Noelle Andressen-Kale: Rubans Rouge Dance Company – Valley Glen, CA U.S.A.

Photo: Kris Kale

Choreographer: Noelle Andressen-Kale

Company: Rubans Rouge Dance Company

Website: www.rubansrougesdance.com

Artist Statement/Philosophy/Mission Statement:

I believe in expressing the gift of dance movement as a work of art in an authentic way that creates harmony with humans & the environment.

Short Artist/Company Bio:

Noelle Andressen-Kale an Emmy nominated filmmaker merged her two loves of film and dance movement to create pieces that both philosophically stimulate the mind and enrich the spirit. She believes that life’s trials can be used to further the good of human kind and be a teaching tool.

Describe some of your achievements over the course of the last five years:

I’ve been an advocate for children’s rights and standing against child abuse. I’ve made several Public Service Announcements raising awareness about child abuse and filmed a documentary film about the travesty of newly born babies being dumped in trash bins. Rubans Rouges Dance Company and I as its Artistic Director donate our time and gifts of dance movement to help raise awareness about social issues in various communities including: breast cancer, child abuse, the right to love who we choose, and to celebrate our uniqueness. We’ve performed for: Non-profits: One Circle at CSUN (they stand against child abuse), Thrill the World (help inner city kids), Cancer Events, and I’ve performed for the g.l.a.a.d. Awards Show. I’ve achieved my AA in Dance and currently working towards my MFA in dance.

What do you hope to gain from the experience of participating in this festival?

I want to grow as a person & learn from other artists. Take in all the wonderful dances and become inspired.

Have you participated in other festivals or showcases?

Yes, Valley Glen Arts Festival in the Spring 2010 and Misa’s Informal Showing at Montecito School of Ballet in early winter 2010.

If so – what were elements you enjoyed and what areas do you think could have been improved on?

I loved the Valley Glen Arts Festival because it was outdoors. I’m very much an environmentally aware person and love to merge dance with nature. I would’ve liked the festival to be a little more organized but their hospitality was awesome.

Misa always makes me feel right at home. I totally loved the informal showing and the feedback given at the end. I really enjoyed our improv session that involved the audience as well. I would’ve liked more time to rehearse in the space prior to the showing.

What Noelle will be bringing to the Festival.

Title: Communion
Number of performers: 8
Brief Description of the Work: The love of the community working together no matter: race, sex, religion, sexual preferences, etc. To show that true love transcends all of human’s hang ups.

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