May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Connective (t)Issues

a FREE dance party/event by project agora and Shared Space

photo credit: Austin Forbord

         

DESCRIPTION

A FREE dance party/event hosted by project agora and Shared Space.

Connective (t)Issues will be performed at the 15,000 square feet furniture gallery space, DZINE, on May 12th. The FREE evening weaves four distinct duets and embeds them inside a party/event, rupturing the proscenium paradigms of formal dance concerts and how they are experienced. A dance party with Albert Mathias DJ(ing) will conclude the evening!

Choreographers: Kara Davis, Todd Eckert, Bliss Kohlmyer, Nol Simonse

Performers: Manuelito Biag, Jennifer Bishop, Kara Davis, Todd Eckert, Amy Foley, Norma Fong, Bliss Kohlmyer, Randee Paufve, Nol Simonse, Suzette Sagisi, Dazaun Soleyn, Victor Talledos, and Katherine Wells

DJ: Albert Mathias

Visual Designer: Ian Winters

Supported By: University of South Florida and the Zellerbach Family Foundation

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connective-tissues-tickets-43812578602?aff=eac2  

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Dancer / Musician Improvisation Jam: EVERY third Sunday, 6-9PM
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

Dancer / Musician Improvisation Jam: EVERY third Sunday, 6-9PM

 

DANCER MUSICIAN IMPROVISATION JAM:
project agora & Studio 200

January 21, 2018 6-9 PM

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.

WHERE:  Studio 200, 301 8th Street (@ Folsom), 2nd Floor

WHEN:  Every third Sunday 6 PM - 9 PM: 1/21, 2/18, 3/18, 4/15, & 5/20

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

MORE INFO: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76LE7qiFFCc

 

 

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Ongoing Open Technique Class
Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

Ongoing Open Technique Class

Every Tuesday 6:00-7:30:
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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Jul
18
to Aug 2

Bates Dance Festival

project agora has been invited to the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine as the Artists in Residence.  Bliss Kohlmyer and Kara Davis will begin a new piece in collaboration with creative technologist David Fries.

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