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Notes From Dance Discourse Project #9: The internal practice informs the external world

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 intertwined in the Bay Area. To learn more visit counterpulse.org/dance_discourse_project/ At the exciting event participants were broken up into […]

Dance Discourse Project #9: Dance and Somatics in the Bay Area – What’s the Connection?

Mon., October 18, 2010, 7:30pm Free The Dance Discourse Project is a far reaching, far ranging, and ambitious project that aims to articulate in a cohesive and coherent way, from the participants themselves, what is happening in contemporary dance in the Bay Area and beyond. This on-going series of artist-driven discussions is organized by Mary […]

So We Think We Can Dance (or thoughts from Dance Discourse Project #8)

On March 11, 2010 Bay Area arts community members met at CounterPULSE for the Dance Discourse Project 8: Dance in Pop Culture. Co-presented by Dancers’ Group.  The event attempted to sort through the effects of YouTube and So You Think You Can Dance on dance today. To learn more visit www.counterpulse.org/dance_discourse_project/ At the event participants […]

Dance Discourse Project 8: Dance in Pop Culture

How Do YouTube & “So You Think You Can Dance” Both Help and Hinder? Join us for Dance Discourse Project #8 as we delve into the popping of contemporary dance – the effects of YouTube, “So You Think You Can Dance” and other mass media stratagems on making dance today. We will create a hybrid […]

Notes from a Scribe – Dance Discourse Project: Dancing Diaspora

Dance Discourse 7: Discussion of “How does one’s identity give access to or create limitations on the use of traditional forms? What are the burdens…what are the freedoms?” On October 15, 2009 a group of Bay Area artists, arts administrators and audience members met at CounterPULSE for the Dance Discourse Project 7: Dancing Diaspora. Co-presented […]

Dance Discourse Project 7

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 […]

Dance Discourse Project 7: Dancing Diaspora

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 […]

Dance Discourse Project: Writing About Dance

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 […]