Jo Kreiter: Artistic Activist/Activist Artist

…and demands upper-body strength, it is also dance-based, and many dancers already have acrobatic tendencies. Current company member Sonsherée Giles, for instance, is one of them. Experience has taught Kreiter…

Contact Improvisers Consider #metoo

…of movement possibilities. Can it also cultivate a questioning of the cultures we inhabit? In wcciJAM 2017’s Statement on Inclusivity and Assumptions, teachers and organizers created a statement acknowledging that…

Dance of death: FACT/SFโ€™s festive and funereal 10th anniversary

…I’m not as curious about those things. I wasn’t concerned with the through-line; I didn’t really care. I cared about an energetic arc. Parts of it were much more imagistic…

In Practice: Going Health Nuts

…mind to fuck with it. To cultivate the best body-mind relationship I can, I engage in a rather extensive and somewhat unwieldy self-care regimen, which includes: Feldenkrais with Mary Armentrout;…

A Conversation on Women in the Arts

…disabilities. Berne’s experiences as a Japanese-Haitian queer disabled woman provides grounding for her work creating “liberated zones” for marginalized voices. Her professional background includes offering mental health support to survivors…

SPEAK: Take This Dance and Shove It

…DANCE WORK? (cuz some-times it doesn’t) I’ve been teaching Theater Appreciation at Sonoma State for eight years, bringing students to shows in San Francisco. I’ve been touched and fascinated by…

Dancers’ Group: Celebrating 30 Years

…that what I was doing felt accessible and honest (even to a self admitted curmudgeon like himself) and he wasn’t going to let me throw it away. So he held…

New View: Risa Jaroslow

culture? Early in the process of making a new work I bring to rehearsal movement material that provides taking off points. Developing the material is a collaborative process, so I…

Restage, Revisit, Reinvent: Four Choreographers Discuss Restaging Work

…their values, not mine. ‘A real good arabesque’; no, actually the arabesque I want is low–and they don’t believe that! Their culture reinterprets it and reflects on it and realizes…

SPEAK: Moving Words Grant

…bodies and the people who work in them are organizations and people who care about the arts. In working on dissolving my ‘us and them’ attitude I am reminded of…