CSUEB Inclusive Performance Festival

The Festival runs from Tue, April 6– Sat, May 8. The Cal State East Bay Department of Theatre and Dance is collaborating with Dandelion Dancetheater and a wildly diverse group of artists, activists, free-thinkers, and creative rabble-rousers to launch the first annual Inclusive Performance Festival (IPF) throughout April/May 2021. The IPF is a grass-roots, DIY, […]

Care. Liberation. Now.: Changing Shape, Shaping Change

Dancing Care In April 2021, right after we’d both been vaccinated, I began to meet weekly with a dancer friend and collaborator.  We met, keeping our masks on, in my living room, on my building roof, in the park.  It was the first time either of us was making dance with another human in over […]

Black Ballerinas in Picture Books: Rupturing the Color Line in American Children’s Literature

As a Black girlhood studies scholar, I pay close attention to picture books that portray Black girls. More specifically, I intersect dance studies and children’s literary studies in order to explore the representation of Black ballerinas in autobiographical and biographical children’s picture books.

Dance is in the DNA of the Universe

Every morning just before dawn, from my window at the International Hotel, flights of doves descend upon the corner of Kearny and Jackson streets, and soon the dance begins.

Mouth of a Shark: work in progress

CubaCaribe presents The Power of Resiliency 2021 July 25- August 8 Resiliency continues to be a defining theme this year. One year after our first online series, we bring you more innovative programming. This virtual event that bring dancers and musicians from Cuba and Puerto Rico, breaking limitations in a digital meeting space. Showing of new work […]

SF Dance Film Festival Spring Fling

Bringing live performance from the stage to the screen, San Francisco Dance Film Festival’s Spring Fling Festival pays tribute to all the dancers who were prevented from performing live for the past year. From May 14 – 23, enjoy on-demand access to four dynamic productions by some of the most influential choreographers working today in contemporary dance […]

We Write Ourselves as We Move

I was born in the early 1980s in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, to a nurse and a lawyer.

Life As a Modern Dancer: Cultivating Healthy, Equitable Workplaces for Dancers

Life As a Modern Dancer: Cultivating Healthy, Equitable Workplaces for Dancers by Emily Hansel https://blog.lifeasamoderndancer.com/2021/04/cultivating-healthy-equitable-workplaces-for-dancers.html

An Old Friend in a New Light: Reflections on Collaboration in Bharatanatyam

With roots in temple ritual and salons passed from generation to generation through the hereditary dance and music community of Tamil Nadu, in post-colonial India, the practice began to attract students and performers from various backgrounds around the world as a performing art.

God Knows Where

Live shows have returned to the SAFEhouse Arts venue. SAFEhouse will host touring artists Biba Bell, Jmy James Kidd and Paige Martin, for one night only. The evening’s opening performer, Raven Malouf-Renning, is a SAFEhouse lead artist and is co-producing the event. There is limited general seating so advance ticket purchase highly encouraged. Ticketholders should […]