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vîv + The Thick Rich Ones + Special Guests

  • Kunst-stoff Arts 1 Grove Street San Francisco, CA USA (map)

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  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;;

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:


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.

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

Earlier Event: April 26
OUROBOROS(6) with Multiplex Dance
Later Event: October 24
vîv storms CounterPulse