The Joffrey Ballet

Gerald Arpino/Birthday Variations (1986; music: Giuseppe Verdi) Chanel DaSilva/Swing Low (West Coast Premiere; 2021; music: Zoe Keating) Nicolas Blanc/Under the Trees’ Voices (West Coast Premiere; 2021; music: Ezio Bosso) Itzik Galili/The Sofa (1994; music: Tom Waits) Yoshihisa Arai/Boléro (West Coast Premiere; 2021; music: Maurice Ravel) [ Image Description : Two ballet dancers in spotted leotards […]

Did You Know? Highlighting the Activity of Artists/Organizations in Our Region: Little Boxes Theater

Who created Little Boxes Theater? A-K Arts Collective. Also known as Aaron & Kitty. The first dance performance Aaron Simunovich ever saw was the Margaret Wingrove Dance Company at a very small black box theater in San Jose (CA) when he was eight years old. It was beautiful, simple and the live cello remained in […]

In Conversation

In Conversation, a series of interviews exploring exchanges about dance and different folks’ relationship to dance. Health and wellness. These are no longer just trending topics on Twitter and Instagram. Wellness no longer means an image of a woman in athleisure wear in a yoga pose trying to sell us branded water. Wellness has taken […]

10 in 10 with Sir JoQ

You are reading excerpts from Andréa Spearman’s recorded conversation with Jocquese “Sir JoQ” Whitfield. 10 in 10 theme music: Bright, upbeat pop music that you may hear in a teen-centered drama series. [Theme music plays, then fades out slightly to play in the background of the introduction] [An animation shows a bright green background and […]

In Conversation with Melecio Estrella

In Conversation, a series of interviews exploring exchanges about dance and different folks’ relationship to dance. As we examine home and place and what community means, these questions presented themselves. “How is the dance community a home?”, “How does one bring their personal history to this larger ecosystem?”, “How do we sustain the community connections […]

In Conversation with Latanya Tigner and Colette Eloi

You are listening to Part 1 & 2 from Andréa Spearman’s recorded conversation with Latanya Tigner and Colette Eloi. To read the transcript of Part 1 of the conversation, click here. ? Mentioned in Part 1 recording:  Artists and Organizations Dimensions Dance Theater (Rites of Passage program) San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival EL WAH Movement […]

10 in 10 with Jessica Recinos

You are reading excerpts from Andréa Spearman’s recorded conversation with Jessica Recinos. 10 in 10 theme music: Bright, upbeat pop music that you may hear in a teen-centered drama series. [Theme music plays, then fades out slightly to play in the background of the introduction] Andréa Spearman: Welcome to 10 in 10 with Andréa Spearman […]

Illusions, Mesmerism and Music

The 14th Episode of House/Full of BlackWomen: New Chitlin Circuitry: Reparations Vaudeville Illusions, Mesmerism, and Music with Zakiya Oyadolu Harris and Yvette Aldama. Video art and Music w/ Alexa Lexigon Burrell. Where we destroy illusions with sleight of hand, awaken from the hypnosis of “Dr. Mesmer’s Memes”, holla the music of crows, strikes and rent […]

Laveau

The 14th Episode of House/Full of BlackWomen: New Chitlin Circuitry: Reparations Vaudeville Excerpts from Laveau by Britt Frazier, Directed by Margo Hall with ritual offering by Portsha Jefferson and Rara Tou Limen. Laveau, performed by Cathleen Riddle, is a public ritual for the healing and protection of the black femme spirit. A callback conjuring of […]

10 in 10 with Sawako Gannon

You are reading excerpts from Andréa Spearman’s recorded conversation with Sawako Gannon 10 in 10 theme music: Bright, upbeat pop music that you may hear in a teen-centered drama series. [Theme music plays, then fades out slightly to play in the background of the introduction] Andréa Spearman: Welcome to 10 in 10 with Andréa Spearman […]