Join us for a magical summer night in Napa Valley - an unforgettable evening of dinner and dance as dusk falls over California wine country.
Tanya Bello's Project. B. Contemporary Dance Company returns to Tres Sabores Winery with "Sitelines", a series of performances exploring movement and migration of light, locales, and elevation.
Set against the dramatic and natural landscape of Napa Valley, and a special lighting installation by designer Kevin Connaughton*, a delectable farm to table meal will be prepared by acclaimed Executive Chef Sean Baker of Gather restaurant in Berkeley. A multi-course dinner featuring organic ingredients sourced from the winery's own organic gardens, will be served alongside an exclusive pouring of wines from the Tres Sabores cellars.
In 2001, during a retreat in the California desert, Gather Co-Owner Eric Fenster had a vision to open a vibrant restaurant and create an outdoor adventure program. The restaurant would serve as a nexus to support the work of sustainable farmers and ranchers, and bring community together around the table. The second part of that vision, the outdoor adventure program would help to inspire personal-growth and help people toreconnect to the natural world. When he returned, Eric contacted his longtime friend Ari Derfel to aid in bringing this vision to life. Inspired by the same social and ecological ethos, they set out to create businesses that would positively impact the planet.
Project. B. is a contemporary dance company based in San Francisco, CA. Its artistic vision is rooted in the traditional forms of modern dance and ballet. Project. B. evolves that tradition in its concept, style, and expression apropos to today's society and culture while eloquently engaging the audience in the art form of dance.
Project. B. is fiscally sponsored by Dancers' Group.
Tres Sabores Winery is a small, family-owned ranch is located on the western Rutherford Benchland of California's Napa Valley, where they grow organically certified Zinfandel, Cabernet, Petite Syrah and Petit Verdot grapes, olives, Meyer lemons and exotic pomegranate cultivars.
Their single-vineyard wines include Tres Sabores estate Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc from the Farina Vineyard of Sonoma Mountain. Tres Sabores means "Three Flavors" in Spanish, and in each of our wines, you'll find three equally savory, yet distinct tastes: the Terroir, or flavor embodied by the unique location of our ranch; the Vine, or distinct character of the grape variety; and the Artisan, or winemaker's personal contribution of style and intuition.
When appropriately balanced, these flavors result in wines with intense, yet delicate aromas and a structure that supports both long-term aging and immediate enjoyment.
Working as a lighting designer in the dance world, Connaughton designed Adrian: Angel on Earth, Soul on Pointe, and South African Suite for Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Connaughton's designs for San Francisco Ballet include Vladimir Anguelov's Impetuous, Helgi Tomasson's Chaconne for Piano and Two Dancers and Bagatelles also Yuri Possokhov's Magrittomania and Damned.
He has also designed lighting for La Mama ETC, Circle Repertory Theatre, Playhouse 91, and The Lambs Theatre. His opera credits include Connecticut Grand Opera & Orchestra, Westchester Hudson Opera, New England Light Operetta, and American Chamber Opera.
Connaughton's television work can be seen on ABC, MTV, and VH-1, as well as on The Comedy Channel. Connaughton's lighting design for Magrittomania was awarded the Bay Area Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Visual Design for the 2000 Repertory Season.
Most recently for San Francisco Ballet, Connaughton designed the lighting for Possokhov's Study in Motion, Ratmansky's Le Carnaval des Animaux, Manyard's Secret Places, and Caniparoli's Double Stop.