WAH! Fest 2016
to May 1

WAH! Fest 2016

vîv is so delighted to be a part of the very first WAH! Fest at Dance Mission Theatre. Virginia and Alex will show Katie Faulkner's "Stammer" alongside other brilliant Bay area women choreographers and performers.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 7 pm

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 @ 7 pm

@ Dance Mission Theatre, 3316 24th st., SF, CA 94110

TICKETS on SALE Feb 12, 2016!
$12 early bird tix through March 10th

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to Oct 25

vîv home season

Join us for MIX! Oct 23 - 25, 8pm at Dance Mission Theater
Come a little early for our fun pre-show events:
Friday - live drawing with Dr. Sketchy's
Saturday - cocktail hour with Impact Hub
Sunday - Free yoga with Jasmine of Laughing Lotus

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Peer Practices June 2015 Intensive
to Jun 26

Peer Practices June 2015 Intensive

  • The Finnish Brotherhood Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friday Mornings 10am-12pm
the body
structure and space; release technique and somatic research

Tuesday Evenings 6:30pm-8pm
the body and...
taking the tangent; expanding into the analytical, transformative, performative etc...

$10 NOTAFLOF / 5 Class Pack = $40 / 9 Class Pack = $70

More info here!


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8:00pm 8:00pm


An evening of Bears! An evening of Snakes! An evening of
vîv pouring out a great big thank you to you, our supporters, in the form of performance, dj, and yes, dance. 

Come join us for an evening of raucous and joy with performances by vîv and other Bay area superstars. 

Yes to dressing up in bear or snake attire. Yes to jumping up on stage and showing off your own little something.

Performances begin at 9 pm and trickle through the night
$5 at the door NOTAFLOF

We are so pleased to host this very special evening of Bearlesque as we continue to say THANK YOU!!!

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vîv storms CounterPulse
to Oct 25

vîv storms CounterPulse

Join the women of vîv for a full-evening presenting work by Kathleen Hermesdorf & Albert Mathias, Bianca Cabrera, and more. vîv began in 2013 with 8 women determined to re-create the underlying conditions and working methods in dance. They are rethinking how to practice together, build community, and create dance through joy and collaboration.

Event Listing and Tickets here.

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to May 17

vîv + The Thick Rich Ones + Special Guests

TWO SHOWS ONLY: FRI and SAT MAY 16 and 17 at 8 PM

Special walk up discount on FRI ONLY $10

Post Show Party on Sat. with DJ dancing, food and drinks

Advance tickets www.brownpapertickets.com/event/621724  or call 1-800-838-3006
$15-25 pay what you wish to support the artists. Cash and checks only at the door 
Info/Res: 415-289-2000; 
www.ftloose.org; www.withviv.com www.facebook.com/FtloosePresents

KUNST-STOFF Arts, One Grove Street  SF (at Market/Hyde) Civic Center BART


Footloose presents viv dance ensemble in OUROBOROS

Choreography by Kathleen Hermesdorf; Sound Score by Albert Mathias

with special guest choreographers Ashley Trottier, Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow (Fri only)

Elizabeth Chitty (Sat only)

Plus preshow music by Mark Clifford (Fri) and Mary Mailhot (Sat)



Footloose continues its AIM: Artists in Motion residency series at KUNST-STOFF Arts in San Francisco's booming Central Market district at One Grove Street where Market and Hyde merge across from the Main Library and the Orpheum Theater near CIVIC CENTER BART.  


The evening offers a concert of viv along with special guest choreographers, Ashley Trottier, Elizabeth Chitty and Esme Kundanis-Grow.  OUROBOROS, vîv's first commission from La ALTERNATIVA, is a dance of constant change and a shedding of old ways. Fierce and intense movement choreographed by Kathleen Hermsdorf in collaboration with the dancers is set to a stunning sound score by Albert Mathias. The work is hypnotic, powerful and image laden. "Never before (have I seen) more than two people feel like one organism." says frequent dance-goer Lieva Whitbeck.


Kathleen describes the work: "…women remember and disremember lifetimes of lifetimes, experienced experience, moments inside moments. They dismember, devouring themselves into a circulatory process of repetition, re-invention and raw skin. They eat paradox and re-create their prima materia."  The symbol of the Ouroboros, a serpent eating its tail, directly connects to viv's mission to re-create the underlying conditions and working methods in dance.


The women of viv are: Roche Janken, Samantha Stone, Katie Griffin, Virginia Broyles, Alison Williams, Hallie Dalsimer and Alex Crow. Visit their website:  www.withviv.com


Kathleen Hermesdorf is the Artistic Director of La ALTERNATIVA. Her style has been called luscious, sensate and mercurial. She has been a member of Bebe Miller & Company, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and Contraband/Sara Shelton Mann. She continues to participate in Mann's company, and has worked in long-term collaboration with Scott Wells, Stephanie Maher and Kim Epifano, among others. Hermesdorf has been dancing in the Bay Area since 1991 and has received significant support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, CHIME/MJDC and the San Francisco Arts Commission. She has extensive and outstanding training in modern and post-modern dance modalities, release-based techniques, improvisation, contact improvisation, jazz, ballet, various martial arts and somatic investigations, and holds a BFA and MFA in Dance Performance & Pedagogy.  www.la-alternativa.us/

Footloose is funded by Grants for the Arts/SF Hotel Tax Fund and generous individuals and businesses.

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8:00pm 8:00pm

OUROBOROS(6) with Multiplex Dance

The women of vîv are delighted to bring OUROBOROS(6), their first commission from ALTERNATIVA, to Southern California. Onstage, vîv embodies a ritual of transformation, a dance of constant change and a shedding of old ways. Fierce and intense movement choreographed by Kathleen Hermesdorf in collaboration with the dancers is set to a stunning sound score by Albert Mathias. Hypnotic, powerful and image laden.

Multiplex Dance presents creative work that is a rollercoaster ride of tumbling, rolling, sliding, supporting, pivoting, inverting, rebounding, launching, and flying through space-time. The work both entertains and provokes.

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