InHale Performance Series- Friday October 17th

InHale Performance Series- Friday October 17th

The InHale Performance Series is a community initiative to help established and emerging movement artists perform their work. Selected artists receive free performance space, technical assistance, and…

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H-O-T Performance Series- Friday, November  14th

H-O-T Performance Series- Friday, November 14th

This monthly series features improvisational dance, music, and other experimental performance from local and touring artists curated by Loren Groenendaal and Andrew Fleisenberg. Friday, November 14, Doors…

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Beyond Dance Holiday Benefit- Saturday, December 6th

Beyond Dance Holiday Benefit- Saturday, December 6th

Beyond Dance Co. is holding is first Annual Holiday Benefit entitled “Dance Into the Holidays” on December 6th. This benefit is going to raise money…

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Barefoot Ballerina; my first dance class in Philadelphia

Barefoot Ballerina; my first dance class in Philadelphia

I glance at the clock on my new coffee maker: 6:47. Taking in a deep breath of air, I close the Netflix tab on my…

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The Nature of Human

The Nature of Human

The Nature of Human Eli Eli Written by Hannah Senesh Sung by Regina Spektor Choreographed and performed by Sophie Needelman The Defiance Project 2014

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Balanchine’s Agon: Keeping modernism on Pointe

Balanchine’s Agon: Keeping modernism on Pointe

Sophie Needelman TDPS 121 Prof. Johnson 5 November 2012 Balanchine’s Agon: Keeping modernism on Pointe George Balanchine is one of the most celebrated choreographers of…

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Symphonic Seattle Discoveries

Symphonic Seattle Discoveries

By Dana Needelman A few weeks ago when I attended the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, showcasing works from Provokiev, Haydn and Mozart, I had…

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Chutzpah Solo III

Chutzpah Solo III

Performed and choreographed by Sophie Needelman Central Market Now, January 2014

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Dance to Defy the Odds: Movement Expressions

Dance to Defy the Odds: Movement Expressions

Every widely known form of art – from painting and sculpture to music and literature – is meant to inspire, amaze, tantalize, and captivate the…

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Chutzpah III- Kunst Stoff San Francisco

Chutzpah III- Kunst Stoff San Francisco

Performed June 24th at Kunst Stoff San Francisco for Central Market Now Choreographed and Performed by Sophie Needelman Images by Lynne Fried

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Kunst-Stoff Arts San Francisco (January 24)

Kunst-Stoff Arts San Francisco (January 24)

KUNST-STOFF means ART-THINGS and speaks to the idea of an umbrella under which diverse artists can join forces and investigate relevant concepts that speak to…

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James Blake

James Blake

By Dana Needelman A few weeks ago, amongst the craziness of finals, one of my favorite artists came to Seattle. James Blake is an incredible…

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Chutzpah Identity- The Garage SF Photos

Chutzpah Identity- The Garage SF Photos

Performed by Hannah Westbrook, Rosa Navarrete, Elissa Lee Choreographed by Sophie Needelman Images by Lynne Freid and edited by Maxx Kurzunski Video Design and Projection…

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Chutzpah Identity II- The Garage SF

Chutzpah Identity II- The Garage SF

Choreographed by Sophie Needelman Performed by Elissa Lee, Hannah Westbrook, Rosa Navarrete Video Design and Technical Direction by Maxx Kurzunski performed at The Garage, November…

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Chutzpah Identity I

Chutzpah Identity I

Choreographed by Sophie Needelman Performed by Hannah Westbrook and Robert Lowman November 2013

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Review in San Francisco Weekly on Life Machine

Review in San Francisco Weekly on Life Machine

The Life Machine DanzHaus, 1275 Connecticut, SF; www.faultlinetheater.com. $15-20. Fri/8-Sat/9, 8pm; Sun/10,2pm. A naïve and restive young woman (Gwen Kingston), working as admin for a high-powered and ethically…

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The Daily Cal: "‘The Life Machine’ is a play about modern monstrosities"

The Daily Cal: “‘The Life Machine’ is a play about modern monstrosities”

By Zoe Klienfeld Just before the acting in Faultline Theater’s latest play, “The Life Machine,” dancers performed an abstract modern piece that recreated the processes…

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The First Time I Felt like a Seattle Resident.

