ALTERNATIVA

2017

GUT Motives with ALTERNATIVA 10-11:30am
Wednesdays, April 12 + 19 Fridays, April 14 + 21

ODC San Francisco www.odc.dance.com

April 12

Strictly Albert live @F8

6-9pm f8 1192 Folsom, San Francisco

Dancers only Happy Floor 2and Wednesdays

www.feightsf.com


June 4 - July 2
P.O.R.C.H. Training + Improvisation Module

2017 Faculty: Stephanie Maher, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Jen Polins, Peter Pleyer, Maria F. Scaroni, with adjacent workshops with Sri Louise, Jess Curtis, Ela Spalding, Karen Schaffman, Jen Polins and more.
Ponderosa 
www.ponderosa-dance.de

July 3-7
Contact Improvisation
> Coexistence + Resistance with Tara Brandel Ponderosa 
www.ponderosa-dance.de

July 17-21
Corpo-Reality

HJS Summer Intensives
Amsterdam 
www.hjs.nl

July 22-28
Impulstanz Vienna 
www.impulstanz.com

Sept 4
G.U.T. Motives in the Hot Spot

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
ODC School
10-11:30am

San Francisco  www.odc.dance.com


Sept 13

Strictly Albert live @F8
6-9pm f8 1192 Folsom, San Francisco
Dancers only Happy Floor [2and Wednesdays]

F8 1192 Folsom Street
www.feightsf.com


Friday, November 3 

StrictlyAlbert in Project Sound
9:15pm | $5
Chabot Science Center Planetarium
10000 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland

Experience the astral ambiance of electronic music paired with lush soundscape visualizations. Project Sound is an immersive multi-sensory experience under the dome. First Fridays at Chabot are exciting and immersive experiences for all ages

starting at 6pm. www.chabotspace.org

Wednesday, November 8
StrictlyAlbert > dancersonlyhappyfloor

6-9pm | free 
F8 Nightclub | 1192 Folsom Street, SF

Mathias's monthly 2nd Wednesday dancersonlyhappyfloor and our November FRESH Mixer. A great chance to dance, catch up with FRESH folks and get in the mood for the Festival. 
www.feightsf.com

FAKE Company Performances/Germany
Friday, November 10

Betonest | Stolpe
Saturday, November 11
Ex-Embassy | Berlin

November 22 - December 13
GUT Motives Classes

Wednesdays + Fridays
10am-12pm
Joe Goode Annex
401 Alabama Street, SF


2018

FRESH FESTIVAL 2018
January 5-28, 2018

4 weekends of FRESH Performances
3 weeks + weekends of FRESH Practices
12 FRESH Exchanges [community events]

San Francisco 
www.freshfestival.org


March 2-30
GUT Motives

M/W/F | 10-11:30am
ODC Dance Commons | San Francisco, CA
A dance practice based in the act of motion from the inside out through improvisation, energetics, touch, physical and technical  experiments, and 3-dimensional phrase work. Viscerally, rhythmically and structurally informed and influenced by vivid live music.
www.odcdance.org

Wednesday, March 14
StrictlyAlbert  dancers only happy floor

6-9pm | no cover | all ages
F8 Nightclub | 1192 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA
Live music by Albert Mathias with special guest performers, including Frankie Tan and Kathleen Hermesdorf, in a funky SOMA club with a sweet dance floor. A great time to unwind, socialize, improvise, shake it up, get down and get happy.  Every 2nd Wednesday.

Sunday, March 18
Second Sundays Movement Practices
CORPOREALITY [humans in a room]

1-4pm | Dance Palace | Point Reyes, CA
A workshop investigating the corporeality, humanity and artistry of being a body through dance, somatic modalities, energetic systems, improvisational practices, physical experiments and scores, both devised and open. Working with atmospheric, visceral and rocking live music, we'll explore the body from perspectives of instinct, impulse and intuition, as well as human nature, human  behavior and group dynamics, while experiencing the simplicity and complexity of moving and listening with attention, intention and imagination.
www.dancepalace.org

Sunday, March 31
Mobility Jam with Albert Mathias

7:30-10pm | Athletic Playground | Berkeley, CA
6:30pm • Dance Improvisation Class with Shira Yaziv. Open to all levels.
7:30-10pm •  DANCE / MOVE / PRACTICE
Savanna: Live Music by Albert Mathias. All types of dancing welcome. No talking.
Canyon: Open space covered with mats. Talking OK.
www.athleticplayground.com

