Archive of Dance

Old Versions of Yourself: Amara Tabor-Smith’s Tribute to Ed Mock by Anna Martine Whitehead

on June 20th, 2013 in Article, Dramaturgy In Dance, Mapping, Special Presentation by | No Comments

Old Versions of Yourself: Amara Tabor-Smith’s Tribute to Ed Mock  CRITICAL RESPONSE TO AMARA TABOR-SMITH’S HE MOVED SWIFTLY BUT GENTLY DOWN THE NOT TOO CROWDED STREET… by Anna Martine Whitehead – June 15 2013 I have been following the poet Dawn Lundy Martin’s featured blog posts on the Poetry Foundation website throughout the month. As in her…

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Choreographer/dance maker Minna Harri interviews fellow Finnish citizen and master artist Alpo Aaltoskis

on May 15th, 2013 in Article, Community Partner Program, Dramaturgy, Interview, Mapping by | No Comments

Here are some of the discussions we had, translated from Finnish. (I take responsibility for any errors in translation.) M: I looked at the “Deep” trailer online and paid attention to the difference between the live dance and the video. The video is much older, made in the 90s as…

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Finnish Choreographer Alpo Aaltokoski to present “Deep” at The Garage Next May 15,16

on April 19th, 2013 in Article, Blogroll, Community Partner Program, Dramaturgy, Special Presentation by | No Comments

By Minna Harri Banner Photo by Pekka Mäkinen Alpo Aaltokoski will make a rare visit to the Bay Area this May.  On Wednesday and Thursday May 15 and 16th at 8pm, Alpo Aaltokoski will perform his work “DEEP” at The Garage –  715 Bryant Street in San Francisco —  Punkki Co is producing the evening and…

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THE EPISODES – A performance event by Brontez Purnell

on March 3rd, 2013 in Community Partner Program, DIY Production, Folding The Fold by | No Comments

About About FREE JAZZ About the Artists Connect with us Tickets About The Episodes is a movement research/ performance experiment led by Brontez Purnell. The piece is interested in calling on the narration of the everyday chores as sacred and also the dichotomy of feelings in real time vs. the outward…

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Archive as Performance – Julie Potter Interview with Bebe Miller Company Dramaturg Talvin Wilks

on January 14th, 2013 in Article, Blogroll, Interview, Mapping, Slider, Slides, Special Presentation by | 1 Comment

Earlier this month writer, dance maker, curator Julie Potter and  Talvin Wilks, dramaturge for Bebbe Miller Company discussed his role as a collaborative dramaturg in a process which employed historical thinking to generate a dance. Here in the interview. JP: Bebe Miller mentioned that A History emerged from your conversations…

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[VASE] Pipaluk Supernova (Copenhagen) – Open Physical Practice & Dance Creators LAB

on January 2nd, 2013 in Community Partner Program, KUNST STOFF Arts Building Consortia, Programs, Slider, Slides, Special Presentation, VASE Program, WORKSHOP by | No Comments

Pipaluk Supernova is presented by Alternative Conservatory with support from THEOFFCENTER and KunsStoff Dance Co. About the Workshop Open Physical Practice Mon, wed, fri 10-12 am  Open class for dancers and movers, body, breath, voice. Delicious and encouraging partner work, solo explorations and gentle touch. Dance Creators LAB Mon, Tues,…

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Articulating Disorientation – A Workshop (Improvisation/Exploration) by Jeremy Wade

on December 30th, 2012 in Community Partner Program, KUNST STOFF Arts Building Consortia, Slider, Slides, Special Presentation, WORKSHOP by | No Comments

 Also please note: About the Workshop: Articulating Disorientation. “Articulating Disorientation” is a workshop that investigates the performative paradox of simultaneous abandon and command.  We navigate multiple means to surrender control of the physical, emotional and behavioral body while scanning, directing and further deconstructing our experience.  The day will consist of…

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Blog Salon #3 “On Losing Hope and Falling Together” by Amara T. Smith

on December 6th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 5 Comments

About 2 1/2 Years ago, I began a journey with Dancer Sherwood Chen that is now known as Headmistress. Our ongoing artistic collaboration really began as two lovers of house music wanting to take the chemistry we had late night on the dance floor at the People parties in Oakland…

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Workshop: Life, Art & Choreography with Liz Boubion

on July 2nd, 2012 in Slider, Slides, TOC Residency, WORKSHOP, [**] SPACE by | No Comments

  Life, Art & Choreography with Liz Boubion An Interdisciplinary Day-Long Workshop blending the Halprin Life-Art Process and movement composition. Saturday July 7th, 10am-4pm – $50 To Register visit the eventbrite page.  THEOFFCENTER [**]! SPACE 848 Divisadero Street San Francisco, CA 94117 If your body could speak, what would it say? Step into a deeply rooted…

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The Yellow House Project – by Sheena Johnson/Rebel Home Dance

on June 14th, 2012 in DIY Production, Special Presentation, [**] SPACE by | No Comments

  The Yellow House Project by Sheena Johnson/Rebel Home Dance and is presented as part of Queer Cultural Center’s Festival National Queers Arts Festival The backbone of The Yellow House Project is the story of my entrepreneurial great-grandmother, Ida Sue Brown, and her queer son, Billy Brown (who was murdered in Cleveland OH in 1982…

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