ANNOUNCING THE TWENTIETH YEAR CELEBRATION PROGRAM...........IN SAN FRANCISCO
LIVE, ONSTAGE: AMERICAN DANCE ICON
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
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