ArtBark International

A collaborative and co-creative endeavor, an outgrowth of my work as SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre. 

Collaborators and Co-Creators

Professional Company 

Misa Kelly

Stephen Kelly

Mojca Majcen

Trina Mannino

Joanna Nobbe

Cecily Stewart

Mindy Nelson

Michelle Cotrina

Community Company

Hylla Fischer

Tessa Jacobs

Chris Rahwles

Melissa Block, Sarah Block, Noah Block

SBCC Project Cast

ADaPT Festival Cast





HHII Festival

Center Stage Theater

March 2nd at 8:00 pm

Stephen Kelly will offer up Rivers of the Wind performed by Robin Wilson and Nicole Powell 

March 3rd at 2:00 pm

Misa Kelly will offer up The Van Gogh Project: Episode VI


Earthdance E|MERGE Creative Residency

Misa Kelly travels to Massachusetts for personal research. Creation of 4 short dance films as medicine.


Monthlong creative residency in NYC

ArtBark launches development of its next evening length collaborative and co-creative work


NECTAR 10: October 13th, 2018


Hosted by Cybil Gilbertson

Stephen Kelly offered up a new duet created in collaboration with Nicole Powell and Robin Wilson

Michelle and Misa presented an art installation of new work under the auspices of Leilani & Miele as a part of ArtBark's pilot Art Peer Support project #theVanGoghProject: a multi-year experimental endeavor.

Triskelion Arts Collaborations in Dance Festival


Misa Kelly and Michelle Cotrina represented ArtBark International the first week of the Festival curated by Trina Mannino with the art installation and performance ritual "Van Gogh Goes to Brooklyn.


ONE NIGHT ONLY: May 19th, 2018

NECTAR: God: 7:30 PM

Yoga Soup $15 at the door

ArtBark International will be represented by Stephen Kelly presenting a solo set on Robin Conrad, Michelle Cotrina and Misa Kelly are offering their second shared show under the auspices of Leilani & Miele, and "Dylan Michael Anthony Wahinialoha Pu'u" will be sharing a stripped down experimental work performed by Misa and Hylla called The Museum Project 2.0.

May 11th and 12th @ 7:30 pm

State Street Ballet: Modern Masters

Stephen Kelly performed live to a new work generated by State Street Ballet (and ArtBarker) Cecily Stewart's latest choreographic work at the NEW VIC.

Preview Article: by Charles Donelan

May 6th @ LACMA

Museum Project 2.0

Family Performance Art - Guerrilla Style, gathering memory and imagery for NECTAR: God. Puu and Cotrina Family.

HHII Festival

Stephen Kelly represented ArtBark International presenting "Look to the Sky" performed by Nicole Powell

Santa Barbara Independent Review 



Alma.Sama. Pasadena & Santa Barbara

April 28th, 7:30 PM, ARC Pasadena

ArtBark International reprises Alma.Sama. with Guest Artists Hubbard Dance Collective

Tickets: $5 children, $10 adults, $100 patron tickets

April 29th, 6:00 PM, Gail Towbes Center for Dance

ArtBark International reprises Alma.Sama. with Guest Artists Hubbard Dance Collective

Tickets: $5 children, $10 adults, $100 patron tickets. Plus a pop-up shop post performance featuring art from the Chunky Teacup.

Santa Barbara

HHII Festival, Center Stage Theater

February 19th, 2:00 PM

Misa shared a 20 minute work on the HHII festival program performing Sunday February 19th at 2:00 pm at Center Stage Theater. The work was a creative mediation on the question, "What's the Solution?", and in part, was a reaction to the global stress of the shift in the political environment in the United States.

NECTAR: Rise Santa Barbara 

September 23rd, 7 pm

Stephen Kelly shared choreographic work and Misa Kelly and Michelle Cotrina had their first sibling shared art show.


