Dancer / Musician Improvisation Jam
6:00 PM18:00

Dancer / Musician Improvisation Jam


project agora & Shawl-Anderson Dance Center

Observers and participants of all genres of music and dance are welcome. The intention of the improvisation jam is to create a supportive environment in which members of the dance and music communities can utilize one another to inspire improvisational choices. Both communities have much to learn from each other as improvisers and the beauty that results from unexpected collisions of backgrounds, approaches, and differences. The improvisation jam provides an occasion for dancers to develop their sense of listening while improvising and for musicians to respond sonically to what they observe in movement, without the pressure of producing a finished piece. The aim is to learn from one another and gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between both forms of physical expression. Please note the space is not wheelchair accessible. Please contact me for further details.

WHERE:  Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, 2704 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705

WHEN:  6-9pm on June 30, 2019

COST: $5-10 Suggested Donation to Studio 200, nobody turned away for lack of fees 




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to Jun 23



LEVYdance hosts a recurring micro-residency, LEVYsalon, that provides artists of all disciplines with rehearsal space to explore risk-taking new ideas and create boundary-pushing work. Each group performs 5 minutes of their in-progress works at the culminating showcase.

Saturday evening's showcase is followed a DJ-hosted dance party w/ DJ MIKAH D. Sunday's matinee includes a Q&A session with the artists after the show and is made possible by the generous support of Bob Trombly, an advocate for local artists.

$15 in advance, $20 at the door:

WHERE: LEVYstudio, 19 Heron Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

SHOWCASE - Saturday, June 22
Doors – 8:30pm (with cash/card bar + snacks)
Show – 9:00pm
DJ-hosted dance party after the show

MATINEE - Sunday, June 23
Doors – 3:00pm (with light refreshments and coffee)
Show – 3:30pm
Q&A with presenting artists at 5:00pm


Nicole Gerkey, Kara Davis, Alma Esperanza Cunningham, Erin Yen, Hannah Young, and Stephen Beebout

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Ongoing Open Technique Class: WEDNESDAYS @ 6pm
6:00 PM18:00

Ongoing Open Technique Class: WEDNESDAYS @ 6pm

Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 : Alonzo King’s LINES Dance Center, 26 7th street, 5th Floor

This class is designed to increase and enhance the technical and performance abilities of experienced students in the discipline of contemporary dance.   Information and exercises for the movement phrases are drawn from a variety of technical and improvisational mechanisms and vocabulary.  Through the practice and execution of center floor exercises, traveling patterns and choreographed phrases, the class places emphasis on spatial awareness, proper alignment, increased strength and flexibility, musicality and rhythm. The class focuses on an economical approach to movement by emphasizing the use of the pelvis and spine and addresses the ways one’s inner landscape, mind, and ego affect a movement vocabulary’s overall aesthetic. 

Photo: Breton Tyner-Bryan

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