APRIL 3-15
Western Mass TOUR

School for Contemporary Dance & Thought
Hosted by Jen Polins and the School for Contemporary Dance & Thought, ALTERNATIVA will be in residency at SCDT in Northampton MA, teaching, performing and creating a commission for The Hatchery, while offering classes at Mount Holyoke College and UMass/Amherst. Boston gigs include Moving Target, Boston Conservatory, Berklee School of Music and MassARTS.
www.scdtnoho.com

TUE 4/3     1:30-6:30               MassARTS                    Boston       

WED 4/4    10:45am-12pm    Boston Conservatory            Boston

THU 4/5      5-7pm                     Hatchery [SCDT]            Northampton   

                       7-9pm                     Improvisational Practices [SCDT]   Northampton   

FRI 4/6        10am-12pm         Advanced Technique [SCDT]        Northampton   

                        1-3:30pm              Mount Holyoke College        Holyoke       

SAT 4/7        10am-1pm             UMass                    Amherst       

                         2-5pm                    Hatchery [SCDT]            Northampton

                         8-10pm                 HUT/Performance [SCDT]        Northampton

SUN 4/8        11am-5pm            Hatchery[SCDT]            Northampton

MON 4/9       4-8pm                   Hatchery[SCDT]            Northampton

TUE 4/10       11am-1pm            Berklee School of Music        Boston

THU 4/12       5-7pm                   Hatchery [SCDT]            Northampton

                          7-9pm                   Improvisational Practices [SCDT]    Northampton

FRI 4/13         10am-12pm        Advanced Technique [SCDT]        Northampton

SAT 4/14         1-3pm                  Moving Target                Boston       

SUN 4/15         4-8pm                 Humans in a Room JAM [SCDT]    Northampton



Tuesday-Saturday, May 2-6
Improvisation Performance Workshop

Performance on May 6 at 8pm
featuring workshop participants
plus TONIC by ALTERNATIVA
MOTION PACIFIC | Santa Cruz, CA
www.motionpacific.com

May 7-18
GUT Motives

M/W/F | 10am-12pm
Joe Goode Annex | San Francisco, CA
A dance practice based in the act of motion from the inside out through improvisation, energetics, touch, physical and technical  experiments, and 3-dimensional phrase work. Viscerally, rhythmically and structurally informed and influenced by vivid live music.
www.joegoode.org

May 21-25
GUT Motives

M/W/F | 10-11:30am
ODC Dance Commons | San Francisco, CA
A dance practice based in the act of motion from the inside out through improvisation, energetics, touch, physical and technical  experiments, and 3-dimensional phrase work. Viscerally, rhythmically and structurally informed and influenced by vivid live music.
www.odcdance.org

Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24
Contact is Mag[net]ic

6:30-8:30pm
Finnish Hall | Berkeley, CA
Contact Improvisation is a physically and creative collaborative form for wise freedom, thick physics, instinctual form, wild impulse, extreme grace and diligent practice. Explore this serious play alongside the visceral and atmospheric music of Albert Mathias.
www.finnishhall.org

Saturday + Sunday, May 26-27
CORPOREALITY [humans in a room]
11:30am-1pm + 3-6pm
Finnish Hall | Berkeley, CA [Produced by Athletic Playground]
A 2-day workshop investigating the corporeality, humanity and artistry of being a body through dance, somatic modalities, energetic systems, improvisational practices, physical experiments and scores, both devised and open. Working with atmospheric, visceral and rocking live music, we'll explore the body from perspectives of instinct, impulse and intuition, as well as human nature, human  behavior and group dynamics, while experiencing the simplicity and complexity of moving and listening with attention, intention and imagination.
www.athleticplayground.com

JUNE 3-30  
P.O.R.C.H. Improvisation + Training Module

Ponderosa/Stolzenhagen, GERMANY
Facilitated by Kathleen Hermesdorf
P.O.R.C.H. Improvisation + Training Module is for dancers, improvisers, movement artists, and performers who are interested in a physical discourse engaging methods of contemporary dance training, somatic investigation and improvisational forms. The module is facilitated by Kathleen Hermesdorf, with weekly and weekend sessions by international guest artists, including Peter Pleyer, Stephanie Maher, Scott Wells, Jen Polins, and interactions with the Freedom Symposium with Polins, Thomas DeFrantz,  Jaamil Kosoko, and the Freedom to Move Caucus and Color Block with Joy Mariama Smith plus many more! Registration is now open.
www.ponderosa-dance.de