In her tower
Daria Kaufman presents "In her tower," an evening of dance theater exploring psycho-physical boundaries and female persona, at the Joe Goode Annex, June 27-28, 2014. This show marks Kaufman's last presentation in the Bay Area before moving to Europe in the Fall to continue her dance career.
"In her tower" features two premieres: an ensemble piece of the same name, and a solo performed by Kaufman titled "Restless Myth." In the works, Kaufman deconstructs the feminine with a mixture of raw and nuanced movement, wit and subversion. Against Cathy Berberian's operatic, extended vocals, "In her tower" evokes calmness and unease, glamour and hysteria. Relationships intertwine amidst an atmosphere of tension and pregnant voids. "Restless Myth" - set to a brassy, jarring, polyphonic score by local composer Ken Ueno - pushes the limits of musicality and confronts dance tropes with equal parts irony and sincerity. Kaufman will also perform audience favorite, "Product," a witty take on women in marketing, which premiered in 2013 to great acclaim. The show features performers Bianca Brzezinski, Rebecca Chun, Aura Fischbeck, and Karla Quintero, with lighting design by Dave Robertson.
" 'Product' is Daria Kaufman's elegantly crafted pitch for the dirty truths about women and the marketplace. Its dry and brainy humor is a howl." - Ann Murphy, dance critic, Bay Area News Group.
Daria Kaufman is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers' Group. This work is supported by Shawl-Anderson Dance Center.
About the choreographer:
Daria Kaufman creates multi-layered dance theater that both absorbs and provokes audiences. Since receiving her M.F.A. in Dance from Mills College in 2008, her work has been presented throughout the San Francisco Bay Area at venues including ODC Theater, NOHspace, the Garage Artspace, Shotwell Studios, Mills College, LEVYstudio, Foundry Nights, and on KQED Spark TV. Her premiere dance film, "Forge," has screened at the Roxie Theater in SF, KILL ALL Festivals in Portland (Oregon), and was an official selection at the Tiny Dance Film Festival 2013.
In 2012, Kaufman received the award of "Best Dancer - Female Duet" from BayAreaDanceWatch for "ARTI ULATE," her collaboration with dancer Bianca Brzezinski and composer Richard Warp. Her work has been supported by the Zellerbach Family Foundation, as well as numerous individual donors. In addition, she has been granted Artist-in-Residencies at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, the Foundry, the Milkbar, and the Subterranean Arthouse. Kaufman currently dances for Alma Esperanza Cunningham Movement, and she has had the pleasure of working with Deborah Karp Dance Projects, Erin Malley, Aura Fischbeck Dance, The Thick Rich Ones, Jose Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama (NAKA Dance Theater), Amy Lewis, and John Jasperse.
Joe Goode Annex
401 Alabama St (near 17th)
San Francisco, CA 94110
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