Look Who’s Dancing!

November 30, 2014 - Leave a Response

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An incredible cast of talented dancers, who also happen to be truly wonderful people, will be joining Gnosis for this year’s “Dance for Another Day” Charity Dance Showcase Benefiting the Alliance for Lupus Research.

Representing some of our favorite studios, schools, and troupes from all around the Bay, the DFAD dancers will bring their hearts and souls and favorite moves to the stage for you THIS SATURDAY 12/6/14, and all for a great cause!

* Alise Halbert’s Bolero Performance Group (Bolero)
* COterie DAnce Company / CODA (Contemporary)
* Emily Coles & Kieren Jameson (Viennese Waltz)
* Gibson Pearl (Bellydance)
* Gnosis Dance Collective (Modern & Dance Theater Fusion)
* Janey Madamba with Liz Angoff & Sara Cinnamon (Hip Hop Fusion)
* Lynn Gardiner & Ron Rosa (Foxtrot)
* Madison Frilot (Contemporary Lyrical)
* Marlena Zahm & Shades of Marble Dance Company (Jazz & Contemporary Trip-Hop)
* Prince on Point / P.O.P. (Hip Hop Fusion)
* Peter & Co. San Francisco (Contemporary)
* Photon / Ron Jenkins & Photis Pishiaras (Ragtime)
* R. Jefferson Joseph, Michael Leavell & Afshin Odabaee (Modern)
* Rose Vierling & Robert Noakes (Milonga)
* Rose Vierling & Jesse Dishart (Tango)
* Rose Vierling’s Argentine Tango Performance Group (Tango)
* The Latin Symbolics (Theatrical Mambo)
* The Ladies of The Latin Symbolics (Salsa/Mambo “On 2”)
* Tamara LaRee Smart (Authentic Movement Improv)
* Vima Vice Squad (Cha-Cha)
…And don’t miss our very special guest, just in time for the holidays!

But a great dance show is not nearly as fun without someone there to see it! So please, friends, won’t you join us? Tickets are on sale now at BrownPaperTickets.com and remember, ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO TO CHARITY!


Join Us on 12/6/14!

November 24, 2014 - Leave a Response


Have you been keeping up with us on facebook and twitter? If not, you may have been missing out on some very exciting news! Gnosis is counting down to December 6th and our biggest event of the year- the “Dance for Another Day” Charity Dance Showcase Benefiting the Alliance for Lupus Research. Starring Gnosis Dance Collective alongside dozens of other talented and diverse performers from around the Bay, DFAD 2014 is sure to be a night to remember!

Featuring hip hop, modern, ballroom, salsa, tango, contemporary, jazz, dance theater and more, DFAD is one of the most unique and uplifting events of its kind and 100% OF ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO TO THE ALLIANCE FOR LUPUS RESEARCH. So get your tickets today at BrownPaperTickets.com and prepare to be wow’ed!

Can’t make it to the show? You can still make a difference. Please help us spread the word about this fantastic event and very worthwhile cause- download the flyer above and post, tweet, email, etc. Help us spread the word! And it’s easy to make a modest tax-deductible donation online at PayPal.com. Just $1 adds your strength to ours in the fight against lupus.

Together we can make a difference…together we will find a cure!

Where’s Gnosis?

June 23, 2014 - Leave a Response

We may not have the funny striped shirts, but Gnosis Dance Collective has been almost as difficult to find these days as that elusive bespectacled bloke. But search no more! You will find us right here in the coming months, working hard to bring you “Dance for Another Day” 2014.

Between workshopping new movement and choreography and producing this fantastic event to benefit the Alliance for Lupus Research, Gnosis and friends are in the mix again. Check out www.danceforanotherday.com to learn more about the event and drop us a line via the contact form below if you want to be part of our cast or crew. The more, the merrier!

And for those of you who don’t wanna wait ’til December, how about a flashback – way back to “Dance for Another Day” 2009 – that we think ol’ Waldo himself might enjoy.



Call for Entries!

May 31, 2014 - Leave a Response

Hello Dear Gnosis Family & Friends!

May is Lupus Awareness Month, and what better way to cap it off than with an official “Dance for Another Day” update? We’re thrilled to announce the *OFFICIAL CALL FOR ENTRIES* for this year’s charity dance showcase benefiting the Alliance for Lupus Research!

“Dance for Another Day” 2014 will take place on Saturday, December 6th at the Lindland Theatre in San Francisco. This is an exciting venue for DFAD, not only because the space is truly outstanding but also because it opens our doors to a whole new generation of audience members- and, we hope, future dancers! And since education has always been such a strong part of our mission at DFAD, we’re especially blessed to have the support of the Archbishop Riordan H.S. community in bringing this year’s show to life.

So it is now our great joy and honor to invite YOU to join the cast of our Fifth “Dance for Another Day”- an unforgettable experience of dance and community for a great cause. We look forward to dancing with you!

You! Professional, Pro/Am, Semi-pro, and Student/Teacher performers in ALL styles of dance. Previous show line-ups have ranged from modern to hip-hop to tap, salsa, swing, tango, Afro-Brazilian, ballroom, bellydance and more. Diversity is the essence of this production and we can hardly wait to see what 2014 will bring!

The 5th Annual “Dance for Another Day” Charity Dance Showcase
Benefiting the Alliance for Lupus Research
This is a completely independent, not-for-profit event and 100% of the evening’s proceeds are donated to the ALR.

December 3-6, 2014 (Tech Rehearsals Dec. 3-4, Dress Rehearsals and Show Dec. 6)

The Lindland Theatre
Archbishop Riordan High School
175 Phelan Ave. San Francisco, CA 94112
(Right next to CCSF, with plenty of parking!)

Lupus affects more than 1 million Americans, and many more go undiagnosed because the symptoms of lupus often mimic those of other conditions. There is no cure, and the current treatments are often as devastating– and sometimes even as deadly– as the disease itself. The ALR is working to change this and we want to help. Since 2008, you’ve helped us raise thousands for the ALR while creating a unique and fun open forum for our beautiful and diverse dance community. Ask any of our previous years’ performers and they’ll surely tell you, DFAD is more than just a stellar dance show- we are family!

“Like” us at http://www.facebook.com/danceforanotherday and visit http://www.danceforanotherday.com for more info. Then send us an FB message or email DANCEFORANOTHERDAY@GMAIL.COM today if you’d like to be part of this year’s cast or crew. We’ll contact you right away with all of the vital details about the entry process and requirements for submissions. And please remember to spread the word to other dancers and teachers/studios that may not be on our list so they can get in on the action, too.

We’ve already got some extremely talented and fun performers on board, so we can confidently say that this year’s performance promises to be a blast- we hope you’ll join us in making this our best DFAD yet!

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!







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.


Happy Holidays to YOU!

December 30, 2012 - Leave a Response


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


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.


“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.