• by: Sarah Ashkin Arts Administration Intern On the evening of February 27th a group of forty or so members of the Bay Area community met at CounterPULSE to engage in the Dance Discourse Project: “Dancing and Aging”. Dance Discourse Project is an “on-going series of artist-driven discussions organized by Mary Armentrout and co-produced by Dancers’ […]

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  • If you’re a die hard Dance Discourse Project fan, you know that we’ve been posting archived audio of all our discussions on the Dance Discourse Project page since Project #1. As wonderful as it is to review a talk you once attended as you fold your laundry, or listen to a talk you missed while […]

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  • Last week, Shaping San Francisco’s kickoff to the Fall/Winter/Spring 2010-2011 Public TALKS! Series was a perfect way to begin our next round of free discussions.  We were proud to co-sponsor the evening with PM Press, whose Ramsey Kanaan pulled together a spectacular collection of speakers to speak to the topic “Imprisoned but Unbowed: The Struggles […]

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  • Sun. Nov. 8, 2pm, Free K. Olive Mckeon helps us all get seated, Ana Flecha explores friendships between women, and Heidi Landgraf DanceAct traces two women’s relationship from initial meeting to “I Do” in this month’s dance salon of emerging & established choreographers. Photo by Stefanie Herzer—Heidi Landgraf DanceAct

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  • Presented by CounterPULSE, World Arts West/ San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and Dancers’ Group Thurs. Oct. 15, 7:30pm, Free Join us for a lively discussion tackling some of the questions and ideas posed by Performing Diaspora. Questions include: What is tradition? What is innovation? What is preservation? How does one’s identity give access to or […]

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  • Presented by CounterPULSE, World Arts West/ San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and Dancers’ Group Thurs. Oct. 15, 7:30pm, Free Join us for a lively discussion tackling some of the questions and ideas posed by Performing Diaspora. Questions include: What is tradition? What is innovation? What is preservation? How does one’s identity give access to or […]

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  • Sun. Oct. 11, 2pm Spontaneous combustion, the complex world of gelatinous sweets, and Balkan folk dance footwork are only a few of the subjects in October’s salon of emerging & established choreographers. Work from Wan-Chao Dance, Aura Fischbeck Dance, and Jessica Damon are featured. Photos by Jessica Damon & Rob Kunkle.

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  • For me, last night’s Dance Discourse Project: Writing About Dance was a powerful and very mixed experience. Mostly I’m feeling grateful. I’m grateful that four dance writers—Rachel Howard, Rita Felciano, Ann Murphy, and Keith Hennessy— for giving us a window into their world. Rachel talked candidly about the nuts and bolts of her role at […]

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