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SAN FRANCISCO, CA: "Beyond the Proscenium," a conversation with dance professionals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: "Beyond the Proscenium," a conversation with dance professionals

Company:

Words on Dance

Location:

Catharine Clark Gallery
248 Utah Street
San Francisco, California 94608

Dates:

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=26837643113

Company:
Words on Dance

In concert with the Kambui Olujimi's exhibit, What Endures, on view at Catharine Clark Gallery September 10 - October 29th, Words on Dance and Catharine Clark Gallery co-present Beyond the Proscenium, a conversation with dance professionals on the topic of dance outside the theatre.  We are delighted to engage Damian Smith, My-Linh Le, Margaret Jenkins, Julia Adam, Amie Dowling, Weston Krukow, and Kristine Elliott in conversation on a compelling topic that highlights dancers and choreographers who have stepped outside the theater to create performances and experiences in unexpected places.  This event is part of Box Blur, a six week program of dance, word, and performance in response to the work of Kambui Olujimi.  Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served prior to the conversation between the dancers.

As quoted by Lin Manuel Miranda, “the ability of words to make a difference," gives reason, and resonates the notion of why Words On Dance was created.  What happens beyond the stage and beyond the theater? How do dancers relate and react to life transitions? With their performance life often constrained by the proscenium, the boundaries of time and space are restricted.  Box Blur explores the themes that these circumstances present, and the beauty of stepping out of the idea that dance performance only happens in a theater.  Beyond the Proscenium gives dancers and observers a new and unique understanding of the art form in an expanded field.

Proceeds from this special evening further Catharine Clark Gallery's ability to collaborate and present future programming in dance at the gallery.

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