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.
The CONCEPT series: 14 shares the choreographic voices of some of the area’s most seasoned dance 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 East Bay choreographer, Nina Haft. Stranger Lover Dreamer, comprised of San Francisco 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 "659 Days of Ruby and Mr. S," a window into the world of ordinary relationships where the mundane holds moments of magic. RAWdance, taking breaks from hosting duties of delivering coffee and cookies, will round out the program with two works-in-progress, offering a taste of "Mine", set to premiere in December 2013, and the earliest glimpse of "Turing’s Apple", slated for July 2014.
SF Weekly chose the series as the 2012 “Best Way to Sample S.F.’s Contemporary Dance Scene,” saying "Just go."
The CONCEPT series is all about making dance accessible without sacrificing the art. Choreographers are encouraged to share work at any point along the creation process, from revisiting repertory to testing out a work-in-progress fresh from the studio. The series began in 2007 and has shared the work of 54 guest artists to date, in addition to RAWdance.
Coffee and Snacks Served
Seating is limited
Sat. Aug. 17: 8pm
Sun. Aug. 18: 3pm & 8pm
––"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