Meg Anderson (www.kineticdust.com) is a multidisciplinary artist who combines original dance and music compositions. Her work draws from an eclectic training in classical choral music, African drumming, physical theater and dance. A recent transplant from Chicago, she is honored to be making work among the brilliant and wacky artists of the Bay Area. Tonight’s performance will most likely be groovy and hip-hoppy and modern and expressive and wild. The theme: The humor of trying to capture identity—riffing off of Alan Watts’s idea that we are all just God playing hide and seek with itself.
Krista DeNio (www.kristadenio.com) is an interdisciplinary choreographer, director, performer, writer and educator, committed to developing new forms of performance work and evolving interdisciplinary thinking and creation between the fields of dance and theater, among many others. Recently a lecturer with UC Berkeley's Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, Krista teaches Contact Improvisation throughout the Bay Area, is a member of the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium, a founder/curator/co-producer of the E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency (2010-14), and former executive artistic director of Earthdance (2009-13). She received her MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University.
Katarina Eriksson has been involved with improvisational dance since 1989, collaborating with artists, such as Julyen Hamilton, Ray Chung, Cathie Caraker, and as a member and co-founder of Swedish improvisation ensemble Floke. She teaches Contact Improvisation and other improvisational forms in Europe and the US. Katarina co-founded Moment’s Notice in the year 2000, and she has co-curated it ever since. Find our more at:
Rosemary Hannon (www.rosemaryhannon.com) is a dancer who makes performances about fear, femininity, perseverance, time, old stories, ordinary/enactive perception, and bodies. She creates contexts/constraints to investigate real feelings during entertainments. And she is co-producer and co-curator of Moment’s Notice.
Julie Oak’s mother shipped her off to mime camp when she was 16. She’s been off and running with movement-theater ever since—from street theater to serious boogying to creating her own shows. Julie brings life experience to the stage, improvising in the moment, playing characters, or writing original scripts. As a teacher, Julie originated “RealPlay” transformative expression and improv art— leading her own private classes and guest teaching for festivals, universities and private groups for over twenty years. She is based in Santa Cruz, CA. More info is at www.RealPlayis.Us.
Miriam Wolodarski directs, performs, and teaches (improvisation, contact, composition, and physical theater) in the SF Bay Area and beyond. She holds an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University, a BS in Political Science from Uppsala Universitet, and a banana in her left hand. She believes in dance and performance as a contemplative practice for both creator and observer. She makes her own work and dancing for Scott Wells & Dancers. For more, see www.senseobject.com.