The First Time I Felt like a Seattle Resident.

By Dana Needelman This past weekend, my cousin Alex from San Diego came to the UW to visit me and see what the Pacific North-West…

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Life Machine Choreographer's Notes

Life Machine Choreographer’s Notes

The Life Machine, in its various manifestations, is integrated into our existence in more ways than we can imagine. The body is often overlooked as…

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National Coming Out Day and Lech Lecha

National Coming Out Day and Lech Lecha

National Coming Out Day Address By Sophie Needelman 26 years ago today, members of the LGBT community marched on Washington for Gay and Lesbian rights,…

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Occupy Oakland, first hand

Occupy Oakland, first hand

By Sophie Needelman One of the things I love about dance is that it uses the body to make a statement. This seemingly simple feat…

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A Seattle Beginning

A Seattle Beginning

By Dana Needelman  Seattle, Washington. When other people hear about this city, the most immediate thought is “rain.” When I hear Seattle, the first thing…

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The Defiance Project to be featured in discussion of feminist identity in Bay Area Dance

The Defiance Project to be featured in discussion of feminist identity in Bay Area Dance

Various works of The Defiance Project will be the subject of discussion and analyzis during a lecture on feminism. Zvarik, who is an artist in…

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Autumn Newsletter

Autumn Newsletter

   

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Me and an Israeli drag queen in Tel Aviv

Israeli Drag Performances- Tel Aviv

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Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall

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Life Machine Choreography Phrase and Rehearsal Notes

Life Machine Choreography Phrase and Rehearsal Notes

Above is the main choreography phrase for the upcoming piece “Life Machine” to be performed with Faultline Theater Company. Above is the complete Dance A…

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Medea and Martha:  The Union of Greek Tragedy and Modern Dance

Medea and Martha: The Union of Greek Tragedy and Modern Dance

March 28, 2011  An extremely important thing to keep in mind when reading an ancient Greek work like Euripides’ Medea is that what is being…

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Feminine Writing- Feminine Communication

Feminine Writing- Feminine Communication

13 December 2011 French feminists Helene Cixous and Luce Irigaray call for the strategy of “ecriture feminine” to, instead of speak the same language and…

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Perception of Inhumanity: The “Deviation” of Female/Queer/Trans/Intersexed Bodies

Perception of Inhumanity: The “Deviation” of Female/Queer/Trans/Intersexed Bodies

13 December 2011 Female, queer, trans, and intersex are all socially constructed identities that are both projected onto others and performed by the self. This…

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Not-So- Prima Ballerina: Harvey Edwards’ Ballet Study

Not-So- Prima Ballerina: Harvey Edwards’ Ballet Study

May 11, 2011  Imagine yourself as a nine-year-old girl about to walk into her first dance class. Intimidated and alone, you wait in the hallway…

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Double Consciousness: Duality of Identity Addressed

Double Consciousness: Duality of Identity Addressed

11.23.10 The concept of double consciousness originally arose for W.E.B. Du Bois as he sought to understand and express the African American experience of identification…

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Merde: Oral Tradition and Post-Modern Dance

Merde: Oral Tradition and Post-Modern Dance

26 April 2012 “Merde” is the appropriate well-wishing for a dancer before a performance. It is bad luck to say “break a leg” to a…

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Presence Is

Presence Is

May 7, 2012 The nature of the relationship between the mind and the body remains in question. While they exist as two distinct entities, the…

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Identity Performance as Archive Fever

Identity Performance as Archive Fever

May 13, 2013 One is made powerful by the ability- the tendency and need- to change. The product of change itself may not always lead…

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Parker and Ellis

Parker and Ellis

Written and Performed by Sophie Needelman In Honor of Aaron Carl Commerson ——————————————————– Parker and Ellis. Parker Harrison Yates Commerson Ellis Rebecca Yates Commerson. These…

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Alternative Passover: A Multi-Cultural and Interfaith Food Justice Seder

