Artistic Director/Choreographer David Herrera and Theatrical Director Jean Johnstone have been commissioned to guest lecture at the University of California, Santa Cruz Theater Arts Dept. Graduate Seminar on Thursday November 14, 2013. They will impart students with fundamental knowledge on generating and executing artistic work outside of the university setting including notes on production, casting, grant writing, press affiliation and networking.
DHPCo. will be holding auditions on Nov 3, 2013 at ODC Commons for our 2014 touring and Home seasons. We are looking for male and female dancers with a strong background in modern, contemporary, partnering/lifting, & improvisational skills. Additional non-required but encouraged attributes include theater/ voice/ acting skills. DHPCo. looks for individuals with a strong sense of self who are willing to push their comfort zones and work constructively alongside other dancers and directors. Contract positions with stipend rehearsals and paid performances. CVs will be accepted beginning October 2014. Please email resume with title “2014 Dance Auditions”. Send email copies to: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Mail hard copies to:
David Herrera Performance Company
attn: Dancer Auditions (2014)
1610 McAllister St
San Francisco, Ca 94115
November 3, 2013
351 Shotwell Street ·
San Francisco CA · 94110 · USA ·
*please bring resume with you and arrive early for registration
We Look Forward to Meeting You at Auditions!
the Stranger (Part 1)
As Seen in the San Francisco Chronicle: “the Stranger: Poor Among Rich”
DHPCo. was named a recipient of the Zellerbach Family Foundation/Community Arts Grant for the creation of our 6th Home Season, “the Stranger (Part 1) as well as being commissioned by the University of California-Santa Cruz to present an excerpt from the new work during their Spring Dance Concert in May 2013.
“the Stranger (Part 1)” is an ongoing study and discourse inspired by Artistic Director David Herrera’s experience growing up poor in Hollywood, Ca. Using the personal stories of the director and cast, “the Stranger (Part 1)” examines the difficulties in understanding and finding oneself when there is a sense of exclusion at play via poverty, culture, and image. Can we come to know ourselves through pushing away culture and even family? Or are we at danger in becoming a permanent stranger to the self by doing so? “the Stranger (Part 1)” brings to life the difficulties of inclusion/exclusion we experience in growing up and the struggle in understanding and finding oneself in all this terrain.
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