Archive of Jess Curtis

FRESH FESTIVAL 2012/13 – December 31, 2012 – January 12, 2013

on December 29th, 2012 in Festival, Programs, Special Presentation, WORKSHOP by | No Comments

Presented by Kathleen Hermesdorf’s ALTERNATIVA & Alternative Conservatory About Schedule Intensives Open Classes Events Performances Bios Sign up About FRESH Festival is 2 weeks of abundant dance and music, art and action, interaction and inspiration to start the new year, offering evening events, jams and weekend performances, intensive physical training and…

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A Question of Legacy; A text Inspired by Pina Bausch by Tessa Wills

on January 17th, 2012 in Article, Mapping by | 2 Comments

  Pina Bausch’s company Tanztheater Wuppertal from Germany visited Berkley to perform Danzón in December 2011. It gives me an opportunity to crystalise some questions which bang around for me constantly as a working artist living in the Bay Area, but trained in Europe. How is her work expanded, reflected,…

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Counting down to ZEROPOINT

on May 31st, 2011 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

THEOFFCENTER signs on as a community partner for ZEROPOINT – continuing the conversation about hybridity and collaboration, and deepening the connection with our mentors in creating radical and socially conscious work.   Artistic Roots Having founded the legendary performance group Contraband from which the likes of Keith Hennessy, Kathleen Hermesdorf…

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SQUART! Into the Wild – SQUART Goes to the Headlands.

on February 21st, 2011 in Programs, Slides by | 2 Comments

SQUART is Back!! As twin themes for this incarnation, SQUART will embrace the ideas of Retreat and Endurance.  On Saturday March 26th, 40 artists have committed to caravaning to the unusual, non-urban setting of the Headlands, (where abandoned military installations are set among rustic valleys and windswept ocean cliffsides) in order to attempt…

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