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Megan Lowe Dances
Dancing at a Distance

March 15th, 2020 - Present

Ongoing and Available Online

Home and Near Home

Marina Bay, Richmond, CA

Check out a series of dance/art videos Megan is making during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most are in response to creative prompts given by Lenora Lee Dance for And the Community Will Rise. Megan will continue to add artistic investigation videos on her website until the physical distancing order is no longer in place. Stay tuned for more!​

Screenshot by: Paul Dier

Photo by: Robbie Sweeny

Lenora Lee Dance
And the Community Will Rise

 

POSTPONED due to COVID-19! Stay Tuned for New Date/Time!

September 9th-27th, 2020

Thursday - Sunday

Ping Yuen Center

838 Pacific Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94133

 

"And the Community Will Rise” includes a series of 12 site-specific, multimedia, immersive performances, transforming selected common spaces, courtyards and apartments in Ping Yuen into performance sites with live contemporary dance, media design, recorded original music, and voiceover from interviews with former and current residents, advocates and historians.

Photo by: RJ Muna

Flyaway Productions
Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy

 

October 9th-17th, 2020

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm & 9pm
Thursday (Oct. 15th Only) 7:30pm

 

CounterPulse

80 Turk Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Flyaway Productions premieres MEET US QUICKLY WITH YOUR MERCY, the second in a trilogy of outdoor public art performances addressing the devastating effects of mass incarceration. Meet Us Quickly is presented in partnership with the Museum of the African Diaspora, Bend The Arc Jewish Action, Prison Renaissance, and through CounterPulse’s curated co-production program. It will take place on the exterior facades of CounterPulse and the Dahlia Hotel next door. Directed by Jo Kreiter, and featuring Bianca Cabrera, Clarissa Dyas, Laura Elaine Ellis, Maddy Lawder, Megan Lowe, Sandia Sexton, and Helen Wicks.

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Megan Lowe Dances
(UN)CAGED
Official Selected by Rogue Dancer's FilmFest: OUtBreaK! Edition

 

Available Online:

June 23rd - July 2nd, 2020

 

A pre-quarantine site-specific dance film adventure of an old abandoned zoo, revisited while sheltering in place. Join a dancer on a journey of juxtaposition—grace, flow, strength, and sensitivity through metal cages, crumbling stones, cracked concrete, and gritty dirt.

Rogue Dancer brings you a monthly curated on-line screening exclusively for dance films. The theme this month is devoted to the work made in, finished in, or related to this confusing PANDEMIC time in history. 

Screenshot by: Craig Baurley

Photo by: Robbie Sweeny

Hien Huynh, Megan Lowe, & Johnny Nguyen
Through Fire & Water - Dedication to Jory Horn
Produced by Lenora Lee Dance

 

POSTPONED due to COVID-19! Stay Tuned for New Date/Time!

June 13th, 2020

Saturday at 7:30pm (Program B + Reception)

Joe Goode Annex

401 Alabama Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

“Through Fire & Water” is a series of performance events in dedication to Jory Horn (April 21, 1991 – November 19, 2019). Hien Huynh, Megan Lowe, and Johnny Nguyen team up to create work inspired by this profound dance artist and choreographer.

Logo by: The Izzies

Isadora Duncan Dance Awards

The 34th Annual Izzies Awards Ceremony

POSTPONED due to COVID-19! Stay Tuned for New Date/Time!

March 23rd, 2020

Monday at 6pm

 

Brava Theater Center

2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA  94110

 

Megan Lowe Dances is honored to have been nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award (2018-2019 Performance Season) for:

 

Outstanding Achievement in Performance - Ensemble: Action Potential, Megan Lowe with Sonsherée Giles and Shira Yaziv,  choreography by Megan Lowe in collaboration with the performers, at Athletic Playground, Emeryville

This year the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards Committee will celebrate 34 years of honoring local dance artists by acknowledging their outstanding achievements in dance. The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony this event, and will be free and open to the public.

Photo by: Mogli Maureal

Girl Swallows Nightingale
Shapeshifter - Album Release Party

 

POSTPONED due to COVID-19! Stay Tuned for New Date/Time!

March 21st, 2020

Saturday at 8:00pm

Starline Social Club

645 West Grand Avenue

Oakland, CA 94612

UnderCover is proud to present an immersive night of Bay Area arts at its finest! Enter a transformative world of ghostly tales, memory fireflies, all imbued with gauzy soundscapes. A multi-disciplinary experience involving local live music, projections, theater, interactive sculpture, fine art, and memory reaping. Yes. Memory reaping. Megan will play the part of a dancing demon in the pre-show, and join GSN for a little singing.

