UPCOMING
PERFORMANCES

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Photo by: RJ Muna

Megan Lowe Dances
Tangram

December 9th-12th, 2021

Thursday/Sunday at 7:00pm,

Friday/Saturday at 8:00pm,

+ Saturday matinee at 5:00pm

Joe Goode Annex

401 Alabama Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

Tangram is a dynamic partnering duet between Megan Lowe and noted dance artist Brenton Cheng. This project challenges traditional ideas of male/female duets, which are frequently portrayed romantically and often displayed as a man lifting a smaller woman. By using physics/momentum, Brenton and Megan lift/are lifted by each other equally, leveling the playing field and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. As dance artists with Chinese ancestry, Brenton and Megan deconstruct tropes often associated with Chinese heritage. In a time with particularly strong anti-Chinese sentiment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making work that contributes to the visibility of Chinese American artists feels especially urgent.

 

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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

Postponed
PERFORMANCES

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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.

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Flyaway Productions
The Wait Room (Algiers Point, New Orleans)
Presented by the Contemporary Arts Center

 

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

September 24th-26th, 2021

Friday - Sunday at 7:30pm

+ Saturday matinee at 3:00pm

Algier's Point, New Orleans

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 Crystaldawn Bell, Bianca Cabrera, Laura Elaine Ellis, Sonsherée Giles, MaryStarr Hope, and Megan Lowe.

Photo by: Austin Forbod

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Photo by: Brooke Anderson

Dance Brigade
Butterfly Effect
as part of Dance Mission's Taiko Festival

 

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

October 23rd-24th, 2021

Saturday and Sunday evening (time TBD)

Dance Mission Theater

3316 24th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

Dance Brigade is pleased to perform excerpts of our 2020 sold out shows of Butterfly Effect, as part of Dance Mission's Taiko Festival. 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. Hear Megan sing!

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Dance Brigade
Butterfly Effect
as part of Paseo Artistico "History Matters in the Mission"

October 23rd, 2021

Saturday, 12:00pm-6:00pm (Dance Brigade goes on at 4:30pm)

Dance Mission Theater

3316 24th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

Dance Brigade is pleased to perform excerpts of our 2020 sold out shows of Butterfly Effect, as part of Paseo Artistico "History Matters in the Mission". 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. Hear Megan sing!

Photo by: Robbie Sweeny

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Photo by: RJ Muna

Megan Lowe Dances
Tangram Project
Presented by Upswell Summit 2021

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Artist Talk at 7:45am-8am PST (10:45am-11am EST)

Meet the Artist at 8:55am-9:55am (11:55am-12:55pm EST)

Megan Lowe Dances has been invited to discuss our project Tangram at Upswell Summit's 2021 virtual event. Megan is incredibly honored to be preceding and proceeding an amazing talk with LaTosha Brown, Angela Davis, and Angela Glover Blackwell.

 

"This year, the Summit is all about building a racially just and healthy society—and that’s a commitment that requires extraordinary ambition and inspired vision from each of us. Throughout the experience, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with passionate changemakers from every kind of mission and geography. Enhance your skills. Build deeper connections. Care for your wellbeing. Transform society." 

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Photo by: RJ Muna

Flyaway Productions
Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy

October 14th-17th, 2021

Thursday - Sunday at 7:00pm and 8:30pm (two shows a night)
+ Saturday matinee at 5:00pm

 

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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Photo by: Robbie Sweeny

Julie Phelps and Marc Kate
Radius

 

September 11th, 2021

Saturday at 2:00pm-3:00pm

The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

1150 25th Street, Building B

San Francisco, CA 94107

Performed by a group of experimental dancers and electronic musicians, the work aims to create a temporary zone governed by collaboration, mutability, and fluidity rather than hierarchy, power, and structure. Dancers and musicians are both responsive and generative in turn with inspiration and influence moving in both directions. The composition is collectively devised, continuously revealing emergent poetics within the stream of images, movements, and sonics. Responding to both harmony and discord, Radius is a rehearsal of being with – with other people, with the land, with whatever comes next. 

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Greg Angelo Museum
Lost Interiors

 

August 26th, 2021

Thursday at 6:00pm-7:00pm

Virtual Premier Registration Online

The Gregangelo Museum presents Lost Interiors, a video poem that uses site-specific dance to explore how the body experiences a lost attachment to a familiar daily place. Featuring poetry by Tongo Eisen-Martin, Miah Jeffra, and Nazelah Jameson and dance by Megan Lowe, this virtual premiere features a screening of the film followed by a live Q&A.

Still by: Benjamin Friedman

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Photo by: Maurice Ramirez

Megan Lowe Dances
Maw Jaw
Presented by Upswell Pop-up
as part Let’s Talk About Money

July 27th, 2021

Tuesday at 11:00am-1:30pm PST (2:00pm-4:30pm EST)

 

Free Registration Online

Megan Lowe Dances has been invited to share our film Maw Jaw at Upswell Pop-up's Let's Talk About Money virtual event. "Our culture likes to pretend that it’s impolite to talk about money and yet, as nonprofit, movement, or foundation leaders, it rules our every waking moment. So, let’s talk about money. Do we actually have enough resources in this sector? Are they getting to Black, Native, Latinx, and other communities of color? How well are we accounting for our ongoing crises? And what are our data telling us about whether we are moving in the right direction or need a major course correction? There are a ton of questions, and leaders from all levels of the charitable community have different paths toward solutions. In Pop Up #3 we’ll make sense of how organizations and movements should be resourced to achieve the healthy and antiracist world we’re striving to create."

