Tuesday
Apr292014

JOIN US FOR THE 23rd SEASON

COMING THIS FALL 

 
September   Words on Dance at Catharine Clark Gallery, Beyond the Proscenium

October   Edward Villella, live conversation, Artistry Meets Athleticism

SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 6:00 PM
Chris Hellman Center for Dance, San Francisco Ballet 

EDWARD VILLELLA

American Dance Icon

live conversation, and film 

Artistry Meets Athleticism

with

DOUGLAS WEBSTER, Artistic Director, Ice Dance International

JUDY BLUMBERG, U.S. Figure Skating Champion (1981-85), World Bronze Medalist, (1983-85)

A unique Words On Dance conversation with renowned artists in ballet and figure skating, educating and entertaining audiences about the rise of ice dance to a internationally recognized art form, elevating sport to art. 

$20
CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS

EDWARD VILLELLA MASTER CLASS, 2:00 PM, $40  Limited seating for observation

HONORARY HOST COMMITTEE 
Dick Button, Brian Boitano, Dorothy Hamill, Emily Hughes, and Kristi Yamaguchi

HONORARY PRODUCER 
Kimberly Marie Olivier

a dancer is "an athlete of God"......Martha Graham

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14  AT 6:00 PM

WORDS ON DANCE COLLECTION 

 FALL BENEFIT EVENING

CELEBRATE EDWARD VILLELLA'S 80TH BIRTHDAY

Cocktail Party, Private Residence 
Reservations at link above

HOST SPONSORS 

Patricia Lawton

Mary Heylin and Timothy Marten, MD, 

Parisa Ghezelbash and Dr. Charles O'Connor

FALL SEASON SPONSORS 

Jan and Bob Newman, Anne and Michelle Shonk, and Marc Sinykin and Kevin Osinski,

Joan and John Hull, The Parsonage

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Ice Dance International, in performance
The Redwood Empire Ice Arena, Santa Rosa
www.icedanceinternational.org

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12  AT 6:00 PM

WORDS ON DANCE AT CATHARINE CLARK GALLERY 
BEYOND THE PROSCENIUM

Margaret Jenkins, Julia Adam, Amie Dowling, Kristine Elliott,
Weston Krukow, My-Linh Le, and Damian Smith.
Conversation and film.

As quoted by Lin Manuel Miranda, “the ability of words to make a difference," gives reason, and resonates the notion of why Words On Dance was created.  What happens beyond the stage, and theater? How do dancers relate, and react to life transitions? With a performance life often constrained by the proscenium, the boundaries of time and space are restricted. Beyond the Proscenium offers dancers and observers a new, and unique understanding of the art form in an expanded field.

Reservations $75
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Producer: Catharine Clark Gallery

Cultural Partners: 500cappstreet.org

Words On Dance 2016 season made possible with the generous support of:
The George Balanchine Foundation, Lead Support
Barbara Horgan
The Jerome Robbins Foundation
The Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trust
Harriet Barbanell
Stanlee Gatti
Meg Ray, Miette Confiserie
Eric and Emily Hays, Chateau Davell
Mary Heylin and Timothy Marten, MD
Richard Barker
Meryl Rosofsky and Stuart H. Coleman
Rachel and Dr. Larry Norton
Shelby and Frederick Gans
Liz and Robb Meyer
Pauline and David Soffa
Niko and Steven Mayer
Ann and Michele Shonk
Kathleen Scutchfield
Catherine and Mark Slavonia
Sharon and Robert Yoerg
Susan Van Wagner
Catherine Clark
Judith M. Hoffman
Howard S. Paley

The Words On Dance Collection is an incomparable series of documented stories, comprised of over two decades of conversations filmed live, onstage, with legendary dance artists. Celebrated artists have entrusted Words On Dance with rare dance footage, and creative intelligence that represent a concordance of stories about dance training, national and international companies, choreographers and ballets, musical scores, and offstage transitions. The ongoing mission of Words On Dance is to continue to remaster the filmed inventory of conversation and performance footage, for placement in cultural repositories, and other accessible platforms.

My name is Lisa Rinehart and I had the very good fortune to dance with American Ballet Theatre from 1976 to 1986. It was a time of challenges, rewards, frustrations and a lot of fun, but after ten years it was time to move on. 
The next couple of decades were packed with college, kids, more college, and eventually, writing about dance for danceviewtimes.com and Dance Magazine. But at 52, in a possible moment of insanity, I became a student again at City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, and amazingly, fell for visual storytelling almost as hard as I’d fallen for dance so many years before. I am now a freelance video journalist working on a wide variety of stories, but stories about dance and dancers are closest to my heart.