July 29th at 8:00 pm

July 30th at 2:00 pm

20th Anniversary of the SpectorDance Choreographer's Showcase


SEE Dance

Jeff Slayton


“Misa Mandigo Kelly, Marijan Pušavec and Stephen Kelly have created an inspiring work that traces Ms. Karlin’s travels around the world, exposes her hopes and fears, and celebrates her talents. It is a wonderful tribute to an amazing person.”


“The choreography by Stephen Kelly, Misa Kelly and Trina Mannino is beautifully structured”


“Mojca Majcen is a beautiful dancer and excels during her solo..”



“Mannino works with ArtBark International while based in Brooklyn, NY. Her performance throughout Alma.Sama. is steady, direct and stunning.”


“Kelly is an experienced performance artist and a seasoned performer who brings life to Karlin through her acting and being comfortable working with props. She is Alma Karlin in one scene and then beautifully performs musically on brass bowls, a gourd, rocks in a jar and with her own vocals as Trina Mannino dances.

“Stephen Kelly’s original sound score greatly contributes to the where and when of Karlin’s life and Paul Tran did a wonderful job of creating the various atmospheres and environments. I am sure that Alma Karlin would have enjoyed and honored by this production.”



Moorpark, CA

Ledyard, CT

Brooklyn, NY

Los Angeles, CA


Santa Barbara, CA 

CO-PRODUCING/Shifting Paradigms

Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Brooklyn




West Coast

April 23rd, 8:00 PM, Moorpark College

2016 Motion/Flux

Joanna Nobbe and Cecily Stewart performed ??? in a duet form, choreographed by Misa Kelly



May 21st – May 27th

Dragon's Egg Residency with Showing

ArtBarkers Trina Mannino, Stephen Kelly, Misa Kelly, Yvette Johnson, and Joanna Nobbe Creation of 3 new works: QUENCH (Misa directs), Ghost Duet (Trina directs), Highly Unlikely (Stephen directs)



May 29th, 4:00 PM

Hive: New York @ Triskelion Arts

organized by Trina Mannino and Misa Kelly in collaboration with the artists grounding into principles of conscious leadership. Creative offerings by ArtBark: Stephen Kelly, Misa Kelly, Trina Mannino, Joanna Nobbe, Cecily Stewart and Sarah Lass, Kristen Hatleberg, Garnet Henderson.




West Coast

September 10th


Guest Master Class and Studio Showing

Master Class 3:30 pm with Nancy Evans Doede

Studio Showing 5:30 pm

organized by Stephen Kelly

Creative work by Stephen Kelly and NEDT


September 24th, 2 pm, Triskelion Arts

Dragons Egg Annual Concert

Trina Mannino and Joanna Nobbe perform Mannino’s Ghost Duet





Barbara Mahler Master Class

Thursday November 3rd, 11:00 am, Montecito School of Ballet



Misa Kelly Dances presents TURF - a project of ArtBark International a collaborative production grounding into principles of conscious leadership.

November 5, 2016 at 1pm at Pieter, Los Angeles, CA

November 6, 2016 at 6pm at Gail Towbes Center for Dance, Santa Barbara, CA

Participating Artists:

Santa Barbara: Mindy Nelson, Misa Kelly, Stephen Kelly, Ken Gilbert and E. Bonnie Lewis



3 great cities known for their dynamic art communities

Expect to be moved, shifted, inspired, humored and uplifted!

"An artist as one blade of grass, all alone, coping with the survival elements? Or, as a community, with interwoven root systems, the potential to generate a powerful sense of turf. Turf because dancers are a fierce breed: courage, heart, poetry, rich soil. As a dance maker, I liken them to wild mustangs. So, given it is my turn to lead in terms of community production, I wanted to use a metaphor that serves wild ponies well. Turf tended with principles of conscious leadership.bee-ing the change we wish for the world!" Turf tender MD Kelly Dances for the community A project of



Santa Barbara Independent

LA Weekly

SEE Dance



Saturday, November 19 Green Space, Long Island City

B R E W   I N   M O T I O N


Brew in Motion was back with more brewers and artists with Trina at the helm organizing this exciting event. Contributing Artists: Trina Mannino, Meghan Frederick, and Maya Orchin, visual artist Miles Yoshida and homebrewers Matt Federico, Andrew Berman and Alex Dolginko for an afternoon of contemporary dance and craft beer.


