The Vortex Dome Immersion Theatre LA names SOKAMBA its Artist In Residence

The Vortex Dome LA is an innovative performance venue, providing a 360 degree immersive experience to its audiences. SOKAMBA was selected to become the next Artist In Residence at the Vortex Dome LA, in order to experiment with new multimedia performance content and push the boundaries of traditional entertainment structures. SOKMABA is excited to be a part of the wonderful Dome-community.

The Vortex Dome is housed in the lot of LA Center Studios, which is the production home for several television series and feature films such as; Mad Men, The Voice, Die Hard, The Dark Knight Rises, Law & Order LA. Come join the fun!

http://thevortexdome.com/

Posted on December 18, 2016 .

SOKAMBA receives fiscal sponsorship from the non-profit c3: Center for Consicous Creativity

http://consciouscreativity.com/c3-center-for-conscious-creativity/partner-projects/

The c3: Center for Conscious Creativity is a 501(c)(3) non profit arts and interdisciplinary research, education and project development organization founded in 2004 to provide artists, media makers, content creators, and other interested individuals, a platform and resources to create projects and explore how consciousness, creativity, storytelling, and traditional and emerging entertainment and communication technologies, can help create a better world.

The organization has evolved and is now in a stage of new growth emerging as a global organization in partnership with a global futurist think tank, The Millennium Project, to advance their Global Arts and Media Node. SOKAMBA is honored to receive fiscal sponsorship from c3.

You can now support our company by making tax-deductible donations here: http://consciouscreativity.com/sokamba/

 

Posted on December 18, 2016 .

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Posted on February 22, 2016 .

Thanksgiving may be over, but we're still sharing the Love.

Come join us this weekend at LOVE FEST, a two day festival celebrating— you guessed it— love. It will feature live music, interactive art stations, and activities (including an Acro Yoga workshop led by SOKAMBA’s own August Luhrs and Tonatiuh Elizarraraz)!

 


For logistics, click the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/166150623734987/

 

For inspiration, see what founder (and friend), Jennifer Nibbelink, had to say:

Love Fest is an artist’s playground. Everyone is encouraged to make art and experiment freely. In this judgement-free zone, you can be who you want to be. Explore every facet of yourself, be wild, be creative and live the full-expression of yourself. ...The purpose of this festival is to open people’s hearts, spread love freely, [and] let creativity flow
— Jennifer Nibbelink

In the spirit of Thanksgiving tradition, thank you Jennifer for this opportunity to share our love and creativity with fellow artists. Can't wait for this weekend!

 

Live in Gratitude,

SOKAMBA

 

Posted on December 1, 2015 .

The more things change, the more they stay the same...

Big things are happening for SOKAMBA. In the midst of planning these changes, we stumbled upon a company plan from the first ever SOKAMBA meeting back in 2013. Back then, we were just college undergrads scrambling from apartments to empty gymnasiums in order to jam together in our various art forms. Although finding studio space is still a bit of a struggle, our little college friend group has expanded into a flourishing artist community. Now, five shows and countless art jams later, we are moving onto a new phase.

Using the great outdoors as our studio (upgrade from the gym)   ///   Art Jam at Malibu Creek State Park Kimia Fatehi 2013

Using the great outdoors as our studio (upgrade from the gym)   ///   Art Jam at Malibu Creek State Park Kimia Fatehi 2013

Finding this original company plan was such a heartwarming trip down memory lane. For as much as we’ve grown, it’s comforting to be reminded that we’re still rooted in our initial spirit. The document was titled “SOKAMBA Dance Company: Let Yourself Be Free,” and ended with the following excerpt:


Our goal is
- to let the audience set themselves free and to not let manufactured societal influences dominate their spirit (to be alive)
- to encourage the appreciation of individuality, originality, universal human struggles (to embrace your own weird beauty)
- to inspire a greater sense of community (more touch, more love, more sharing of fears)

Live in love,

SOKAMBA

Posted on November 18, 2015 .