Line of Beauty, 2014

Deborah Slater Dance Theater (Featured) Our Work Carousal, Performances

Premiere: October 24-25th, 2014 | Jewish Community Center, SF Lush, beautiful, sensuous, engaged: Line of Beauty began as a response to 18th­ century English painter, satirist, and writer William Hogarth’s essay on beauty not being a straight line and became an investigation of love over time, aided by Jane Hirshfield’s elegant poetry, which led us to to develope a new work For …

Private Life, 2014

Deborah Slater Dance Theater (Featured) Our Work Carousal, Performances

Premiere: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 | ODC Theater, SF Three years in the making, Izzie-Award winning PRIVATE LIFE is a series of interconnecting stories about a group of American soldiers and their families. With text by poet Deborah Crooks, original music by composer Bruno Louchouarn, and choreography and direction by Deborah Slater, PRIVATE LIFE plumbs the emotional depths of military …

Night Falls, 2011

Deborah Slater Dance Theater Performances

Premiere: October 20-30, 2011 | ODC Theater, San Francisco Peregrine can’t sleep. The following day she’s turning sixty and has to give a speech which she’s not yet written… so she bounces off the walls of her apartment in the middle of the night trying to figure out what to do about getting older and what the hell she’s going …

Echoes Made Visible, 2011

Deborah Slater Dance Theater (Featured) Our Work Carousal, Performances

Premiere: 2011 | SF MOMA Echoes Made Visible is a commission from SF MOMA for DSDT to create a work in response to composer Bill Fontana’s installation SONIC SHADOWS in its closing week-end at the Museum. Using the architectural lines of the building, the surface design of the bridge and the sound coming from the boiler room, we created a movement response, …

Men Think They are Better than Grass, 2010

Deborah Slater Dance Theater (Featured) Our Work Carousal, Performances

Premiered: April 30th, 2010 | Theater Artaud, San Francisco Deborah Slater Dance Theater presents the world premiere of Men Think They Are Better Than Grass, an innovative and powerful multidisciplinary dance work that celebrates the company’s 20th anniversary. Men Think They Are Better Than Grass is a large-scale, multidisciplinary work that draws upon the beauty of the natural world and inspired …

The Desire Line, 2007

Deborah Slater Dance Theater Performances

Premiered: May 4, 2007 | Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco A letter, a suitcase, a glance… and everything changes. “The Desire Line” is Dance theater about choice, change, balance and loss of balance in the landscape of everyday living. This piece is inspired by the paintings of Alan Feltus and an architectural landscape term “the desire line”. The desire line …

Hotel of Memories, 2006

Deborah Slater Dance Theater Performances

Premiere: CounterPulse, May 2006 [The Izzie Award-Winning] Hotel of Memories “is something like Garbo’s Grand Hotel under the management of Marcel Duchamp. Dancer Patricia Jiron and singer Dina Emerson are the Dadaist maids presiding over an abstractly Old World setting in which an inspired series of dreamlike vignettes blend movement, gesture, words, caricature, and mundane objects in new figurations of …