Alternative Passover: A Multi-Cultural and Interfaith Food Justice Seder

  Food Justice Passover Hagaddah Written and Developed by Sophie Needelman for A Multicultural and Interfaith Passover Seder Put on by Berkeley Hillel and The…

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FaultLine Theater's "The Life Machine" (November 1-10, 2013)

FaultLine Theater’s “The Life Machine” (November 1-10, 2013)

The Defiance Project, in collaboration with FaultLine Theater, will be putting on an original work called “The Life Machine”. Life Machine tells the story of young…

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The Defiance Project Promo Video

The Defiance Project Promo Video

Film by Jason Lee Segal

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Open Floor TDPS (November 20th)

Open Floor TDPS (November 20th)

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Why I Put Metal in my Face.

Why I Put Metal in my Face.

I never really went through a rebellious teenager phase. I was always very driven, obedient, self-motivated and productive with my actions and choices, never straying…

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Me and an Israeli drag queen in Tel Aviv

The Chutzpah of Homosexual and Jewish Identity Intersection

“There is always a link [between homosexuality and Jewishness in popular culture]… there’s the ‘oy vey’ over-the-top Jewish mother and the over-the-top drag queen…there are…

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This is What Space Sounds Like- CCA Vine Fundraiser Performance (July 2013)

This is What Space Sounds Like- CCA Vine Fundraiser Performance (July 2013)

Choreographed by Sophie Needelman Performed by Lissette Argoud, Guillermo Castro, Chloe Chelf, Morgan King, Olivia Leitstein, Julia Osteen, Madison Rhodes, Laura Xiao, Ashley Yang

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Truth from the Streets of the Middle East

Truth from the Streets of the Middle East

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A Trans-Zionist Manifesto

A Trans-Zionist Manifesto

Dancing in the streets, bra-less and bleeding through torn pants somewhere between the Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building where the lights of Times…

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IMAGES at Eveoke Dance Theater (June 2013)

IMAGES at Eveoke Dance Theater (June 2013)

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Canyon Crest Academy Dance Conservatory Fundraiser- The Vine (July 27 and 28)

Canyon Crest Academy Dance Conservatory Fundraiser- The Vine (July 27 and 28)

July 27th & 28th Canyon Crest Academy Dance Conservatory Rayna Stohl is pleased to be presenting work for the 3rd consecutive year at The Vine’s Summer Series….

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Great Things (May 2013)

Great Things (May 2013)

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Eveoke Dance Theater's IMAGES (June 8, 2013)

Eveoke Dance Theater’s IMAGES (June 8, 2013)

IMAGES, a fundraising event for Eveoke, curated by Araceli Carrera and Jessica Rabanzo-Flores, will showcase amazing artists from various backgrounds, cultures, and disciplines.ENTRANCE FEE: $20…

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Israel Works- Great Things (May 2013)

Israel Works- Great Things (May 2013)

Choreographed by  Sophie Needelman. Performed by Defiance Project dancerss 2013

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The Violence of Slut-Shaming

The Violence of Slut-Shaming

By Sophie Needelman I am frustrated and ashamed to report that I have officially joined the ranks of womanhood through an experience that many female-bodied…

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Dance Studio Closets and Coming Out

Dance Studio Closets and Coming Out

I hate balls. Yes, that statement has taken on a whole new meaning since my adolescent years revealed homosexual preferences. At one point, though, it…

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Resident Artist Workshop and Artist in Residency at The Garage SF (November 22-23)

Resident Artist Workshop and Artist in Residency at The Garage SF (November 22-23)

The Defiance Project has been chosen for The Garage’s Resident Artist Workshop and Artist in Residence program for the 2013-2014 season! Resident artist workshop A 12…

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Dance Anywhere Flashmob on UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza

Dance Anywhere Flashmob on UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza

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Dance Anywhere

Dance Anywhere

  By Natalie Marsh Sophie Needelman’s The Defiance Project will perform a site-specific work on the Mario Savio steps at the University of California, Berkeley,…

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Call for Submissions!

Call for Submissions!

