dance http://kalw.org en StoryCorps: Patricia Chin, from Chinatown to a chorus line http://kalw.org/post/storycorps-patricia-chin-chinatown-chorus-line <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.425;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:15pt;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:24:12 +0000 Judy Silber 44975 at http://kalw.org StoryCorps: Patricia Chin, from Chinatown to a chorus line A class for dancers with big dreams, and leg warmers http://kalw.org/post/class-dancers-big-dreams-and-leg-warmers-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Sunday mornings in the Castro neighborhood, there’s a place where rhythm reigns. Dancers pull out their leg warmers, spandex and fluorescent headbands for Sunday </span>Skool<span style="line-height: 1.5;">—and with the right accessories and a lot of attitude, dreams of being a backup dancer for a day come true.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Thu, 08 May 2014 02:00:00 +0000 David Boyer 36216 at http://kalw.org A class for dancers with big dreams, and leg warmers AXIS Dance Company expands the boundaries of performance http://kalw.org/post/axis-dance-company-expands-boundaries-performance <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Three dancers are sweating under their choreographer’s demanding eye. They turn, jump, and lean into each other, flowing across the room. The sound of bare feet mixes with the squeaking of rubber against the floor. </span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">That’s the sound of dancer Joel Brown’s wheelchair. As he propels into a turn, the other dancers, Sonsheree Giles and Sebastian Grubb, match his movements, but on their feet. Then choreographer Marc Brew, who’s been watching from the front of the studio, glides over to the trio. He’s also in a wheelchair. </span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">This is a rehearsal for <a href="http://axisdance.org">AXIS Dance Company</a>, a pioneer in a dance form it calls “physically integrated dance,” which uses both disabled and non-disabled dancers. Though AXIS has been around for more than 20 years, it’s still rare to see this kind of work. </span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:00:00 +0000 Jen Chien 42229 at http://kalw.org AXIS Dance Company expands the boundaries of performance Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Dancing with the ladies in line http://kalw.org/post/sights-and-sounds-bayview-dancing-ladies-line <p></p><p><strong>Watch:</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jIPmQFHkjdo" width="420"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a wide street full of work spaces, lined with cars and no trees in sight is the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center. It’s the one building on the block where there’s constant activity. Laughter pours out of the cafeteria which for now has been turned into a dance floor.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:28 +0000 Leila Day 34819 at http://kalw.org Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Dancing with the ladies in line Dance Brigade's "Hemorrhage" despairs over local, global crises http://kalw.org/post/dance-brigades-hemorrhage-despairs-over-local-global-crises <div id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9172" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: HelveticaNeue, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; background-color: transparent;"><p><span class="yiv5112931123main" id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9171"><span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9170" style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p><span class="yiv5112931123main" id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9171"><span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9170" style="font-size: 14pt;">Angered by evictions, Google buses, NSA spying and "climate change"? Eric Jansen's guest on <strong><a href="http://www.outinthebay.org"><em>Out in the Bay</em></a>, 7pm Thursday on KALW</strong>, is Krissy Keefer, artistic director of San Francisco's all-women performance troupe <a href="http://www.dancebrigade.org">Dance Brigade</a>. The company's current production, </span></span><span class="yiv5112931123main" id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9176"><span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9175" style="font-size: 14pt;"><span class="yiv5112931123main" id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9188"><span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9187" style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="http://www.dancebrigade.org/performances/index.html"><span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9186" style="font-style: italic;">Hemorrhage: An Ablution of Hope &amp; Despair</span></a>, </span></span>uses the Mission District and its eviction epidemic as a backdrop to explore local, regional and world crises – global warming, war, genocide, attacks on women and on San Francisco’s cultural core.<a href="http://www.dancebrigade.org/performances/index.html"><span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9178" style="font-style: italic;"> Hemorrhag<em>e</em></span><em>: An Ablution of Hope &amp; Despair</em></a>, plays at <a href="http://dancemission.com">Dance Mission Theater</a> through February 8. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:20:50 +0000 Eric Jansen 38980 at http://kalw.org Dance Brigade's "Hemorrhage" despairs over local, global crises