Performances

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.”

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

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

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.

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.

Mark Foehringer (2012) and his ensemble cast give a contemporary twist on the Nutcracker in a special 50-minute version, performed with live music. December 9-23 at Cowell Theater Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, San Francisco Tickets

Taylor Ho Bynum (2013) released the recent recording "Enter the Plustet" with Firehouse 12 Records. Taylor Ho Bynum will perform at several upcoming concerts in November, 2017. Album details and concert information

Minal Hajratwala (2014) "Where Are You From?" Lecture and performance at the California Institute of Integral Studies February 1, 2018 7:00pm Learn more

Sara Shelton Mann (2002, 2011, 2016 + multiple winters) will exhibit a new choreography in a piece created for ¡Adelante! presented by Dance Brigade November 18 - 19, 2017 Learn more and find tickets

Angie Wilson (2013) is the December 2017 Artist-in-Residence at the de Young Museum. December 6 - 31, 2017 Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday 1-5 pm Artist Reception: Saturday, December 16, 3-5 pm, Performance at 4pm Learn more and find tickets

Dušan Týnek (2016) Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre presents two showcases of "Tethered Light" on Friday, January 12th, 2018. Learn more

Photo: Ian Douglas

Dušan Týnek (2016) Dušan Týnek Dance Theater will premiere "Anna" on February 16 & 17, 2018 Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College Learn more

Jeanne Finley "Journeys Beyond the Cosmodrome" with Kri Schlafer and the San Francisco Threshold Choir will be presented at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on December 9th at 7:30pm This multi-year project was created by Jeanne C. Finley in collaboration with teenagers at Kazakhstan’s Akkol Orphanage, Lydia Matthews, Lyazzat Khanim, Kri Schlafer, and Tamara Porras. Email oaklandwinterlive@brownpapertickets.com for tickets.

Weidong Yang (2016) presents "DanceHackSF," an annual San Francisco-based event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies, here in SF and around the world. Free Hacking and Experimentation Saturday, December 2, 9am-6pm | Workshops Sunday, December 3, 10am-5pm | Performance Showcase Sunday, December 3, 7pm-9pm. The event is co-sponsored by Kinetech Arts and CounterPulse, in association with Raktor. Learn more and find tickets