performances & events

Dance Up Close/East Bay presents:

Slices of Life
Angela Demmel & Dancers

Fridays & Saturdays
April 4-5, 11-12
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley

$20 Click here for tickets
Seating is limited to 60 per night -
we strongly suggest that you purchase your ticket ahead of time!

Slices of Life muses on the myriad relationships that make our lives dynamic, rich, somber, bizarre and dear through detailed and lush full-bodied dancing. The evening will be a culmination of over three years of choreographic exploration, sharing Angela Demmel's range, breadth and depth as a dance maker.

Angela Demmel is an artist whose work is deeply rooted in the Bay Area dance community. Her choreography has been featured in several seasons of the Vision Series, the Dance IS Festival, the Renaud-Wilson Dance Festival, Works in the Works, and ODC's Pilot 56 among other events. Her choreography has also been shown at CSU-East Bay, University of Oregon, Mills College and with Golden Thread Theatre in San Francisco and Cairo, Egypt. Angela has danced locally in the works of Margaret Jenkins, Eric Kupers, Kimiko Guthrie, Laura Elaine Ellis, Nancy Lyons, Nina Haft, Shinichi Lova-Koga and Molissa Fenley. Angela is an alumna of CSUEB's Department of Theatre and Dance, where she is also a lecturer. She completed her Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance at Mills College in 2010.

ARTS & ABOVE and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center present:

An event of original sound and choreography, through installation and performance art created by Shawl-Anderson Artist-in-Residence Kate Jordan and artistic partner Bruno Augusto.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Suggested Donation $15 at the door (cash, check, credit card)

Tickets limited to 50.
To reserve a ticket, please email or call 510-654-591

Photo credit: Paul Gordon Emerson

Liz Boubion & Piñata Dance Collective
Sunday, May 4th at 4pm
Tickets $5-50 sliding scale

Come celebrate Liz Boubion's upcoming residency in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico!!! Liz's application was one of 4 accepted out of 160 international applicants to "Xochi Quetzal" and she needs support getting there.

Shawl-Anderson will be hosting her interdisciplinary group, the Piñata DanceCollective in this informal showing and fundraiser before she embarks on her journey to the land of her ancestors. Audiences will be invited to participate in a blindfolded exploration of the senses and invited to view excerpts of Piñata dances and improvisational scores based on a new interpretation of the Piñata ritual. Her work confronts external appearances, the impermanent nature of the body and offers an educational context of the history of La Piñata.

Live Music and Dance Performed by: Liz Boubion, Jeanette Male, Dominique Nigro, Sophie Stanley, Cuauhtemoc Peranda, Katherine He, Bricine Mitchelle, Afia Walking Tree, Evelie Delfino Sales Posch, Rebecca Sanchez.

Please also consider donating to our Indiegogo fundraising campaign online

Risa Jaroslow & Dancers and Peiling Kao
May 30 & 31 at 8pm
June 1 at 4pm

info coming soon


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