12 Dec 2018

Performers explore unity in grief

Standing stage left, five dancers in somber shades of blue came together in a warm embrace before stepping on stage. The energy within that circle perfectly encompasses choreographer Paige Carlson-Scardino’s

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11 Apr 2018

Student choreographer debuts showcase

The University Dance Theater show, “Mortals and Angels,” is a modern dance showcase choreographed by faculty and students of the company. The program consists of eight different performances, but on

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03 Dec 2017

Broadway veteran revitalizes students with skating influenced choreography

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

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15 Nov 2017

New Moves: Flux, strapped for time

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

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23 Oct 2017

Art, dance and food fill Filipino festival

On Friday night San Franciscans gathered in the South of Market District to enjoy the Filipino Night Market Festival, which is a monthly ongoing festival that showcases art, music and

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11 Sep 2017

Alumna returns to create Expressions

“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

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04 Sep 2017

Dancers audition for New Moves

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

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29 Mar 2017

“The Future is Female”: SF State joins nation in showcasing women’s work

The SF StateSchool of Theatre and Dance sponsored a two-day festival this week to celebrate women and the future of women as part of the national showcase. Dance performances and

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08 Mar 2017

Epoch: Where thought meets movement

The School of Theatre and Dance showcased an originally choreographed performance that depicts feelings about current events in the United States. The show, titled “Epoch,” symbolizes a distinctive period in

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16 Dec 2016

Student choreographers share their creative vision

Three students from the School of Theatre and Dance share the personal experiences and interests that inspire their creativity. After three months of weekly rehearsals, their choreography is presented in

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18 May 2016

Aerial dance performance brings SF State labor archives alive

Flyaway Productions, a Bay Area dance company, was commissioned by the Labor Archives and Research Center to create an aerial site-specific performance, choreographed by Jo Kreiter, to promote the 30th

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02 May 2016

Aerial dance celebrates 30th anniversary of Labor Archives and Research Center

Students stopped in their tracks, eyes fixated upward on the harnessed dancers cascading down the outside of J. Paul Leonard Library. The dancers moved as one with vintage dresses as

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03 Mar 2016

Ribbon cutting celebrates new dance studio

The dance department welcomed a new dance studio Wednesday with an invite-only ribbon cutting ceremony. “I couldn’t be happier (about the new studio),” department Chair Todd Roehrman said. “It’s a

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01 Mar 2016

SF State’s Hip Hop State of Mind aims to educate

[slideshow_deploy id=’70929′] Students huddled around on Monday during an event held by the student organization Hip Hop State of Mind along with a Bay Area Grassroots organization, HipHopForChange, Inc. Break-dancers

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05 Feb 2016

Photo Story: Student finds balance in life through dance

Maintaining a healthy balance among schoolwork and homework, a job, personal time and a social life is struggle many face. For student dancer Madelin Braun, balance has a deeper meaning. “Figuring

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