Life During Life and The Glade

Live Online Screening of Paufve Dance films “Life During Life” and “The Glade” followed by artist Q&A with Randee Paufve, Julia Sweeney (videographer) and Sima Belmar (ODC writer-in-residence) Paufve Dance films “Life during Life” and “The Glade” will be available for post-event viewing Sat, Oct 24 – Feb 2, 2021. Links to both films will […]

Emerging in a Space of Resilience

*Event location moved indoors. San Francisco International Arts Festival will present a combination live in-person and livestream program that culminates in a two-day outdoor program to take place at the Fort Mason Center (on the weekend of October 23-24). The weekend will feature over 30 dance, theatre and music ensembles and companies in more than two dozen separate concerts. Tickets available for single concerts and Festival Passes for multiple shows. The 2021 program celebrates the (cautious and health-conscious) reopening of San Francisco’s performing arts industry […]

CounterPulse: Open Positions

House Manager The House Manager is the face of CounterPulse representing the values of the organization to our public. The position is responsible for all Front of House operations during performances and events at CounterPulse, including hospitality, patron services, box-office services, and volunteer management. CounterPulse House Managers are enthusiastic about the arts and enjoy interacting […]

slow, sticky, sustainable

I am ready for a different world. I am ready for a world where care leads practices of policy-making. I am ready for a world where we abolish not only systems of physical incarceration, but punitive and carceral thinking and culture as well.

Luna Dance Institute: Dance Teaching Artist

Luna Dance Institute seeks a Dance Teaching Artist to teach onsite in one of Luna’s partner elementary schools in Oakland Unified School District. This is a part-time, one year (August 2021-June 2022) position. See complete listing at

Tracing Roots: A Perspective on Indian Contemporary Dance

I came to the US from India in 2003 to attain my BA in Dance from San Jose State University.

Jazz: Digging Deeper

If I want to educate dancers about Jazz, I need to create the space for the Early Jazz experience to transpire within my classes.

My Roots of Movement

Navigating a career in a Eurocentric, White-centralizing, contemporary dance world as a lesbian Latinx woman of mixed Indigenous blood never felt complicated until it started to.

From Containment to Expansion: A Tenderloin Meditation

With From Containment to Expansion ABDProductions /Skywatchers Ensemble marks a decade of radical community-centered art making in the Tenderloin.

Beyond Aesthetics: Bachata, Politics, Praxis

Originating among the (predominantly Black) rural poor in the Dominican Republic in the latter half of the twentieth century, bachata music and the accompanying dance steps were stigmatized by the sociopolitical elite as vulgar, low-class forms of entertainment unsuitable for polite society.