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Toolbox at Era Art Bar

Toolbox at Era Art Bar


A dance theater performance art piece journeys through trauma and the path to healing. It questions how we build tools to help ourselves. How does energy transmute? How do we handle life when it feels too much? Is meditation the next step to self-discovery? This piece poses many questions and shares non verbal stories, sound, film, a staged installation, dance and acting as a mode of new storytelling.
Choreography, Direction, & Film: Olivia Mia Orozco
Performer and Movement Collaborator: Julienne Mackey
Installation by:
Olivia Mia Orozco and Michael Jon Leonard

Doors at 6:30pm
Show starts promptly at 7:00pm no late entry
Stay for Karaoke and drinks after the show!
If you would like to contribute to the funding of this tour we are gladly accepting contributions.

"The title of Olivia Mia Orozco’s Toolbox refers to the idea of an emotional toolkit, evaluating how equipped with self-awareness, clarity, empathy, patience and the capacity to heal, we are or are not when confronted with life’s traumas. In a melding of dance and movement performance with film, sound and environmental installation, Orozco and collaborators Julienne Mackey and Daniel Diaz create a sensorial expression of what building such a toolbox can feel like, from contemplation to catharsis, brutal honesty, and ultimate liberation." - Shana Nys Dambrot LA Weekly
“Toolbox lived up to its name with its combination of dance with multiple elements to create a soothing piece of performance art.” -Lara J. Altunian LA Dance Chronicle”
“As the performance moved on, and I began to understand the story that was being told, I began to feel liberated, and no longer felt as if I was prying where I shouldn’t be, but rather that I was witnessing a wonderful transformation.”- Johnny Otto Left Bank Magazine

Event Info

  • Dates: March 19, 2020
  • Location: Visit Website
  • Address: 19 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612
  • Phone: (818) 429-6804
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Price: $12
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