Public Private Moments in Broken Bone Bathtub

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She took a bath and we all got in.

Her name is Siobhan O’Loughlin and she’s got some broken bones. Not just the 10 shoulder and arm bones: clavicle, scapula, humerus, radius, and ulna; or the 16 wrist bones: scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, hamate; or the 38 hand bones: 10 metacarpals and 28 phalanges (finger bones) – the osseous matter housed in her giant colorful hand cast. I’m talking about real emotional skeletons.  The ones most of us carry around daily like unwieldy passions, unfulfilled dreams, frustration, loneliness, uncertainty.

And how does she heal?  By a heart to heart with friends, strangers and bubbles in an almost uncomfortably, immersive theatrical pastime – washing, literally and metaphorically naked in the bathtub.

Broken Bone Bathtub is so intimate that one needs to take a moment and a deep breath to relax into the interactive moments of helping Siobhan ritualistically bathe, while she also casually relates the very traumatic episode of her life-altering bike accident.

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I admit I went into a flash panic being (myself) asked to wash her back during and as a part of the performance.  Maybe it was the wine.  There was plenty of it in the kitchen along with other tasty accoutrements in a small apartment overlooking Hollywood Boulevard in the street-lit distance.  And I did giggle as one guy, awkwardly washed Siobhan’s hair, something he’d never done for anyone before. Inevitably strange yet lovely was the feeling of sharing in something  warm and personal as to be soothing and for a fleeting hour, “not weird”.  We all told our stories about love, dating and bathing, private and public moments, back and forth to each other prompted by Siobhan. But yeah, it IS weird.  Hello, she’s in the tub. The novelty though, was enough to draw all 8 of us in to the moment utterly.

Quite an experience!

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Created & Performed by Siobhan O’Loughlin

US Premiere: Los Angeles

Last performance is tonight!
Wednesday, July 22nd at 8:00pm in Sherman Oaks, zip code: 91411.

Hosted by Danielle Cintron. (Towon Alumni Night PART TWO)

EXTENDED UNTIL  SUNDAY,

JULY 26!  

VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR RESERVATIONS AND INFO: http://siobhanoloughlin.com/broken-bone-bathtub/

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Film to Watch: Prince – Playing at Arena Cinema Hollywood Aug 14

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Seventeen-year-old Ayoub has a lot on his plate: his father is a junkie, his mother is a lonely divorcé, and his sister is falling in with the wrong crowd. Haunted by his father’s terrible reputation, Ayoub can’t get the attention of Laura, the most beautiful girl in the neighborhood. He does, however, gain the attention of Kalpa, an eccentric, purple Lamborghini-driving, psychotically violent local criminal. Falling in with Kalpa, Ayoub tries to enlarge his status (and wallet) enough to win Laura over, but soon finds that his new life is far more than he bargained for.

August 14- August 20, 2015

Directed and written by Sam de Jong. Produced by Gijs Kerbosch. From FilmBuff and VICE Media. This film stars Oussama Addi, Elsie de Brauw, Ayoub Elasri, Olivia Lonsdale, Achraf Meziani and Jorik Scholten.

Winner- Berlin International Film Festival

**** (Four stars)- “Prince tells a story that just can’t be forgotten.”—The Upcoming

Color 2015, Netherlands, 78 minutes, unrated. Drama.

Admission: $12 each feature.

Information: (323) 306-0676. Online ticketing: http://arenascreen.com

At Arena Cinema Hollywood, 1625 N. Las Palmas Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Discounted parking is available with validation at lots adjacent to the venue and across the street.

Arena Cinema is Hollywood’s new home for independent films, powered by Voltaire Media. Ranked among Top 5 Indie Movie Theatres in Los Angeles by CBS2.

PRINCE WILL Also BE  released ON VOD PLATFORMS  AUGUST 14TH 

“Fight for Love” in Santa Monica July 24, 25 & 26

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Rubans Rouges Dance Company and Special Guests will present its 3rd Annual Summer Series Dance Concert “Fight for Love”  featuring the host company’s repertoire including a new 45 minute piece by the same title.
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“Fight for Love” – exploring the right to love whom we choose without being bullied or brainwashed to conform to societal pressures.

 July 24 8pm, July 25 2pm & 8pm, July 26 2pm 2015
(please note the different guest artists on different dates)

Produced by: Noelle Andressen & the Board for Rubans Rouges Dance Company and made possible by and under the auspices of Glendale Arts In Partnership with Performing Arts Live, Special Guest Choreographers inlcude: Albertossy Espinoza – LA FUSION Dance Theater, Chad Michael Hall – MULTIPLEX DANCE, Amanda Hart – Hart Pulse Dance Company (Fri Only), Judith FLEX Helle – Luminario Ballet (Sat Only), Paula Present – PTERO Dance Theatre, Kenneth Walker Jr – Kenneth Walker Dance Project  – AND – a special uplifting presentation for Sunday’s Show titled “MOSAIC” featuring works by Rubans Rouges Dance and Special Guests: Albertossy Espinoza, Marlita Hill, Maria Rendina Frantz, Grete Gryzwana, Milva Rinaldelli.

Tickets: DRC get a SPECIAL Discount
Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd, St Monica, CA 90403

For more information

www.RubansRougesDance.com
Office: 310-890-8285

Barndall Art Park Hosts Official LA 2015 Juried Art Exhibition

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Celebrating the next generation of creative visionaries  of Los Angeles…

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The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) are pleased to present the 2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, which will take place at the famed Barnsdall Art Park 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, on view from July 26th through September 20th.

