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Natalie Greene, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart and Eric Garcia identified that their performance practices push against the binary that exists between dance and theater. We are each making collaborative, interdisciplinary work, no matter what we call it (devised theater, dance theater, etc.). Instead of trying to define the difference between the two genres, we found it more valuable to tap directly into our own artistic identities and interrogate the binary that asks us to choose.
Co-Director Eric Garcia is a choreographer-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. He is given 4 months to collaboratively create work with the year-round students. The final showings will take place April 19-21, 2017.
Directors Kat Cole and Eric Garcia are being nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for BECKON (December 4-13, 2016 at NOHspace). The Izzie Award Ceremony will take place March 27, 2017 at Brava Theater Center in San Francisco.
Co-Director Eric Garcia received a 2017 CHIME Award. He will be working alongside Nol Simonse, Jenny Stulberg, and Lauren Simpson with mentor Margaret Jenkins over the course of the year.
Each August, Stance on Dance asks dance artists at different points in their careers what “making it” means to them. Co-Director Eric Garcia redefines "making it" in dance as a balance between vertical aspiration and horizontal exploration.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: December 15, 2016
TDFF prioritizes films that upset the trend, stretch into new territory, challenge dominant narratives, and most importantly -- embrace brevity. We encourage queers and people of color to submit.
This episode, Eric Garcia talks about his drag performances and keeping a gritty low budget drag show in a changing San Francisco. We discuss his performance company, Detour Dance and their evolving mission and maturing body of work. We also talk about his work for Sean Dorsey, an acclaimed dancer and head of Fresh Meat Productions, a company devoted to transgender and queer arts. Finally, we get into identity and how Eric is using dance to explore himself as a person of color and as a gay man.
Co-Director Kat Cole compiles a few tips on how to be an emerging self-producing artist. InDance is a monthly publication by Dancers' Group.