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Calendar

2017

  • January 7: Esther @ "Not Sorry/Saturnalia" @ Pasaje Rodriguez, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Jan 9-21: Esther residency Ingravitas Esceníca @ IBC, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Feb 19: Esther @ The Rotunda Philly
  • March 17: Esther "A Letter to White America" @ Baad Ass Women's Festival, Bronx
  • March 11-26: Olivier @ Hand Percussion, Malaysia Residency Commission
  • April 2, 2017: Light Happenings curated by LabBodies, Baltimore 9pm
  • May 15-21: Esther and Olivier perform and teach @ Festival Tamadi' Arts, Carvin, France
  • Aug 4-13: Olivier comissioned by HANDS PERCUSSION premiere "Wind of Nomads" Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Aug 12: "A Letter to White America" @ The Wassaic Festival, NY http://wassaicproject.org/programming/events/august-festival/
  • Sept 2-10: "Dis/Unity: A Service" premiere at The Englert Theatre, Iowa City, IA http://www.englert.org/
  • Sept 16: "Declassified Memory Fragment" @Grinnell College, Iowa
  • Sept 26th: DAFRA KURA @ Middlebury College, VT
  • Sept 29- 30 "Declassified Memory Fragment" @ Middlbury College, VT http://sites.middlebury.edu/middpas/2017/07/17/declassified-memory-fragm...
  • Oct 4: "Declassified Memory Fragment" @ Harlem Stage in co-production with 651Arts, NY
  • Oct 6: "Declassified Memory Fragment" @ Richardson Auditorium,  Princeton University, NJ
  • Oct 12-14: "Declassified Memory Fragment" @ Fringe Arts Philadelphia http://fringearts.com/event/declassified-memory-fragment-3/
  • Nov 4-11: TLE @ International Festival in Hong Kong
  • Dec 8-9: Esther @ Rutgers w/ TBD

2016

  • January 5-10: Esther residency and performance w/Isai Garcia and Oscar Edel Ma "A Love Letter" @ Gallery Television, Tijuana
  • Jan 12: Esther, Isai @ The Women's Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles  http://womenscenterforcreativework.com/
  • Jan 13: Esther, Isai @ Low Gallery, San Diego, CA
  • Jan 31: Film "Je Suis Un Cheval" screens at The Tanzrauschen International Dance on Screen Festival, Wuppertal, Germany
  • Feb 26: Esther curating and performing as part of Racism is a Sickness, Philadelphia, PA https://www.facebook.com/RMUS2015/
  • Feb 15: Film "Je Suis un Cheval" screens at Lincoln Center as part of the NY Dance For Camera International Film Festival, NY
  • February 19-21: SLIPPAGE conference @ Duke
  • March 25 2016: "Je suis un Cheval" screens at Opine Dance Film Festival, Atlanta
  • March 29-April 3: Esther and Olivier teach at perform at Bali Spirit Festival, Ubud, Indonesia http://www.balispiritfestival.com/
  • April 29, May 10-15: Film "Je Suis Un Cheval" screens @ Fête de la danse“, Lausanne and Zürich tanzt in Zurichat by Schweizer Tanzarchiv, Switzerland
  • May TBD: Olivier residency with Maya Dance Theatre, Singapore and Hands Percussion, Malaysia
  • June 8-19: "Dis/Unity: A Service" residency @ Englert Theatre Residency, Iowa City
  • June 22-July 5: "A Love Letter" residency w/ Isai Garcia and Mawiyah Dowd at DanceLab with INGRAVITAS Tijuana, Mexico
  • July 18-24: Esther @ Essential Departures Residency, Rosekill Farm, NY
  • July 30th: Esther @ Space LAB with LabBodies, Balitmore
  • August TBD: Olivier residency in Burkina Faso with Dafra Kura
  • August 14-21, 2016 Interdisciplinary Artist Consortium, Earthdance, MA
  • Aug 27, @Eris Temple Philadelphia, PA Esther guest w/ WildTorus
  • Sept 1, "Je Suis Un Cheval" screens @ Teatro Martins Gonçalvez, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • September DAFRADrum @Hands Percussion International Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • September 21: Esther guest lecture/workshop at UABC Arte Facultdad, Tijuana, Mexico
  • October Olivier "Not Because You're African" at ActionDanse, Oujda, Morocco
  • Nov 1 "Je suis un Cheval" @ Africa in Motion - http://www.africa-in-motion.org.uk/ at the Dance Base, Edinburgh Scotland
  • Nov 16: Esther "Gringa Loca" @ Performanx Bronx Museum of the Arts http://www.bronxmuseum.org/
  • Dec 18: Esther "A Letter to White Amerika" Diverse Universe Festival @The Gateway Brooklyn, NY

