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Dancers' Group

San Francisco, CA         

Dancers’ Group promotes the visibility and viability of dance.


As an artist-run, artist-centered organization, Dancers’ Group designs its programs and services to meet the varying needs of artists as they create and produce new work.


We serve San Francisco Bay Area artists, the dance community and audiences through programs and services that are as collaborative and innovative as the creative process itself.


Dancers’ Group’s ONSITE program commissions artists to create large-scale, site-specific dance performances, that we present free-of-charge to the public in highly visible locations throughout San Francisco.


The next ONSITE commission will be with choreographer and inkBoat director Shinichi Iova-Koga on the creation of a site-specific dance performance that honors iconic Bay Area choreographer Anna Halprin. To premiere when Ms. Halprin turns 95 years old, 95 Rituals, will wrestle with both structural and conceptual issues germane to referencing, departing from, and paying homage to an artist whose body of work spans a seven-decade period of time during which there have been monumental cultural and societal shifts. The work will premiere June-July, 2015.

He Moved Swiftly…

Excerpt of “He Moved Swiftly but Gently Down the Not Too Crowded Street: Ed Mock and Other True Tales of a City that Once Was” presented and commissioned as part of Dancers’ Group’s ONSITE program in June, 2012. Performances took place throughout SF over 12 sites and 5 hours. This excerpt, from a section entitled “Room Full of Black Men” was performed at Salle Pianos, SF.

Director: Amara Tabor-Smith
Co-Director: Ellen Sebastian Chang
Music Director: Dr. Anthony Brown

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Niagara Falling

Excerpts of “Niagara Falling,” presented and commissioned as part of Dancers’ Group’s ONSITE program in September, 2012. Performances took place on the wall of the Renoir Hotel, at the corner of Market & 7th Streets, San Francisco.

Choreography and Direction: Jo Kreiter
Original Music: Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi
Performance: Jennifer Chien, Caity Beard, Sandia Langlois, SAM Luckey, Michelle Wong and Marina Fukushima
Film: David Hodge and Hi-Jin Hodge
Lighting: Matthew Antaky
Rigging: Karl Gillick

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Love Everywhere

Excerpts of “Love Everywhere,” presented and commissioned as part of Dancers’ Group’s ONSITE program in February, 2010. Performances took place at San Francisco City Hall (shown), with excerpts at Glide Memorial Church, SF.

Directed and Choreographed by Erika Chong Shuch
Music Direction and Orchestra Conducting by David Moschler
Video by Mission Pictures

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