Events - 2015



Porticos Art Space, Pasadena, CA  January 31, and February 1, 2015                              


Misa performed Manatee: Ode to My Beloved

Produced by Nancy Evans Dance Theatre



June 1 - June 23rd, ArtBark International 3 week creative residency

The Alma Karlin Project – completion of evening length work Alma.Sama


Celje, Slovenia – rehearsals held at IGEN Dance Theater Studios, Baletna Sola, Tamara Divnjak


Ljubjlana, Slovenia – rehearsals and premiere at the Cankarjev Dom

A co-production between the Cankarjev Dom, ArtBark International and Celje, House of Culture.

Performances June 18, June 22, 2015









Miles Memorial Playhouse, August 30, 2015                             

MixMatch Dance Festival

Performance of ??? by Misa Kelly

Produced by Hart Pulse Dance Company



Center Stage Theater, September 3, 2015                 

CRIT 001

Performance of ??? by Misa Kelly

- Produced by Weslie Ching


Montecito School of Ballet, October 3, 2015                       

ArtBark Local Studio Showing

Choreographic games, performance of “What’s the SoLOVETion?”, co-created with Hannah Ruth Brothers

- Produced by ArtBark Local



ARC, Pasadena, CA  October 10, 11, 2015                                                         


Performance of ??? by Misa Kelly

- Produced by Nancy Evans Dance Theatre


EVENTS - 2014


Awakenings & Beginnings Festival, produced by Rubans Rouge Dance Festival

February 1st - Diavolo Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

ArtBark International premiered "Alma" - an ensemble study for their developing evening length work Alma Sama/Alma Alone.  The work was co-created with ArtBark's "Community" collective: Melissa Block, Tess Jacobs, Karyn Laver, Hylla Fischer, Chris Rahwles, Misa & Stephen Kelly.  Additionally, Misa performed with the Nicole McKenzie Improv Group.  Photos by  Lisa Flory compliments Rubans Rouge Dance Festival  & the Awakenings and Beginnings Festival.



Kinesis, produced by the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance

February 21st, 22nd - Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, CA

The Community collective had a second opportunity to share ALMA!



West Coast La Combadura Residency, March 1-22nd, to move the Alma Karlin Project forwards, with rehearsals at the Montecito School of Ballet and Santa Barbara Dance Arts.

Mojca ventured from Celje, Slovenia and Trina from Brooklyn, NY for a residency focused on developing the Alma Karlin Project.  The professional branch of the collective developed two new sections and drew from repertory setting Nadar on Mojca.  Joining the collective at this time was emerging artist Yvette Johnson.  Both Trina and Mojca resided at the Kelly La Combadura residence for the duration of the residency, hence the name of the residency, La Combadura.  Photos by Misa Kelly




NECTAR: The Art of Healing, March 8th - 7:00 pm, produced by Cybil Gilbertson - Yoga Soup, 

Per their usual rhythm ArtBark contributed production assistance the day of to NECTAR and also contributed creative work sharing two sections developed during the La Combadura Creative Residency and installing a one person show of the collective member "Dylan & Friends" visual art, photography, and sculpture.


La Combadura Residency Studio Showing, March 19th - 7:30 pm, Montecito School of Ballet


It was a fabulous turn out for a fabulous FREE event!  ArtBark International shared work developed during the second week of its residency as well as excerpts from what was developed the first week.   As an inter-generational collective performers ranged in age from Noah Block (10) to Hylla Fischer and Misa Kelly both in their 50s, Chris Rawlhes aged 67, and the two young dancers of the day were Mojca Majcen (in her 30s) and Yvette Johnson (in her 20s). Kathee Miller was there to capture the moment beautifully. 

