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CANCELLED: Dance Discourse Project #15: Judith Butler on Gender and Performativity

Co-presented with Dancers’ Group FEB 16, SAT at 1PM FREE Legendary gender, queer, and performance theorist, Judith Butler, responds to contemporary Bay Area performance and explores resonances with her work. CounterPULSE’s Julie Phelps will interview Judith Butler and lead the audience through several layers of interaction and discussion — DDP-style! Don’t miss this opportunity to […]

OFFSITE: Dance Discourse Project #14: SMALL in the Bay Area

Co-presented with Dancers’ Group Panelists: Joe Landini, Laura Arrington, Ernesto Sopprani, Brittany Delany Moderator: Mary Armentrout NOV 8, THU at 7:30PM FREE The MilkBar at the Sunshine Biscuit Factory, 851 81st Ave, Suite 223, Oakland In the ecology of any performance scene, different kinds of places play different roles.  In the Bay Area there has […]

OFFSITE: Dance Discourse Project #13: Dance in the Museum

Julie Potter and Emily Hite in conversation with Monique Jenkinson, Frank Smigiel, Muriel Maffre and Michelle Lynch SEP 15, 2-4PM FREE Kimball Education Gallery, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, SF, CA With more public programs and performances taking place within museum and gallery walls, DDP #13 questions what the […]

dance discourse project #12 – the thoughts continue

so, last night quite a few of us gathered to discuss dance and ageing at Dance Discourse Project #12 – Shifting ground: examining the complex terrain at the intersection of dance and aging. I was heartened to have so many people (of so many different ages!) in the room, and also buoyed by the liveliness […]

Dance Discourse Project #12

Shifting Ground: Examining the complex terrain at the intersection of dance and aging FEB 27, MON at 7PM FREE Aging is an unavoidable part of life, and its effects on the body pose issues for body-based performers earlier than for many people. In the not so distant past, it seemed as if only humans aged […]

Dance Discourse Project #11

How about some kale with that jump – why are food and dance showing up on stage together right now? JUN 13, MON at 7:30PM FREE Is food playing a growing role in Bay Area dance? Food can have many roles in performance, from subject to prop to ritual object to community celebration — showing […]

Dance Discourse Project #10: Are we trapped in a static presenting model?

FEB 24, THU 7:30PM Free! Much of contemporary dance in the Bay Area continues to be presented Thursday through Saturday at 8pm in traditional venues, following in the patterns of many other performance art forms. Distance is often created between Contemporary Dance and popular culture, and the pervading opinion is that to be considered legitimate, […]

Notes from Dance Discourse Project #9

On October 18, 2010 Bay Area arts community members met at CounterPULSE for the Dance Discourse Project #9: Dance and Somatics in the Bay Area – what’s the connection. Co-presented by Dancers’ Group the event looked at how somatic practices and dance are interwined in the Bay Area. To learn more visit www.counterpulse.org/dance_discourse_project/ At the […]