A TOWN HALL: American Dance Recon/SF

San Francisco, CA

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Join Dancers’ Group and American Dance Abroad for a town hall discussion with 10 international dance presenters and producers participating in the San Francisco edition of American Dance Recon.

Panel with Q&A: 6-7:30pm
Reception: 7:30-8pm 

In this town hall, San Francisco Bay Area dance makers can learn about participants' work and curatorial styles, and trends in dance abroad, from Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Made possible with lead support from the Kenneth Rainin and William and Flora Hewett Foundations and San Francisco Travel, American Dance Recon/SF will take place from Thurs, November 7- Tues, November 12, 2013. The distinguished group of dance programmers will be in San Francisco to better understand our local dance artists and companies and will be meeting artists and attending performances that will be taking place—as part of regular seasons and in studio/rehearsal settings— during the five days they are here.

This unique gathering of international presenters allows them to connect with American dance and/or to use it as reconnaissance to better appreciate the diversity of American dance and specifically dance being made in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This event is made possible in part by the support of ODC Theater.


NOTE: The parking lot adjacent to ODC has limited availability. Please allow extra time to find street parking.

Featured International Dance Presenters and Producers:

György Szabó , Managing Director, Trafó - House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Claudia Urdaneta, Director Ejecutiva, Festival International de Teatro de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela

Alejandro Jiménez de la Cuesta, Director General, Eje7, Mexico City, Mexico

Celso Curi, Director of Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo, Brazil.

Wesley Kawaai, Director of OFF Cultural Productions, São Paulo, Brazil

LEE Jong-ho, Seoul Section of the Int'l Dance Council CID-UNESCO, Seoul, South Korea

Edyta Kozak,Artistic Director, Fundcja Cialo/Umysl (Body/Mind Foundation), Warsaw, Poland

Anamarta de Pizarro,Executive Director, Festival de Teatro, Bogota, Colombia

Belinda Tang, Project Manager, Dance Department, National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China

American Dance Abroad launched in July 2011 as a program to expand opportunities for equitable cultural engagement between American dance artists/companies and their international counterparts. American Dance Abroad's mission is to expand international visibility for American dance by creating opportunities upon which longer-term, mutually beneficial relationships can be built. Major support for American Dance Abroad's projects is provided by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Fund for National Projects. americandanceabroad.org