West Marin, CA -- Julia Adam Dance is pleased to present SOLIS, the fourth installment of the renowned elemental series that immerses the audience in an experience for all the senses. Atop the expansive Big Mesa Farmstead in West Marin with sweeping views of the West Marin hills, SOLIS explores the themes of fire and our relationship to energy through a transformative experience of locally sourced food and open-air ballet featuring former San Francisco Ballet principal Julia Adam and her corps of elite dancers.
Julia Adam Dance is an evolving collaboration and literal marriage between former dancer and choreographer Adam and her husband Aaron Lucich, a producer, rancher and agricultural activist. The two have cultivated a rich team of talented artists and artisans who will create their magic again this summer.
“We strive to provide a deep connection to the environment through a wholly immersive experience that brings together dance and local gourmet cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting,” said Adam, founder of Julia Adam Dance. “This isn't your typical ballet with a catered meal. It's a cultural event rooted in the environment. Our commitment to community, the transparency of the food and the connection to place takes this to a new level. It's very hunter gatherer," added Aaron Lucich.
SOLIS is the fourth installment of Julia Adam Dance’s series that is designed to spark the wisdom of what ties us together through community, art, food, and the natural world. Each evening starts with a multi-course, Farm Table feast served family style utilizing transparently sourced food from the local bounty of Marin and Sonoma Counties. Local purveyors include Big Mesa Farm, Gospel Flat, Star Route Farms, True Grass Farms pork and lamb and Lucich’s Holistic Ag Beef. Wines from Enkidu, and beers and non-alcoholic libations curated by Mojo.
After dinner, guests gather with steaming cups of sipping chocolate and meander to the open-air stage for the world premiere of the latest ballet from Julia Adam Dance. A limited number of tickets are now on sale for the six gatherings of SOLIS during the weekends of July 14 – 16 and July 21 – 23, from 5pm – 10pm at Big Mesa Farmstead in West Marin. Tickets are $200 and available at JuliaAdamDance.com
About Julia Adam Dance
Julia Adam Dance is a cultural experience designed by producer, rancher and agricultural activist Aaron Lucich and his wife dancer and choreographer Julia Adam to connect people to each other and the environment through food and art. Together, they have built a team of talented artists to present an event like no other.
Julia Adam hails from Ottaway, Ontario. At age 13, she entered the National Ballet School in Toronto and, upon graduation in 1983, spent five years with the National Ballet of Canada. She joined the San Francisco Ballet in 1988, becoming a principal dancer in 1996. Among the choreographers that created works for her are Helgi Tomasson and Mark Morris. In 2002, Ms. Adam retired from dancing and quickly gained recognition as one of the dance world’s rising talents in choreography. In 1993, she choreographed her first ballet, The Medium is the Message for the San Francisco Ballet’s Choreographic Workshop, drawing attention for her uncanny wit and unique sense of music. Since 1996, Ms. Adam has been commissioned to create over 50 works for San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and more. Ms. Adam has been featured in Dance Magazine and has received the Isadora Duncan Award for Choreography.
Aaron Lucich, a communications professional from the SF Bay Area, spent the last decade researching and documenting the leadership of ecological agriculture. In 2012, after some soul searching and discovering that he wanted to contribute to a survivable future, he founded Holistic Ag an ecosystem services company that advocates, promotes and practices holistically managed agricultural production. On this journey he has managed farming operations and brand development for Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville, IN and consulted to numerous land based organizations including the Sustainable Studies Institute in Corvalis, OR, ZZ2 in South Africa, the MA Center in San Ramon, CA and Biological Capital in Denver, CO.
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