2015

  • February 4-22: Olivier Tarpaga Comission and Residency at Grinnell College, IA
  • May 13-22: Commission residency #1 for  HANDS PERCUSSION, Malaysia  http://www.hands.my/
  • May 18-21: Workshops with performers at ASWARA, Malaysia http://www.aswara.edu.my/web/ms/
  • May 23-30: Workshops in Perth, Australia Temple of Fine Arts http://smv.org.au/about/the-temple-of-fine-arts/
  • May 30: Esther performance collaboration with Heidi Wiren-Bartlett @ Panopoly Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY
  • June 4: Work meeting with Maya Dance Theatre, Singapore
  • June 6: Work meeting, Bali, Indonesia
  • June 7: "Border Border Border Conjure Dazzle" Esther curates and performance with Heidi Wiren-Bartlett @ Vox Populi, Philadelphia http://voxpopuligallery.org/exhibition-categories/current/
  • June 8: Work meeting with the Festival offices of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
  • June 9-14: Commission of music and dance performance for Taichung Kan, in Taichung Taiwan
  • July 13-18: Dis/Unity Residency, Philadelphia
  • July 20-27: Whiteness De-Centered Residency, Saratoga Springs and Troy, NY 
  • Aug 1: Esther Performance collaboration with Heidi Wiren Bartlett @ Wassaic Project Festival, NY  http://wassaicproject.org/festival/about/
  • Aug 5-22: DECLASSIFIED MEMORY FRAGMENT residency, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Aug 16-29: Esther works with Guillermo Gomez-Pena/La Pocha Nostra Summer School Training and Performance, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Aug 29: 8pm Performance with Guillermo Gomez-Pena/La Pocha Nostra at Centrol Cultural Tijuan http://www.cecut.gob.mx/
  • Sept 6-12: DECLASSIFIED MEMORY FRAGMENT residency, showing and teaching at Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
  • Sept 14-18: DECLASSIFIED MEMORY FRAGMENT residency, showing and teaching at Denison University, Granville, OH
  • Sept 17: DECLASSIFIED MEMORY FRAGMENT avant premier performance at Denison University
  • Sept 18: Dafra Jura Band concert at Denison University, Granville, OH
  • Sept 20-25: Tech resiedncy (Lighting design, sound and set) at the Kelly Strayhorn Theatre, Pittsburgh PA  www.kelly-strayhorn.org
  • Sept 26: World premier of DECLASSIFIED MEMORY FRAGMENT www.kelly-strayhorn.org
  • Sept 24-26: Esther Clifford Symposium Guest Lecture Performance, Middlebury College, VT
  • Oct 23: AGROFEMME: INCORRUPTIBLE FLESH Esther and Heidi Bartlett Collaboration @ Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY with PF QUINQl and Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival http://panoplylab.org/quinquennial/
  • November 12: Olivier teaching in London, England.
  • November 16: NOT BECAUSE YOU'RE AFRICAN @ Sri Lanka contemporary dance festival
  • Nov 17: Olivier masterclass in Seoul, South Korea.
  • December 10-23: Olivier Tarpaga Commision residency part 1 for Maya Dance Theatre, Singapore www.mayadancetheatre.org

2014

  • January 4, 2014: SOMArts 100 Performance for the Hole, San Francisco, CA Whitewashed http://www.somarts.org/100performances/
  • January 12, 2014: FReSH Festival @ Kunst Stoff, San Francisco, CA Whiteness Revisited : http://www.artsbuildingconsortium.org/projects/
  • January 25-26: Collaboration Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Saul Garcia Lopez @ Galeria de La Raza, San Francisco, CA : http://www.galeriadelaraza.org/
  • February 21-23, 2014: Kelly Strayhorn Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA: Beautiful Struggle  http://kelly-strayhorn.org/
  • February 27-28, 2014: Space Place Theatre Commission for University of Iowa Dance Company
  • April 19, 2014: Ten Tiny Performances @ The Englert, Iowa City, IA: MILK curating event and new work: http://englert.org/
  • April 24-26, 2014:  Grant Wood Symposium: Iowa City, IA: new work and collaborations
  • June 1-8: Nomad Express Festival: MILK 2 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • June 5-15: Rapid Pulse Festival, Chicago, Illinois: Free to be You and Me Film in Festival: http://rapidpulse.org/
  • July 13-20:Moving Arts Lab and Interdisciplinary Residency, Earthdance, Massachusettes:  http://www.earthdance.net/calendar/2014/07/moving-arts-lab
  • September 7-13: Residency and performance with La Pocha Nostra New Barbarians 3.0 x-treme fashion show & photo performance karaoke, Fort Mason, San Francisco http://www.fortmason.org/events/events-details?id=3060
  • October 17-19: Dance Gala, U Iowa commission for interdisciplinary performance project, Iowa City, IA http://dance.uiowa.edu/resources/events/dance-gala-2014
  • November 13: Eleven Tiny Performances Miley Whiteness Revisited @ Englert Theatre, Iowa City, IA
  • Nov 13-16: Congress of Research on Dance paper/performance, Iowa City, IA
  • November 1-25: Teaching and Performances in Taiwan and Japan Not Because You're African @ Dance Bridge International Festival, Session House, Tokyo Japan
  • December: Winter Concert University of the Arts  #ThinkingOutLoud at Merriam Theatre, Philadelphia PA

