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 […]

Partnerships Across Borders: An Australian Artist Joins Colleagues in the UK

THIS ARTICLE IS THE SECOND IN A THREE-PART SERIES looking at dance education from an international perspective. The first part, published in January of this year, described how my background […]

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, […]

Cut Back and Move Forward: San Francisco International Arts Festival 2009

It’s been a tough few months for the San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF). Always an invaluable contributor to the landscape of Bay Area arts, the SFIAF has presented the […]

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 […]

Dancing in the Museum

When you look at a white-walled cube or empty courtyard, do you see a performance space? If you knew the history of every hundred- or thousand-year-old painting, sculpture, and anthropological […]

Crossroads: Part I: dancers

This article is the first in a three-part series on the transformative experiences of Bay Area dancers, choreographers and dance teachers. WHILE A FRESHMAN IN COLLEGE, I found myself at […]

Becoming Stronger than the Struggle

In recent passing conversations with fellow dancers, teachers, choreographers and performers there seems to be an agreement that the Bay Area contemporary dance scene is currently experiencing a transition of sorts. While there […]

SPEAK: To Witness and Re-member: Movement Practices with Elders

As dancers over 65, we have been leading free movement and dance explorations in Oakland’s Mountain View Cemetery for the past four years as part of our project Walking in Witness […]

Zaccho Dance Theatre: Love, a state of grace

Zaccho Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of Love, a state of grace, a major performance installation featuring aerial dance and ritual and meditation stations throughout Grace Cathedral in San […]