arubina by Catie Cuan, Amy LaViers, and Catherine Maguire
Body-based metaphors inhabit our everyday language; for example, “watch your back”, has an idiomatic meaning that is rooted in the spatial design of our bodily form. Mechanical systems share this embodiment; for example, phrases like “wedge yourself between two entities”, shares intuition with the functioning of a simple machine, like a wedge. By leveraging algorithms to generate our soundscape and incorporating both visible and invisible connections, arubina, allows audience members to experience this invisible world as it intersects our bodies. A soundscape of body-based phrases generated live by a computer, with projected code, that alternate between familiar and unfamiliar drives a library of actions enacted by the performers while probing our embodied ways of understanding. I'm excited to be performing in this work for CODAME's Art+Tech Festival!
Friday, Oct 25 - Saturday, Oct 26 GitHub 88 Colin P Kelly Jr St., San Francisco, CA More info
Past/Present (2): A tasting menu of PDP dance
Past Repertory / New Work / Intimate Venue
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 7-8 at 8pm Saturday, Nov. 9 at 5pm & 8pm Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St, SF
Thursday: Post-show Q&A + reception Sat / FREE 30 min. open-all levels class at 4p (prior to the early show) and closing night reception following the 8p show TICKETS/INFO
Asylum Arts Bay Area Jewish Artist Retreat
Asylum Arts presents the first Bay Area Jewish Artist Retreat, which will take place from November 11 – 14, 2019. During this intensive four-day program, 30 multidisciplinary emerging Jewish artists from the Bay Area will learn from local and international arts professionals, community leaders, Jewish educators, and from one another.
The Bay Area Jewish Artist Retreat aims to empower artists to explore collaboration and innovative ways to build an integrated local artist community and we will facilitate a nuanced conversation about local Jewish culture and identity, appreciating the importance of the complex multiple identities and groups that co-exist. We hope to foster an artist community founded on reciprocity, collaboration and inclusivity to build the Jewish cultural landscape in the Bay Area. I'm thrilled to participate in this inaugural Bay Area gathering! More info
A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE! with the San Francisco Symphony
We're back again with the holiday classic! Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, and the entire Peanuts gang bring this television classic to life. With live actors, an animated backdrop, and Vince Guaraldi’s timeless music performed by the San Francisco Symphony, it’s A Charlie Brown Christmas experience you won’t want to miss. Dec 21-23, 2019 at Davies Symphony Hall
Emerging Leadership Institute at APAP | NYC
The APAP Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) is an intensive two and a half-day seminar that takes place during the pre-conference of the annual APAP|NYC conference. Each year, APAP invites a new cohort of approximately 25 individuals with 3-7 years of experience to participate in this program where they will learn about leadership and then take that knowledge and apply it first-hand. I'm thrilled to have been invited to attend ELI this year with this inspiring group of future arts leaders. More info
January 8-10, 2020 NYC
RAWdance's the CONCEPT series: 27
RAWdance’s beloved salon serves up a fresh dose of unique, high quality dance art in a lavish setting, but with a living room vibe. Five Bay Area choreographers join RAWdance to share works-in-progress and revamped repertory tailored for intimate viewing. Stay tuned for the line-up of artists for this round. For the CONCEPT series, choreographers are encouraged to share work at any point of creation, offering new perspectives into the artistic process. RAWdance’s Artistic Directors take turns hosting and serving treats in between the works. The series takes place in the lavish Green Room in the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, creating a rare opportunity to see dance in one of the most beautiful spaces in the city.
Pay-What-You-Can (Suggested Donation $10-$20) No advanced ticket sales Children welcome Popcorn, coffee, and snacks will be provided Friday, Jan. 17 at 8pm Saturday, Jan. 18 at 3pm & 7pm More info
The Green Room San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center 401 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Francisco Image by Hillary Goidell
RAWdance and ODC Theater presents Triple Take
For RAWdance’s first season after expanding to two coasts, the company’s three Artistic Directors, Wendy Rein, Ryan T. Smith, and Katerina Wong, reunite for an eclectic trio of new works. Rein and Smith premiere the first phase of Shadow, a deep dive into our murky, expanding digital footprints, and what it might mean for the future as each click, search, and download creates an alternate identity that is bought and sold. The Healer, a premiere by Wong, mines the ancient history, systems, and beliefs of Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic practices, to shed light on a human’s innate ability to overcome physical and emotional suffering. For the final piece in the program, all three Artistic Directors join forces on a collaborative work which navigates their evolving process and relationship as a result of the new physical distance between RAWdance’s two homes. Thursday, March 12 at 8pm Friday, March 13 at 8pm Saturday, March 14 at 8pm Sunday, March 15 at 3pm