Photo by: Robbie Sweeny

Dance Brigade
Butterfly Effect

 

January 24th - February 9th, 2020

Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm

Sunday at 6:00pm

Added Shows:

Thursday, February 6th at 8:30pm

Saturday, February 8th at 5:30pm

Sunday, February 9th at 3pm

Dance Mission Theater

3316 24th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

Dance Brigade is pleased to announce its latest evening-length dance work, Butterfly Effect, which takes on the climate crisis. Created and directed by Krissy Keefer, the title is a nod to the idea that small actions can have far-reaching consequences. Featuring a live musical score by Bruce Ghent, Butterfly Effect pays tribute to the devastatingly large number of activists that have been silenced, often brutally, because they have spoken truth to power. Megan will be primarily singing in this show, with a little bit of dancing as well.

Miriam Woldarski/SENSE OBJECT
Dance Machine! A Surrealist Oracle

 

December 31st, 2019

Tuesday at 8:00pm

Finnish Hall

1970 Chestnut St

Berkeley, CA 94702

Dance Machine is a live interactive installation created by Miriam Wolodarski in collaboration with Rajendra Serber, featuring Megan Lowe and Rosemary Hannon. This surrealist oracle performance is followed by a contact improvisation jam with musical offerings, beverages, snacks, and surprises. Join us for a New Year's dance party to call in the joy and hope for 2020! 

For more information, please visit:

Foresight is 2020 Event Page

Photo by: Finnish Hall

Photo by: Sebastian Arrua

Megan Lowe Dances
Finger Trap
Presented by Scott Wells & Dancers in Muscle Memory

 

December 5th-8th, 2019

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00pm

Sunday at 7:00pm

Dance Mission Theater

3316 24th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

"Dancing with you, is like taking an advanced course in physics," Brenton Cheng said to Megan Lowe after an extensive and exciting dance at a contact jam, years ago. In Megan Lowe Dances' Finger Trap, Megan and Brenton dive deep into physical puzzles, while treading on the surface of shared ancestry. This duet will be shared in an evening with Scott Wells & Dancers, featuring Mira Barakat, Sabrina Danielle Baranda, Liz Duran Boubion, Megan Lowe, Mel Mark, Kristen Rulifson, Carmen Serber, Ronja Ver, Shira Yaziv, and Mindy Zarem.

For more information, please visit:

Finger Trap Page

Photo by: Robbie Sweeny

Lenora Lee Dance
In the Skin of Her Hands

 

November 1st-3rd, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm

Sunday at 5:00pm

Dance Mission Theater

3316 24th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

“In the Skin of Her Hands” will share stories and perspectives of breast cancer survivors, their families and communities, gained from a community engagement project involving interviews and workshops. So many women have been affected by breast cancer, including Lenora’s sister and mother, creating an extremely urgent need for greater awareness, information, and connection in the face of this health crisis. On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today. Featuring dancers Jory Horn, Lynn Huang, Hien Huynh, SanSan Kwan, Lenora Lee, Megan Lowe, and John Nguyen.

For more information, please visit:

Lenora Lee Dance Website

Photo by: Austin Forbod

Flyaway Productions
The Wait Room (Ossining, NY)

 

September 20th-22nd, 2019

Friday at 8:00pm

Saturday at 3:00pm & 8:00pm

Sunday at 3:00pm

Next to Sing Sing Prison

354 Hunter Street

Ossining, New York 10562

Engaging the ideas of waiting and weighting, The Wait Room blends oral history, dance, music and public art in an exploration of the physical, psychic and emotional burdens of prison for women with  incarcerated loved ones. Directed by Jo Kreiter, and featuring Bianca Cabrera, Clarissa Dyas, Laura Elaine Ellis, Sonsherée Giles, MaryStarr Hope, and Megan Lowe.

For more information, please visit:

Flyaway Productions Website

Photo by: Sebastian Arrua

Megan Lowe Dances
Action Potential

 

August 17th-25th, 2019

Saturdays at 6:00pm & 8:00pm

Sundays at 7:00pm

Athletic Playground

4770 San Pablo Ave, Ste E

Emeryville, CA 94608

Action Potential is a site-specific dynamic dance and live music adventure by Megan Lowe Dances, created for Emeryville's Athletic Playground. Audiences will be led on an innovative journey through the rooms of Athletic Playground, while dancers artfully activate ladders, planks, bars, mats, blocks, aerial apparatus, walls, and each other. Megan, Sonsherée Giles, and Shira Yaziv, join together for six energetic, athletic, and virtuosic performances, demonstrating prowess in site-specific dance, contact improvisation, and dynamic partnering. Girl Swallows Nightingale will paint a vivid musical canvas that shifts its colors between modern rock, jazz, theater, funk, and pop, to underwater soundscapes and dreams of outer space. Witness one of six invigorating shows and watch a space come to life and transform.

