y-Exchange is co-presented by Kinetech Arts, ODC Theater, and The Djerassi Resident Artists Program. This event is open to the public and admission is free.
Marta Ordeig is a filmmaker and entrepreneur residing between Silicon Valley and Barcelona. She graduated in Business from the University of Barcelona and has worked in Berlin and LA as a producer and Creative Director of film and TV before setting up her first film festival (Landscape Film Festival).
In 2016 she moved to Silicon Valley, combining her passion for film and innovation she founded Garage Stories, a content lab where she gathers creatives minds from various background to co-create and explore the endless possibilities that emerging technologies are bringing to the table and take an active part in shaping the future of entertainment. She has organized Garage Stories labs and co-creation festivals in cities such as Barcelona, San Francisco and Mexico; and has given workshops in institutions such as the MIT Media Lab in Boston, the Sonar + D and the USC University in Los Angeles. Some of the resulting projects have been presented at TEDx. https://www.garagestories.org/
Kara Davis, Co-Artistic Director of project agora, danced for Atlanta Ballet, Ohio Ballet, and Ballet Jörgen in Toronto, Ontario. She is a founding member of KUNST-STOFF and Janice Garrett & Dancers both of whom she danced for ten years. Her choreography and dancing have received multiple Isadora Duncan awards and nominations. Her choreography has been presented at the ACDA Nationals at the Kennedy Center, YBCA, SF MOMA, SF International Arts Festival, Bates Dance Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is a Guest Artist at Mills College and has taught and choreographed at LINES Dominican University and Training Program since 2005.
photo by Weidong Yang
All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.