Call for Submissions: The Defiance Project’s Great Things Performance Art Open Mic The Defiance Project is facilitating a cabaret-style performance art open mic on Sunday,…

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Dance for Small Spaces- Right Brain Performancelab (May 10th and 11th)

Dance for Small Spaces- Right Brain Performancelab (May 10th and 11th)

Featuring a work-in-progress performance from Right Brain Performancelab’s 10th Anniversary Season, “What Stays,” about home, time and the places in-between. With new works by local…

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Silent Treatments: Background on the Exhibition on Silence at the Berkeley Art Museum

Silent Treatments: Background on the Exhibition on Silence at the Berkeley Art Museum

Silent Treatments blook. Posted February 22, 2013 11:54 AM Silence is more than a film series and gallery exhibition: it’s also a series of three L@TE performances,…

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Exhibition on Silence at the Berkeley Art Museum

Exhibition on Silence at the Berkeley Art Museum

Music performed by Rio Vander Stahl and Alia McKean Choreography performed by Sophie Needelman and Lauren Hamilton

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Berkeley Art Museum Exhibition on Silence

Berkeley Art Museum Exhibition on Silence

  Photos by Monica Multer Featuring performers Sophie Needelman and Lauren Hamilton

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The Deconstruction (February 24th, 2013)

The Deconstruction (February 24th, 2013)

The Deconstruction is a 48-hour creative event for Makers, Artists, Students, Programmers, Problem-Solvers, Designers, Performers, Robots…basically anyone! It challenges teams of participants to rethink (deconstruct)…

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Dance Anywhere Flashmob on UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza (March 22nd at Noon)

Dance Anywhere Flashmob on UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza (March 22nd at Noon)

Join The Defiance Project in a flashmob on UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza in conjunction with Dance Anywhere 2013! We will be engaging the Berkeley and…

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"Israel Works" Reflection: Ritual vs. Habit

“Israel Works” Reflection: Ritual vs. Habit

By Sophie Needelman In response to my recent travels to Israel, I am devising a work in collaboration with my dancers that explores the relationship…

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Properties of Water

Properties of Water

The Defiance Project 2013 Film by Jason Lee Segal Artistic Direction by Sophie Needelman Music by Emily Ann Laliotis Featuring Dancers Bora Yoon, Lily Haine,…

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Great Things (May 5th, 10th and 11th, 2013)

Great Things (May 5th, 10th and 11th, 2013)

In this collaborative production, The Defiance Project choreographer Sophie Needelman will be engaging with the Bay Area Dance community to showcase the talents and works…

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Strum for Hope Mission Statement

Strum for Hope Mission Statement

Strum for Hope is an organization under The Defiance Project dedicated to delivering music to people and places where it is needed the most. By…

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Me and an Israeli drag queen in Tel Aviv

A Reflection on Israel from a Queer Perspective.

My recent travels to Israel where enlightening in many capacities. I had the opportunity to experience various regions of this beautiful country through Taglit Birthright,…

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Strum for Hope Directors

Strum for Hope Directors

Rick Malzyner- Founder and Artistic Director Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Rick Malzyner has always utilized music as a therapeutic device to further improve him…

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Collaborators

Collaborators

Sophie Needelman- Founder and Director  Sophie Needelman is a dancer, choreographer, and performance artist who has been active in the San Diego and Bay Area…

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The Defiance Project featured in "The Silence Exhibition: L@te, Friday Nights at Berkeley Art Museum" (February 22nd)

The Defiance Project featured in “The Silence Exhibition: L@te, Friday Nights at Berkeley Art Museum” (February 22nd)

Join us for an unquiet evening of music, theater, and video in this first of three L@TE events presented in conjunction with the exhibition Silence….

