Palanza Dance was formed in December 2009 by Hilary Palanza. Since its founding, the Company has presented work in San Francisco’s ODC Theater, DeYoung Museum, and Dance Mission Theater. Palanza Dance is the resident dance company for Artlarking Multimedia Arts.
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Ellement Lounge, “Catch,” January 2010, Artlarking Event Music and visual arts night at one of San Francisco’s top art bars Dance Mission Theatre, “A Brief and Perplexing Study of My Loss,” March 2010, Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase “Two companies managed to create compelling emotional atmospheres…There was something vaguely ominous in Hilary…
Palanza Dance is grateful for the support we have received. These people and organizations have made our work possible: Dancers Group Dance Mission Theater Colorado College ODC Dance Theater Stella Adleman Ryan and Ian Andersen Bob and Kathy Block Christopher Block Grace, Tony, Mirabelle and Cecily Brettkelly Bob Epstein and…
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Palanza Dance Upcoming Season
Hello Friends! It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you Louis Acquisto, the newest member of the Palanza Dance Company. Louis moved to San Francisco this summer from NYC and we are thrilled to have him!! Please mark your calendars. We are showing work at RAW dance’s concept…
Where Are We Going?
Please mark your calendars for MAY 5 AND 6! Palanza Dance will be performing at the Subterranean Art house in Berkeley: http://subterraneanarthouse.org.
Where has Palanza Dance gone? We are hiding, working, scheming and dreaming! With a great addition to the Company, we have been working hard to make some work worth sharing! Thumbelina, our muse, has created the skeleton for our work. If you do not know the story of Thumbelina, it…
What it Means to be a Dancer
It means committing,consistency, digging deep, longing, pondering, praying, meditating (working, working, working), discovering, asking, considering, looking, seeing, noticing, pulling, pushing, jumping, kicking, punching, leaping, building, knocking down, moving, (working, working, working), spinning, falling, standing back up, stomping, waking up, meditating, trying, failing, trying, failing, succeeding, eating, fasting, sacrificing, longing, praying,…
Praise to the new bees
Hi friends! Palanza dance has some additions to the company! Please check out their bios and pictures. What a group!
We Begin Fall Season 2011
Hello San Francisco! Palanza Dance is back. Please note our audition and the description of our work ahead, also available on the ODC website. The ODC School Audition Series brings dancers and choreographers together in a class context. Dancers may use class cards or pay a $14 drop in fee…
The season begins!
Friends. Palanza dance begins the 2011/2012 season, our second year running.We were delighted by our experience performing and receiving feedback longside artists RAW and Macklin Kowal at CounterPulse’s “2nd Sundays” on September 11th.Coming up: Palanza is running an audition October 8th from 3:30-5:30 at ODC. Looking for two dancers to…
“Collecting Fallen Leaves”
Thank you friends for showing your amazing support of our first full length performance at the Dance Mission Theater. We felt such a great response from all of you who attended. We are looking forward to announcing our next work very soon. We will keep you posted!
New Term for Modern Dance
Have we formed a fair language to describe what dance is, as opposed to its development some odd years ago when it was broadening a voice outside of ballet and formal cultural styles? Are there current mores to follow when it comes to our dance terminology? Many times I…
Michelson and Raw
The only thing I look for in any choreography is honesty. Not that every choreographer needs to or should spill out their heart for all to see, even though that approach has its rewards, but rather that every work is done from a place of personal and authentic commitment. I…
Preparing for full length dance show is an amazing amount of work. Every morning I wake up, I make sure to make some coffee and spend some time alone, quietly. Here, ideas for work begin to flow. It is imperative to give ourselves space and time as artists to allow…
Faces For Dancing
I have taught dance to children for over a decade. Every time a child performs for their parent, their face takes on the most peculiar expression. Facial expression is always something I love to watch on any dancer, but I am most fascinated with the child dancer, the new explorer….
Rehearsal Stop Motion
Alison Dale, a dear friend and artist, came to observe two rehearsals in late 2010. We were preparing a piece for a show at the ODC theater in the Mission. Dale took these pictures and made a funky stop motion animation of us in action.