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, […]

IN THE SANDBOX: Sara Shelton Mann and a Career’s Worth of Collaborators Join in Erasing Time

CHOREOGRAPHERS WHO PERSEVERE and maintain a long career can find themselves wondering about history, legacy and influence. Hence, the retrospective. As a convention, it is generally more testimonial than inquiry but smacks of a working plan for a more permanent monument. A retrospective, however, in the sense of trotting out tried-and-true pieces, is an intolerable […]

When Dance Hits Music: Two choreographers and a string quartet creatively collide in “StringWreck”

“Charlie and I recognize that we might be inviting catastrophe in terms of trying new things with new people in new situations where there’s just very little known ground,” says choreographer Janice Garrett of her latest work with collaborative partner, choreographer Charles Moulton. The two have joined forces with San Francisco’s Del Sol String Quartet […]

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, […]

Welcome

UNTIL NOW, I have always veered towards being hopeful, a cliché-loving, the-glass-is-more-than-half-full, the-sun-will-come-out-tomorrow, rose-colored-glasses kind of guy. And yet circumstances in my life, such as abuse, or bullying, or the loss of my parents, or the death of friends or lovers at a young age, or even the ubiquitous broken heart from love denied—there’s my […]

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 […]

Ms, Fs, and As, Oh My! Life After Graduate School, The Transition Awaiting

ON JUNE 13, 2010 I graduated from The Ohio State University with an M.F.A. in Dance. I moved to San Francisco on June 18. This transition has been an education in itself, opening my eyes to aspects of two worlds—academic and professional dance. During 2006 I was thinking about and applying for graduate school. I […]

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 […]

Musing on Merce: The Bay Area Remembers Cunningham

Merce Cunningham’s relationship with the Bay Area was deep and career-spanning, so on the eve of his company’s final performances at UC Berkeley, Claudia Bauer asked several local artists to share what Merce and his work have meant to them. Naturally, the order of these excerpts was determined by chance. Joanna G. Harris, dancer and […]