IMAGES by Kathee Miller HERE

1st Thursdays, hosted by the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization

ArtBark International was invited by the Downtown Organization to organize 3 hours of entertainment by local movement artists and poets.  It is always a joy to bring art to places where not normally encountered as a way of expanding audiences.


New York

BAAD/Bronx Academy of the Arts and Dance's "Boogie Down Dance Series" May 2 -17

Misa and Hylla toured from the West Coast to meet up with East Coast ArtBarker Trina Mannino to share an excerpt from the Alma Karlin Project performing Saturday May 3rd. GREAT fun!

Ledyard, Connecticut

July 19-July 26th 

Dragons Egg Residency, Ledyard, CT 

compliments of Marya Ursin and her wonderful Board 

West Coast and East Coast ArtBarkers gathered to move projects forwards at what has become our favorite residency spot on the globe! The Dragon's Egg.  The professional branch of the collective moved multiple projects  forwards creating both in the studio and conducting movement research in open spaces.



August 9th @ 7:00 pm 

ARC Pasadena 

Summer Showcase 2: "Secrets & The Silent Rose" 

Presented by: Rubans Rouges Dance Company 

ArtBark premiered a new work: Manatee - Ode to my Beloved performed by Misa Kelly, Stephen Kelly, Hylla Fischer & Marcia Sherman. So grateful to Noelle Andressen for the gracious opportunity. 

Santa Monica

Miles Memorial Playhouse: Santa Monica 

The MixMatch Festival, produced by Hart Pulse Dance Company

Saturday August 30th 7:30 pm as ArtBark International 

Sunday August 31st 2:00 pm with the Nicole McKenzie Improv Group 


New York

September 27th @ 2:00 pm 

Triskelion Arts: Brooklyn, NY 

Dragon's Egg Annual Showcase 

Trina, Misa, & Joanna will offer up a trio from the D.I.D. Project



Santa Barbara

November 2nd @ 7:00 pm 

Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, CA 

The Hive: BUZZ 

ArtBark embraced collaborative and co-creative action with like hearted creatives. Maria Rendina Frantz, Melissa Block, Meredith Cabaniss and ArtBarkers Stephen and Misa gathered to discuss the need to ensure an annual Santa Barbara choreographers showcase was in place anticipating change in the community resulting in THE HIVE! Fluid and flavorable with Maria serving as the Queen Bee this time around and Motion Theatre Dance Company serving as the 2014 Project umbrella. 

2014 Program

Program Designed by Weslie Ching


2014 Press Release


2014 Press

Santa Barbara News Press

We were featured in Scene Magazine with a full page! CLICK here to purchase article

Santa Barbara Independent

The indy wrote a stellar preview article about us CLICK here to view the article for free

The Montecito Journal

Also wrote a wonderful preview article!

2013 RECAP

2013 was a GREAT year:  Awakenings and Beginnings Dance Festival, our 8th Kinesis, NECTAR: Love AllWays, Green Space Blooms Festival, Residency at the Dragon's Egg in Connecticut including a studio showing, 1st Thursdays event outside in front of Marshall's with a bunch of peeps, ADaPT Festival in NY and on the West Coast including an awesome round two with the Cut the Edge Emerging Genre Installation, Red Ribbons and Memories Dance Concert, our 4th MixMatch Festival, our tri-city Minty showing, and the Family/Friends/Dance Festival.  




Awakening & Beginnings Dance Festival @ Diavolo Theater, Moulton Ave, Los Angeles - January 19th

We had a fabulous time premiering "One World is Never Enough".  Thank you Beth Megill for the lovely write up on your Blog Dancing Poetess and congratulations Noelle on doing an incredible job filling the house to OVERFULL!


We loved hearing the collective "aww" when Dolby the Dauchsie trotted out onstage behind ArtBarker Karyn Laver for his part in the process.



Santa Barbara Dance Alliance Kinesis concert - February 1st & 2nd 

What a tremendous gift to be able to perform this work thrice alongside other SB choreographers.   

Very special thanks to Hylla Fischer and Alberta Fujihara for helping ArtBarker's out with props set-up. 