2013

  • Jan 2013: APAP NYC- PENTACLE SHOWCASE Dance New Amstradam, NYC  http://www.pentacle.org/metro_baker_and_tarpaga.php
  • February 2, 2013: Columbus, OH: Black History Month: Beautiful Struggle
  • March 7-15, 2013: Centre Culturelle Franco-Nigerian Residency with ADC-Niger
  • March 30, 2013: San Francisco Performance Art Insittute: Esther performs with Guillermo Gomez-Pena La Pocha Nostra for premiere of Corpo Inssurrecto 3.0: The Robo-Proletariat
  • April 26-27, 2013: Africa Moves Festival, Denison University, OH Not Because You're African
  • May 10-30, 2013: Cotonou, Benin Residency with ADC- Niger
  • June 14-28, 2013: Centre Development Choreographique, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso DeClassified Residency
  • June 17- August 23, 2013: Headlands Center for the Arts Artist In Residence, Sausalito, California Her Other Side, and TBD http://www.headlands.org/
  • June 27, 2013: Performance Studies International Conference performance curated by SOMArts (with Julie Alpert), Stanford University, California
  • June 29- July 17: Singapore, Commissioned Residency
  • July 27, 2013: Perform Chinatown (with Alyson Wyper, Hind Benali, Marcos Najera), Chinatown, Los Angeles, California https://www.facebook.com/events/316611968472455/?fref=ts
  • July 18-August 1: Taiwan, Teaching
  • August 7, 2013: Counterpulse, San Francisco Work In Progress Showing Her Other Side  http://counterpulse.org/
  • August 30-31st, 2013: Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA Her Other Side http://highwaysperformance.org/highways/
  • September 1-15, 2013: Les Jeux de la Francophonie, Nice, France Residence and Performance with ADC- Niger
  • August 2013-May 2014: GRANT WOODS FELLOW at University of Iowa  http://www.art.uiowa.edu/gw_esther_baker-tarpaga.html
  • October 4-Nov 15, 2013: Suitcase Fund in East Africa

 

2012

  • May 12th 2012: Pittsburgh: The Kelly Strayhorn Theater: Not Because You’re African
  • June 12-14 2012: Singapore: Goodman Arts Center: Masterclass with Frontier Danceland
  • June 16-July 6: Taiwan: Commissioning residency with Sibongie Ensemble
  • July 3-18: Burkina Faso Espace Napam Beogo: Residency and Showing of Her Other Side at Centre Development Choreographique
  • July 27: Residency- Napam Beogo Center and Performance at Centre Developement Choreographique: Her Other Side
  • August 3: Ouaga ImprovArts Festival: DeClassified
  • September 10-26: Antananarivo, Madagascar: Teaching residency by Esther Baker-Tarpaga at I Trotra Festival- NEW YORK LIVE ARTS SUITCASE FUNDED PROJECT
  • September 28: Madagascar: I Trotra Festival: Beautiful Struggle  http://itrotra.alter-forum.net/
  • October 25-Nov 13: New work commission residency at the Temple of Fine Arts, Perth Australia
  • November 8-12: Performances of new work at the Swan Lake Festival of Lights, Perth, Australia
  • December 8-16: Morocco: The National Theatre of Rabat: Residency and Performance Her Other Side
  • December 2012: Burkina Faso: Dialogue De Corps International Dance Festival: DeClassified Premiere
  • The King Arts Complex, Columbus, OH
  • Purdue University Dance Department, Indiana
  • Denison University, Ohio
  • OSU Lima, Lima, Ohio
  • SOMArts 100 Performances, San Francisco, CA
  • Feverhead 10 Tiny Dances, Columbus, OH