For more information, please visit:

Action Potential Page

Megan Lowe Dances
Alive (Excerpt of Action Potential)
Athletic Playgrounds' After Dark

 

July 20th, 2019

Saturday at 7:30pm

Athletic Playground

4770 San Pablo Ave, Ste E

Emeryville, CA 94608

Megan Lowe will be showing an excerpt of Action Potential, of an exciting solo with a tall wooden ladder, in an evening of dance and acrobatic performances at the Athletic Playground.

For more information, please visit:

After Dark Website

Screenshot by: John Carnahan

Screenshot by: Megan Lowe

SWERVE Dance Collective (the company formerly known as Scott Wells & Dancers)
Presented by San Francisco Movement Arts Festival

 

July 19th, 2019

Friday 5:30-8:30pm

(SWERVE performs outside from 5:30-6:30pm)

Grace Cathedral

1100 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

Our first performance as SWERVE Dance Collective, will occur at the Grace Cathedral outside courtyard, as part of SFMAF. This site specific exploration is created and performed by Sebastian Grubb, Megan Lowe, and Miriam Wolodarski-Lundberg; it will be opening the festival, which includes 300+ artists representing some of the many different flavors of the Bay Area arts scene.

For More Information, please visit:

SFMAF Website

Photo by: RJ Muna

Flyaway Productions
The Wait Room (Richmond, CA)

 

May 17th-18th, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm

Performed on the empty lot next to the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

339 11th Street

Richmond, CA 94801

Engaging the ideas of waiting and weighting, The Wait Room blends oral history, dance, music and public art in an exploration of the physical, psychic and emotional burdens of prison for women with  incarcerated loved ones. Composer Pamela Z will translate the oral histories of several women with families fractured by incarceration into a score informing the choreography of Flyaway Artistic Director Jo Kreiter, who has assembled a cast of six women performers: Bianca Cabrera, Clarissa Dyas, Laura Elaine Ellis, Sonsherée Giles, MaryStarr Hope and Megan Lowe.

For more information, please visit:

Flyaway Productions Website

Megan Lowe Dances
at Aerial Tea

 

May 5th, 2019

Sunday at 2:00pm

Bandaloop Studio

1601 18th Street

Oakland, CA 94607

Megan Lowe and Shira Yaziv will be showing a snippet of Action Potential in an afternoon of dance performances at Sonya Smith's Aerial Tea. Want a taste of Megan and Shira's previous explorations? Check out Triangulate - Excerpts.

For more information, please visit:

Aerial Tea Event Page

Photo by: Maurice Ramirez

Screenshot by: Danny Nguyen

Megan Lowe Dances
Never Finished: Explorations at the Finnish

 

Screening on:

May 4th, 2019

Saturday at 2:00pm

 

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema's "Kids + Dance + Film"

Lafayette Public Library Meeting Room

775 W. Baseline Road

Lafayette, CO, USA 

 

A girl. Some stairs. Some railings. A door. It's frame. A wall. A ledge. The floor. Some grates. A bench. A window. Curtains... Never Finished: Explorations at the Finnish is a truly inventive, site-specific exploration that is sensuous, full of texture and trickiness rooted in weight and elasticity, expanding perspective on the infinite ways a person can interact with the space around them. Crawl through and explore with the dancer, indulge in gravity defying/gravity defining feats, witness tender moments of connection, and watch a space come to life.

 

Not a resident of Colorado? If you want to view Never Finished: Explorations at the Finnish, please visit:

Gallery - Videos Page

Photo by: RJ Muna

Flyaway Productions
The Wait Room

 

April 19th-27th, 2019

​Wednesday - Saturday at 8:00pm

+ Saturday Matinees at 2:00pm

Downtown San Francisco near Civic Center

1125 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Engaging the ideas of waiting and weighting, The Wait Room blends oral history, dance, music and public art in an exploration of the physical, psychic and emotional burdens of prison for women with  incarcerated loved ones. Composer Pamela Z will translate the oral histories of several women with families fractured by incarceration into a score informing the choreography of Flyaway Artistic Director Jo Kreiter, who has assembled a cast of six women performers: Bianca Cabrera, Clarissa Dyas, Laura Elaine Ellis, Sonsherée Giles, MaryStarr Hope and Megan Lowe.

