About the Show:
The recent winner of two 2016 Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, including a Special Achievement Award marking the 25th anniversary of the company, Deborah Slater Dance Theater is a veteran member of the Bay Area’s arts community. At the last FURY Factory festival in 2014 the company presented a work-in-progress of Line of Beauty; DSDT returns this year with “the fourth chapter” in the series, Meditations on the Everyday. Drawing inspiration from poems by Jane Hirshfield, performed by Patricia Silver of Word for Word, this excerpt is studies of small moments, the poet remembering as she writes and her memories sometime taking issue with what she wants to remember. Original music by Albert Mathias, Lori B. and Fred Frith.
A new work, titled for the TIME BEING, addresses love over time, quantum physics, falling down and keeping going. Through collaboration, topical research and diverse StoryCorps stories, DSDT explores what sustains life through the inevitable shift from strength to nuance & experience. How do we endure loss, and how are we transfigured?
About the Company (from their website):
Created in 1989, Art of the Matter is the producing body for Deborah Slater Dance Theater (DSDT), and Studio 210. DSDT is a professional dance & theater company dedicated to production of evening-length works exploring timely social issues. Founded by Artistic Director/Choreographer Deborah Slater, DSDT has been touring more than two decades.
AOTM/DSDT celebrates Studio 210’s 33th year of continuous operation as a rehearsal and performance facility in San Francisco’s Mission District and Deborah Slater Dance Theater’s 24th year of existence.