2011

  • Columbus Athanaeum, Ohio
  • Feverhead, Columbus, Ohio
  • Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival
  • Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh
  • DABA TEATRE Citoyen, Rabat, Morocco
  • The Ailey Citigroup Theater

2010

  • Action Danse International Festival. Casablanca, Meknes and Marrakech, Morocco
  • The French Cultural Center, Dakar, Senegal
  • Global Dance Conference, Dance Theater Workshop (DTW), New York City
  • Summer Sounds Festival 41st Season Summer of World music, Hollywood Bowl
  • Museum, Hollywood, CA
  • Cudamani Institute, Bali, Indonesia
  • ASWARA, (National Academy for the Arts), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • OSU Department of Dance, Riffe Center’s Capitol Theatre, Columbus, OH
  • Abok I Ngoma International Dance & Drum Festival, Yaoundé, Cameroon (Central Africa)
  • Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
  • OSU Lima, Lima, OH

2009

  • Wild Dancing West Festival, VSA, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
  • United Nation International School in Hanoi ,Vietnam
  • Canyon Charter Elementary School, Santa Monica, CA
  • Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • The International Festival of Sacred Arts, New Delhi, India

2008

  • LA’s Best After School Program Community Jam, The KODAK Theater, Hollywood, California
  • “Recto Verso” CHIME Project, The Farmlab, Downtown Los Angeles
  • Rio Hando Community college, Whittier, CA
  • Bowers Museum of Cultural Arts, Santa Ana, CA
  • Marlborough High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles CA
  • Grant R. Brimhall Library, Thousand Oaks, California
  • World Festival of Sacred Music, Santa Monica, CA
  • Street Art Festival, Santa Clarita, CA
  • World Festival of Sacred Music, MOOLA Long Beach, CA
  • The Ford Amphitheater, Hollywood, California
  • The NOW Festival at the Red Cat theatre, Los Angeles
  • Santa Monica Festival, Santa Monica CA
  • Earth Day Festival Santa Barbara, California
  • Celebrate Dance Festival 2008, The Alex Theater, Glendale, CA
  • Abundant Sugar at The Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles
  • Glorya Kaufman Hall WAC/UCLA
  • Rich Forum, Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford, Connecticut
  • Brentwood School, Los Angeles, CA

2007

  • SOLA Contemporary Dance Festival 2007, James Armstrong Theater CA
  • Electric Lodge theater, Dancing in the Margins Festival.Venice, CA
  • Dancing in the Margins Festival, Los Angeles.
  • Western Arts Aliance Conference, Los Angeles (USA)
  • The Derby Dolls Event at Industry Hills Expo Center’s Grand Arena, City of Industry California
  • The Luckman Theater of Cal State University, Los Angeles CA
  • Emerging Above Ground Festival at the Diavolo Space, Los Angeles CA
  • Festival de Hoodoo, Afro-contemporaine in Montpellier, France.
  • Centre Culturel Franco-Guineen Residency and performance commissioned by the US
  • Embassy in Conakry for Ballet National Djoliba Conakry, (Guinea)
  • Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica (USA)
  • Cal State University, Los Angeles (USA)
  • Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Bremen, (Germany)
  • Zig Zag Ballet, Connecticut (USA)

2005-2006

  • Dialogue de Corps International dance festival, Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso)
  • Dancing in the Margins Festival at the Deaf West Theatre, North Hollywood, CA (USA)
  • OPENING MOVES Open Gate Theater- Eagle Rock, California (USA)
  • Akedemi Seni Budaya Dan Warisan Kebangsaan Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia)
  • Tokyo Olympic Center, Tokyo, (Japan)
  • Tel Aviv’s University radio station, Tel Aviv, (Israel)
  • UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures MFA series at Glorya Kaufman Theater Los Angeles (USA)
  • Maitisong Festival, Gaborone, (Botswana)
  • The Heart of the Arts in Pretoria, (South Africa)
  • Ausdance, King Street Arts Center Perth, (Australia)
  • Then Again Festival at Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara (USA)
  • Festival Tam Tam Macadam in Alma and Chicoutimi, Quebec, (Canada)
  • Dance Under Construction Conference WAC/UCLA Los Angeles (USA)

2001-2004

  • Educational Center for the Arts Dance Theater, New Haven, Connecticut (USA)
  • The Rich Forum Stamford Performing Arts Center, Stamford, Connecticut
  • The Presbuterian Church, New York City (USA)
  • Djoniba Dance and Drum Center, New York City (USA)
  • The French Cultural Center, Dakar Senegal
  • Dialogue De Corps International Dance Festival, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso