In creative arts, talent alone is rarely enough to achieve success. With any heralded dancer, actor or musician, there’s always a grinding component of hard work that constantly bubbles beneath the surface. Mark Davis, an assistant professor in musical theatre and studio voice, knows this
Rushing on stage with music and the sound of water in the background, the first dancers of the last performance of New Moves: Flux took the stage a month earlier than in years past.
New Moves usually premieres in December, but Ray Tadio, teacher of
“I am very emotionally Japanese; the events make me feel something. All of my choreography is emotionally-based and that comes out,” Ayana Yonesaka said. “Each dance is specifically inspired.”
The colorful wall hanging swayed as the dancers ran past. The soft sound of rain played
Students sweat as they danced across the floor during the auditions for the New Moves show, a modern dance performance created by students at SF State premiering this November.
Auditioners danced for an hour. This is what they came for - to perform. If chosen,
Outfitted in a matching black lingerie set with blue-laced trimmings, elbow-length gloves and knee-high platform boots, business major and go-go dancer Mel Green shimmied the night away underneath the dazzling lights at City Night's weekly Electro Pop Rocks party.
Green began dancing in 2012 after she was scouted by a representative from
On a glowing TV set in a quiet living room in Gothenburg, Sweden, an MC dressed in a black turtleneck and trench coat strutted across the screen. A small, 10-year-old girl sat transfixed as the MC bounced to the rhythm of the synthesizers before staring the camera down with
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="600"] Jonathan Martin, a member of the Capoeria club at SF State practices a technique in San Francisco, CA, on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 (Alex Kofman / Xpress)[/caption]
Cries of "bananeira," "amazonas" and other Portuguese terms coalesced with traditional Brazilian instrumentals as members of
Absinthe Green, a dramatic production teeming with mystery, obsession and gunplay, will open the Fringe Goes Long series Sept. 25.
Fringe Goes Long, SF State's annual series of full-length, one-act plays, features student compositions. Fringe is an instructional program that began in 1994 and grants student writers the opportunity to
San Francisco is known for many things: fog, the Golden Gate Bridge, fog, cable cars— did we mention fog? It's also known for its plethora of diverse bars and restaurants. For a city that doesn't even measure 50 square miles, it packs in a lot of
Donned in gruesome face masks, members of SF State's dance company's writhed about the stage in a nightmarish dance of demons inspired from ancient Japanese folklore.
The company's upcoming dance piece, "Kijo," is just one of the many multicultural works featured in this year's University Dance Theater concert "Return and Renew."
The annual spring concert
The dancer raised one arm and held it in the air to meet the pinch of sunlight creeping through the window. The slow piano music resonated out of the speakers, but it did not move her, she moved on her own terms. Her contoured muscles were redefined with each new line, using her wheelchair as
The dancers of Talija Art Co., clothed in brightly colored traditional dress, treated SF State to folk dances originating from the Balkan region for their first-ever San Francisco performance.
Having just arrived from Las Vegas the day before, the dance group, composed of 22 dancers and