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Virtual Venues Symposium Flashback

Virtual Venues Symposium Flashback

Z-Lab from Lux Masaro on Vimeo. Z-Lab at UC Berkeley is excited to start off the new year. We would like to welcome 2013 with a Virtual…

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Founder Rick Malzyner and dad Mauro cover "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by The Beatles

Founder Rick Malzyner and dad Mauro cover “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by The Beatles

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Defiance Travel Journal Days 13-17: Wednesday Jan. 9th 2013 - Sunday Jan. 13th 2013

Defiance Travel Journal Days 13-17: Wednesday Jan. 9th 2013 – Sunday Jan. 13th 2013

My time after Israel included a five-day long visit to New York City, with time snacking and walking around and shopping in various neighborhoods of…

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Defiance Travel Journal Day 12: Tuesday Jan. 8th 2013, Israel Museum and Farewell

Defiance Travel Journal Day 12: Tuesday Jan. 8th 2013, Israel Museum and Farewell

  Our last day in Israel was a perfect end to our 10-day long international travel trip. We made a visit to the Israel Museum…

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Defiance Travel Journal Day 11: Monday Jan. 7th 2013, Old City of Jerusalem

Defiance Travel Journal Day 11: Monday Jan. 7th 2013, Old City of Jerusalem

Our big day in Jerusalem included a visit to the David Citadel Museum and a tour around some ruins in the Old City of Jerusalem….

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Defiance Travel Journal Day 10: Sunday Jan. 6th 2013, Mt. Herzl and Tel Aviv

Defiance Travel Journal Day 10: Sunday Jan. 6th 2013, Mt. Herzl and Tel Aviv

Our next big day of excursions began with a visit to Mount Herzl, Israel’s national military cemetery. Not only is this cemetery the burial site…

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Defiance Travel Journal Day 9: Saturday Jan. 5th 2013, Shabbat and Ben Yehuda St.

Defiance Travel Journal Day 9: Saturday Jan. 5th 2013, Shabbat and Ben Yehuda St.

Our day of rest on Shabbat gave us an excellent chance to explore the neighborhood we were in as well as get to know one…

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Defiance Travel Journal Day 8: Friday Jan. 4 2013, Yad Vashem

Defiance Travel Journal Day 8: Friday Jan. 4 2013, Yad Vashem

Our first full day in Jerusalem included a visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum. The architecture of the museum itself was stunning and very…

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Defiance Travel Journal Day 7: Thursday, Jan. 3 2013, Masada, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem

Defiance Travel Journal Day 7: Thursday, Jan. 3 2013, Masada, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem

We woke up in the Bedouin tent at the crack of dawn to begin our longest day of activities. We hiked up the famous mountain…

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Defiance Travel Journal Day 6: Wednesday Jan. 2 2013, Soldiers, Camels and the Bedouins

Defiance Travel Journal Day 6: Wednesday Jan. 2 2013, Soldiers, Camels and the Bedouins

We left the north of Israel today and headed into the desert near the Dead Sea for our more colorful day of travel yet. One…

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Defiance Travel Journal Day 5: Tuesday Jan. 1 2013, Mt. Arbel and Tsfat

Defiance Travel Journal Day 5: Tuesday Jan. 1 2013, Mt. Arbel and Tsfat

Our second day in the North began with a beautiful hike down Mount Arbel. Not only did we get to experience gorgeous views of the…

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Defiance Travel Journal Day 4: Monday Dec. 31st 2012, Tel Dan, Golan Heights, New Years Eve

Defiance Travel Journal Day 4: Monday Dec. 31st 2012, Tel Dan, Golan Heights, New Years Eve

Our first official day in Israel included various nature and archeological visits around the North of the country. Our first stop was a nature walk…

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Defiance Travel Journal Day 2: Saturday Dec. 29th 2012, Greenwich Village and JFK

Defiance Travel Journal Day 2: Saturday Dec. 29th 2012, Greenwich Village and JFK

I woke up today to skies filled with snow! It looked like it was snowing cotton balls, which was so picturesque and charming. The snow…

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Jordan Halsey/Jason Segal Video Shoot

Jordan Halsey/Jason Segal Video Shoot

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This is What Space Sounds Like

This is What Space Sounds Like

 

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"Einstein on the Beach" Flashmob (Rough Edit)

“Einstein on the Beach” Flashmob (Rough Edit)

Choreographed by Sophie Needelman Produced by Rio Vander Stahl

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Partner Organizations

Partner Organizations

Here are our community partners, companies, organizations, and institutions. Check out some of the resources we have benefitted from and are interested in- and let…

