All that Remains

Photo: Mark McBeth Projects

Joy Cosculluela

Joy Cosculluela is a performing artist, choreogrpaher, somatic practitioner, and movement educator. She has danced for many years with Anna Halprin (Parades and Changes, Spirit of Place, Seasons/ Awaken.) 

She has performed at YBCA, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, Stanford University, Goddard College, Red Poppy Arthouse, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. She has collaborated with various Bay Area artists in Women on the Way Festival, Dance in Revolting Times, CIIS/ University of Chichester Summer Workshop, and NextNow Festival. Joy is a Filipino immigrant working with themes of migration, decolonization, and social and ecological interdependence. She founded The Wayfinding Performance Group, a multicultural group of artists in San Francisco and has directed multiple performances including Homing Devices, a performance exploring stories of home; All That Remains, a physical journey exploring loss and resilience; Soil, an interdisciplinary dance response to an installation that intersects with decolonization and healing; The Space Between, a dance-theatre piece asking questions on borders, bodies, and belonging.  She is artistic director of Performance Lab SF, where she teaches movement and performance to people seeking to reconnect with their somatic body and creative expression.  She is co-director of EAR to the Ground Productions, a group dedicated to street performance art in response to current events.  and Joy works as  faculty at Tamalpa Institute in Kentfield and holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.  

 

Jessica Brown 

Jessica’s movement/art is rooted in her trust in the human body. She creates from her body’s experiences of longing, forgetting, disgust, pleasure, absurdity, and sense remembrance. With her own threads woven between many landscapes—rivers, oceans and desert borderlands—she believes that everyone deserves the freedom of movement. Jessica has studied extensively with Anna Halprin, GH Soto, and Joy Cosculluela. A graduate of Tamalpa Institute and with a MSW from Berkeley, Jessica has centered her work on providing services/advocacy for immigrants and victims of crime; through her life/art she strives to promote creative expression and movement towards justice and health.

 

 

Tomoko Hiraoka

Tomoko was born and raised in Japan. She is a performance artist, a body worker and a graduate of Tamalpa Institute. She has been working extensively with dance pioneer Anna Halprin for the last 7 years and is an active member of her Performance Lab. Tomoko has danced and performed with The  Wayfinding Performance Group, an international group of dance theatre artists in Homing Devices, a performance that explores stories of home.  

 

Bricine Mitchell

Bricine is a bay area artist who is trained as a dancer, actor, and violinist. Bricine spent nearly a decade living and performing in NYC on the stage and in film and composed musical sound scape for small independent film projects. She landed back in the east bay 8 years ago, journeyed into motherhood and departed from the collaborating and performing realm. She has been inching her way back to her creative self and expression and is honored to have this opportunity; stepping in to create, explore, and move, continually fascinated by the infinite unfolding.

 

Guest Collaborators / Performers

Diana Lara is a choreographer, dancer, and somatic therapist from Honduras. She graduated from the choreography program of the Center for Research and Choreography at the Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts in 2003 and later from the Somatic Research and Participatory Arts program at Moving-on-Center in Oakland. In 2011, she graduated from the Body-Mind Centering certification program on Developmental Movement. She has choreographed and performed for 25 years in dance groups with inspiring choreographers and improvisers in Mexico, Central America, and San Francisco Bay Area.

Stacey Goodman is an artist living in Oakland, California. His practice is wide-ranging and employs various disciplines, from drawing and sculpture, to video works and installations that are often anchored by performance. Goodman’s work seeks to expand the conversations around politics and social justice to include our connections to the nonhuman, the stars, and an embrace of the mysterious and unknown. Goodman is currently an Affiliate at Headlands Center for the Arts.