the NETWORK Project summer performances at Djerassi. Get your tickets now for the NETWORK project July 2nd and July 3rd performances! The Djerassi Program is excited to present the NETWORK project together with KDMG and CounterPulse on Saturday, July 2, 2022 and Sunday, July 3, 2022. We invite you to join us for a weekend of performances that can change our world… beginning with the way we interact with it. the NETWORK project will move you through the spaces and places of the Djerassi Program, bringing together visual installation, sound design, dance, performance and YOU! You can get your advance tickets before they are made available to the public. There will be two performances with limited ticketing available. ONLY 45 tickets will be sold for each performance. Purchase tickets here!

Exploratorium After Dark: Thought and Action Join us at the Exploratorium After Dark to discover the experimental documentary "Stitching the Future with Clues", by Djerassi Program alumna Allison Holt, which centers neurodivergence as a roadmap for how the mind makes meaning. "Stitching the Future with Clues" is an expanded cinema, neurodivergent-futurist manifesto, using audio and visual feedback and animated diagrams beamed through a system of water lenses. Looking at neurodivergence as a way of knowing, through a cybernetic frame, it combines animated diagrams, video and audio feedback processes, and expanded media techniques to consider feedback systems as a medium for understanding the sensing, processing, and exchanging of information happening not just in human minds and brains, but within and between all scales of intelligent life. Allison Leigh Holt is a neurodivergent artist and a Fulbright Scholar using techniques of expanded cinema and the Light and Space movement to model various manifestations of mind. After the performance, stay for a dialogue with Allison and neuroscientist Clifford Saron. Can’t attend in person? Join us via livestream! Get your ticket today!

this is my body: a storytelling showcase On June 17th, come witness 'this is my body,' a one-time and unforgettable storytelling experience that centers women of color and their relationship to their bodies. "this is my body" is a storytelling program designed specifically for women of color seeking to reclaim narratives of their self and body. Over the past two months, the cohort has shaped original pieces through writing and performance workshops. Come and experience the stories that have come out of our storytelling program during a one-time, unforgettable afternoon! Tickets on sale now. Get tickets today!

the NETWORK project the NETWORK project: A Dialogue on Building Resilience in our Nature Bodies is an embodied dialogue about nature, humans, and our interconnection. This conversation will bring together local and non-local experts who have sustained relationships with researching and learning together with the natural world, through embodied work and practices. Our time together will include a dialogue, embodied activities, and a brief screening of a video featuring the NETWORK project’s premiere at Djerassi Resident Artists Program in the Santa Cruz mountains in July 2022. The panelists include Theresa Harlan, Ken Otter, Diane Butler, and Claire Peaslee, with a movement score offered from Jennifer Monson/iLAND. The dialogue will be moderated by Krista DeNio, Artistic Director of MovingGround. RSVP today!

The Spaces Between with Nina Haft & Company The Spaces Between is an interactive installation of dance and sound exploring how our spatial choices weave a web of interdependence. What drives human pack behavior? How do touch, distance and mutuality communicate belonging? In THE SPACES BETWEEN, finely-tuned structured improvisation is live-mixed with set choreography, digging deep while dissolving barriers between maker and witness, performers and audiences. The audience is invited to physically enter the work – literally to position themselves inside it to consider what is revealed or obscured. No two performances will be the same. Join Djerassi Resident Artist Program alum Nina Haft & Co for the company’s first full length work since COVID emerged. Blending personal gestures, unplanned partnering, athleticism and pedestrian vocabulary, THE SPACES BETWEEN is our practice of belonging to each other in these times of uncertainty, our candid, sensual and unmediated movement speaking to bodies in love and grief. Collaborating artists: Nina Haft | Rose Huey | Jennifer Twilley Jerum | Nico Ortiz Maimon | Frances Sedayao | Jesse Wiener | with Composer/Musician emma tome October 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 3pm Western Sky Studio 2525 Eighth Street, #13A Berkeley, CA 94710 Wheelchair accessible. ASL Interpreter (date tba)

Sara Shelton Mann summer solstice show. Sara Shelton Mann, Djerassi alum, debuts 7 Excavations / at the edge of the shore and the edge of the world on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 8:00 p.m in San Francisco. This is a one-night-only summer solstice performance featuring a new dance performance commissioned for the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) campus. RSVP here.

CounterPointe9 features Kathryn Roszak and Anna Sidana collaboration. CounterPointe9 exclusively features collaborations between female choreographers and artists. This year will include a performance between Kathryn Roszak, Djerassi alum and Artistic Director of Danse Lumiere, and Anna Sidana, Djerassi Board member and artist. See their performance and many more at downtown Brooklyn’s Mark O’Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center from March 11-13, 2022. Read more

Marco Buongiorno Nardelli presents “Requiem” Marco Buongiorno Nardelli, a 2017 Djerassi alum and a composer, computational physicist and media artist, created and performed "Requiem," a unique piece of music based on features of complex systems. His score for "Requiem" was featured by the Santa Fe Institute including performers located around the world, with some performing in a local Santa Fe recording studio and others sending their contributions from their homes in Chile, Italy, and beyond. Listen, watch, and read the score.