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Choreographers and Coffee

Thu, Nov 2, 3-4pm
Robins Cafe, 3153 17th St, SF

Offers a place outside the studio where artists can stay connected with each other and offer support through out own triumphs and tribulations, held every first Thursday of each month.

This meet up is a chance for choreographers at any stage in their career to engage in caffeinated conversation about the joys, discoveries, road blocks and pivotal moments that are faced while creating work. Conversations in the past have lead to: social impact on creating work, grant writing/fundraising, performance discussions, and finding ways to balance administrative work with artistry.

Contact Kristin Damrow:

Share your perspective

by Mon, Oct 30

Plenty has happened in 2017 to reflect on, and for its December issue of In Dance, Dancers’ Group wants to give voice to collective responses. Feel free to answer any or all of these questions:

  • What are you doing to take care of yourself?
  • Has your practice shifted? If so, how?
  • What challenges / opportunities are you seeing in your community?
  • How will you move forward into 2018?

Submit your response here

A selection of responses will be published in the December issue of In Dance. If selected, you will be contacted.

Kathy Mata Ballet

Sun, Nov 5, 3:30-5:30pm
Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, SF

The show kicks off with the beautiful duet The Very Wound, Itself, Afterward choreographed by company member Umayr Hassan, followed by a reprise of Reverie, a traditional company piece choreographed by company director Kathy Mata. The show will close with Orpheus in the Underworld, a full-length romantic, mystical and adventurous story ballet set to the entire cast of company dancers by resident choreographer Joshua Ugarte. Donations are welcomed and much appreciated.

Contact Kathy Mata: 415-756-0591

LINES Dance Center at Yerba Buena Nights

Sat, Oct 14, 6-10pm
Jessie Square, SF

LINES Dance Center workshop students showcase their work in this culminating performance for the community in the heart of San Francisco. Experience new works by choreographers and teachers Tim Rubel, Laure Fleurentin, and Laura O’Malley.

Contact Dance Center Coordinator: 415-863-3040

Dance Teacher Gathering

Wed, Oct 11, 12-2pm
Studio 200, SF

An informal lunch-time gathering for dance teachers of all disciplines, the Dance Teacher Gathering is an opportunity for experienced and beginning professionals to share resources, ask questions, compare teaching strategies, learn about self care, chat and be in community with fellow dance teaching artists. Bring a lunch.

Dance & Disability Discourse & Panel

Sat, Oct 14, 3-5pm
Luna Dance Institute, Berkeley

Each year as part of their annual Dance & Disability Day, Luna invites a panel of artists, educators, researchers and activists to lead a conversation about disability awareness, inclusive practices, accessibility and equity in dance and education. Featuring Judith Smith from AXIS Dance Company, teaching artist Deborah Karp, autism specialists & researchers Pamela Wolfberg & Suzanna Curtis, speech language pathologist Rebecca Prather, and education inclusion researcher Emily Nusbaum.


On Installing Dance/Curating Environments

Wed, Oct 11, Noon
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

Brenda Way, founder and co-artistic director of ODC/Dance, will discuss her long term role as a leading Bay Area dance curator, focusing on boulders and bones as a choreographic response to the work of site-specific artist Andy Goldsworthy.

Presented in association with Arts + Design as part of A+D Wednesdays, a public lecture series embedded in the Creative Gateway undergraduate course. Free and open to the public.

Mini Conference on Arts-focused Youth Programming in Afterschool Settings

Thu, Sep 28, 9am-1pm
African American Art and Culture Complex, San Francisco

Get inspiration, experience and practical tools to integrate arts into youth programming. Learn about effective models for collaborating with youth arts organizations. Share successes with youth workers, site coordinators, teaching artists and youth advocates, and share ideas about how to respond to challenges.


Tarot in Motion™ FREE Workshop

Sun, Sep 17, 11:30am-1:30pm
Spring Fall Studio, Berkeley

Tarot in Motion ™ is a system to create body sourcing, movement and expression that have both individual and archetypical meaning based on drawn Tarot cards. Related symbols on the cards then serve as a structure for movement pieces that are personally cathartic.

• Craft an expressive dance using Tarot as a guide
• Use Tarot for the first time or in a new way
• Evoke the healing power of dance & movement

Workshops continue Sundays through mid December.

Contact:, 510-517-5649

End of Summer Showcase

Sat, Aug 26, 7-9pm
Mercy High School Theater, SF

The performance will feature Kathy Mata Ballet dancers performing pieces ranging from the classical to the contemporary. Highlights include:

  • “Simply Mozart,” a charming classical ballet piece choreographed by company director Kathy Mata
  • “Orpheus in the Underworld,” a full-length romantic, mystical and adventurous story ballet
  • Original solos, duets, and guest performances ranging from modern to musical theater and more

Donations are welcomed, all proceeds support the company.

Contact Kathy Mata: 415-756-0591

44 Gough St, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 920-9181 phone
(415) 920-9173 fax