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AXIS Dance Company: Community Dance Jams

Mon, Oct 17, 6pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E (3rd floor)
1428 Alice Street, Oakland

Cost: $12, slinding scale, no one is turned away due to lack of funds

This jam is open to the public, and creates an informal space in which dancers of all types and backgrounds are invited to explore their bodies in a kinesthetic relationship to others.

Jam will begin promptly at 6pm with a 30min instruction and introduction to the company’s physically integrated dance philosophies. Sourced in contact improvisation, the jam will cultivate mindful awareness and mutual exchange. This month’s jam will be facilitated by a new AXIS dancer Liv Schaffer.

To help make our events accessible to all people, please use fragrance free, non-toxic toiletries and cleaning products and other supplies, and avoid scented products whenever possible.

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival “THE RUNNING TONGUE”

Thu, Oct 13; Fri, Oct 14; Tue, Oct 18; & Tue, Oct 25, 6:30pm
Catharine Clark Gallery, SF

Catharine Clark Gallery  presents the film installation “The Running Tongue,” created by UK choreographer Siobhan Davies and filmmaker David Hinton, as part of the gallery’s extended program “Box Blur”.

This film installation displays footage of a running woman played continuously in a loop, freezing at random intervals to reveal scenes imagined by each of the artists. Combining collage, repetition, static and moving image these scenes unveil moments embedded in reality with fleeting elements of strange, surreal and visually poetic activity.

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Choreographers Have Coffee – East Bay

Wed, Sep 21, 1:30-2:30pm
Arbor Cafe, 4210 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Come-when-you-are-free meet up is a chance for choreographers to get caffeinated and engage in conversation about ideas, struggles, discoveries, road blocks and hell-yes moments. But most importantly this offers a place outside the studio or theater where to stay involved in each others work and offer support to the community. We meet every other Wednesday 1:30-2:30.

Questions? Please contact Kristin Damrow:

Comp Tickets for Silicon Valley Dance Festival

*Limited availability*

Sat, Sep 24, 8pm & Sun, Sep 25, 12:30pm
Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center, Atherton

ZiRu Dance announces the inaugural Silicon Valley Dance Festival: Across the Current Now.
Featuring performance by Michele Wong (formerly of GuangZhou Modern Dance Company), Babatunji Johnson (Alonzo King LINES Ballet), Vincent Chavez (Robert Moses’ KIN & Oakland Ballet), Alysia Chang (Oakland Ballet), and Charles Roy (judge for “Showstoppers – America’s Greatest Jazz Competition”). Work by ZiRu Dance Artistic Director Philein Wang and ZiRu Dance Resident Choreographers Michele Wong and Elizabeth Chitty will be premiered, along with work by Guest Choreographers Christian Burns (Director of burnsWORK), Holly Johnston (Director of LEDGES AND BONES), and Winifred R. Harris (Director of Between Lines).

Silicon Valley Dance Festival Comp tickets:
RSVP below with code: festivalfriend

Performance Lab Workshop with Holly Shaw

Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The Flight Deck Theater, 1540 Broadway Ave. Oakland

Join Holly Shaw, performance coach and author of The Creative Formula, in this two hour hands on workshop to learn about the basic law of physics that is responsible for creating the “lean in” of the audience and how to master it. You’ll learn crucial elements for creating riveting performances.

Questions? Please contact:

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