DSDT is happy to announce our annual Summer Studio Residency program show! The 210 Studio Residency is an experiment supporting Bay Area artists in need of space to make their work. In these lean times for the arts, DSDT is happy to be able to make a rare offer of rehearsal space, performance opportunities, peer support and professional feedback from Artistic Director Deborah Slater. The residency is intended as a vehicle for emerging artists to hone their skills, experiment, and dive in to making performance. In this third annual round, we're thrilled to host two fantastic Bay Area artists working on the creation of new works: Erin Malley, and Emma Jaster, .
The 210 studio is an intimate space with only approximately 40 seats. Get your tickets early!
You can read more about the work and the studio residency, and keep up with the artists as they blog about their work at http://www.deborahslater.org
About the Artists:
Erin Malley, Habitual
Erin Malley's work spans the genres of dance & film, and her piece Habitual attempts to merge the creative processes of the two. Using the structure of filmmaking - writing a treatment and synopsis, creating a storyboard, filming and editing the choreography - she will examine her choreographic habits, ask what differentiates live work from film, and try to uncover her motives for making live performance work.
Emma Jaster, Keeper of My Heart’s Odd Secrets
Why do we still get married, and what does it mean to do so? Perhaps the simplest answer, love, is in fact the most complex. “Keeper of My Heart’s Odd Secrets” is a piece about love and partnership – the myths, tropes, jokes, and truths. It blends theater, dance, audio installation and party games: arranged like an actual wedding ceremony; guests are invited in as friends and family to witness a marriage. The ceremony draws on strange customs and accepted traditions, questioning and playing with them along the way.
About Studio 210:
For over 30 years, STUDIO 210 havs been continuously providing affordable audition, rehearsal, and low-tech performance space in San Francisco's Mission District. Studio 210 highlights include: the ENGAGING THE IMAGINATION festival, featuring Anna Halprin and Deborah Hay, Brechin Flournoy (Butoh), Rachel Kaplan (writing), Deborah Slater (performance techniques), The Field (with Maxine Moerman) and Anna Halpern (movement scores). The studio hosts free Open Rehearsals for National Dance Week, and is used by hundreds of Bay Area musicians, dancers, actors, directors, fashion designers and photographers year round. Children's dance, adult acting and rehearsals happen weekly. http://www.deborahslater.org/studio210.php