Contemporary Dance
bay area choreographers

Some of the most innovative contemporary dance takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area. My lighting designs offer me an opportunity to interact with some of the best of these local artists.  Lighting design with modern ballet was my professional start, with Carlos K.Carvajal's San Francisco Dance Spectrum 1975-1981. I was also fortunate to be working with choreographer Betsy Erickson with The Oakland Ballet 1982-1998, Lucas Hoving's "ICARUS", and Alonso King's Lines Ballet in the early days 1982 -1989. The contemporary dance communities continually evolve in new ways. The first group of photos are from Lenora Lee's 2010 work "Passages", with background video art by Olivia Ting. Photographs courtesy of Tim Richards. The second set is from The Black Choreographers Festival 2011, Laney College and ODC shows. Photographs courtesy of Alan Kimara Dixon.

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