Back to School

September 10, 2013 - 2 Responses

It’s September and just like everyone else, Gnosis is heading back to class (more on that to come!) And what would a back-to-school post be without a recap of our summer fun? So here it goes- “What We Did Over Summer Vacation”, Gnosis style.

1. One can never have too many fruity, umbrella-laden drinks while vacationing on a tropical island, but Tamara sure tried.

2. Yet again Alanna amazed us all with her musical prowess, adding her vocals to Lea Grant’s new release, “Cities of Snow”.

3. And she continued to tantalize us with her scrumptious creations over at The Bojon Gourmet, which celebrates its 4th birthday this month. (I do believe cake is in order!)

4. Mike’s been playing in waves of the light and sound variety with the talented Kinetech gang at KUNST-STOFF arts.

5. Steve stayed busy bringing the world closer together with his polyglotinous (that must be a word in some language) skills.

6. Tamara conquered new frontiers with the arts + medicine, bringing Expressive Arts Therapy to hospital patients and gathering new trainees along the way.

7. As if recording a full-length studio album weren’t impressive enough, Alanna also played a slew of gigs with her enchanting Honeybelles.

8. While Steve’s imagination worked overtime on some kooky, clever, and altogether brilliant script concepts.

9.  Our fur-babies kept us all endlessly entertained with puppy play and kitty cavorting.

10. We may have occasionally jazzercised, but without all the perms and polyester, and with lots more giggle fits.

11. Sharing rehearsal time with The Latin Symbolics gave us a sneak peek at lots of their “WOW!”-inducing choreography.

12. And we all worked diligently on our summer reading lists.

13. We filled our plates with photo projects, painting, graphic design, poetry- and song-writing, cosplay, and a smorgasbord of other creative endeavors.

14. We traveled and played with our partners, families, and friends.

15. And just when we thought the wait would never end, we FINALLY got back in the studio with the always amazing, eternally inspiring, and downright awesome Molly Kozma, who we’re excited to say will be keeping us very busy in the days ahead…

So stay tuned as always for more news, announcements, and antics from the Gnosis bunch. We won’t even require a signed permission slip to let you join the fun!

Bay Area Dance Week 2013

May 6, 2013 - Leave a Response

Countless thanks to Kathy Mata and Alonzo King LINES Dance Center for the opportunity to showcase our brand new concept piece, “Awake In”, and to all of her wonderful dancers, volunteers, staff and supporters for embracing us. And of course a very special thanks to Jennifer Zee for capturing these beautiful moments. We can’t wait to see where the process of “Awake In”-ing takes us next!

 

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Dance Week, Ahoy!

April 10, 2013 - Leave a Response

After a long winter spent deep in the creative process, the Gnosis dancers are proud to present our new work in progress, “Awake In” at this month’s Bay Area National Dance Week. Once again returning to the stage with Kathy Mata Ballet and guests at Alonzo King’s LINES Dance Center, we will be presenting an experimental modern piece that explores a new edge for Gnosis Dance Collective. Incorporating organic sounds and movement with highly improvised choreography, Gnosis sets out to explore the inner and outer limits of the human body. We hope you will join us for what’s sure to be a fun and surprising sneak peek at this emerging creation! Admission is free and Gnosis will help kick off Dance Week as guest performers at this wonderful event on Sunday, April 28th only.

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Happy Holidays to YOU!

December 30, 2012 - Leave a Response

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Gnosis wishes you love, joy and enchantment this holiday season and always. From our family to you and yours, thank you for all of your support and may you have a happy, healthy and dance-filled new year!

Thank You!

October 7, 2012 - Leave a Response

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Wow! THANK YOU is simply not enough to say how important and precious your support is to us! We’re so grateful to all of our dancers, donors, volunteers, crew and crowd who came out to support us last night. Congratulations to our amazing cast on a beautiful and heartfelt performance and many thanks to all of you who have been part of DFAD throughout the years.

If you missed this year’s show, don’t fret- there’s still time to help make it a success! Support DFAD and the ALR with a tax-deductible online donation UNTIL November 1, 2012. No amount is too small to help this vital cause! @ http://walk.lupusresearch.org/goto/dfad12.

We look forward to seeing you all and perhaps sharing the stage with you at “Dance for Another Day” 2013! Email tlaree@danceforanotherday.com to learn how you can be part of next year’s action.

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“Dance for Another Day” Is Here!

