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Dance maker Christy Funsch offers audiences a rare opportunity to view solos in private in Funsch Solos: One on One, March 8-11, 2012.
Dance maker Christy Funsch offers audiences a rare opportunity to view solos in private in Funsch Solos: One on One, March 8-11, 2012.
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As a dance maker I've long been drawn to solo work, both for myself as a performer and also as a means of choreographing on others. I love the immediacy and personality of them. I love being able to drink one performer in at a time. I am also fascinated with observation, and how our observation skills shift depending on context. Funsch Solos: One on One offers audiences a rare opportunity to view solos up close and in private in viewing booths designed for Z Space at Theater Artaud in San Francisco. 

Running Thursday through Sunday, March 8-11, 2012, Funsch Solos celebrates my prolific and intimate approach to solo dance with four new and 11 repertory works (15 solos in total, split onto two programs). Act I of each program features one-on-one viewings of the solos, and the audience will be in three-quarter seating for Act II to view all of the eight solos. Each audience member will see one solo twice: first on her/his own and later as part of the larger crowd. 

Although I've been fortunate enough to receive support for this  project through Dancers' Group and the MetLife Foundation's New Stages For Dance Initiative, I'm still short $3,000 in my budget. This is my most ambitious project to date: it involves 14 dancers, four musicians, and an extensive technical crew. I'm committed to paying all of these incredible folks as sufficiently as I can for their tireless contributions. I humbly and truly appreciate any support you can offer me towards this end. Please know that your donation will go directly to artist stipends, and that it will greatly impact these concerts. 

Many, many thanks for making this project possible! 

Christy Funsch, Artistic Director, Funsch Dance  

Funsch Solos: One on One

Features performances by: Elizabeth Choi, Glenn Curtis, Chad Dawson, Laura Elaine Ellis, Christy Funsch, John Milton Hendricks, Fredrika Keefer,  Alex Keitel,  Jennifer A. Minore, Hope Mohr, Phoenicia Pettyjohn, Rowena Richie, Travis Rowland, Sarah Sass, Nol Simonse, Skorpio, and Erin Mei-Ling Stuart

Thursday-Sunday, March 8-11, 2012 at 8:30 PM (Sunday at 7:30 PM)

One-on-One viewings begin one hour prior to showtimes

Z Space at Theater Artaud, 450 Florida Street, San Francisco.

Tickets: $20 General, $15 Students and Seniors

Reservations: 415-626-0453; www.zspace.org

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