2018 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS + EVENTS
tiny little get down
Need to let off a little steam? tinypistol's Maurya Kerr and little seismic dance company's Katie Faulkner invite you to the first tiny little get down of the new year. Founded in 2017, the tiny little get down is a dance party for people who love to dance and don't want to have to go to a club and look cool doing it. If you're feeling undone by our state of the union and need a cathartic space that affirms the power of the collective, come sweat, shake, get down, and revel in this subversively joyful dance event designed for all bodies.
January 25, 2019 | CounterPulse | San Francisco | $5 Suggested Donation at the Door
Premiering February 14-16, little seismic presents its first evening-length work, Divining, at ODC Theater in San Francisco.
Divining, refers to those ritualistic practices that combine intuition, magic, communion, culture, and, more often than not, the sensations of the body, to seek answers, belonging, and comfort. The intensely disorienting experience of living in this fractured global moment finds many of us digging deep to make meaning and find solace. Our work with this idea has been spacious, spanning a number of inquiries: What states of being, of powerlessness, loss, or hope, compel us to ritualize behavior? How does magic help us cope? How is it that the feeling of knowing can inspire both ecstasy and a hardening of mind? And, what do our bodies know about all of this?
Created in collaboration with dancers Alex Carrington, Chinchin Hsu, Tara McArthur, and Suzette Sagisi as well as composer/sound designer, Ben Juodvalkis, and lighting designer, Allen Willner.
February 14-16, 2019 | 8:00PM | ODC Theater
Take a sneak peek into the rehearsal process for Divining below:
tiny little get down
Join us for our first ever WEEKEND EDITION of the tiny little get down as part of this year's Walking Distance Dance Festival at ODC. After a night of world class dance performances across the ODC campus, stick around for a carefree, come-as-you are, wild and raucous dance party hosted by tinypistol's Maurya Kerr and little seismic dance company's Katie Faulkner. $5 suggested donation at the door or FREE with your Walking Distance Dance Festival (WWDF) Ticket Stub. Location: ODC's Studio B | 351 Shotwell Street
Saturday, May 19 | 9:00-11:00PM
SALT DANCE FEST
Katie Faulkner is thrilled to be teaching in this year's Salt Dance Fest at the University of Utah, June 4-15. Salt Dance Fest, unique among dance festivals in the western United States, is committed to the exploration of the creative process in addition to contemporary technique and repertory work. With participants from around the country and the world, the workshop highlights and investigates the creative process and is designed to be a laboratory that nurtures and supports experimentation, exploration, curiosity, collaboration and the development of innovative choreography, artistry and thought. Other faculty include Wally Cardona, Omar Carrum, Scotty Hardwig, Eric Handman and Pablo Piantino. REGISTER HERE.
June 4-15, 2018 | University of Utah | School of Dance
DANCING ALONE: A SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Katie Faulkner brings back her solo choreography workshop at ODC designed for anyone interested in practicing making dances. Designed to meet all level of dance-maker, participants will be encouraged to reflect on their current interests, instincts, habits, and curiosities and will be guided through processes for generating material that feel specific to personal goals. Rich and varied opportunities for reflection and feedback will be woven throughout the process as will approaches to intuitive working that are playful, messy, rigorous and specific. The week's experience will culminate in an informal showing during the final workshop day.
Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22 | 12:30 - 4:00 PM | ODC
$250 Full Workshop
Registration (you must scroll to the dates listed to find the workshop): https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp
ODC Theater Unplugged
little seismic is thrilled to be participating in ODC Theater Unplugged, a recurring platform offering a rare and candid look into the creative process. For this edition, little seismic dance company shares early investigations for their first evening-length dance work currently titled, Divining, set to premiere in February 2019 at ODC Theater. Divining, conceived as a feminist, body-centered research project, will pursue physical responses to questions of gut sense: intuition, divinity, witching, prophesy, and the role of these phenomena in imagining a just and livable future.
Thursday, August 2nd | 8:00PM
ODC Theater | San Francisco