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

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on SF Weekly’s Exhibitionist on April 10, 2015 and is reprinted in In Dance with their permission. AN ATMOSPHERIC OOZE overlaid with an intricate 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. Dancers getting sweaty […]

Israel Gone Gaga: Batsheva to the Max

Float. Pull your bones. Smear your flesh on the ground. Connect to your pleasure. Quake. Stretch your face. Find the snake in your spine. Put a good taste in your mouth. Melt. Connect to your form. Take an ice cold shower. Boil like spaghetti. Find your groove. Above all, don’t stop moving.

MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE: Jo Kreiter Brings Attention to Older Homeless Women

Isadora Duncan Award-winning choreographer Jo Kreiter draws from a variety of disciplines and lenses: gymnastics, Chinese pole acrobatics, social justice and urban revitalization, to name a few. Along with her apparatus-based aerial dance company, Flyaway Productions, Kreiter is helming a new site-specific work entitled Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane. With a set comprising architectural and fabricated steel objects and an 80-foot […]

tinypistol: slow dark dances

slow dark dances is a durational dance and film installation that seeks to uncolonize the “invisible” whiteness of museum spaces. Building on the legacies of black joy as a form of resistance, slow dark dances is an insurrection of quietude, rebellion as slow sway, and deep listening between black bodies as a reparative act. film […]

Dena Beard Gets Moving: The Lab’s Director Talks about a Vision for Art-Making

It’s been a year and a half since Dena Beard took over the directorship of The Lab. The longtime hub for experimental cross-disciplinary art and performance, founded by five San Francisco State art students in 1984, had been in danger of finally running aground after a long rudderless drift into tax debt and strategic inertia. […]

SPEAK: A Community Perspective

I recently had the chance to work with Cambodian Dancer, Charya Burt, who eloquently described the meanings behind each hand gesture from a traditional dance she learned since childhood. The process reminded me to appreciate the rewards of a slow contemplation. As a culture headily involved with instant access and consumption in technology, food, art […]

tinypistol: slow dark dances

slow dark dances is a durational dance and film installation that seeks to uncolonize the “invisible” whiteness of museum spaces. Building on the legacies of black joy as a form of resistance, slow dark dances is an insurrection of quietude, rebellion as slow sway, and deep listening between black bodies as a reparative act. film […]

95 and counting

score by Ann Murphy in collaboration with Wayne Hazzard, Shinichi Iova-Koga, and various texts   95 Rituals is a collaborative celebration emerging over three months in honor of visionary dance pioneer Anna Halprin, who will be 95 on July 13, 2015. Devised as a set of modular dance and music events, both structured and improvised, […]

tinypistol: slow dark dances

slow dark dances is a durational dance and film installation that seeks to uncolonize the “invisible” whiteness of museum spaces. Building on the legacies of black joy as a form of resistance, slow dark dances is an insurrection of quietude, rebellion as slow sway, and deep listening between black bodies as a reparative act. film […]

95 WORDS FOR ANNA HALPRIN

Editor’s Note: As a way to further contribute to the 95 Rituals project that offers a variety of opportunities to pay tribute to the work of Anna Halprin, In Dance reached out to a select group of Halprin’s collaborators, friends and family and asked if they could share 95 words about what she has meant […]