Jill Togawa’s Dreams and Driveways

On July 28 Jill Togawa, Director of Purple Moon Dance Company, and I held a conversation in my Berkeley home regarding her upcoming site specific performance work, When Dreams Are Interrupted. Although I’ve never been audience to Purple Moon Dance Company, Jill and I were mutually interested in each other’s work and began a friendship […]

Exploring Visible Intimacy with Ben Levy

With major support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Dancers’ Group has commissioned Benjamin Levy, artistic director of LEVYdance, to create a dance-video performance installation in San Francisco later this month. Levy has been awarded the honors of “Top 25 Choreographers to Watch” by Dance Magazine, and a Goldie Award by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. […]

The Trinity of Souls and Mother Pine

The 14th Episode of House/Full of BlackWomen: New Chitlin Circuitry: Reparations Vaudeville The Trinity of Souls and Mother Pine Installation and Song/Poem/Prayer Circle. An installation for public meditation for breathing new life into Deep East Oakland in the form of the divine black fem/mother and the phases of the moon who reminds us of our rooted […]

The Trinity of Souls and Mother Pine

The 14th Episode of House/Full of BlackWomen: New Chitlin Circuitry: Reparations Vaudeville The Trinity of Souls and Mother Pine Installation and Song/Poem/Prayer Circle. An installation for public meditation for breathing new life into Deep East Oakland in the form of the divine black fem/mother and the phases of the moon who reminds us of our rooted […]

In Conversation: Maurya Kerr and Alaja Badalich

You are reading excerpts from Maurya Kerr and Alaja Badalich’s recorded conversation. Listen to the conversation. Transcript of the full conversation

The Trinity of Souls and Mother Pine

The 14th Episode of House/Full of BlackWomen: New Chitlin Circuitry: Reparations Vaudeville The Trinity of Souls and Mother Pine Installation and Song/Poem/Prayer Circle. An installation for public meditation for breathing new life into Deep East Oakland in the form of the divine black fem/mother and the phases of the moon who reminds us of our rooted […]

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In Practice: Dancing Around Race with Gerald Casel

On September 20 of this year, approximately fifty Bay Area dance folks gathered for a Long Table discussion at Humanist Hall in Oakland as part of Hope Mohr Dance’s Bridge Project 2018 Community Engagement Residency, Dancing Around Race. The conversation was the first of three public gatherings organized by the residency’s Lead Artist, Gerald Casel, […]

The Symmetry Project: A non-linear, graphic embodiment of our performance process

LINEAR NARRATIVE INTRODUCTION JESS: Over the last three years Maria and I have created a series of studies we collectively named The Symmetry Project. They have been developed and performed in the (mostly unfunded) nooks and crannies of our dancing lives: studios, residencies and other altogether unimportant-sounding situations in San Francisco, Copenhagen, Budapest, Dublin and […]

CRITICAL DIALOGUES: Rachel Howard and Scott Marlowe

What if, rather than writing a review, a critic sat down with a choreographer to have a two-way conversation about the work? That’s the experiment behind Critical Dialogues. For this first installment, LEVYdance associate director Scott Marlowe met for coffee with critic Rachel Howard to talk about the June 26, 2014 performance of his first work, Soar. RACHEL […]