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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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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Chutzpah Solo III

Chutzpah Solo III

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

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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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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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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 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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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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Open Floor TDPS (November 20th)

Open Floor TDPS (November 20th)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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