SOOOOO Much positive feedback!


Misa & Stephen Kelly’s piece “One World is Never Enough” engaged the audience and engaged my poetic self to a deeper understanding of true Kelly talent. The piece “One World is Never Enough” stood out in the Kinetics 2013 dance production like a diamond on a newlywed woman. I would recommend The Kelly Twins to any person who wishes to think on a deeper level and be inspired. Bravo 10/10

Chris Hoffman

(Santa Barbara, CA)


Dear Misa and Stephen,

I didn't get a chance after the show last weekend to speak with you about how I enjoyed your piece.  It had a feel of a kind of cross between Meredith Monk and Pina Bausch to me. 


Artistic Director Nancy Evans Dance Theater (Pasadena, CA)


Hi Misa,

After our hurried conversation in the hallway yesterday, I wanted to follow up by saying that I think it's fantastic that you're doing such innovative work, and that you are not afraid to take risks!  That's one reason why I say I think you are our (SB) most inventive choreographer, and I'm always delighted to see your work!  I applaud your effort whole-heartedly (and of course I'm including Stephen in this also), and remain your devoted groupie!  BRAVA!!! for EVERYTHING you do in the SB Dance community!

Huge hugs and much love,


Susan Alexander Teaches, Santa Barbara CA


Dear Misa,

I loved the piece last night, by the way!


Delila Moseley, owner Montecito School of Ballet, Director UCSB Dance Company)


Under the newly formed performance collective, Art Bark (formerly Sonnenblauma), Misa and Stephen Kelly co-choreographed One World is Never Enough. This piece had it all: charming children at the beginning, a cute Dachshund running across the stage and paper airplanes thrown by the audience! Set to a complex soundscape (that I can't even begin to recreate in my memory), this piece played like an abstract impressionist painting, offering the audience a series of images and scenarios that hinted at travel and relationships, but left the majority of the meaning to be formed by the observer. Very Art Barkian!


Beth Megill,

Dancing Poetess Blog

Faculty Moorpark College, Director Beth Megill and Dancers


“Thought-provoking...eliciting joy”

Weslie Ching

Nebula Dance Lab dancer



NECTAR: Love Always - February 9th @ 8:00 - Yoga Soup

We had opportunity yet again to not only share creative work but to assist Cybil Gilbertson in her administrative process in producing the event.  We also had the good fortune to be there to provide technical support lending NECTAR our video projector, Stephen managing sound, Misa helping set up and coordinate the day of.  GREAT community effort!


MAX10 @ the Electric Lodge - April 1st, Venice Beach CA

We previewed a wonderful new solo set to a sensitive score collaboratively created by Phillip A. Mergatroide and Isa Topete.



Green Space Blooms Dance Festival in NY! 

ArtBark International is performed Friday April 19th (Misa premiered Patchwork Chameleon) & Sunday April 21st (Jo and Misa performed Unzipped)



What an awesome time in NYC!  So cool that we have an office in Brooklyn. Gnarly schedule for Misa but she returned to the West Coast quite refreshed with a heart full of gratitude.

"In her grey costume with a peek of mustard yellow, the dancer’s wide eyes pan the intimate space tothe group of serious audience members. I’m pulled into the performer’s tale, and I can’t help elicit a smile of wonderment.

The dancer invites us into her world. At first glance it seems lighthearted and youthful. She bounces across the stage; her pigtails bobbing up and down. A high-pitched screech escapes her lips as an infant would when experimenting with sound. What is she trying to tell us?

The dancer appears frustrated at times; slapping her foot against the floor and thrashing her arms above her head. I can identify with these moments of intensity, and the mover deals with them honestly and with integrity.


Patchwork Chameleon is an insightful exploration of communication—demonstrating the unconventional ways people interact with the world around them. We can all learn a tremendous amount from this unique perspective of sound and touch. It’s a gift to witness."

By Trina Mannino, Brooklyn NY choreographer, writer and ArtBarker!




