Deborah Slater, a choreographer in San Francisco and the organizer of Studio 210, a performance, rehearsal, and residency space, shares the history of the studio and how it has served as an incubator for myriad creative endeavors for more than four decades.
Evie Ladin, a body music choreographer based in the Bay Area, describes the impetus behind her piece “Water in the Kettle,” which combines Afrodiasporic polyrhythms with Appalachian folk singing to illuminate the struggles of modern women.
Risa Jaroslow, a choreographer based in the Bay Area, discusses how her upcoming piece “Talking Circle” imagines a turning point in the life of a small community, as well as how her interest evolved to include nontrained performers in her choreography.
Dr. Yashoda Thakore, a Kuchipudi dancer and scholar in India, researches the Kalavantulu, the women temple dancers from Telugu-speaking areas. She describes their historical significance and why she is trying to erase the stigma around them through education.