Choreographer Claudia Anata Hubiak and The Anata Project Named as Museum’s Artist-in-Residence

3/9/2015

From March to early June at the Bay Area Discovery Museum explore elements of the sky through movement and contemporary dance.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum has selected Claudia Anata Hubiak and The Anata Project to be this year’s spring Artist-in-Residence. During their residency from March to early June, Claudia and the company will explore elements of the sky through movement and contemporary dance.

Using the Museum’s Discovery Theater and various outdoor spaces, Hubiak and The Anata Project will host dance and movement classes for visitors and practice for their culminating performance at the Museum, “Cloud Formations.” The dance and movement classes will explore mindfulness in relation to movement. Children will learn how their body can be used to illustrate ideas, show emotions and create community.

“Cloud Formations” explores the patterns of weather in relation to human emotion. Through sunny days and raging storms, “Cloud Formations” approaches the natural range of basic human nature through dance choreography that is accessible and modern. Visitors of all ages will relate to the build of stormy emotion and joyful resolve that tumbles and frolics across the stage.

For the full schedule of dance and movement classes, open rehearsal sessions and final performances, visit www.BayKidsMuseum.org/CloudFormations.

About Claudia Anata Hubiak

Claudia Anata Hubiak (Founder and Artistic Director) is a choreographer and filmmaker based in San Francisco. Originally from Boulder, Co. she holds an M.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (2011). She studied at NYU on a full scholarship and was honored with the position of Graduate Student Assistant in Film for Dance. While in New York, Claudia had the privilege of performing the works of Trisha Brown, Gus Solomons Jr, Patricia Hoffbauer and Kay Cummings. In 2011 she taught choreography and technique at NYU for the Future Dancers and Dance Makers High School program.

Claudia did her undergraduate studies in dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she graduated with honors. While in San Francisco, Claudia has studied under Janice Garrett, Mary Carbonara, Hope Mohr and Augusta Moore among others. She has performed professionally as a member of ABD Productions (04-06) and Dance Ceres (04-09).

Claudia was a co-founder of Vispo Dance, (2004-2009) and founded The Anata Project in 2011. Her work has been presented at Z Space, ODC, Dance Mission Theater, The West Wave Dance Festival, SPF7, 111 Minna Gallery, The Garage, Judson Memorial Church (NYC), NYU, DanceNow’s Joe’s Pub, The Atlas Theater,

LaMama’s Ellen Stewart Theater, The Wave Rising Series, Danny Studios, and The Dairy Center For The Arts, (Boulder, Co). Claudia currently teaches choreography at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco.

About The Anata Project

Choreographer/Dancer Claudia Anata Hubiak founded The Anata Project in January of 2011. This project is based on the concept of Anata, or “egolessNESS” in Sanskrit. In Tibetan Buddhism, the word Anata is used in reference to the spacious quality of our mind and body, the way we can naturally experience everything that arises in our life without centralizing inwards. This vision serves as the backbone and founding principle of this dance company. The goal of The Anata Project is to incorporate mindful action into movement, being fully in the moment, awake and relaxed to enhance the creative process and produce dances and dance films that take a deep look into the genuine and courageous workings of the unguarded mind and heart.

About the Bay Area Discovery Museum

Creative thinking begins early in every child’s life. It enables original thought and the ability to see solutions where others don’t. It unlocks possibilities and fosters innovation. It provides the fundamental building blocks for success in school and beyond.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is designed to ignite creative thinking in children. 7.5 acres of natural beauty inspires families to engage in a world of possibilities. Framed by the majestic backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, the museum is a space for imaginations to run wild. Every curated detail of the exhibits brings creative thinking to life for all stages of childhood. Navigate winding tunnels to develop physical and intellectual risk-taking skills. Feel the rush of cold-water tide pools that surprise and awaken curiosity. Imagine new worlds by transforming into a spider, a ship captain, or a bridge builder. At every turn is a new opportunity to challenge the boundaries of creativity.

Now the Bay Area Discovery Museum is taking these experiences beyond its physical location. The Museum launched the Center for Childhood Creativity in 2011 to pioneer new research, thought-leadership, and teacher training programs that advance creative thinking in all children— extending its impact beyond the physical site.

The Museum’s mission: To ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. 

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