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Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm (2016) Br’er Cotton Sep 23 to Oct 15, 2017, Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA.

Jeffrey Hantman (2009) Method of Fastening, monoliths in collaboration with Interbang Press. Sep 23 to Oct 14, 2017, Lost and Foundry Oakland, 305 Center St., Oakland, CA.

Sara Shelton Mann (1995, 2002, 2011, multiple winters) Dos Rios: Drop Your City Armor and The Anatomy of More, advanced movement workshop. Sep 27 - Oct 3, 2017 See details at Sara's website.

Basil Twist (2005, winter 2011) movement director, Aida, performed by the English National Opera. Sep 28 - Dec 2, 2017, London Coliseum, St. Martin’s Lane, London, England.

Pamela Z (2010) Solo Performance, Brown University, Sep 29, 2017, Granoff Center, Providence, RI.

Christy Funsch (2006, 2012) performs with Nol Simonse at the West Wave Dance Festival. Sep 29 and Oct 8, 2017, SF Community Music Center, 1 Grove St. at Market, San Francisco.

Christy Funsch (2006, 2012) presents a Technique and Repertory Workshop at Shawl Anderson Dance Center. Oct 1, 2017, 2704 Alcatraz Av., Berkeley.

Tuguldur Yondonjamts (2012) Hibernating Tattoos Guarding the Sweat of the Sun, first U.S. solo exhibition. Thru Oct 14, 2017, Richard Taittinger Gallery, 154 Ludlow St., New York, NY.

Roberto Paci Dalo (1987) Filmnero + performance. Oct 14, 2017, Galleria Civica, Giornata del Contemporaneo, Modena, Italy.

Basil Twist (2005, winter 2011) Faetopia: A Faerie Flash Mob. Joined by puppeteers from the San Diego Puppetry Guild. Oct 21-22, 2017, New Children’s Museum, 200 W. Island Ave., San Diego, CA.

Christy Funsch (2006, 2012) World premiere: the beauty and ruin of friends of bodies, full-length duet by Nol Simonse. Oct 28-29, 2017, Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., @ Mission St., San Francisco.

Karen Tam (2011) Gold Mountain Restaurant / Montagne d’Or, part of the Far and Near, The Distance(s) Between Us, group show at Justina M. Barnike Gallery. Thru Oct 29, 2017, The Art Museum, University of Toronto, 7 Hart Circle, Toronto, Ontario. Read more.

Luca Forcucci ARTLAB. Oct 30, 2017, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, 1015 Ecublens (Vaud), Switzerland.

Christy Funsch (2006, 2012) with Nol Simonse performs an excerpt of the beauty and ruin of friends of bodies. Nov 3-4, 2017, Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer St., Brooklyn, NY.

Donna Sternberg (2014) will be performing Life Stories (Donna Sternberg & Dancers). Inspired by real-life seniors’ stories of aging in the Los Angeles area. Nov 3-4, 2017, Garden Room at Veterans Memorial Complex, Culver City, CA.

Deborah Slater (1992, multiple winters, former trustee) A Friendraiser for DSDT’s Dance Film My Life Was the Size of My Life. Nov 18, 2017, Studio 210 Theater, 3435 Cesar Chavez St., San Francisco.

Joan Perlman (1990, winter 2013) ELEMENTAL/marking time, group show, time-based art forms. Thru Dec 3, 2017, Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, CA.

Roberto Paci Dalo (1987) Douala Flow. Dec 5, 2017, Doual’art, Doula, Cameroon.

Angie Wilson (2013) Awake! Kala Art Institute's Milvia/Addison Windows, 2100 Milvia St., Berkeley, CA, Thru Dec 15, 2017

Kimberly Dark (2011) is offering a retreat focusing on pleasure, power and practice. Dec 18 – 23, 2017, Pahoa, Hawaii. Learn more.

Katharine Hawthorne (2017) has a play, Between the Wish and the Thing, that was reviewed in the 2017 Boulder International Fringe Festival. Katharine wrote and appeared in the work. The ALOCmedia website exclaimed, “Every aspect was a delight for the senses.” Read the review

Ayad Akhtar (2015) is featured in The New York Times. Taking On Wall Street’s Church of Big Money discusses Ayad’s new play, Junk, and the financial chicanery of the 80s and the era’s influence on today’s blind worship of affluence. Read the full article in the New York Times

Vincent Tullo for the New York Times

Ann Weber (1999) lists 3 recent acquisitions by Northern California museums: Float and Sting, 2010, Oakland Museum of California; Roll Me, 1999, Crocker Art Museum; and Gotcha, 2008, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum. See Ann's upcoming shows in Los Angeles and Massachusettes: Sept 23 to Oct 16, 2017 group show, Loft of Liz’s in Los Angeles, 453 S. La Brea Av., Los Angeles; and thru Oct 17, 2017, Paper Work, sculpture, 145 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, MA.

Photo: William Wareham

David Politzer (2013) has completed a residency at Artspace in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has begun a new residence through January at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA. David invites collaborators to join his project studying how our behaviors are developing in tandem with Smartphone technology. See David's website

Brian Quirk (2014) worked with choreographer Donald Byrd and the Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, WA in June on a new work: (IM)PULSE. The Seattle Times said, the work “opens at fever pitch and never lets up. It’s fueled by love, fear, fury and bewilderment.”

Lava Thomas (2003) has work on display at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Requiem for Charleston is an elegy to the nine men and women who died in the senseless church attack. Lava is currently in residence at Marin’s Headlands Center for the Arts, and will begin an artist-in-residence program at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley on November 1. See her work Sep 23 - Oct 8, 2017 'With Liberty and Justice for Some' at the Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley. She will also be giving a lecture on Oct 24 at the San Francisco Art Institute as part of their ongoing Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (800 Chestnut St., San Francisco). Renwick Gallery

Margaret W Sexton (2017) was a National Book Award long-list Finalist for 2017. Her debut novel A Kind of Freedom was released in August. Margaret attended Jane Vandenburgh’s (2010, winter 2013) workshop held at the Ranch earlier this year.

Catherine Taylor (2015) Catherine Taylor’s (2015) novel You, Me, and the Violence has been published by The Ohio State University Press. Read some reviews

Eileen Myles (1994) is featured on Literary Hub in an article discussing “The Divinity of Dog Writing.” The article points to Myles’s Afterglow, A Dog Memoir as well as Virginia Woolf’s Flush: A Biography. Sit down, roll over and read below. Literary Hub

Emily X.R. Pan (2017) has an upcoming book, The Astonishing Color of After, and that book has a cover! The YA novel behind the cover will be presented to the world in March 2018. The book has already made the American Booksellers Association’s “Indies Introduce” list of potential top sellers for independent bookstores. Watch this space (and Facebook and Instagram) for more Emily news. Cover as shown by Paste Magazine

Cover: Sasha Illingworth