The Feedback is an opportunity for 5 choreographers to share & develop a short work of existing choreography, supported by feedback from the Joe Goode Performance Group and the Feedback cohort.
The program is designed to offer in-process response from multiple perspectives; including that of Joe Goode, company members of JGPG, and the participants in the program. JGPG supports creative growth and innovation and is committed to conversations about performance and dance-making. Joe Goode Performance Group is dedicated to creating opportunity, space, and resources for a cohort of 5 performing artists invested in their choreographic process. I'm thrilled to be participating with Gabriel Christian, Karla Quintero, Molly Rose-Williams, and Nathaniel Moore.
The Feedback Day: Sunday, Feb 9 The Feedback Showing: Saturday, Apr 25 at 7pm at Joe Goode Annex
RAWdance and ODC Theater presents Triple Take
For RAWdance’s first season after expanding to two coasts, the company’s three Artistic Directors unite to premiere an eclectic trio of new works. Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith present Part I of Shadow, a deep dive into the data “debris” we leave behind in our current digital age as a reflection of what makes us human. The Healer, a premiere by Katerina Wong, mines the ancient history, systems, and beliefs of Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic practices, to shed light on our innate ability to overcome physical and emotional suffering. For the final piece in the program, all three Artistic Directors join forces on a new work that utilizes the Surrealist “exquisite corpse” drawing game as a framework for their creative process. Rein and Smith, working as a pair and using video conferencing from NY, and Wong working in the studio in SF, take turns building material without seeing each others’ previous contributions. In this exploration of process and communication, the company embraces uncertain territory and new possibilities to creation. Thursday, March 12 at 8pm Friday, March 13 at 8pm Saturday, March 14 at 8pm Sunday, March 15 at 3pm
ODC Theater 3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA
photo by Elena Zhukova
ODC's the Sandbox Series
The Sandbox Series is designed to support artistic exploration. 2020 Sandbox Choreographers Amy Foley, Dexandro Montalvo, Katie Wong were chosen for 8 3-hour sessions over a period of one month purely for the purpose of creative exploration. This project is meant to support imagination and risk; it is not project based and is not intended to replace the traditional pre-production rehearsal process.
Each choreographer will choose up to 6 dancers (with whom they have not worked with before) in one large open audition. For participation in the project, choreographers will be paid $1000, and each dancer will be paid a weekly fee of $90/week. The 24 hours of rehearsal space is paid for by ODC. Choreographers must have 10 years of professional choreographic experience. Dancers must have professional performance experience. Session 3: March 23 - April 15 (Mondays & Wednesdays) More Info This program is funded by the Mellon Foundation.
RAWdance Spring Benefit 2020
Join us on Friday, May 15 for a dazzling evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and special performances to support the company’s exciting projects this year and beyond. Catch a series of site-specific performances created for DZINE, and celebrate the company at our biggest party of the year. Then let loose with us on the dance floor! All proceeds directly support RAWdance, the company artists, and upcoming performances. Friday, May 15th at 7pm DZINE Gallery: 128 Utah Street, San Francisco Tickets on sale soon! Photo by Elena Zhukova
YBG ChoreoFest 2020
Part of the annual Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, CHOREOFEST highlights the spectacular strength, diversity, and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene through a two-day mini-festival of site-specific work. Curated by RAWdance’s Artistic Directors, the fourth annual ChoreoFest will feature nine local companies in two distinct programs of special performances throughout the Gardens’ lawns and architecture.
Stay tuned for this year’s exciting lineup of artists!
ABOUT YBGF YBG Festival presents classical, world, and jazz music, contemporary and traditional Festival presents classical, world, and jazz music, contemporary and traditional dance, theater, children’s and family programs, and cultural events reflecting the rich cultures and creativity of the region. Artistic excellence, inclusion, diversity and innovation are at the heart of our mission. As the only curated arts park fully dedicated to the long-term presentation of free arts and cultural programs, Yerba Buena Gardens has a unique place in the cultural landscape of San Francisco. More info at YBGFESTIVAL.ORG.
Program presented outdoors No designated seating, no ticket system, no required RSVP No Pets Please