A dynamic dance theater work that explores mixed-race Asian American experiences.
"Double: body as source" is a meeting of minds between Violinist-Composer Emer Kinsella, Dancer-Choreographer Megan Lowe, and Visual Artist Mary Little. Devised and created by Emer & Megan, this experimental duet of movement and sound responds to both Mary’s series Double, and Eavan Boland’s poem Anna Liffey. In celebration of International Women’s Day, this we invite you to step into this multidisciplinary collaboration, created by Irish artists in the Western US.
An offering for "Que Vivan los Muertos" is a community art festival. Join us for a celebration of music, dance, and poetry to commemorate our ancestors.
A dynamic duet commissioned for "Eve, and Opera" at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.
A site-specific dance by by Megan Lowe Dances, created for a beloved community center that has served SF Chinatown for nearly hundred years, and presented as part of the 19th Annual San Francisco Trolley Dances.
Megan Lowe Dances presents No Way You Can Encompass All the Things You Might, a process to performance experience at de Young Museum, inspired by the Hung Liu: Golden Gate (金門) exhibition.
Bay Area dancers Megan Lowe and Johnny Huy Nguyen investigate the meaning of home in a new, site-specific performance work developed during the duo’s 16-week residency at The David Ireland House.
Megan Lowe Dances presents "Piece of Peace (Part One)", a dance theater work that explores mixed-race Asian American Pacific Islander experiences, with an artistic team composed of folks who identify in this way. Through thoughtful text, soulful song, and dynamic dancing, we will gather pieces of fractured selves in support of wholeness and connection.
Megan Lowe Dances presents "Em)broidery/body", as the first ever live dance performance in the Court of Honor at the Legion of Honor Museum for the opening day of Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy.
A live dance performance directed by Megan Lowe in collaboration with Brenton Cheng, that utilizes dynamic partnering to challenge traditional ideas of male/female duets, and physical puzzles to deconstruct tropes often associated with Chinese heritage.
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.
A site-specific dance adventure that takes place in SF’s Chinatown, in solidarity with the API community.
Produced by: Scott Wells & Dancers Dancers: Megan Lowe & Shira Yaziv Filmed by: Drew dePinto Music Created & Film Edited by: Megan Lowe
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.
"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. This lead to more exhilarating dances, and now their first performance collaboration. In Finger Trap, Megan and Brenton dive deep into physical puzzles while treading on the surface of shared ancestry.
"Action Potential" is a site-specific dynamic dance and live music adventure by Megan Lowe Dances, created for Emeryville's Athletic Playground. Megan, Sonsherée Giles, and Shira Yaziv, join together for six energetic, athletic, and virtuosic performances, with music by Girl Swallows Nightingale.
A site-specific trio created by Megan Lowe, Sebastian Grubb, and Miriam Wolodarski-Lundberg representing SWERVE Dance Collective (The Company Formerly Known as Scott Wells & Dancers) for San Francisco Movement Arts Festival at Grace Cathedral.
A wall duet, created by Megan in collaboration with Shira Yaziv in After Dark at Athletic Playground.
An apparatus duet on metal sculptures, created by Megan in collaboration with Shira Yaziv for Alameda’s Animate Dance Festival, with live music by Marica Petrey from Girl Swallows Nightingale.
A collaborative site-specific duet created by Megan and Sonsherée Giles for the Red Poppy Art House, with live music by WaterSaw, also , featuring Megan’s song "Shedding Contradiction." Presented in March 2018 and October 2018.
A site-specific group piece commissioned by UC Berkeley’s Energy Biosciences Institute, choreographed by Megan in collaboration with Sonsherée Giles, Rosemary Hannon, Miriam Wolodarski-Lundberg, Shira Yaziv, and Mindy Zarem, with live music by Girl Swallows Nightingale. Also featuring Megan’s song "Leaving."
A site-specific solo for film, created by Lowe in collaboration with videographer Chris Hosch, with music by TYPESTEREO.
A site-specific duet exploration created by Lowe in collaboration with Shira Yaziv for the Red Poppy Art House, with live music by WaterSaw.
A collaborative duet created by Megan and Sonsherée Giles for West Wave Dance Festival, with live music by Caroline Penwarden. Also featuring Megan's song, "Dear Sleep."
A collaborative site-specific duet created by Megan and Sonsherée Giles for the Finnish Hall Salon, with an original sound score by Megan and costumes by Sonsherée.
A collaborative site-specific duet created by Megan and Sonsherée Giles for the Subterranean Arthouse’s closing show, with live music by WaterSaw.
A site-specific dance film directed and edited by Megan, in collaboration with Sonsherée Giles and John Carnahan, with music created by TYPESTEREO, presented at the Subterranean Arthouse’s closing show.
A site-specific solo created, composed, and edited by Megan during a residency at The Finnish Hall, both performed live and for film, featuring Megan’s song "Waiting." The film was officially selected by the 12th Annual Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema and by the 4th Annual Tiny Dance Film Festival.
A musical collaboration between Megan Lowe and Michael Golden, featuring original song "Just a Pawn." Presented in Dance Brigade's WAR CRY TEARS.
WORKS for Youth
An aerial group dance made for Flyaway’s GIRLFLY arts and activism project for underrepresented teens.
A commission to choreography the movement of a play at Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies - UC Berkeley.
A commission to choreograph on the El Cerrito High School Dance Company
A site-specific group dance made on a playground for Flyaway’s GIRLFLY arts/activism project for teens.
A co-creation with Olivia Eng and Joe Goode Performance Group for Lowell High Dance Company, with video editing by Myles Beyond Media and music by Ben Juodvalkis, featuring a song created by LHDC and Megan.
A site-specific group dance made on a playground for Flyaway’s GIRLFLY arts/activism project for teens, with music by Megan Lowe and Kinetic Dust.
A commission from Joe Goode Performance Group to create a site-specific dance piece for El Cerrito High Dance Company, with music by Ben Juodvalkis.
A dance theater choreographic collaboration with Megan and Joe Goode Performance Group members Melecio Estrella, Damara Vita Ganley, Molly Katzman, and Patricia West for SFArts, with music by Ben Juodvalkis.
An aerial group dance made for Flyaway’s GIRLFLY arts and activism project for underrepresented teens, with original compositions from Megan and TYPESTEREO.
IC-CI: Investigating Contact - Contemplating Improvisation was a group dance focused on contact improvisation made for Shawl-Anderson Youth Ensemble, with music by TYPESTEREO.
A commission from Joe Goode Performance Group to create a dance theater piece for Lowell High Dance Company, with music by Ben Juodvalkis, featuring Megan’s song Powerful.
A site-specific group dance made for Flyaway’s GIRLFLY arts/activism project for teens, with music by TYPESTEREO.