sound and music

Pierre Joubert: Violinist

Pierre collaborated with IMAGOmoves as live solo violinist for Re-Ordered Around,2008, and as the musical director and violinist for The Art of Fugue, 2012

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Pierre Joubert studied music at the Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated with an A.B.S.M. Diploma on the violin. He was also awarded the Head of Schools Prize for his work in the field of chamber music. Upon graduating, he joined the BBC Midland Radio Orchestra and from 1982 to 1992 held the position of Assistant Concertmaster of the English String Orchestra. During his time with the E.S.O. he played in concerts in the U.K., Europe, recorded extensively and performed in a major tour of the U.S.A. conducted by Sir Yehudi Menuhin.. He also worked with Sir Michael Tippett in  a BBC television programme  featuring the composer .

An interest in Baroque music led to the study of the Baroque violin and in 1988 he joined the Academy of Ancient Music directed by Christopher Hogwood. As a regular member of the A.A.M. he has given concerts in all of the main concert halls of Europe, Japan, South America and the U.S.A. and worked with Christopher Hogwood, Robert Levin, Andrew Manze, and Richard Egarr. He has played on a large number of commercial recordings for Decca Records and Harmonia Mundi, including concertos and orchestral works by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, Symphonies by Haydn and Beethoven, concertos by Mozart, and operas by Handel, Haydn and Mozart. In 1994, he joined the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under the direction of principal conductors Sir Simon Rattle and Franz Bruggen. He has played with the orchestra in all the major cities of Europe along with regular appearances at the Lincoln Center. Highlights have included a residency at the Salzburg Festival with Sir Simon Rattle, a U.S. tour with Cecilia Bartoli including Carnegie Hall, and concerts, radio and T.V. broadcasts with Franz Bruggen, Gustav Leonhardt, William Christie, and Sir Charles Mackerras. 

Since moving to San Diego, he has lectured in music history and performance at the University of California San Diego and freelanced as a violinist in Los Angeles and San Diego. Future plans include  and tours to Europe the U.S.and the Far East with the Academy of Ancient Music as well as recording with Harmonia Mundi USA.



Sadie Weinberg

Sadie Weinberg graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College.  She was later awarded a Fellowship from UC Irvine where she went on to receive her MFA in Dance.  She has danced professionally in San Diego with Jean Isaacs’ San Diego Dance Theater, Malashock Dance,IMAGOmoves, McCaleb Dance and many other independent choreographers.  Sadie has also performed works by William Forsythe, Keith Johnson, Doug Varone, Donald Byrd, David Parsons, Bebe Miller, Kevin Wynne and other world renowned choreographers.  As a choreographer, Sadie has presented her work in numerous self-produced and collaborative concerts throughout California as well as in New York, Mexico, Germany, Russia and Canada.  She has collaborated with artists such as Ceres Dance in San Francisco, MoCean Dance in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Rebecca Walters in Dublin, Ireland. In March 2008 Sadie was selected as one of 17 choreographers to perform in the 12th annual Solo Dance Festival in Stugartt, Germany.  Some of her choreographic highlights include, Richard Moves: Martha @ the Lyceum, San Diego Dance Theater’s Annual Trolley Dances, White Wave Dance Festival in NY, Epiphany Theater in Plymouth, Michigan and Chicago Ill. with Collaborator Amanda Nora and The Mourner’s Dance/Onen a collaborative concert she presented with her mother, also a dancemaker, Betzi Roe. She currently teaches dance at Mira Costa Community College, Coronado High School of the Arts, UC San Diego and Palomar Community College, and is a certified Pilates Instructor.  In 2007 she was the recipient of the “Outstanding Associate Faculty Award” at Mira Costa College.  Sadie continues to attend workshops and festivals in both dance and somatics; some of her most recent training has been with with dance icon, Anna Halprin, with Augusta Moore in San Francisco who integrates ballet and Feldenkrais and in the movement training Gaga created by the leading dance maker, Ohad Naharin.  These days she is fully engaged in her most demanding creative project thus far: the rearing of her two small children Miles (3) and Madeleine (1).

Alison Dietterle Smith


I am a dancer, choreographer, mother, surfer, wife, and movement educator. I have been teaching in the Department of Theatre and Dance since 2004. I am an alumna of UCSD with a degree in Biological Anthropology and a minor in Dance. I have an MFA in Dance from UC Irvine and I am a certified yoga instructor from White Lotus in Santa Barbara.  I am in the process of becoming a Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner and I am a certified Awareness Through Movement® teacher under the mentorship of Elizabeth Beringer. My dancing path has been illuminated by my experiences with Nancy Mittleman-Merkens, The San Francisco and Pacific Northwest Ballet Schools, The Eugene Ballet Company, Ballet Pacifica, Stephanie Gilliand, eight years working with Jean Isaacs, Margaret Marshall, Christopher Pilafian, Joe Goode, Anna Halprin, Kim Epifano, Lisa Naugle, Risa Steinberg, Yolande Snaith, Allyson Green, Joe Alter, John Malashock, Shiva Rea, and the amazing faculty, guest artists, and students that pass through the dance building at UCSD. I am interested in the many ways bodies move and how we all uniquely carry the dance within us. I am curious how we connect and make meaning of the world around us through movement, and how by moving and dancing together we tap into our most ancient practices and rituals as humans. I enjoy the process of bringing this tone to my weekly technique classes and rehearsals at UCSD; acknowledging that when we meet together, we enter into the dance, a channeling of all of our dancing ancestors. My desire is to create a practice of embodied awareness in a contemporary context that transcends the need for written description, explanation, and analysis; an attempt to create a place where we feel more of our moving selves, a vibrating, luminous space, where the world unfolds in breaths and connections to the universe around us. A place where we let go of the tension of time and step into the dancing ground.


© yolande snaith 2013