Archive for May, 2012

Taking It to the Streets!
May 25, 2012

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 CoraƧao 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

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

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!

Oh May Goodness!
May 4, 2012


Gnosis has so much to celebrate this month! Following another fantastic show to round out Bay Area Dance Week, we marked our fourth birthday on May 1st with lots of love, laughter and yummy treats courtesy of our own dear Bojon Gourmet– and with this very special announcement:

After a year-long search we have finally found a beautiful new home for our annual charity dance event, “Dance for Another Day!” This year’s showcase benefiting the Alliance for Lupus Research will take place on October 6th at Oakland’s Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts. Previously known as the Alice Arts Center, this historic 350+ seat theater is just a 5-minute walk from BART with tons of parking all around and has been home to such inspiring companies as the Oakland Ballet, Citicentre Dance Theater, AXIS Dance Company and Dimensions Dance Theater. We are so proud and honored to take the stage in this lovely space with such a great tradition of community, innovation and talent. We already adore our new home and we know that you will, too.

Visit our DFAD website and “Like” DFAD on facebook today for lots more info on this year’s show, and please let us know if you’d like to take part in this magical, memorable event with us.