Dance Discourse Project #2

Investigating the Post Multi-Culturalism Landscape Sherwood Chen and Mary Armentrout spoke with Danny Kalanduyan, Teela Shine Ross, Prumsodun Ok, and Joti Singh. In this second installment of an ongoing series, […]

Dance Discourse Project #1

Bay Area Dance: Who Are We Now? Mary Armentrout spoke with Keith Hennessy, Jez Kuono`ono Lee, Laura Elaine Ellis, and paige starling sorvillo. In this first installment of a ongoing […]

Bay Area Dance Week

April 26 – May 5, 2024 all dance, all free, all week   Registration is open for artists and organizations to add free events open to the public during April […]

Working in The Garage: Tools to Help Carve Out Space for Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance has a long history of being developed on the fringes of the cultural landscape. Choreographers have traditionally found space to make new work in basements, lofts, parking structures […]

Moving Arts is Moving Up: New Space in the East Bay

A drive through the industrial parks on Whitman Road in Concord looks, frankly, unpromising. But dance has a way of making a home in the unlikeliest of places, and out […]

Inside, From a Distance

Margy—one of Margaret Jenkins’ many monikers—always considered her dancers collaborators, and I had the good fortune to work with her from 1979 to 1990. Through the years, she gave us […]

Tax Tips For Dancers

Home in Office. If you book your gigs from home and/or rehearse there, you may take the portion of your apartment that is used exclusively and year round for that […]

SPEAK By Jenny McAllister

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had an insatiable hunger for stories. You might even classify it as an addiction. I will ravenously consume any kind of narrative, […]

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 […]

Observations Away From Home: On Being in Rome

Over the years, I’ve visited glorious churches, stayed in the hill towns and travelled the Appian Way, but these weeks in Rome are perhaps the first I have ever spent […]