Audition Series: Dog & Pony

Sunday, October 7
4:30-6:30 PM

Dog & Pony directed by Alma Esperanza-Cunningham and Joe Landini creates live performances that re-shape traditional ideas around contemporary performance and dance. With a steadfast belief in the power of art, Dog & Pony works to increase societal equity by imagining new possibilities and creating space for challenging dialogues. Dog & Pony has been invited to participate in the ODC Theater's co-production program March 1-2, 2019. Compensation for performances. www.dogandponydance.org

Cunningham seeks strong movers with a solid understanding of ballet technique. Material will be developed in collaboration with a strong directorial vision and requires critical thinkers that are interested in movement investigation.

Landini is looking for dancers that have a somatic training and are comfortable with improvisation. His new work will involve extensive audience participation and performers should be well-versed in problem-solving, performativity and embodiment.

Alma Esperanza-Cunningham's work has been presented in New York, at Dixon Place, Movement Research, and Dance Theater Workshop. In SF, she formed her company Alma Esperanza Cunningham Movement and has been an Artist in Residence at ODC and has partnered with Robert Moses in CHIME. Alma received a GOLDIE (SF Bay Guardian’s Outstanding Local Discovery). Recently, Cunningham presented her work in Choreofest at the Yerba Buena Gardens.

Joe Landini is an SF-based choreographer/curator and studied choreography UC Irvine (BA) and the Laban Center (MA). He has presented his work in London, Mexico City and through out California. In 2007, he founded SAFEhouse Arts (Saving Art From Extinction) where he directs RAW (resident artist workshop). He received the GOLDIE Award from the SF Bay Guardian. In 2017 he celebrated his 25th Anniversary of making dances in SF.

photo by Hillary Goidell