SPEAK: future friend/ships

…technique: data analysis and projection of heavy tendencies. But we don’t care about the “data”. We don’t care about rational projections. Our approach is to force the poetic upon the…

Postcards From Africa: Artists Working Here and Far

…pride. They have to take care of their bodies. It’s a good idea to care about what they eat and have self pride, and it translates into a lust for…

Sean Dorsey Reveals the Stories of a Missing Generation

…devoted much of their remaining energy and time to being part of drug trials or street action and activism. Even while they were declining, they were taking care of friends…

Dancers’ Group: Celebrating 30 Years

…and amongst my earliest memories of being a dancer in San Francisco. –Jess Curtis, Choreographer, Director, Performer and Teacher: currently divides his time between San Francisco, Davis and Berlin Just…

Brown and Rauschenberg: Forays into Collaboration

…Trisha: For one thing, they have a larger budget and a Minister of Culture. They give their dancers and choreographers Maisons de la Culture. They have the most exquisite studios….

MAKING SENSE OUT OF THE NOISE: Dance Accompanists Speak of Beauty and Truth

…rhythm and the vivid interjection of a West African kora. A baroque ornament nestled within a dubstep pulse. Ambient haze cut through by the bright hue of a Japanese sho….

CULTIVATING RELATIONSHIP: Randee Paufve Reflects on How Dancing Can be Communicative and Evocative

…inside and outside of this process. Photo by Tony Nguyen Cultivating trust and care KM: It’s a performance about instability and unfamiliarity and at the same time the presence of…

Excerpts From The Creative Formula: Compose, Choreograph, and Capture Your Masterpiece

…far into a lull. It takes tremendous energy to pull yourself up and get started all over again. What helps me finish the current project is thinking about the next…

Studies on Aging Performing Artists

…emerging and mid-career artists. Emergency funds and funds for retooling (Career Transition for Dancers, The Actors’ Fund) exist, but virtually no funds are available for the purpose of supporting the…

Naked, Outspoken, and Thriving: A Decade in the Bay Area

…troupes, and modern companies from New York, because Southern California had precious little local dance culture. But now, in San Francisco, I had a scene. The Bay Area dance scene….