somebodies dance theater

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somebodies dance theater is a contemporary dance company that endeavors to expand and wed the arts of dance and theater, and thereby create new models for performance work. From socio-political to intrapersonal complexities, we use dance to share our unique take on the universals and anomalies of the human experience. The company was founded by Gina Bolles Sorensen and Kyle Sorensen in Oregon in 2008. Today, somebodies dance theater enjoys a home base in San Diego, CA, where they enlist a new roster of collaborators for each project, including dancers, composers, and visual artists.


somebodies dance theater has presented work to critical acclaim in both national and international venues. The company has produced and co-produced full evening concerts in California, Washington, North Carolina, Minnesota, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Tijuana, Mexico, and has performed select repertory in festivals such as the WestWave Dance Festival (San Francisco), the Dance Gallery Festival (New York and Texas), the HATCH Presenting Series (New York), The BareFoot Collective’s Extension (Washington), the Emerge Dance Festival (San Diego), San Diego Dances, and the Celebrate Dance Festival (San Diego) to name a few.

Photo by Dave Oleary

The company has been presented in venues including the Ailey Citigroup Theater (New York), ODC Theater (San Francisco), Warehouse 2 (Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel), Multiforo at the Instituto de Cultura de Baja California (Tijuana, Mexico), SUSHI Visual and Performance Art (San Diego), the Balboa Park Casa Del Prado Theatre (San Diego), the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre (San Diego), and The Vine: Mojalet’s Place for the Arts (San Diego).

In addition to live solo, duet, and group performance work, somebodies has produced three dance films and has been screened in California, Oregon, and Washington. Their most recent dance film project, “Barcelona Barcelona,” was shot on location in Granada and Barcelona, Spain.

Artistic Directors Gina and Kyle Sorensen were awarded the 2012 San Diego Young Choreographers Prize for their “beautifully crafted dance theater” work, “left Field,” featuring an original score and performance by violinist Kristopher Apple.

Residencies and Relationships

somebodies dance theater is a founding member of the trans-continental dance collective, TRANSForm, and a company-in-residence at the Academy of Performing Arts San Diego. The company has received commissions to create original work for San Diego Dance Theater, Sam Houston State University, the Academy of Performing Arts, and The PGK Project. Artistic Directors Gina Bolles Sorensen and Kyle Sorensen have conducted residencies and master classes at Sam Houston State University (Texas), Winthrop University (South Carolina), Johnson C. Smith Univerity (North Carolina), and Southwestern College (California), as well as full courses at the University of Oregon, the University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, and San Diego City College.
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Founded: 2008
Artistic Directors: Gina Bolles Sorensen and Kyle Sorensen
Location: San Diego
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