May 2nd - 5-8 pm, 1st Thursdays, in front of Marshalls: 

ArtBark International & Friends presented 3 hours of dance, physical theater, music, magic and improvisation with ample opportunity for audience participation. Participating Companies/Artists include: Ajde, ArtBark International, DramaDogs – a Theater Company, Got Country?, Honeysuckle Possums, Montino Bourbon, Nicole McKenzie Improv Group, Noah Block.   Please see our facebook page for photos and video.


May 22nd - May 29th - Residency at Dragon's Egg in Conneticut!

The Residency, in short, rocked our orbits so much so it will take many moons to adjust to the new expressions stirred in our beings.  Mojca Majcen reunited with the Kellys and carved out two new works and revived repertory.  Trina Mannino arrived to tidy up the duet she set on Stephen and Misa remotely via use of skype rehearsals and other internet resources.  Mariko Reynolds arrived to work on the Life Drawing Score.  While there they made new friends and hosted a studio showing for the Ledyard and Mystic communities.  The Dragon's Egg is also home to the Mystic Paper Beasts Theater company and the Kellys made good use of the opportunity for a photo shoot.




ADAPT FESTIVAL in three cities


Center for Performance Research (CPR), Brooklyn, NY                           

ADaPT Festival 2013: Program Orson



Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, CA                                              

ADaPT Festival 2013: Artist Brunch, Master Class, Program Jules, Program Arthur

– Producer, Choreographer (Patchwork Chameleon, Unzipped, One World is Never Enough), Performance, Organizer


ARC Pasadena, Pasadena, CA                                           

ADaPT Festival 2013: Program Ray


The Pescadrome, Santa Barbara, CA                                                                               

ADaPT Festival 2013: Cut the Edge Emerging Genre Installation


Montecito School of Ballet, Santa Barbara, CA                                                              

ADaPT Festival 2013: Master Class Series – Barbara Mahler, Rainbow Underhill




August 17th

ARC PASADENA Rubans Rouge Dance Company - Guest Artist

Red Ribbons & Memories Dance Concert

ArtBark International offered up "Patchwork Chameleon" with the work equally well received as it had been in New York and Santa Barbara.  

Audience Feedback "I was so moved!" Wendi Baity - Relentless Dance Theater.



August 24th

Miles Memorial Playhouse

MixMatch Festival 

On the matinee show Stephen and Misa Kelly performed Trina Mannino's "Recall is Never Replay"  In the evening the Kellys again performed "Recall is Never Replay" and Misa had yet another opportunity to perform Patchwork Chameleon.  


Audience feedback "they won" 

(husband of Emily Watson Dance Company about his favorite work on the program) 

"I loved that" 

(what Stephen heard as the lights faded)

Director Amanda Hart's feedback 

"the audience adored you. And this makes me SO happy because you present excellent modern dance and people can't get enough. You make the modern dance world so much stronger."

Dance Writer - Beth Megill: Fulll Review 

"If you have not seen Misa and Stephen on stage, you should! This husband and wife duet is quirky and thoughtful, nonsensical and endearing. The movement and choreographic structure was non traditional, including gestural phrases set to spoken text that seemed related only by chance at times, but it also felt entirely appropriate. The ending, in which the two slowly entwine in a reclined embrace, wraps up the dada-like piece with a string that can't be explained in words and can only be  felt in the gut."


G R A T I T U D E!

It was wonderful to make new friends and equally wonderful to deepen the relationship with fellow creators.



Dragon's Egg Concert at Triskelion Arts

Sunday September 29th

118 N. 11th St. 3rd Fl

Brooklyn, New York 11211

New York ArtBarker Trina Mannino will share work on the program




November 3rd


TRI-CITY Studio Showing

NYC, Santa Barbara and Celje, Slovenia

ArtBark International and Friends

Event One: Celje, Slovenia - IGEN Dance Studios

Event Two: New York - time/place TBA

Event Three:  Santa Barbara @ Yoga Soup 2:00 pm


A Year of transition - after 15 years as SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre we morph into ArtBark International. 


