In Conversation with Tonya Amos

In Conversation, a series of interviews exploring exchanges about dance and different folks’ relationship to dance.     Tonya Amos received a BA in Cultural Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley & trained four years on full scholarship at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. A member of Actors Equity Association, she has appeared with Alvin Ailey American […]

BRIDGING THE GAPS: Challenges and Opportunities for US-China Cross-Cultural Exchange

WHEN I FIRST VISITED CHINA to perform in the Beijing Dance Festival in 2012, I arrived assuming that modern dance in China was a relatively new, underdeveloped phenomenon. I had no idea that modern dance had been developing in China for nearly 40 years, nor that the dance scene would be brimming with vitality and innovation. […]

Bay Area Dance Week

    April 21 – 30, 2023 Dancers’ Group is thrilled to announce that Bay Area Dance Week, the beloved 10-day celebration of movement and dance, is making its long-awaited return in 2023 after a three-year hiatus with a NEW partnership with Bopsidy. Bay Area Dance Week, which has been a staple of the Bay […]

10 Tips to Publicize Your Work

In a world where press, social media and electronic communications prevail and sometimes collide, there are more options than ever to promote or publicize who you are and what you do. Here are some tips to help you through the maze and stack the odds in your favor. 1. Press Release – Make your headline interesting, […]

10 in 10 with Javier Stell-Fresquez

You are reading excerpts from Andréa Spearman’s recorded conversation with Javier Stell-Frésquez 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] [An animation shows a bright green background and a prominent […]

The Grant You Wish You Could Write

Photo by Marley Trigg Stewart. [ID: Miguel Gutierrez looks softly into the camera while biting a rosary, bathed in orange light. He is a light skinned, Latinx cis-man with short black hair and beard speckled with grey, glitter on his face, and a purple gem on his cheek. He wears a black t-shirt and sequined […]

Feminist Space in Dance: hers and hers asks questions with little seismic’s Katie Faulkner

Hey, We’re hers and hers. A new queer feminist dance collective in San Francisco We (Courtney King and myself) craft dance-theater with strong woman-identified performers, we write epic poems that make their way into our dances, we blog, we interview our local communities as fieldwork, we conduct an ongoing 35mm film portrait series, we Instagram, […]

A Letter to Our Multi-Marginalized Disabled Dancers

My beloved disabled dancers,

I am gazing at the shadows of trees dancing upon
gravel walls as the golden hour sun joins in.
It’s beautiful isn’t it?

We Love Like Barnacles: Crip Lives in Climate Chaos

Lobby experience includes a pre-performance lounge and an online auction. All performance screenings followed by a live Q & A. All performances will be ASL interpreted and Audio Described.  Join us amidst waves of gratitude and grief as we gather online to celebrate the wisdom and resilience of our communities. In these heartbreaking times when we are […]

KSP Studios Class Schedule

Join us at the newest spot in Oakland for dancing, KSP Studios! Here at KSP Studios, all of our instructors are people of color, offering classes in varying levels and for all body types! With 9 new classes for the summer and 8 of our favorite classes continuing on for the summer, we have a […]