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Review for Dancers' Group, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Dancers’ Group serves a real need in our community. Most importantly they transform a large body of individual dancers, companies, teachers, students and dance audiences into a cohesive community. Dancers’ Groups gives us a sense of belonging and of being supported. They offer us a chance to expand and grow and they are a valuable source of connecting us with other dancers in the dance community. And they do so with generosity, dedication, and imagination. Without them we would be on our own struggling to keep going alone in the face of economic despair and isolation. The Dancers’ Group organization of dedicated workers knows about dance and dancers because they have all been there. I have first hand experience. They sponsored a performance I gave called “Spirit of Place” at Stern Grove last year. It was a performance dedicated to my late husband Lawrence Halprin and was performed in the site he designed—the amphitheatre at Stern Grove. It was our last collaboration, he lived to see it and loved it, and he sat in the rain thoroughly delighted. Their support had no boundaries. For example, between the two performances we had an hour break at which time Wayne and Kegan hunted down a laundrymat dried our soaking costumes and breathlessly returned them to the performers at the nick of time for the next performance. Their dedication, support, and good humor came in a steady flow through out our collaboration. Thank you Wayne and Kegan and all at Dancers’ Group for giving me the opportunity to share our final collaboration with my husband. You arranged for the funding, took care of all the administrative logistics, provided us with the steady presence of Kegan at all our rehearsals, arranged publicity and gave us loving encouragement all along the way. We couldn’t have pulled it off without your sponsorship.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

With 1,000 or 10 million dollars Dancers' Group could create additional opportunities for dance artists to make work and bring their services to a larger community.

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Created a dance work.