Welcome, Apr 2010

Each of us holds a story of how we came to dance, some filled with rich histories motivated by family connections to the form, others focused on pivotal moments of […]

Moving Histories

The devastation of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the destructive fury of Hurricane Gustav in 2008 and most recently, the massive earthquake in Haiti have shocked the world […]

SPEAK By Jose Navarrete

In 2007 I went to India, and on that journey I experienced everything from horror to beauty: magnificent palaces and temples contrasting with the utmost human misery. Throughout it all, […]

Love ONSITE: Finding Love Everywhere in San Francisco

Anyone lucky enough to be at San Francisco’s City Hall on February 12, 2004, witnessed something extraordinary: The legal marriages of same-sex couples as well as heterosexual ones—along with the […]

Gray Zones: Ko Muroboshi’s Hand in the Development of inkBoat’s Crazy Cloud

Once again I’m roaming East Mountain hungry. When you are starving, a bowl of rice is worth a thousand pieces of gold. An ancient worthy swapped his wisdom for a […]

How to Work Abroad: Demystifying the Tanzmesse

The Internationale Tanzmesse NRW, a biennial festival in Düsseldorf, Germany, is either a bonanza of work opportunities or an exercise in “body fascism,” depending on whom you talk to. Listen […]

Accumulating Objects and Disappearing Dances: A new approach to curating SF’s Contemporary Jewish Museum

A new museum is an odd place, brimming with contradictions. On the one hand, a museum building, however post-modern, is infused with people’s expectations of quietly contemplating material culture. On […]

Bigger, Better, Faster, More: Audience Development Tools for the 21st Century

THERE’S A REVOLUTION BREWING in audience development, that amorphous and all-encompassing term that describes the tools we use to lure and keep patrons in our seats. A slew of new […]

Welcome, Sep 2010

Everything is set to launch another rich dance season and September marks the return of new productions, programs and renewed theaters that reflect our robust growing community. I’ve purposefully used […]

Sailing Away: Joanna Haigood Choreographs San Francisco History

Flooded with Gold Rush lucre and teeming with the adventurers who hunted for it, San Francisco in the 1850s was a rootin’-tootin’, quick-shootin’, prostitutin’ Wild West boomtown. Halloween in the […]