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Just a Shadow

Megan Lowe Dances


Just a Shadow


May 31st - June 9th, 2024

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm

The Joe Goode Annex

401 Alabama Street San Francisco, CA

Artistic Direction by:

Megan Lowe


Created and Performed by:

AJ Gardner, Sonsherée Giles, Josh Icban, Megan Lowe, Frances Teves Sedayao, Roel Seeber, and Shira Yaziv

Lighting Design by:

Ray Oppenheimer

Rigging Design by:

Dave Freitag

Photos by:

RJ Muna

Just a Shadow, by Megan Lowe Dances, is a performance journey in service to artists who have lost loved ones prematurely. With a title inspired by a poem Artistic Director Megan Lowe’s mother wrote shortly before she died, the project stems from Megan’s desire to process the loss of her mother and sister through art, and co-create a space of mutual support with collaborators who are also dealing with recent loss. Just a Shadow brings together 7 powerful artists—AJ Gardner, Sonsherée Giles, Josh Icban, Megan Lowe, Frances Teves Sedayao, Roel Seeber, and Shira Yaziv—to make 6 distinct duets that highlight the unique strengths and creative modalities of each collaborator, including contemporary dance, site-specific dance, vertical dance, turf dance, contact improvisation, and live music.

This project aspires to nourish the soul, support healing, acknowledge resilience, celebrate life, and honor the memories of loved ones. It welcomes diverse perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds, recognizing that the narratives surrounding death and processing grief are multifaceted and deeply personal. Through dance performance, MLD aims to provide a platform for catharsis, empathy, and collective understanding, fostering connections that transcend individual stories and unite us in a shared journey toward solace and healing.

Megan Lowe Dances is the featured artist of Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s 27th Annual United States of Asian America Festival. Just a Shadow is made possible with support from California Arts Council, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and generous individual donors. MLD is fiscally sponsored by Dancers’ Group.

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