Going Bicoastal: RAWdance Does a Triple Take

Photo by Hillary Goidell For fifteen years, under the banner of RAWdance, Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith have been teaching and producing work in San Francisco. Their leadership in the city swelled with the onset of curatorial projects like ChoreoFest (in partnership with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival) and the CONCEPT series (produced biannually at […]

Making Love With The Land

MAKING LOVE WITH THE LAND PERFORMANCE is a series of online performances inspired by Joshua Whitehead’s forthcoming book Making Love With the Land in which LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists explore creation in a post-pandemic world. Whitehead is an Oji-nêhiyaw, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1) and currently lives in Calgary (Treaty 7). This […]

On Gender and Performance: Six Statements by Six Artists

Comments by Akram Khan in January about women in the dance world(1) sparked a flurry of responses, both online and in publications. Dancers’ Group has decided to examine this topic more carefully and with a closer look at questions of access and opportunity for women in dance in the Bay Area. One well-circulated response to Khan’s words […]

New View: Studio 1924 in Oakland

At Studio 1924, Melissa Agocs and Count Glover share the vision to provide an intimate, fun place for dancers where they can truly feel part of a community. Melissa and Count respond to a few questions about their inspiration to open Studio 1924. When did you open your studio? The studio has been open since […]

Dancing Archivists: A Conversation

Hallie Chametzky and Sarah Nguyen are archivist dance-makers who met at the Mark Morris Dance Group Archives, where Sarah was working and Hallie was visiting, in the fall of 2019.

For You, For All of Us

The recent production of For You at the Marin Headlands was intended to be a break from self-absorbed, opaque art. Conceived by interdisciplinary performance maker Erika Chong Shuch, the April 1, 2017 all-day show was designed to center on the lives of 12 audience members, in an event that would feature recognizable moments and be […]

History in the Taping: Confessions of an Accidental Dance Videographer

As I was preparing to write this article about dance documentation, it occurred to me that it has been exactly ten years since Shelley Trott and I started the interviews that eventually led to our documentary film Artists In Exile: A Story of Modern Dance in San Francisco. The film is the reason one can […]

Smuin Ballet: Dance at Home with Smuin!

Dance online with Smuin! From beginner to intermediate, ballet to hip hop, there’s something to move everybody. Classes are drop-in based, so you can choose the ones that work best for you! Fees for these online Zoom classes are pay what you can. More details at https://www.smuinclasses.org/

Bring Your Best Social Self to #DanceUSAconf

This year you will not get a folder filled with schedules, bios, and panel descriptions. Instead, organizers chose the eco-friendly option and made a mobile app that will contain your personal schedule, the conference schedule, and all the information you need to attend, post, share, and access the content and excitement of the 4th annual […]

Dance Film Comes of Age

A look at the marriage of dance and film. Stephanie Linakis explores this artistic shift, who it interests, and which events in the upcoming year will highlight the use of this medium.