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San Diego International Airport Features Live Performances Inspired by the Sounds of Airport Terminals

DrumatiX Selected to SAN’s Performing Arts Residency Program

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

San Diego International Airport (SAN) has resumed its Performing Arts Residency Program, which cultivates the local performing arts community by inviting artist groups to develop and perform new works in the terminals.  After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, DrumatiX, a creative percussion company, was selected to develop, rehearse, and perform new percussion-based dances in the airport terminals that are inspired by sounds heard during the travelers’ airport journey.

Live performances in the terminals will run from April 29 through May 10. Passengers may have already seen Drumatix members in and around SAN, developing concepts, interpreting sound and rehearsing. DrumatiX transforms the sounds of the airport through observation or interviews with passengers into rhythms and movement for its pieces.

“We are pleased to have SAN’s Performing Arts Residency Program delighting and entertaining travelers making their way through our airport,” said Kimberly Becker, President and CEO of San Diego International Airport. “A part of our Airport Arts Program, the residency program offers travelers unexpected and engaging entertainment. We are happy to support the regional performing arts community while offering those traveling through SAN a unique airport experience.”

Launched in 2016, the Performing Arts Residency Program has had nine performing artists or collectives participate in the program before DrumatiX. Each group chosen for the program was evaluated by a panel of regional and national performing arts professionals during a competitive application process.

For more information on SAN’s Performing Arts Residency Program, DrumatiX, and performance schedule in the terminals, please click here. For photographs of DrumatiX performances at SAN, please click here.

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