For more information, please visit:

Flyaway Productions Website

Photo by: Yayoi Kambara

Kambara + Dancers
LATERAL BIAS
Presented by David Herrera Performance Company

 

April 11th-13th, 2019

Thursday - Saturday at 8:00pm

Z Space

450 Florida Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

KAMBARA + DANCERS with singer Megan Lowe will present LATERAL BIAS — a new commission for Dance Mission Theater in collaboration with architects Zoe Prillinger and Luke Ogrydziak contemplating climate change. Included in David Herrera Performance Company's 10th home season, who is premiering Resurrection of Everyday People.

For more information, please visit:

Kambara + Dancers Website

Screenshot by: Chris Hosch

Megan Lowe Dances
Terraces
Officially Selected for Screening at the 7th Annual Tiny Dance Film Festival

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at 2:30pm (Program B)

Roxie Theater

3117 16th St

San Francisco, CA 94103

Follow a dancer on a sunny outdoor adventure: explore a staircase, climb a tree, kick up leaves, expand through a spacious field, and glide across water.  "Terraces" is in an inventive, site-specific exploration, expanding perspectives on the infinite ways a person can interact with the space around them.

Tiny Dance Film Festival is based in San Francisco and features short dance films from across the globe, that stretch into new territory, challenge dominant narratives, and embrace brevity. 

For more information, please visit:

Tiny Dance Film Festival Website

Photo by: Yayoi Kambara

Kambara + Dancers
LATERAL BIAS
Presented by Dance Mission's D.I.R.T. Festival 2019

 

Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at 8:00pm

Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 7:00pm

Dance Mission Theater

3316 24th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

KAMBARA + DANCERS with singer Megan Lowe will present LATERAL BIAS — a new commission for Dance Mission Theater in collaboration with architects Zoe Prillinger and Luke Ogrydziak contemplating climate change. The D.I.R.T. Festival, or Dance In Revolt(ing) Times, is a social political dance festival in its 4th year. D.I.R.T. presents the work of artists that explicitly addressing local/global challenges through their creative process.

For more information, please visit:

Kambara + Dancers Website

Photo by: Cal Performances

Megan Lowe Dances
Caleidoscope
Presented by Cal Performances

 

February 8th, 2019

Friday at 8:00pm

Zellerbach Hall

101 Zellerbach Hall #4800

Berkeley, CA 94720

Showcasing the very best of the performing and fine arts at UC Berkeley, Caleidoscope brings together students, faculty, and staff in short (two-to-four-minute) performances running back-to-back—without applause or interruptions—in a seamless, dramatically conceived performance on the Zellerbach Hall stage. Megan Lowe will be singing at this event.

For more information, please visit:

Caleidoscope Website

Megan Lowe Dances
Dynamic Partnering
Athletic Playgrounds' After Dark

 

January 25th, 2019

Saturday at 7:00pm

Athletic Playground

4770 San Pablo Ave, Ste E

Emeryville, CA 94608

Megan Lowe and Shira Yaziv will be showing a short dynamic partnering dance in an evening of dance and acrobatic performances at the Athletic Playground. Want a taste of Megan and Shira's previous explorations? Check out Triangulate - Excerpts.

For more information, please visit:

After Dark Website

Photo by: Maurice Ramirez

Screenshot by: Craig Baurley

Megan Lowe Dances
(UN)CAGED
Presented by RAWdance's CONCEPT Series: Digital Edition

August 14th, 2020

Friday 6pm-7:30pm

Available Online!

 

A pre-quarantine site-specific dance film adventure of an old abandoned zoo, revisited while sheltering in place. Join a dancer on a journey of juxtaposition—grace, flow, strength, and sensitivity through metal cages, crumbling stones, cracked concrete, and gritty dirt.

Hosted live by RAWdance’s Co-Artistic Directors, Katerina Wong, Wendy Rein, and Ryan T. Smith, the Digital Edition will focus on dance for camera, including a mix of short dance films completed during the recent months of sheltering-in-place, as well as works-in-progress. The films will be followed by a full on dance party, complete with Jumbotron camera action. RAWdance will be joined by choreographers Marissa Brown, Eric Garcia, Frankie Lee III, Megan Lowe, and Jocelyn Reyes.

© 2015 by Megan Lowe 

San Francisco Bay Area, California

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