Seasons of Change

A performance by several bay area companies and artists. See excerpts of their works either live in person or online. Artists included in the show will be em(body) dance project Ballet22 Trivial Motion Marika Brussel Alysa Mitchel and Helen Grace. In Person seating limited, get in person tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170351786780 Livestream Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170258231955 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170259868851

Crowdsourcing: Is it healthy?

CROWDSOURCING DANCE EMPOWERS the audience to collectively perform the roles of, at times, curator, programmer, and even funder, potentially stoking tension between arts professionals and the public. Defined by business guru Jeff Howe as “the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group […]

Tips for Documenting and Preserving Your Dances

The ephemeral beauty and spontaneity of live performance is what draws many of us to dance, and also what challenges choreographers who want to leave a lasting legacy of their work. Tangible remnants of dance come in the form of programs, reviews, video recordings and choreographic notes. These items are often thought to be as […]

An Old Friend in a New Light: Reflections on Collaboration in Bharatanatyam

With roots in temple ritual and salons passed from generation to generation through the hereditary dance and music community of Tamil Nadu, in post-colonial India, the practice began to attract students and performers from various backgrounds around the world as a performing art.

Performance Forecasting Calendar Discontinued

In light of our online Community Calendar and print calendar showcased in In Dance magazine — Dancers’ Group will no longer provide a “Performance Forecasting Calendar” as a pdf online. Community Calendar To update the community with your upcoming performances, please use our online submission form. DG Weekly Email To request your workshop or class […]

Mash Up: Capacity Building in a Time of Continual Flux

There are least two levels of capacity building: practical usable tools, like technology and web-based platforms, and foundational skills, like adaptability, transparency, agility, and the ability to make clear decisions. Many organizations focus on the former–the usable tools–and assume that the latter will take care of itself, but time and again we see that is […]

What’s in Place

Not every year is like 2015. The Supreme Court upheld marriage equality, the Warriors won the NBA title, and we celebrated Anna Halprin’s 95th birthday. The median price of a house in the US was $188,900 compared to median price of a house in San Francisco at $1,115,700. My wife and I welcomed our second […]

Searching for the Right Mix; WestWave Dance Festival 2007

A staple of the Bay Area’s summer dance scene for 16 years, the WestWave Dance Festival (WWDF) is preparing for its 2007 season at Project Artaud Theater. Once again, the Festival promises to present some of the our region’s most talented choreographers and dancers. This year however, in an effort to counter flagging ticket sales […]

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

ONSITE: Amara Tabor-Smith

He Moved Swiftly But Gently Down the Not Too Crowded Street: Ed Mock and Other True Tales in a City That Once Was… June 15, 21, 22 & 23, 2013 3:30-8:30pm Click here to download a PDF of the full performance program which archives production details, schedule and map. He Moved Swiftly was a site-specific […]