A longing for the cool breath of the upper air (2009)
Choreographed for Huckabay McAllister Dance, this sweet little duet is about a penguin who dreams of flying.
2 dancers / 4 minutes
06 is a dance theater piece created for the 100th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. It was created in collaboration with poet Judy Halebsky.
5 dancers / 15 minutes
Intimate Details (2006)
Intimate Details delves into the chaotic relationships among four people as they struggle through a thorny emotional landscape. This evening-length piece combines works from the EmSpace repertory and several orignal dances. Four EmSpace Dancers were joined by 2 teenage and 2 adult community members.
8 performers / 55 minutes
New Monster Avenue (2005)
New Monster Avenue treks deeper into the emotional landscape created in Songs For You by revealing the same characters at an earlier point in their lives. Featuring more music by The Mountain Goats, including a brand new song written for the piece, New Monster Avenue delves into the nuances of these intense characters and relationships.
6 dancers / 12 minutes
Line Dry (2002)
A portrait of a small community in which everyone knows about everybody else's dirty laundry. Movement for Line Dry was created by the dancers around the ideas of gossip and covert relationships, and set against a background of traditional women's work. Line Dry is performed to music by San Francisco band Virginia Dare.
7 dancers / 12 minutes
Between Floors #1 and #2 (2002)
The Between Floors series has begun with these two dances. In #1, a trio of very different women are trapped in an elevator. #2 (also in an elevator) is an encounter between a society matron and a raver chick.
3 dancers / 3 minutes and 2 dancers / 3 minutes
A Certain Age (2001)
A tightly choreographed dance about friendships of convenience in three different stages of life, from old rivals at the opera house, to a bridge club for bored housewives, to a gang of neighborhood kids on a snowy day. Set to the Double Concerto in D minor by J.S. Bach.
12 dancers / 15 minutes
And Everything Nice (2000)
A dance about the intricate social lives of teenage girls. And Everything Nice uses costumes that literally bind the dancers to one another, making visible the social fabric that ties them together. Inspired by the unforgettable experience of high school, And Everything Nice reminds us of the perks and pains of being in the in-crowd, the joys of having a best friend, and the feeling of being on the outside looking in.
7 dancers / 20 minutes
A series of three duets portraying the interlocking relationships between four people, including a romantic relationship turned bitter, a supportive friendship, and a flirtation.