Contemporary dance: Nina Haft, Fog Beast, Anata Project, Stranger Lover Dreamer, Post:Ballet.
Aug. 17, 8pm and Aug. 18, 3pm & 8pm
An informal and intimate salon of contemporary dance. Complete with popcorn.
On August 17th and 18th, RAWdance will present the 14th installation of the CONCEPT series, the ever popular showcase of contemporary dance, housed at the 66 Sanchez Studio in San Francisco's Duboce Triangle. The CONCEPT series serves up some of the Bay Area's best dance art with a side of popcorn, bringing you into the action and helping you feel right at home. SF Weekly named it the 2012 "Best Way to Sample S.F.'s Contemporary Dance Scene," telling readers to "Just go."
The CONCEPT series: 14 shares the choreographic voices of some of the area's most seasoned performers. Fog Beast, self-described as "casual formal twisted dance theater" is the collaborative brainchild of Andrew Ward and Melecio Estrella, performers with the Joe Goode Performance Group. Nina Haft & Company embodies the thoughtful work of 29-year veteran choreographer, Nina Haft. Stranger Lover Dreamer, comprised of stage alums: Rogelio Lopez, Andrew Merrell, Elizebeth Randall, and Shaunna Vella, make it their motto to "say yes to everything" in the studio. Robert Dekkers brings his newest risk-taking twist on contemporary ballet with Post:Ballet. And Claudia Anata Hubiak's The Anata Project offers a world where the mundane holds moments of magic. RAWdance, taking breaks from hosting duties of delivering coffee and cookies, rounds out the program with two works-in-progress, offering excerpts of "Mine", set to premiere in Dec. 2013, and "Turing's Apple", slated for July 2014.
The series began in 2007 and has shared the work of 54 guest artists to date, in addition to RAWdance.
Coffee, popcorn, and other snacks provided
-"The Concept dance series is a rare bird hiding in San Francisco's cultural aviary....It just feels good to be there." -SF Weekly
-"RAWdance's "Concept" series...is an emotionally and intellectually satisfying way to tune into recent Bay Area choreography." -Dance View
Presented by RAWdance.