Curating Performance in East Bay: Spotlight on Four Artist Groups

As most young artists discover, making the art is only half the work. Bringing the art to people involves a particular method to the madness. Commissions, showcases, residencies and co-productions, to name a few, are ways to produce a piece of work. An alternative approach is to independently organize and curate the event. A Do-It-Yourself […]

In Conversation

In Conversation, a series of interviews exploring exchanges about dance and different folks’ relationship to dance. Health and wellness. These are no longer just trending topics on Twitter and Instagram. Wellness no longer means an image of a woman in athleisure wear in a yoga pose trying to sell us branded water. Wellness has taken […]

LENORA LEE: Sharing Stories Through Dance and Film

The pair of programs Lenora Lee will present September 26 – October 5 at Dance Mission as her company’s 7th season will be a good opportunity to be introduced to the work of this fascinating interdisciplinary artist—a showcase for her dynamic work that integrates dance, film, installation, text and music to tell stories of family, […]

How Much Should I Pay?

?? Dancers’ Group · What Should I Pay? by Katie Taylor If you prefer to read this piece, continue below.   What does it mean to pay for the things that you value? On this topic, I’m full of questions and have no answers. Since Danspace (where I teach and work) launched virtual zoom classes, […]

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Joy, Risk, and Change: An Interview with Marc Bamuthi Joseph

When any high-profile institution changes leadership, it begs the question of changes in topography. Earlier this year, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts proudly announced Marc Bamuthi Joseph as their new Director of Performing Arts. A Bay Area performing arts mainstay, based in Oakland, Joseph’s artistic accolades are many: he is a spoken word artist, […]

Dancers’ Group: Celebrating 30 Years

Phone Numbers, Floors, Windows and Love I often gauge the depth of my relationship with someone based on if I know their phone number by heart. There are very few numbers that I know. Among them: my grandparents, my childhood home, and Dancers’ Group. That means something, doesn’t it? I think so. Memories of Dancers’ […]

Collected Breath

RAWdance presents “Collected Breath”: a Midnight Artist Collaboration with Jim Campbell’s Studio From midnight to 1am, each night for the month of May, RAWdance will be poised 1,070 feet above the city, lighting up Jim Campbell’s Day for Night installation as part of the artist’s studio’s monthly “midnight artist collaboration,” in partnership with Boston Properties, […]

Working in The Garage: Tools to Help Carve Out Space for Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance has a long history of being developed on the fringes of the cultural landscape. Choreographers have traditionally found space to make new work in basements, lofts, parking structures and frequently, empty garages. In San Francisco, dance makers have found homes in the Portrero Hill district, the Mission and many times, in the South […]

10 in 10 with Jessica Recinos

You are reading excerpts from Andréa Spearman’s recorded conversation with Jessica Recinos. 10 in 10 theme music: Bright, upbeat pop music that you may hear in a teen-centered drama series. [Theme music plays, then fades out slightly to play in the background of the introduction] Andréa Spearman: Welcome to 10 in 10 with Andréa Spearman […]