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The Defiance Project in The Coast News, July 11 2012

The Defiance Project in The Coast News, July 11 2012

Dancers defy odds, create their own company By Lillian Cox Jul 11, 2012 • 305 views • 0 comments SOLANA BEACH — A fundraiser for dance company…

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Recording Session Ramblings with Jason Lee Segal

Recording Session Ramblings with Jason Lee Segal

During a recent recording session with The Defiance Project’s resident filmmaker Jason Segal, director Sophie Needelman reflected on the concept of defiance and the way…

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Proposal: Israel Works and Birthright 2012/3

Proposal: Israel Works and Birthright 2012/3

In the context of my upcoming Birthright trip, I am interested in facilitating an intentionally creative experience to document, process, and respond to my time…

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Asset Mapping

Asset Mapping

Asset mapping is a process of assessing what resources, skills and strengths are available in the group and/or community. Specifically, The Defiance Project uses Asset…

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“This is What Space Sounds Like” (December 2012)

“This is What Space Sounds Like” (December 2012)

In conjunction with the Advanced Choreography class in UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, The Defiance Project has been exploring and creating…

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Title TBD: Collaboration with Erin Johnson (December 2012)

Title TBD: Collaboration with Erin Johnson (December 2012)

The Defiance Project director Sophie Needelman is in collaboration with UC Berkeley Art Practice Graduate Student Erin Johnson on a piece that explores the politics…

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“Einstein on the Beach” Flashmob (October 2012)

“Einstein on the Beach” Flashmob (October 2012)

In honor of the legendary opera Einstein on the Beach, The Defiance Project facilitated a flashmob that took place on UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza. Various participants…

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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “Game of Life” (September 2012)

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “Game of Life” (September 2012)

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of San Diego holds an annual gala to raise money for vital research and treatment of Cystic FIbrosis affecting thousands of…

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Guest Company at Eveoke Dance Theater’s Annual Fall Open House (August 2012)

Guest Company at Eveoke Dance Theater’s Annual Fall Open House (August 2012)

Eveoke Dance Theater has provided endless amounts of support for The Defiance Project and we were thrilled to get to perform at the company’s annual…

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we don't eat

Guest Company at Canyon Crest Academy Envision Dance Conservatory’s Fundraiser at The Vine (July 2012)

The Defiance Project was invited to perform with Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Dance Conservatory at their annual summer fundraiser. CCA’s Dance Conservatory has highly contributed…

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Guest Company at Mojalet’s Summer Series at the Vine (July 2012)

Guest Company at Mojalet’s Summer Series at the Vine (July 2012)

The Defiance Project performed with Mojalet Dance Collective in their Summer Series at The Vine. We had an amazing time sharing our work with the…

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The Defiance Project First Annual Fundraiser: Inter-Exposed (July 2012)

The Defiance Project First Annual Fundraiser: Inter-Exposed (July 2012)

It is with great pride that we debuted The Defiance Project to our community of supporters and fans at our first official fundraising performance. Pieces…

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Temecula DanceXchange (July 2012)

Temecula DanceXchange (July 2012)

During the 2012 Summer Season, The Defiance Project expanded beyond San Diego and performed at danceXchange in Temecula. A beautiful evening of performing under the…

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Defiance Project Spring Preview at the Little Italy ArtWalk (April 2012)

Defiance Project Spring Preview at the Little Italy ArtWalk (April 2012)

The Defiance Project is pleased to have performed in the Little Italy ArtWalk’s Dance on the Edge! This “event within an event” celebrated the dance…

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Reflections on an Interview with Dina Solomon, fundraiser for CalPerformances

Reflections on an Interview with Dina Solomon, fundraiser for CalPerformances

Dina Solomon works as a fundraiser for Cal Performances and has experience with institutional fundraising for other non-profits including Carnegie Hall. Dina Solomon has worked…

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Reflections on an Interview with Natalie Marsh, intern for Dancers’ Group San Francisco

Reflections on an Interview with Natalie Marsh, intern for Dancers’ Group San Francisco

