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“…the jagged rhythms of Karp’s choreography carry powerful emotional echoes.” Octavio Roca, The San Francisco Chronicle

Highlights of Past Performances

October 28-October 30, 2022 – “fly through the night, and land near dawn”
Dresher Ensemble Studio, Oakland, CA
 
October 2, 2020-November 1, 2020 – “Studies I, II, III, IV,” “On Beauty” at David Brower Center, and “piano piano” – videos
Virtual performances held for the 34th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
 
February 28-March 1, 2020  – “piano piano”
Dresher Ensemble Studio, Oakland, CA
 
February 20-22, 2018 – “On Beauty”
David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA
 
February 10-12, 2017 – “Memory/Place”
ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
 
October 25, 2015 – “Studies I, II, III, IV”
Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
 
March 2015 – “Dance anywhere”
YBCA, San Francisco, CA
 
February 2015 – “time and the weather”
ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
 
November  2014 – “Double Portraits”
Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
 
May 4, 2013 – “Continua in Light, Three Acts”
San Francisco Performance Art Institute, in collaboration with Bay Area artists, Cheryl Calleri and Thekla Hammond,
 
August 2012 – “the gesture, but not the target”
Artesiana Festival at the Villa Romana del Casale in central Sicily site-specific solo work choreographed and performed by Nancy Karp
 
July 29, 2007 – “Crosstalk”
WestWave Dance Festival, Project Artaud Theater, San Francisco, CA, premiere performance of new work with a commissioned music score by Jay Cloidt
 
February 2006 – “Jaisalmer”
“3 Drops of Blood” Festival, Project Artaud Theater, San Francisco, CA
 
November 4-13, 2005 – 25th Anniversary Retrospective Season
with premiere performances of “The Night’s Mascara”, with music by Rahul
Dev Burman recorded by the Kronos Quartet along with dances:
“Arashi/Storm”, “Jaisalmer”, “Jumping Phase”, and “Il Mercato”, ODC Theater,
San Francisco, CA
 
July 2005 – “Trio Set”
premiere at WestWave Dance Festival, ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA with music by Julia Wolfe recorded by the Bang on a Can All Stars
 
May 2003 – “La Traversa”
Cowell Theater, San Francisco, CA premiere of dance for six dancers with commissioned music score by Alvin Curran
 
March 2002 – “il Mercato”, “Jaisalmer”, “Chennai”, “Sweet Bargain”
Joyce SoHo, New York
 
Sept 2001 – “il Mercato”
ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA premiere of dance for six dancers with music by Charles Amirkhanian
 
November 2000 – “Kalasam”
Cowell Theater, San Francisco evening-work collaboration with composer Paul Dresher for the full company of nine dancers
 
October 2000 – “East/West”
4th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA segments from full evening-length work, “Kalasam”- collaboration with composer Paul Dresher
 
July 2000 – “Jaisalmer”
summerfest/dance, Cowell Theater, San Francisco, CA segment 2 of 3 for full evening-length work, “Kalasam” – collaboration with composer Paul Dresher
 
May 2000 – “Jaisalmer”
premiered at Dancers’ Group Theater, San Francisco, CA segment 2 of 3 for full evening-length work, “Kalasam” – collaboration with composer Paul Dresher
 
July 1999 – “Cochin”
premiered at summerfest/dance, Cowell Theater, San Francisco, CA segment 1 of 3 for full evening-length work, “Kalasam” – collaboration with composer Paul Dresher, full company of 8 dancers
September 1998 – “surface roll”
the Estate of Norio Sugano, Villa Lauriston, Portola Valley, CA, site specific work for 10 dancers for the swimming pool ruin circa 1920 Benefit salon for the Djerassi Resident Artists Program
 
December 1997 – “Night”
Luckman Fine Arts Center, Los Angeles, the Recontres Choreographies Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, West Coast Platform
 
September/October 1997 – “Threading Light”
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, site-specific work for the galleries and reflecting pond
 
October 1996 – “MG Rd.”
Dean Lesher Performing Arts Center, Walnut Creek, CA,
 
November 1995 – “Kristallnacht”
Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA two-week run of full evening-length work created for Theater Artaud
 
October 1995 – “JUMP”
9th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
 
October 1994 – “Double Portrait”
8th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
 
November 1993 – “Kristallnacht”
Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA premiere of full evening-length work created for Theater Artaud
 
October 1992 – “Falling Angels”
6th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Del Monte Cannery, Emeryville, CA
 
August 1992 – “Arashi/Storm”, “Sweet Bargain”, “Duet Series”, Trio for
OskarSchlemmer” 
premieres at Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA
 
1991 – “Concrete Garden”
5th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA a site specific work for the exhibition space
 
1991 – “Figures”
Mozart from the Fringe Festival Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA
 
1990 – “summerFALLS” and “First Light”
Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
 
1990 – “MARINA”,
Emeryville Marina, 4th Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA a site specific dance event
 
1990 – San Francisco Home Season, premiere: “summerFALLS”
New Performance Gallery,  San Francisco, CA
 
July 1990 – “Terrace Canon”
Kyoto College of Art teaching and performance residency site specific dance event for 32 dancers, Kyoto, Japan
 
1989 – ”Alphabet of Bones”
collaboration with visual artist Joyce Cutler Shaw Sushi Performance Gallery, San Diego, CA
 
1989 – Talking Dance Series,
Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA
 
July 1988 – Yugoslavian tour: “Dot Bunch”, “First Light”, “Night Station”, “Prima Materia”
EUROKAZ Dance and Theater Festival in Zagreb and the Sava Center in Beograd
 
1988 – Bay Area Spring Season: “Dot Bunch”,”:First Light”, “Prima Materia”
Laney Theater, Oakland, CA
 
June 1987 –  10th Anniversary Season:  “Dot Bunch”,”:First Light”, “Prima Materia”
“Prima Materia” premiere Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA
 
1987 –  “Terrace Dancing”
expanded version of 1982 site specific work Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
 
1981 – “Overlapping Lines and Curves”
site work for ten dancers at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Rotunda San Francisco, CA
 
1980 – Fur Augen und Ohren Festival
Akademie der Kunste, West Berlin, West Germany
 
1980 – residency and performance
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
 
1977, 1978, 1979 – Cabrillo Music Festival, Aptos, CA
 
1979 – performances at The Kitchen, New York City, NY
 
1979 – residency and performances at SUNY, Brockport, NY
 
1978 – performances at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN,

 

 

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