About This Artist

Arletta Anderson and Adam Smith are a dance artist and a theater artist, respectively. Locally, Arletta has danced with GERALDCASELDANCE, Christy Funsch, Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations. Adam is most known for his work with the San Francisco Neo-Futurists and his critically acclaimed docu-theatre experiment, Theatre Show. Together they create multidisciplinary performance that brings together movement, theater and music. Their work exists in real time: there are no characters, no fake sets, no suspension of disbelief. Anderson and Smith have shared their work at ODC (Pilot Program), The Garage, Exit Theatre, and in the Boulder Fringe Festival in Boulder, CO.


Rebecca Chaleff (dramaturg) ​is a doctoral candidate in the department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University, minoring in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her dissertation project, Choreographic Legacies, analyzes how imperialism haunts dance histories that continue to shape performances of race and gender. Her writing has been published in TDR/The Drama Review and Performance Research. Rebecca has had the pleasure of performing with Pat Catterson, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Repertory Understudy Group, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, and the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, among others, and is currently a member of Molissa Fenley and Company and GERALDCASELDANCE.

Archived Events

Good Strong Hands

Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith
Fri, Mar 16 at 7-8pm & Sun, Mar 18 at 2-3pm

Edge Residency 2017

Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith and Scarlett Cushion
APR 20-22, 27-29, 2017, THU-SAT 8PM

Blog Roll

  • Throughout the development process of weather // body, Arletta and I have been been conducting research in the form of interviews and witness. We’ve polled friends, family, and strangers with questions about physical and emotional change over time. The Institute on Aging was kind enough to let us visit with seniors in their day program. Last week, we were guests […]

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  • Adam and I are thinking about change over time – how one experiences change as one ages, how one’s relationship to time changes. We’re thinking about how the environment around us changes – how the tectonic plates shift and the earth quakes, how the tides rise and fall, how some nights the stars appear in […]

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