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GALLERY

CURRENT PROJECTS

Performance
  • Group Repertory Theatre, Not Another Deaf Story, North Hollywood, August 2023

  • Dance Brigade, in rehearsal for Jan 2024 premiere

  • DIRT (Dance In Revolting Times) Festival, Abortion Monologues, April 2023 

  • Dance Brigade, Hemorrhage, outdoor performances, October 2020

  • Dance Brigade, The Butterfly Effect, a show about the Climate Crisis, San Francisco, January/February 2020

  • Dance Brigade, Adelante, Herbst Theater, San Francisco, November 2019

  • Dance Brigade, repertory, ongoing performances

  • Maikaze Taiko, repertory, ongoing performances        

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Choreography

  • Herstory: Composed/Choreographed Grrrl Brigade and youth program pieces, Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, April, 2023 

  • The Revolutionary Nutcracker Sweetie: Composed/Choreographed two Grrrl Brigade pieces, Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, December 2022

  • Under the Influence: Currently in workshop development, a piece about connection and disconnection, humanity and the loss thereof. Looking at our literal ‘glue’ to devices and the physical, psychological, emotional, social toll this paradigm shift has on our beings. Considering technology vs heart. Looking at plastics, both tangible and metaphorical. Contemplating what we worship. Investigating the slippery slope toward sleepwalking as a way of life, and the impact of all things that can influence us in this state of being. A couple of studies on just some of these themes were performed at Finnish Hall Salon in 2018. A work-in-progress.

  • The Wall (working title): Walls. Doors. Keys. Ladders. Objects of the external world and the internal world. Kinesthetic, textural, sensate, evocative. Aiming to collaborate with photographer/filmmaker, lightscape and soundscape artists. A work-in-progress.

  • Adios, Barbie’s inspiration is drawn from a book of essays on body image and identity. In this dance/theater piece, a young woman who has succumbed to societal pressures to conform to the Barbie ideal begins to break down and discover and unveil her inner strength, beauty and freedom. The initial manifestation of this work was created for the Women on the Way Festival many years ago. I am working on reviving this piece, with considerable changes.                                                                                       ​                                                                                         

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   Teaching

        Dancer as Artist, Artist as Human: Zoom In, Zoom Out 

 

Art is within the artist. Creative intelligence comes from within. Each dancer has a unique artist’s voice that as a teacher I seek to nourish and help bring forth. At the same time, we are artists in a context: that of relationship not only to self but to our environment, planet and all our relations as well. The courses and workshops I teach seek to bring out the Artist in the Dancer and the Human in the Artist.

Current Teaching:

  • Dance Brigade/Dance Mission Theater, Grrrl Brigade and Youth Program, Taiko and Movement, ages 7-18, classes and performance pieces, 2013-present

  • Dance Mission Summer Camp, Grrrl Brigade Intensive and Retreat, Modern Dance, Taiko, Art and Social justice Projects, Summer 2020-present

  • Alonzo King Lines Ballet School, Improvisation/Composition, Contemporary/Floorwork ages 11-24

  • Maikaze Daiko, Absolute Beginning Taiko and Advanced Beginning Taiko class, Ages 12-Adult

  • Dance Mission Youth Pod, Schoolwork, Taiko, Dance, Art and Social Justice Projects, 2020-2021

  • Public Adult Workshops, San Francisco Dance Center and other

SEE MORE for Class, Workshop and Course offerings

   Books

      "Hopes High: A Covid-19 Youth Anthology" edited by Valentina Klawonn and Deb'e Taylor, 2020

       -stories, poems, graphic novels, with original artwork by the youth authors and Deb'e Taylor

        https://www.blurb.com/b/10280672-hopes-high

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