An evening of duets by couples, crushes, and comrades.
This is James Graham Dance Theatre‘s 7th annual Dance Lovers event (around Valentine’s Day) in San Francisco. The evening offers an array of different artists, different couples from a Mother/Son, to newlyweds, Brothers, and best friends. Dance Lovers 7 is comprised of contemporary dance, hip hop and vogue, contact improvisation, dance theatre, and more. Curated and produced by James Graham Dance Theatre.
James Graham & Sheila Graham Price, Graham creates a duet with his Midwestern Mother. Their duet deals with their past deep connection and also muses about the future.
Miriam & Andy Wolodarski Lundberg, A couple of contemporary citizen dancers contemplate the complexities of bringing a little human into the world in 2018.
Jocquese Whitfield & Spider, Vogue, Hip-Hop, fierceness, these two brothers play with energy and grace while connecting with the audience.
Hannah Wasielewski & Amy Wasielewski, Modern dance sisters, power into and out of the floor, and humorously use text/language.
Nol Simonse & Christy Funsch, life-long friends and collaborators look at their bodies and how they share space.
Melecio Estrella & Andrew Jones, one tours the world performing, the other is a climate scientist…these husbands dance together for the first time.
Colin Creveling & Naomi Hummel, circus lovers perform their cheeky duo trapeze act.
Graham’s dance theatre style incorporates layers of movement, text, and song to allow for different avenues into his work. His choreographic voice values plunging into the range of human experiences and being able to access our ugly, delicate, grotesque, beautiful, and silly places all equally. He is excited to be on stage with his 71 year old mother and share their relationship with the San Francisco community.
Cover photo of Nol Simonse and Christy Funsch