Talli Jackson, Sam Stone and Bianca Cabrera present three new works.
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A Solo, Not a Slipshod, Selfless Sacrifice.
Invade, Decorate, Worship, Destroy.
Tamed by Bianca Cabrera
Caught by Sam Stone

Subjectively Real.
Ambiguous Honesty.
An Unending Process
of Renegotiated Agreements
Choreography and Performance by Talli Jackson

Just in Time, Unstoppable.
What We Leave Behind
Is What Goes On.
Performance by Jose Abad, Clarissa Dyas, Emily Hansel, Helen Wicks
Choreography by Talli Jackson

This show may contain full or partial nudity

Driven by the bias Bacchus before Buddha, Bianca Cabrera’s work is informed by a vibrant amalgamation of baton twirling, go-go dancing, cabaret, camp and burlesque as well as her professional contemporary dance education. Cabrera received early training at the Chicago Academy for the Arts and later studied at the Alvin Ailey School, the Martha Graham Center and Point Park College, before receiving her BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts. Her performance career includes work with many celebrated dance artists and companies, most notably Amii LeGendre, Kristen Tsiastios, Kim Epifano, LevyDance, Erika Tsimbrovsky/AvyK, The Fossettes and Sonya Smith. Bianca spent a decade as a company member of KT Niehoff’s Lingo Dance (Seattle) and is currently a company member with Flyaway Productions (SF), Cielo Vertical Arts (OAK) and she is a second company member with BANDALOOP (OAK).

In 2012, Cabrera founded the SF Bay Area performance company, Blind Tiger Society, creating 8 new full length works and many more short works between 2012 – 2018, with performances and commissions for The Garage, ODC Theater, ODC Youth Company, CounterPULSE, vîv dance collective, SAFEhouse Arts, the Seattle Inter|National Dance Festival, Links Hall/Midwest Nexus, Yerba Buena Gardens, Concept Series, Sheridan College, Mendocino Dance Project, Ann Schnake/Mobile InTent and Kate Mitchell Creative. Cabrera is a two-time participant of ODC’s Pilot program in San Francisco and has been awarded residencies from Bandaloop Studio, LEVYstudio, The Garage, SAFEhouse Arts and 10 Degrees. Bianca’s work has been nominated for a 2014 Soul of Oakland award and has been supported through the Fleishhacker and Rainin Foundations.  

Cabrera is dedicated to dance education, having developed her weekly technique classes, master classes and workshops for over 15 years at arts centers, studios and universities across the United States.

Sam Stone is a dance performance artists, teacher, community organizer and creator in the Bay Area. She has studied a range of focuses in the dance field, coming away with a technical modern dance training from the University of Michigan, then rebelling and obscuring that training with healthy doses of release technique, improvisation, biomechanics research with the Axis Syllabus community, and a many wanders through travel and nature. Sam has presented work in theaters in and outside of the US, but prefers enchanting the homes and found spaces that she passes with art and design. Sam is responsible for directing and conceiving six full length evening productions, dozens of shorter pieces, and more than 50 children’s dance works.

She is also a creator of music, clothing, found object formations and discretely performs in plays. Ms. Sam teaches creative dance to children with the San Francisco Arts Education Project and Luna Dance, while Sam facilitates Axis Syllabus workgroups on her way to becoming a teacher. As a dance advocate, Sam participates in the collective vîv, who offers space (“Free Up the Space”), class (“Peer Practices”) and opportunities to underserved local choreographers, disrupting the status quo of what it means to be a dancer in the US and challenging certain static tendencies of the scene. As a performer, Sam has worked with Kathleen Hermesdorf, Bianca Cabrera, Rosemary Hannon, Ashley Trottier, Aura Fischbeck and Leyya Tawil. Sam loves to dance in the studio, on the stage, in the club, and in her kitchen…. She values the expression, freedom and play that dance offers and always pushes for arts awareness and opportunity for all.

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