Bebe Miller’s A History Reveals the Body as Archive

In advance of her company’s West Coast premiere of A History January 25 and 26 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Bebe Miller made a visit to San Francisco in November, part of Performing Arts Director Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s intent to extend the artist relationship with the local community and presenting institution […]

In Conversation with Vanessa Sanchez

Who’s getting funded and who has access to getting funded? And really looking at a lot of my mentors in the Bay Area and beyond who…have changed and shaped communities and done this work for decades and decades and decades, but because of resources and because of language barriers, they aren’t necessarily able to apply and receive the funding they should be. With that, I just felt it really important in that I don’t want to be one of the only ones from the Bay Area – in our kind of world of dancers of color who are coming from dance forms from traditionally Black and brown communities – I don’t want to be one of the only ones getting this. There are so many more people who need and deserve this – this funding.

In Conversation: David Herrera and Jocelyn Reyes

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In Conversation with Erik Lee

I’m very much so interested in this idea of opening new – it’s not a reopening, I’m not trying to return to the way things were before – I’m really invested in how we move forward.

Curating Performance in East Bay: Spotlight on Four Artist Groups

As most young artists discover, making the art is only half the work. Bringing the art to people involves a particular method to the madness. Commissions, showcases, residencies and co-productions, to name a few, are ways to produce a piece of work. An alternative approach is to independently organize and curate the event. A Do-It-Yourself […]

Isadora Duncan Dance Awards: Nominees & Honorees for the 2011-2012 Performance Season

The Isadora Duncan Dance Awards Committee announces the “Izzies” nominees and honorees for the 2011-12 performance season. The winners will be announced in an awards ceremony on Monday evening, March 25, 2013 at Z Space, 450 Florida St, San Francisco. izzies.org Outstanding Achievement in Choreography Jess Curtis, Angus Balbernie, Silke Z., Jess Meets Angus, Jess […]

LENORA LEE: Sharing Stories Through Dance and Film

The pair of programs Lenora Lee will present September 26 – October 5 at Dance Mission as her company’s 7th season will be a good opportunity to be introduced to the work of this fascinating interdisciplinary artist—a showcase for her dynamic work that integrates dance, fi lm, installation, text and music to tell stories of family, community and the way […]

Dancers’ Group: Celebrating 30 Years

Phone Numbers, Floors, Windows and Love I often gauge the depth of my relationship with someone based on if I know their phone number by heart. There are very few numbers that I know. Among them: my grandparents, my childhood home, and Dancers’ Group. That means something, doesn’t it? I think so. Memories of Dancers’ […]

Respect Your Roots; Contact Improv and the Blues

The following is an abridged excerpt from a forthcoming book on Contact Improvisation by long-time Bay Area teacher and Contact pioneer John LeFan.

Collected Breath

RAWdance presents “Collected Breath”: a Midnight Artist Collaboration with Jim Campbell’s Studio From midnight to 1am, each night for the month of May, RAWdance will be poised 1,070 feet above the city, lighting up Jim Campbell’s Day for Night installation as part of the artist’s studio’s monthly “midnight artist collaboration,” in partnership with Boston Properties, […]