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The pioneering biennial exhibition provides emerging artists from across Southern California with a competitive opportunity to exhibit their work at the country’s last remaining municipal art gallery.

Awards will be also be announced at the July 26th opening reception from 2-5 p.m. for “Best of Show,” etc.

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Awarded biannually by the DCA, the displayed work is chosen by a panel of experts, this year’s jurors were art critic and curator Peter Frank, art professor & internationally-renowned artist, Fatemeh Burnes and Tomas Benitez, former executive director of Self-Help Graphics. This year, LAMAG received over 380 entries with over 850 works of art to be considered for the exhibition. The presentation features the selected works of over 80 talented Southern California-based artists across mediums including video art, sculpture, photography, printmaking, painting and digital arts as well as four installations, including a room-filling library by Chrystal McConnell that acts as an interactive self-portrait installation.

Chinatown Summer Nights: Otis Pop Up at Fifth Floor Gallery

5th Floor Pop UpFifth Floor Gallery is pleased to present, Otis Pop-Up, a temporary exhibition and store showcasing alumni artists and designers. The pop-up is curated by alumnus Robert Apodaca and presented by Otis College of Art and Design. A portion of the proceeds support the Otis Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Featuring work by:

ARTISTS- Michelle Andrade, Denice Bartels, Rafael Bencosme, Christine Coates, Sean Cully, Bob Dob,  Wendy Given, Ann Gooding, AshFord Harrison, Edgar Ibarra Lepe, Kathleen Klein-Wakefield, Jennifer Lanski, Larry LeBrane, Sonia McCarthy, Jeannifer Sandoval, Donald Spaulding,  Theodore Svenningsen, and  Wendy Widell Wolff

DESIGNERS- Kristen Erickson, Sarah Sherman | Charm Ceramics,  Ingred Sidie | God Hates Goods, Melanie Abrantes | Melanie Abrantes Designs, Su Min Maeng, Lishu and Leonardo Rodriguez | El Dot, Leigh Spencer | Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker, Aubrey Hyde | Aubrey Hyde Home,  John McConnico | Bespoke Watch Projects, Sonia Boyajian Kalin Johnson | Primal Society,  Lilit Pilikian, and Ashkahn Shahparnia | Ashkahn

The party goes on into the evening from 5-10pm, July 25th, with Chinatown Summer Nights! Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks, watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations, take part in hands-on Chinese cultural activities, sip craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!

About Fifth Floor: Opened in January of 2008, Fifth Floor is a hybrid art/design gallery in the heart of LA’s Chinatown. Owner, Robert Apodaca’s background in architecture sees that the space delights in a mixture of contemporary art and design. Work by varying artists, designers, and architects rotate through the exhibition areas every month to two months; all the while, a steady base of unique accessories, jewelry, furniture and design objects remain on display.
Fifth Floor is open Thursday – Sunday, 12-6pm.

Music Monday: Gina Lee New York Sessions

Gina Lee New York SessionsWe’re already rollin’ into the lazy days of Summer just as RnB songstress and Toronto native Gina Lee is rollin’ in and out of Los Angeles for a quick visit in preparation for her forthcoming EP New York Sessions release on August 7th.

Friday,” which comes off her upcoming EP, features Vinny Cha$e of Epic Records, who will also be directing the accompanying music video that features Bowlegged Lou of the film House Party.

Gina’s voice has been described as, “…smooth and soulful, but has an understated kick or bite that makes the record’s breakup narrative feel more authentic.” New York Sessions has a throwback vibe to it, and will appeal to fans of the 90’s female hip-hop/RnB era, while still remaining on the cutting edge of modern pop.

We just like the vibe.

Find Gina on Facebook and Twitter 

Pre-order the EP on iTunes

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#WhatsHotNow: These Boots Were Made For Walkin’ — and Education!

Roma Boots Sadie Robertson - LIVE ORIGINALABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” Sadie Roberston wants you to “Live Original” her own personal motto and her philanthropic quest now that she’s collaborating with Roma Boots to design a collection of rain boots with her “Live Original” flair.  Roma Boots complements the American beauty’s values by being both philanthropic and stylish.

The collection is now available for pre-order at www.romaboots.com.

EMMA FloralWhen Samuel Bistrian decided to merge his knowledge of retail fashion with his passion for humanitarian efforts, Roma Boots was founded. Having grown up in impoverished, communist Romania, Samuel constantly sought to give back. So when he founded Roma Boots his mission was to  “Give poverty the boot!” through aid and education. Since its inception in 2010, Roma Boots has received attention from national and international publications as well as Hollywood celebrity support.

As a contributor to conscientious consumerism, Roma Boots is a ‘buy one, give one’ company that donates a pair of boots to a child in need for each pair sold. The company has been able to donate tens of thousands of Roma Boots over the last four years in 20 countries on four continents. And, ten percent of all Roma Boots sales go towards cultural and educational initiatives.

OPINCA floralRoma Boots are multi-weather boots made of natural rubber with soft cotton lining in a fair trade factory. Both functional and fashionable, they are waterproof, comfortable, slip resistant, and eco-friendly. Available in a wide variety of vivid, solid colors, the Sadie Robertson collection introduces a new look that will boast vibrant floral designs.

The Sadie Robertson “Live Original” Collection will launch in October.

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A pair of Roma Boots is a fun and fashion-forward necessity for your socially conscious self, friend, or family member. The collection is available for pre-order atwww.romaboots.com. Roma Boots can also be found in more than 300 boutiques and regional stores around the U.S. Roma Boots are also sold internationally in the U.K., Japan, South Korea, and Germany.

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