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Feb252013

the twentieth year


EXCLUSIVE!

 

ANNOUNCING THE TWENTIETH YEAR CELEBRATION PROGRAM...........IN SAN FRANCISCO

 

LIVE, ONSTAGE: AMERICAN DANCE ICON

EDWARD VILLELLA

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014

in conversation with SARAH KAUFMAN

Pulitzer Prize Dance writer, Washington Post

 

early subscription reservations available in May!

 

and, stay tuned!

coming to Words On Dance live...... Evelyn Cisneros, Val Caniparoli, Heather Watts, and Dennis Nahat

 

 

CELEBRATE THE TWENTIETH YEAR OF WORDS ON DANCE...

Fall, 1994... six friends gather in a living room to explore a project for dancers to talk about the course of their life in dance with a live audience. A few months later, following the debut of his new company at The Joyce Theatre in New York, Michael Smuin launches Words On Dance at New Performance Gallery, now known as ODC Theatre!

WORDS ON DANCE subsequently welcomed Violette Verdy, in conversation with Mikko Nissenen to the stage at Yerba Buena Forum, followed in 1996 by Edward Villella. In 1998, Maria Tallchief graced the stage of Yerba Buena Theatre, garnering an audience of 600 people! The success and growth of these programs symbolize that the creative intelligence of dance artists will serve generations of dancers and audiences for years to come. Each WORDS ON DANCE passes forward a valuable story. From Michael to Violette, Villella to Tallchief, Mark Morris, Helgi Tomasson, Cynthia Gregory, Peter Martins, Rita Moreno, Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley and numerous others, it has been a privilege to share this journey with our audience.

 

At this 20 year juncture, it is incumbent upon WORDS ON DANCE to maintain access to these authentic documentations that have been intrusted to us. We look forward to fullfilling the next chapter of our work, and realize platforms to make the footage of the twenty year collection available to you. 

 

 


 

 

The Jerome Robbins Foundation

The John and Lisa Pritzker Family Fund

Fleishhacker Foundation

 

Screening Hosts

Nordin and Donna Blacker  Brian and Rene Hollins   Randall and Kristine Schwabacher

Edwin Waite and Davidson Bidwell    Elizabeth Price

 


 

proud recipient of

2012 Isadora Duncan Award for Sustained Acheivement

 

DEBORAH M. KAUFMAN, PRODUCER

JASON E. BRITTON, GENERAL MANAGER

ALEX RENEFF - OLSON, MEDIA DIRECTOR

GRACE PAXTON GIBSON, PROGRAM MANAGER