Mosaic America: A Movement for Moving Communities

Typically seen as a form of individual expression, dance can be a form of worship, a powerful tool for passing on ritual and tradition through generations.

Bliss Dance Festival

Bliss Dance Company proudly presents our 3rd annual Bliss Dance Festival (BDF)! BDF celebrates women’s sexual empowerment by showcasing women choreographers through this virtual event. Choreographers will express what they feel or witness about women’s sexuality while responding to this year’s theme, “Her Wildest Fantasy.” Bliss Dance Festival is committed to social change and social […]

In Practice: NAKA Dance Theater in the time of COVID-19

Photos by Scott Tsuchitani On our way out of Margaret Jenkins’ CHIME event on December 8, 2019, José Navarrete invited me to have a conversation about NAKA’s social justice work, including LAIR (Live Arts in Resistance), a series of performance showcases, artist residencies, and community town halls in partnership with EastSide Arts Alliance in East […]

Dancing Happens in Strip Malls Too

My first memories of learning dance were at the Strip Mall Dance Studio near my house in Lawrence, Kansas. The strip mall was creatively named “The Malls Shopping Center.” I don’t remember what the studio itself was called but I know exactly where it was—tucked in the corner of a row of single-story beige buildings that also housed Pet World (my favorite place on earth as a 4-year-old), an Ace Hardware (my second favorite place), and a Godfather’s Pizza.

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Soft Power

Uncomfortable sweat drips under my arms, my cheeks burning as I speak up on the panel. I challenge an application because it’s unclear how the applicant belonged to a marginalized BIPOC community and why they share stories of this community as a cis-white person.

Find Time and Space with Residency Programs

Inspiration pours from your graceful fingertips and toes. If only you had time and space to explore the depths of your imagination freely, validating what you already know to be true: that you are a dancemaker and you must create. ‘Tis no fantasy. There is in fact a way to hone your skills, develop and […]

I Want This Instead.

Tim Rubel Human Shakes presents: I Want This Instead. Choreography by Tim Rubel. In collaboration with dancers Derek DiMartini, Dalton Alexander Valerio, and Hannah Westbrook. Lighting Design by Maxx Kurzunski. Tim Rubel Human Shakes’ 7th San Francisco home season will be the long-awaited premiere of I want this Instead. This zany, playful work of contemporary […]

I Want This Instead.

Tim Rubel Human Shakes presents: I Want This Instead. Choreography by Tim Rubel. In collaboration with dancers Derek DiMartini, Dalton Alexander Valerio, and Hannah Westbrook. Lighting Design by Maxx Kurzunski. Tim Rubel Human Shakes’ 7th San Francisco home season will be the long-awaited premiere of I want this Instead. This zany, playful work of contemporary […]

I Want This Instead.

Tim Rubel Human Shakes presents: I Want This Instead. Choreography by Tim Rubel. In collaboration with dancers Derek DiMartini, Dalton Alexander Valerio, and Hannah Westbrook. Lighting Design by Maxx Kurzunski. Tim Rubel Human Shakes’ 7th San Francisco home season will be the long-awaited premiere of I want this Instead. This zany, playful work of contemporary […]