In the Presence of Absence, Work-in-Progress Showing

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Performances: April 8 & 9, 2022 – Livestream + In-Person, Studio 210, San Francisco For nearly two years, we have endured the chaotic impact of a global pandemic. The weight of this event coupled with ongoing political, humanitarian, personal and climate crises, has caused seismic changes in our lives. There are literally millions of stories to be told. In response, …

Studio 210 Residency, Winter 2022

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Premiere: March 4 & 5, 2022 – Livestream + In-Person Event, Studio 210, San Francisco Studio 210 residents Preethi Ramaprasad & Isabel Umali presented their residency projects, followed by a discussion with the artists led by Deborah Slater. Preethi Ramaprasad is a seasoned practitioner, choreographer, and scholar of Bharatanatyam and a doctoral candidate of Critical Dance Studies at UC Riverside. She …

Studio 210 Residency, Summer 2021

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Premiere: July 30 & 31, 2021 | Virtual – Studio 210, San Francisco Residents Angela Arteritano & Alyssandra Katherine Dance (Alyssandra Wu) present work in a virtual showing exploring themes of identity & viewership, migration & belonging. Both residents presented dance films made in collaboration with Clare Schweitzer which explore the perspectives and experiences of historically marginalized communities. Performances were …

Studio 210 Residency, Winter 2021

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Premiere: March 5th, 2021 | Virtual – Studio 210, San Francisco Residents Cynthia Ling Lee & Bahiya Movement (led by duo Afia & Nafi Thomson) explore rituals of grief and healing in response to our current moment of crisis. Exploring forms and presentation models, residents present projects on a virtual platform. The evening concludes with an audience-artist exchange.    Abacus …

Studio 210 Residency, 2020

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Premiere: July, 2020 | Virtual – Studio 210, San Francisco Resident artists Evan Johnson and ensemble the Cosmic Elders, and Bhumi B. Patel and pateldanceworks explore creating and presenting a virtual performance, inviting virtual audiences to focus on the intersection of embodied sensation over stagnant forms, and explores how remote technology can forge creative ground within our climate of national …

inCIVILITY: P.3 A Seat at the Table

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Premiere: February 27-29, March 1, 2020 | ODC Theater, San Francisco “If you are not at the table, you are probably on the menu.” This co-presentation with ODC Theater presents the third and final section of DSDT’s inCIVILITY series, A Seat at the Table, to culminate our 30th Anniversary season. Inspired by an Adam Gopnick article, “…Who Deserves a Seat …

Studio 210 Residency 2019

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Premiere: July 29th, 2019 | Studio 210, San Francisco Resident artists Nol Simonse (in collaboration with Miche Wong) and Emelia Martinez Brumbaugh research socially and culturally urgent practices, exploring eroticism, fluidity, race, and ritual. An evening of experimental exchange, culminating in an audience-artist discussion. Clown Cage by Nol Simonse & Miche Wong Sigil1 by Emelia (Jubilee July) Martínez Brumbaugh SIGIL: …

Solos Lost & Found, 2019

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Performance Dates: May 31 – June 2nd, 2019 | The Historic Firehouse at Fort Mason, for the SF International Arts Festival 2019 DSDT presents an evening of solos that celebrate 30 years of dance making in San Francisco. DSDT star Kerry Mehling comes out of retirement to reprise Grace Floats, Slater’s collaboration with Pulitzer finalist Rinde Eckert. Rinde’s voice, words …

The Sleepwatchers, 2019

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Performance Dates: March 28-30th, 2019 | ODC Theater, San Francisco The Sleepwatchers, critically acclaimed and nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award following its premiere in 2001, is inspired by the writings and research of Stanford sleep specialist Dr. William Dement. These excerpts look at sleep metaphorically and literally, examining how it affects society’s mental and physical well-being. Note from …