FULLSTOP DANCE was founded by Kathryn Florez in 2015 and is a collective of dancers based in San Francisco, California. Through video projects, performances, and movement workshops, they're dedicated to creating collaborative work that is thoughtful, fearless, and personal. Fullstop hosts events, classes, and workshops to share with and inspire the arts community in the Bay Area and beyond. The company has premiered and shared work in the Bay Area at ODC Theater, Palace of Fine Arts, Cowell Theater, Dance Mission Theater, The Laundry, and others. They've toured to Nevada City, California, and Artist Director Kathryn Florez has been recently commissioned for work in Vancouver, Canada and Salt Lake City. The company has hosted choreographic residencies with Lindsey Renee Derry, Tushrik Fredericks, Kirill Berezovski, and Marissa Wong, worked with visual artists Suzy Kellems Dominik, Jake Stangel, and Harvey Moon. Fullstop hosts a weekly open class at City Dance Studios and provides opportunities for guest artists, including MICHIYAYA Dance, TL Collective, and more to hold open workshops in SF.
Kathryn Florez trained at the SF Conservatory of Dance beginning in 2010 under Summer Lee Rhatigan. Florez founded Fullstop Dance in 2015 and has since presented work at ODC Theater, Palace of Fine Arts, Cowell Theater, and others. Her choreography has been commissioned by TWObigsteps (Vancouver) as well as SALT Dance’s LINK program (SLC). Over the years, Florez has also worked professionally with David Herrera Performance Company, Amy Seiwert, Robert Moses, Lindsey Renee Derry, ZiRu Dance, and others.
Expansion. Expression. Love. Gratitude. These are the fundamental principles I incorporate in creating work. I believe in having an interdependent relationship. Whether it solo material or working with other dancers, I believe the best research comes from an honest space; a space where mistakes are welcomed and communication is valued. A space where dancers are accountable for their choices and are able to explain clearly and efficiently their process to other movers. Collaboration fuels my process. Gratitude fuels my process. I know I do not have all other answers so I welcome input from dancers and other outside forces (friends, families, and other artists), when I am in need of assistance.
Born and raised in Chicago, Dominique Hargrove began training at Chicago high school for the Arts (ChiArts) and Chicago Multi-cultural dance center under Homer Hans Bryant. While in high school she attended Alonzo King LINES ballet summer intensive in 2012, where She then became apart of the four year BFA program in 2013. Graduated in 2017 with honors, she has had the opportunity to work with Amy Seiwert, Keelan Whitmoore, Amanda Miller, Gregory Dawson, Alivia Schaffer, and many more. Additionally she’s worked with artists outside of the BFA including: Sidra Bell, Benjamin Wardell, Penny Saunders, Guy Sharomi, and Kyle Limin. Since graduating, she has worked with Alive and Well Productions, Call-It-Art, Sarah Bush Dance Project, and Brannigan Danceworks. she is currently teaching youth contemporary class at ODC and is excited to expand her voice with other movers in space
Kitty Conlon presents a new work inspired by the concept of transitions.
Kitty Conlon (MA) is an Ecudaorian American dance professional with a background in classical ballet, visual art, and science. In addition to RAW, her work has been selected for West Wave Dance Festival, Summer Performance Festival, Emergence Dance Festival, and PUSHfest 2019. Kitty serves SAFEhouse as a Lead Artist and is on faculty at Studio 505 Dance & Movement Arts and Spindrift School of Performing Arts. Learn more at kittyconlon.wixsite.com/danceartist
I will be presenting a full-length 45-60 min long dance piece titled Taking Space | Making Place. This piece is an exploration of space and how we define home. This piece deconstructs our concept of walls, space and place on a micro and macro level. These concepts will be explored in relationship to ourselves, our home, public space and the political walls built to protect and separate people.
Natalie Nayun is an international teacher and performer specializing in contemporary and folkloric styles from Central Asia and the Middle East. She has been dancing for over 17 years and teaching for over 11. She has studied dance in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Oman. Most recently, she has been fusing these traditional styles with Modern dance to explore larger social topics in the world as well as exploring questions of life, identity, collaboration, and community. She has received numerous grants and awards and travels to Central Asia every other year to work with companies, conduct research and dance daily.
A work in meditation, movement, and celebration of our ancestral spiritual lineages. Carving space for one self, reclaiming our indigenous heritages, and joining together for a universal celebration of our shared selves.
Angelica Velez has studied Dance/Social Justice at the University of San Francisco and has performed works by eMotion Arts, LV Dance Collective, Embodiment Project, Hien Huynh/Courtney Hope, and notable others in the Bay Area. She is a versatile contemporary mover with experience in ballet, Philippine cultural dance, hip-hop styles, and jazz. Guided by Laban/Bartenieff fundamentals, her movement is informed by internal sensations, emotions, and visualizations. Her current choreographic works concern the personal/political/spiritual body, precolonial Philippine cultural practices, and indigenous/ancestral lineages. She is currently in multiple collaborations with eMotion Arts and Haley Friend Wilson.
$10 Early Bird
$20 Cash at the door
Sponsored by RAW (resident artist workshop), a residency program of SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts.