THE ROSIN BOX PROJECT Kicks Off 2024 With “Empower”
Following the success and sold-out performances of the 2023 program, The Rosin Box Project returns to the intimate Light Box Theater in ARTS DISTRICT, Liberty Station, with ‘Empower’ to mark the launch of the 2024 Season: Exalt.
Featuring three brand new creations from San Diego-based emerging female choreographers Bethany Green and Carly Topazio and a special commission from guest choreographer Cherice Barton, the program launches TRBP’s most ambitious season yet.
The Rosin Box Project 2024 Season Launches ‘Empower’
“This is a really exciting program to kick off our 2024 Season,” says TRBP Artistic Director Carly Topazio. “We are constantly seeking ways to not only engage but also challenge and surprise audiences. Each of these choreographic voices is distinct and meaningful for different reasons, and all female!”
“Empower presents a special opportunity to spotlight female creatives influencing the dance industry, but it’s also a unique opportunity to experience a diverse evening of world-class dance right here in San Diego, and in one of the most intimate settings.”
Empower launches the first of seven new works set to premiere this season, the majority of which are by female dancemakers.
Spotlight on Choreographers and Empower’s Impact
Bethany Green constantly blurs boundaries between dance and theater in whimsical and playfully driven works that are embedded in the exploration of the human experience.
As a choreographer, she creates atmospheric, cinematic works that offer performers a space to emphasize the journey of real and surreal environments, emotions, and encounters, often with a quirky touch of humor.
Artistic Director and Resident Artist Carly Topazio can best be described as an abstract storyteller drawn to exploring both genuine and extreme human expression.
Her detailed and athletically charged choreographic language is informed by the surrounding environment—often deliberately crafted or manipulated to further her pursuit of creating unique and unforgettable experiences for both dancers and the audience.
Topazio’s work created for Empower in 2023, ‘Se(quell)’, went on to be selected as a presenting finalist at the prestigious Palm Desert Choreography Festival this past November.
Guest Choreographer Cherice Barton is the recipient of the Dancers Transition Center’s retraining grant, with a focused effort on advancing her expertise in live and televised entertainment as a Creative Director.
In her role as a choreographer, Cherice’s portfolio spans an impressive and diverse array of projects, boasting collaborations with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Crystal Pite, The Grammy Awards, Azure Barton, America’s Got Talent, Lucasfilm Animation, Dancebreak Broadway Showcase, and Spotlight Grand Finale at the Music Center LA, among others.
See you there!
Empower takes place March 21 to 24, 29, and 30 at 7:30 PM at the Light Box Theater in ARTS DISTRICT, Liberty Station. Tickets starting at $25 are available here.
See you there, San Diego!