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Bring On The Lumière! is a poetic performance work encompassing dance, theater, and light installation in which the Lumière brothers, French founders of cinema, find themselves trapped inside their own films. Choreographed and directed by Catherine Galasso, featuring lighting design by Elaine Buckholtz, and music by internationally acclaimed composer Michael Galasso, Bring On The Lumière! offers a meditation on transience and immortality, and an ode to cinema.

Bring On The Lumière! tours with two dancers, the artistic director and one technical manager, and is  available for booking in 2013. This interdisciplinary performance provides numerous opportunities for community outreach to diverse constituencies including film, dance and visual arts. Past presentations have included collaborations between institutions as diverse as the San Francisco Film Society, Cornell Cinema, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the French Embassy.


Bring On The Lumière! is a dynamic visual and aural work, featuring lighting design by the award-winning artist and designer Elaine Buckholtz, and a score by the acclaimed composer Michael Galasso. Check out videos and photos from the production and process, as well as responses by press and audience. Press kits are available upon request.

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We gratefully acknowledge support from:
The San Francisco Foundation
ODC Theater Artist-in-Residence Program
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Zellerbach Family Foundation
Theater Bay Area CA$H Grant
Dancers’ Group Lighting Artists in Dance Award
Headlands Center for the Arts
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Cinematheque
Individual Contributors

More info about Catherine Galasso here: www.catherinegalasso.com
More info about Elaine Buckholtz here: www.nighthouse.org