NOV 21-22, FRI-SAT at 8PM
A new project by Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Sara Shelton Mann honoring their long-time friendship and collaborations. (With Saul Garcia-Lopez). This new work features “spoken and dancing choreographies” presented by two artistic pioneers about the interactions and tensions between contemporary dance and performance art; young and aging bodies. In the creation of this brand-new work, they will draw from their own “living archives” to compare notes about body politics.
Class: 6:30-8:00PM (Beginning-Intermediate Level)
Instructor for November: Jess Curtis
$15 Single Class, $5 Single Jam, $18 for both
How do we use Contact skills, principles and specific pathways to deepen and expand our dancing (and teaching) rather than letting them become habits we are stuck in? How do we use habits productively and how can we interrupt them or re-direct them to find our way into the ecstasy of the unknown. How do we lay a groundwork, as dancers and teachers, for a common understanding of what the dance of CI is, without merely reiterating a boring prescribed vocabulary? As CI jams in many communities explore and embrace the sensual/sensory trance of contact, how can we keep the ecstasy and heat of our full physicality engaged and awake?
For more information about classes and the jam, click here.
DEC 4-14, THU-SUN at 8:30PM
Digital media, documentation, and real-time performance/audience experience create an exploration of the impact of the digital world on our artistic practices and a critical engagement with the impact of tech on the art & culture of San Francisco.
This collaboration between choreographer/director Jess Curtis, video artist David Szlasa, and sound artist Sheldon Smith features an amazing cast of performers including Rachael Dichter, Abby Crain, and Dag Anderson.
It’s a process discovering itself and you can follow along (and chime in) at its dedicated Facebook Page:
Teacher: Maura Finkelstein
BYOM (Bring your own mat)
This class is an all-levels invigorating practice that warms up the body and calms the mind. Come wake up with a flow that will create space in your mind and body and prepare you for the day ahead. We will breathe, stretch, move, and flow with gentle ease and awareness.