Winter 2021 In Dance



Sharp & Fine

Kindling a lifelong interest in dance!

Sharp & Fine , founded in 2011 by sisters Megan and Shannon Kurashige, tells stories through multi-disciplinary performance works inspired by deep collaboration and empathy.

sjDANCEco revisits their history with footage from previous years and works not previously seen in the Bay Area. To receive this monthly blast, sign up for their newsletter. sjDANCEco

MS. RANDY & FRIENDS randy reyes (they/them) is a queer-AfroGuatemalan choreographer, performance artist, and healer that struc- tures choreography as excavation sites while also leading the Bay Area BIQTPOC artist-specific collective, The Hive. VISHWA SHANTHI DANCE ACADEMY Established in 1999, Vishwa Shanthi Dance Academy teaches Bharatanatyam as a sacred art defined by a journey of learning and its origins in culture and mythology. Learn more ZIRU DANCE ZiRu Dance aims to make contemporary dance an accessible and enriching expe- rience for the Peninsula and Silicon Valley communities through the development of the Silicon Valley Dance Festival. This year’s festival, “Renewal,” is a year-long creative journey featuring activities that foster feelings of togetherness, even from afar. Stay tuned for virtual “Renewal” hap- penings coming in March. DANA LAWTON DANCES Dana Lawton Dances is a Bay Area based company under the leadership of chore- ographer, dance and yoga instructor Dana Lawton. This innovative company com- prises an eclectic group of dancers from a variety of backgrounds

Insights into Choreography

Wax Poet(s)

Wax Poet(s) miss you. We’ve recently put our creative energies into dance film and criticism. We hope to see y’all soon. xo, Garth and Heather

A talk on Collaborations

Diamano Coura Celebrating 45+ years, Diamano Coura West African Dance Company continues to preserve, educate, and appreciate West African music, dance, theater, and culture through the annual Collage des Cultures Africaines festival, March 11–13.

COterie DAnce Company (CODA) was established March 3, 2002 by Artistic Director Kimberly B. Valmore. CODA is a contemporary dance company that performs classical ballet, modern, jazz, and Afro-Haitian inspired repertory works. COterie DAnce Company

Fast Forward on March 27th, featuring contemporary ballet works. New Ballet


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