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Photo by: Robbie Sweeny

Lenora Lee Dance
And the Community Will Rise - Excerpts
as part of the Ping Yuen-Peaceful Garden Summer Block Party

July 17th, 2021

Saturday at 12:20pm

(The day’s events will take place from 11am - 3pm)

Ping Yuen Center

795 Pacific Street

San Francisco, CA 94133

 

Lenora Lee Dance is thrilled to be participating in the “Ping Yuen-Peaceful Garden Summer Block Party”, an event promoting unity and solidarity within our communities, with an emphasis on our Black and Asian community. Chinatown Community Development Center celebrates the rainbow of cultures within the Ping Yuen Properties as well as provide a day of enrichment, showcasing cultural dancing, food, spoken word, performances, games, inviting pillars of the community such as Norman Fong, Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, UNITED PLAYAZ, Community Youth Center and the Street Violence Intervention Program. “Say it Loud, I’m Ping Yuen and I’m Proud,” embodies the spirit of what the “Peaceful Garden Summer Block Party” will emit into the Ping Yuen residents, Pride in Togetherness, Solidarity and Peace within our communities.

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Flyaway Productions
The Wait Room (Portland, Oregon)
Presented by Boom Arts in Act Out Festival

 

June 25th-27th, 2021

Friday at 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am

Zidell Yards

3121 SW Moody Ave, Portland, Oregon

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.

Photo by: Austin Forbod

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Photo by: Maurice Ramirez

Megan Lowe Dances
Maw Jaw
Presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
as part of the 24th annual United States of Asian America Festival

Sunday, May 30th, 2021

Portsmouth Square - Chinatown

Clay Street and Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Kapwa Gardens - SoMa

976 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Megan Lowe Dances and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center team up to present Maw Jaw, a free outdoor dance event at Portsmouth Square, featuring a site-specific dance film journey and live excerpts from MLD’s Tangram project. Maw Jaw rehearsals will occur outside in public spaces around San Francisco’s Chinatown—activating benches, railings, poles, stairs, and play structures—inviting passersby to witness the creative process, enhancing community engagement, sparking conversations, and inspiring interest in dance as a tool to engage with the environment/people around us. This project is in solidarity with the API community.

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Flyaway Productions
Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy – Virtual Open Rehearsal

December 5th, 2020

Saturdays at 6:30pm (PST)

 

Available Online

RSVP to jo@flyawayproductions.com for Watch Party link!

Join Flyaway for our upcoming watch party, and get a behind the scenes glimpse of Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy. Chat with the dancers about the making of the piece, and hear about our plans for its premiere in 2021.

Photo by: RJ Muna

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Photo by: Mark Guthrie

Megan Lowe Dances
Action Potential (Excerpts)

Athletic Playground 12th Year Anniversary

 

November 21st, 2020

Saturday at 7pm

 

Available Online via Zoom

"It's Athletic Playground's 12th Anniversary and we wouldn't dream of missing it - even though we are very much missing all of you! Join us for a night of virtual performances and shenanigans followed by a virtual Thai Massage class for you to take with your family and podmates." - Athletic Playground

Megan Lowe Dances will be sharing excerpts of Action Potential, a site-specific dynamic dance and live music adventure created for Emeryville's Athletic Playground in 2019. Wathc Megan, Sonsherée Giles, and Shira Yaziv artfully activate ladders, planks, bars, mats, blocks, walls, and each other, channelling their inner superheroes, climbing, lifting, assisting, jumping, and flying in celebration of movement, trust, strength, resilience, and the ability to take action.

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Megan Lowe & Sonsherée Giles
Meeting Room

Presented by Joe Goode Performance Group in Virtual Open House

 

October 30th, 2020

Friday at 7pm

 

Available Online via Twitch.tv

 

"Meeting Room" is a site-specific duet rooted in contact improvisation and partnering in relationship to a space. In this dance, Megan and Sonsherée must all ways be in contact with an architectural structure in the room, either directly or through each other—an exciting challenge for the dancers to explore, that evolves as they shift from surface to surface. Through this unique rule and limitation, new possibilities of movement and relating to each other are found.

JGPG invites you to the FIRST of their new Virtual Open House series this fall, a new Annex platform for digital performance; an informal & conversational exchange between participants and artists. Artist Lineup: Afia Thompson, Daria Garina / Celia Sagastume, Ali Montgomery, Andréa Spearman / A. Spearman & Co., Megan Lowe / Sonsherée Giles, and Robert Moses.

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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.

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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

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

 

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

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.

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Isadora Duncan Dance Awards

The 34th Annual Izzies Awards Ceremony

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

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.

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Girl Swallows Nightingale
Shapeshifter - Album Release Party

 

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

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: Mogli Maureal

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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.