Dances for Doing

Dances For Doing Live Performance SFDFF
Karla Quintero and Phoenicia Pettyjohn in Dances for Doing (2021) by Catherine Galasso

Live Performance + Screening

Catharine Clark Gallery, BOXBLUR, and the San Francisco Dance Film Festival present a new commissioned dance work by New York-based choreographer Catherine Galasso.

Galasso will present Dances for Doing, an original, site-specific dance featuring two distinct duets: one for longtime dancers and collaborators Karla Quintero and Phoenicia Pettyjohn, and another for dancers in training Galicia and Santiago Stack Lozano.

Galasso will employ the form of the duet to create intricate combinations of everyday gesture, resulting in otherworldly forms both familiar and strange that experiment with a range of scale, narrative, and architectural response.

Composer Catherine McRae creates a haunting original score using violin, cello, and kalimba that accompanies Galasso’s choreography.

Program includes “Finding Me,” a screening of short dance films. Discover how dance unleashes new possibilities for fluid self-expression. Moving through sexuality, gender, and family relations, these international shorts deftly explore how identities can constrain but also release.

Saturday, June 26 @ 8:pm. Tickets $40 (includes champagne toast)
Sunday, June 27 @8pm. Tickets $30