Natalie Marsh is a student of the UC Berkeley department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies as well as a Student Dance Rep to the…

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Reflections on an Interview with Joe Goode, director of the Joe Goode Performance Group

Reflections on an Interview with Joe Goode, director of the Joe Goode Performance Group

Joe Goode is the founder and director of the Joe Goode Performance Group. He also a professor in the Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Department…

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Reflections on an Interview with Katie Faulkner, director of the Little Seismic Dance Company

Reflections on an Interview with Katie Faulkner, director of the Little Seismic Dance Company

Katie Faulkner is a renowned Bay Area choreographer and artistic director of Little Seismic Dance Company. This interview was conducted on September 23rd, 2012. Katie…

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This is What Space Sounds Like (rehearsal video II)- November 2012

This is What Space Sounds Like (rehearsal video II)- November 2012

“This is What Space Sounds Like” The Defiance Project, December 2012 choreographed by Sophie Needelman supervised by Joe Goode

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This is What Space Sounds Like (rehearsal video I)- October 2012

This is What Space Sounds Like (rehearsal video I)- October 2012

Choreographed by Sophie Needelman Performed by Elyna Anderson, Daniella Aboody, Megan Sweeney, Amanda Turull

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Cystic Fibrosis Gala 2012- "The Game of Life" September 2012

Cystic Fibrosis Gala 2012- “The Game of Life” September 2012

Cystic Fibrosis Gala 2012- “The Game of Life” Choreographed and performed by Sophie Needelman September 2012

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Einstein on the Beach Flashmob- October 2012

Einstein on the Beach Flashmob- October 2012

Choreographed by Sophie Needelman, in collaboration with Rio Vander Stahl

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We Don't Eat performed at The Vine

We Don’t Eat performed at The Vine

Choreographed and Performed by Sophie Needelman

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veins

Veins at The Vein- July 2012

Choreographed by Sophie Needelman Performed by Kim Tsu and lily Haine

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on stage

Little Italy ArtWalk (Part I)- April 2012

The Defiance Project Performed at the Little Italy ArtWalk Choreography by Sophie Needelman and Becky Kalinowski Performed by Chloe Chelf, Genna McGrath, Darrah Rosin, Pascalle…

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Little Italy ArtWalk (Part II)- April 2012

Little Italy ArtWalk (Part II)- April 2012

The Defiance Project Performed at the Little Italy ArtWalk Choreography by Sophie Needelman and Becky Kalinowski Performed by Chloe Chelf, Genna McGrath, Darrah Rosin, Pascalle…

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Tonight at The Vine- July 2011

Tonight at The Vine- July 2011

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Einstein on the Beach Flashmob at UC Berkeley

Einstein on the Beach Flashmob at UC Berkeley

October 2012

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give your hands to struggle

From the Field to the Table

October 2012

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we don't eat

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Dance Conservatory Fundraiser at The Vine

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we don't eat

danceXchange

July 2012

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backdrop

Inter-Exposed: The Defiance Project’s First Annual Fundraiser

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Little Italy ArtWalk

Little Italy ArtWalk

April 2012

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Official Logo

Official Logo

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Contact

Contact

thedefianceproject@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/thedefianceproject youtube channel: thedefianceproject

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Founder and Director Sophie Needelman

Founder and Director Sophie Needelman

  Sophie Needelman is a modern dance practitioner and theorist whose style is influenced by postmodern and contemporary dance concepts with an emphasis on release technique. Her…

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Hallelujah and Veins at The Defiance Project Fundraiser (July 2012)

Hallelujah and Veins at The Defiance Project Fundraiser (July 2012)

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T-Shirt Order Form!

T-Shirt Order Form!

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Fiscal Sponsorship by Dancers' Group San Francisco

Fiscal Sponsorship by Dancers’ Group San Francisco

The Defiance Project is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers’ Group. Dancers’ Group promotes the visibility and viability of dance. We serve San Francisco Bay…

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Hallelujah at the Vine (July 2011)

Hallelujah at the Vine (July 2011)

Performed by Maggie Kuznia and Alisa Tang Choreographed by Sophie Needelman The Defiance Project 2011

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