October 5, 2012 - Leave a Response

The Big Day is upon us and we can’t wait to share all of the amazing performances that we’ve gathered up into one big talented, eclectic, entertaining, inspiring and love-filled bundle for you all!

Showtime is Saturday, 10/6 @7pm at the beautiful Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland, CA. Tickets are on sale now and you can still purchase by phone or Web until Midnight tonight, 10/5. CASH ONLY tickets will be sold at the box office tomorrow evening on a first-come-first-served basis. 100% OF ALL PROCEEDS ARE DONATED TO THE ALLIANCE FOR LUPUS RESEARCH!

Our incredible cast has been working hard to put together a great show just for you. Featuring the talents of local studios and internationally acclaimed troupes from around the Bay, DFAD 2012 will include modern, hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, ballroom, bellydance, tango & more. We’ve got something for everybody and all for a great cause. So grab a seat and get ready for a night to remember!

Buy online @ http://dfad.danceforanotherday.com or by phone at (800) 838-3006.

A Room With A View

August 25, 2012 - 2 Responses

Hello dear friends- long time, no read! More time dancing means less time for blog posting, and with four performances coming up and several new pieces to debut, we’ve kept our hands (and feet) busy preparing for a very exciting fall season.

First up is Kathy Mata Ballet’s Autumn Showcase on September 21st, where we’ll be unveiling our latest incarnation of “The Green Chair,” our ever-evolving collaboration with acclaimed artistic director, Paco Gomes. This is the gorgeous view we’ll have from the stage at the SF Conservatory of Music (but hopefully with you in the seats!)

As one Yelp commenter says, “Do I really have to comment on such perfection? Among the hustling of Civic Center is this auditorium that just leaks beauty and splendor.” So prepare yourselves for a beautiful performance in a beautiful space. Tickets are free and available online or at the door. Seating is limited so if you want to reserve your spot, visit www.brownpapertickets.com today.

Taking It to the Streets!

May 25, 2012 - Leave a Response

San Francisco’s 34th Carnaval Festival and Parade is this weekend, May 26th & 27th. Come join the celebration as Gnosis and fellow “Dance for Another Day” dancers take the party to the streets! Sunday’s parade features more than 60 contingents and will include Gnosis dancer Michael Leavell with Grupo Tania Santiago, fabulous DFAD ’10 performers Samba do Coraçao and lots of friends from ODC/Rhythm & Motion, Symbolic Dance & Fitness, Hot Pink Feathers and more. Parade starts at 9:30am at 24th St. & Bryant with the main parade route running down Mission St. to 17th. So don your feathery finest and stake out your spot for the most spectacular travelling dance party in town!

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 13, 2012 - Leave a Response

Wishing a very happy Mother’s Day to all of our friends, families and supporters!

To celebrate, Gnosis and “Dance for Another Day” have made a donation today to the Alliance for Lupus Research in honor of all mothers living with lupus and in loving memory of those we have lost…

Happy Mother’s Day, and thank you for continuing to inspire us all!

Spring Forward

May 11, 2012 - Leave a Response


The sun is shining, the birds are singing, flowers are blooming and everyone is shouting, “It’s Spring!” So why is Gnosis counting down the days ’til Fall? Well for starters, just look at the photo above!

On September 21st, Gnosis Dance Collective will perform on this stunning stage for Kathy Mata Ballet. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is one of the Bay Area’s premier venues, and the chance to dance in the elegant main concert hall with its gorgeous architecture and historic seat in S.F.’s “Cultural Corridor”- just steps from City Hall, the San Francisco Opera, War Memorial & Performing Arts and Davies Symphony Hall- has us simply giddy with anticipation.

And let’s not forget a little show on October 6th called “Dance for Another Day!” It’s already shaping up to be a can’t-miss event that will include modern, hip-hop, tango, ballroom, belly dance, and that’s just the beginning of the list. If you are a professional or teacher and would like to add your act to the line-up, please contact us today. If you are a dance student and would like to perform, send your teacher on over to our website and encourage them to sign up now. It’s sure to be another stellar show!

With such fantastic events to look forward to, is it any wonder that we’re eagerly awaiting autumn? Fortunately, we have lots of fun stuff to keep us busy in the meantime- we’re back in the studio with Paco Gomes for the next evolution of “The Green Chair,” plus working on new original material and even plotting some multi-media collaborations with some of our multi-talented friends…

Yes, Spring has officially sprung for Gnosis, so stick around to see what sprouts up next!

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