Quicksilver is thrilled to be in residence
at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center this fall.
Join us for several exciting events!
"Be A Choreographer For A Day"
Saturday, October 1st
Have you ever wondered how a dance is made, moment-to-moment in the studio? After a short introduction to choreographic ideas and tools, participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to direct one or more Quicksilver dancers in changing and developing a pre-set movement phrase and then share their creation with the whole group. Thus, unlike a typical choreography workshop in which participants create movement from scratch, this event will focus on directing dancers in space, time dynamics and imagery. All levels are welcome, especially those with little or no dance experience!
Saturday, November 5th
Quicksilver Dance invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy the…rehearsal process! We will run this rehearsal as faithfully as possible as if there were no audience, giving you a sneak peak into the daily workings of the company. We will also save time to run the whole piece as it exists at this point and then ask for audience feedback in a facilitated discussion. So you will both witness and be a part of our creative process!
Artist in Residence: Final Showing
Sunday, December 11th
Quicksilver Dance will share what the group has been working on throughout its Fall Residency at Shawl-Anderson, including a repertory piece performed at PushFest in September and a brand new dance born out of improvisational investigations into spatial relationships, timing and group dynamics. A facilitated dialogue afterwards will encourage audience members to share their thoughts and feedback.
Working with photographer Ganesh Ramachandran, a long-time Quicksilver Dance collaborator, Mariah has published a new children's book!
"Shining Lights" recounts the joys and anxieties of a young Bharata Natyam dancer's Arangetram. In the words of one Amazon reviewer: "Shining Lights" is simple yet powerful- it deftly captures the range of intense emotions that accompany any dedicated preparation and performance. I wish I had had such a book to read as a child growing up in the US.... I intend to share this book widely with my young dance students. (Check out more great reviews here!)
More info and purchasing at: www.shantiarts.co.
We now have a tax-deductible donation option!
Quicksilver Dance is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Quicksilver Dance must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Fractured Atlas has both online and check donation options. If you prefer giving online, please do so through our page on Fractured Atlas’ website: fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=10069.
If you prefer donating by check, the check should be made out to “Fractured Atlas,” and then mailed to:
454 60th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Thank you in advance for your support!
Interested in dance and peacebuilding?
Mariah is available to give lectures about using dance in peacebuilding, based on her thesis from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A successful guest lecture at Emerson College was described by the professor as "Fascinating, well-delivered and compelling because it brings out the hidden power of dance." Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
Want to commission a dance?
You can join in Quicksilver's creative process while supporting the dancers by commissioning a dance or a dance-on-film! We'll work closely with you to create a unique collaboration. The dance-on-film also makes a wonderful, memorable gift for anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Please enjoy our first dance-on-film, commissioned in 2012, and our second dance-on-film, commissioned in 2013; and contact us for more information.
Mariah Steele/Quicksilver Dance is a modern/contemporary dance company with roots in
New York City, based in Cambridge, MA from 2010–2015 and now in Oakland, CA, directed by
choreographer Mariah Steele. Using anthropological inquiry and artistic exploration, our dances
delve into contemporary and timeless issues to inspire reflection and imagination
and to spark new perspectives and cross-cultural dialogue.