"[EmSpace Dance] demonstrated the sublimely heady heights to which contemporary dance can raise one’s spirits."

— Christopher Correa, Dance View Times

EmSpace Dance presents

A Hand in Desire
A dance-theater remix of A Streetcar Named Desire

Directed by Erin Mei-Ling Stuart and Wolfgang Lancelot Wachalovsky

Buy tickets January 14-29, 2011
ADDED SHOW: Sunday Jan 30 at 3:30pm

In A Hand in Desire, EmSpace Dance riffs on the themes and images in A Streetcar Named Desire, and considers what it means to take on an iconic piece of theater.

The format of the show is inspired by the poker games that recur in the play - there are 52 scenes of various lengths, each associated with a card. A game of hearts determines which scenes will be played, thus every performance will be unique. But all promise to deliver a heady mixture of words, dance, live music, and a little high drama.

Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
January 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
Sunday at 3:30pm - January 30

Viracocha (998 Valencia St @ 21st, San Francisco)

$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Capacity is limited for this intimate show
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A Hand in Desire is co-directed by Erin Mei-Ling Stuart and Wolfgang Lancelot Wachalovsky and choreographed by Erin Mei-Ling Stuart in collaboration with the cast. Live original music will be performed by Joshua Pollock and Chris Broderick. The multitalented performers are Natalie Greene, Peter Griggs, Kegan Marling, Rowena Richie, and Christopher W. White. Our production team includes Darl Andrew Packard (lighting designer) and Heather Robinson (stage manager).

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What the press is saying about A Hand in Desire:

Beyond Stella: EmSpace Dance reinvents a Streetcar Named Desire

A Reshuffling of Williams' 'Desire' - SF Examiner

Tennessee Williams inspires EmSpace Production - SF Arts Monthly (click the link at the bottom of the pink sidebar)

A Hand in Desire was created with the generous support of:

CA$H, a grants program of Theatre Bay Area, in partnership with Dancers' Group
Zellerbach Family Foundation
Thomas Boyles
Cynthia & Dennis Stuart
Marianne Wachalovsky
Michael Rimar
Lydia Daniller
Stephen Pelton
Claudia Shiuh Langone
Erika Chong Shuch
Michelle Ianiro
Tania Boster
Meagan Cignoli
PF Dumanis
Hubert Ho