In the Presence of Absence

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Premiere: Nov. 10 – 12, 2023 | Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco + Livestream In the Presence of Absence brings together a wide range of individuals to tell some of the millions of stories of 2020 – 2023 –  how the pandemic brought into focus the vast diversity of experiences, and yet provided a unifying lens through which to view …

Studio 210 Residency, Summer 2023

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Premiere: July 28 & 29, 2023 | Livestreamed to Youtube + In-Person at Studio 210 As the culmination to the Summer 2023 Residency, Studio 210 presented the projects of the two artists-in-residence: Jesse Escalante (photos 1 & 2) presented a new piece titled (Un)balanced. (Un)balanced is a personal exploration of Bipolar Disorder that examines depression and mania, while ultimately asking “is …

Studio 210 Residency, Winter 2023

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Premiere: March 3 & 4 | Livestreamed to Youtube + In-Person at Studio 210 As the culmination to the Winter 2023 Residency, Studio 210 presented the projects of the two artists-in-residence: Alyssa Mitchel  (photos 1 & 2) presented a new piece titled “Regard” that focuses on the inherent struggles at the intersection of friendship and art. She is a choreographer and …

Studio 210 Residency, Summer 2022

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Premiere: July 29 & 30, 2022 | Livestreamed to Youtube + In-Person at Studio 210 As the culmination to the Summer 2022 Residency, Studio 210 presented the projects of the two artists-in-residence: Xochipilli Dance Company, led by Bay Area performer and choreographer Héctor Jaime, will present Codornices en Pétalos de Rosa, an investigation of love, romance and heartbreak. Codornices en …

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 …