January 7th, 2012

8:00 pm at Yoga Soup


Tickets @ the door

$12 cash

Weslie and Tina premiere a remake of "Grit." It evolved into an entirely new work!  Fun stuff. Dancing in vintage bathing suits/caps, idiosyncratic movement, relationship rich, deeply psychological and walks the edge between scary and hysterical. Feedback? Folks LOVED the work.


February - Affinity Tour! Pasadena, Santa Barbara, New York

February 5th, 2012 

ARC Pasadena

4:00 pm Performance Celebration

SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre, Hart Pulse Dance Company, Rubans Rouge Dance, Christine Suarez, Movement Theater CoLab, Block & Block donate art gifts to unwrap!

February 7th, 2012

Center Stage Theater

6:40 Dante Elephante Pre-Show

7:00 pm Performance Celebration

SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre, Hart Pulse Dance Company, Rubans Rouge Dance, Christine Suarez, Nebula Dance Lab, Movement Theater CoLab, Block & Block donate art gifts to unwrap!

HUGE success!

Visit our Affinity page to see photos and read preview articles and reviews.

February 11th, 2012 - 8:30 pm

Green Space Studios

Take Root Series

SonneBlauma shares an evening of work with NY based Perceptions Contemporary Dance Company.  Works shared included Grit, Unzipped, Moki's Wedding and Falling and Flying. Huge thanks to dancers Kevin Deelen, Tina Corbett, Weslie Ching, Mojca Majcen, and Joanna Nobbe and especially Valerie Green for hosting such a wonderful series.  

February 12th, 2012 - 8:30 pm

Green Space Studios

Fertile Ground

SonneBlauma shares the stage with New York choreographers

While we were there - a bit of guerrilla style movement art in the streets and in museums - unannounced and uninvited, which is always a bit of a rush when on the quest to "unframe art" and bring to places and spaces one might normally not encounter.


Santa Barbara

NECTAR: Golden

May 12th, 8:00 pm, Yoga Soup

Both Stephen and Misa premiered new works! Caravan and Paint my Wrinkles Red! 

Venice Beach

June 4th, 7:00 pm The Electric Lodge

Venice Beach, CA


Misa performed Unzipped as a solo integrating the audience seating folks on stage and random chance integration of a poetess.

Celje, Slovenia

June 4th & June 11th

ArtBark International Choreography Classes

Master classes in choreography and composition at Dance Theater IGEN's home studio in Celje, Slovenia. Classes facilitated by Stephen Kelly and Mojca Majcen.


Vienna, Austria

June 19th - June 30th 


Kabelwerks Theatre

Yup! The ADaPT Festival sprouted in Vienna!



July 8th

studio Le Regard du Cygne

4:00 pm

ArtBark & Friends! Affinity Project

July 9th

The Museum Project - at the Lourve



July 22nd - Master Class with Nadar Rosano from Israel @ ARC Pasadena. 11:00 am. Reserve your space through eventbrite.

July 25th - Master Class with Nadar Rosano from Israel @ the Montecito School of Ballet. 9:45 am sign-in. Reserve your space through eventbrite.


Santa Monica, CA


MixMatch Festival produced by Hart Pulse Dance Company

Miles Memorial Playhouse

September 1st and 2nd

September 1st @ 8:00 pm Joanna Nobbe and Misa Kelly performed Unzipped

September 2nd @ 2:00 pm Stephen Kelly's work Caravan was performed by Joanna Nobbe, Misa Kelly and Stephen Kelly.  

Pure bliss to be backstage and chat it up with old friends and new friends and even friends who live merely miles away you never see because of the intensity of juggling so many occupations and tasks as working class artists.   Double bliss to view the other works on the programs from the wings and the sleepover with giggles long into the night at Noelle of Rubans Rouge Dance Company's home.


October 6th, 2012

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Dance Alliance Dance Day

1-3 pm

ArtBarkers at improvisational play!




October 17th-21st

ArtBark International Festival

Affinity III

Companies from Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Salem

Please visit our project specific website