FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL – 20th Anniversary

The 20th annual FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and queer performance, showcasing dance, theater, music, poetry, and comedy – expands to two weeks of FREE online performances, presented from June 18-27 during Pride 2021 – and features edgy, exquisite, and extraordinary performances by 40+ groundbreaking transgender, non-binary, queer, BIPOC, Deaf and disabled artists and […]

FACT/SF: Diffusion

Join FACT/SF for our return to live and in-person performances! Created by Charles Slender-White and a cast of 7 performers, Diffusion takes audience members on a guided, 45-minute walking tour through one of San Francisco’s most beloved open spaces, Glen Canyon Park. Performances will begin at the park’s main entrance (near the intersection of Elk and Chenery). […]

FACT/SF: Diffusion

Join FACT/SF for our return to live and in-person performances! Created by Charles Slender-White and a cast of 7 performers, Diffusion takes audience members on a guided, 45-minute walking tour through one of San Francisco’s most beloved open spaces, Glen Canyon Park. Performances will begin at the park’s main entrance (near the intersection of Elk and Chenery). […]

Casting Call for a New “African” Dance Reality Show

Internationally-Flexing, Izzie-Award-winning, Artistic Director of Afro Urban Society, Nkeiruka Oruche, a 15-year+ IRL & URL vibes dispenser and charlatan of Afro Urban Dance is casting for a new show that takes place at the renowned Ase-Umoja-Juju Cultural Dance Center. 

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.

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 […]

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 […]