Tim Rubel Human Shakes
Shared Program with Right Brain Performancelab
Presented by Tim Rubel Human Shakes (duration 60 minutes)
Choreography: Tim Rubel, in collaboration with the dancers.
Lighting Designer: Allen Willner
These performances of Menace are made possible in part through the generous support of the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.
Tim Rubel Human Shakes will present a new dance-theatre work called Menace. Menace is a negotiation between self-control and self-indulgence. It is a landscape of visceral reality, where whimsical intuition is favored over mindful logic. The menace is sometimes threatening, sometimes pathetic, sometimes ridiculous, sometimes terrifying. It is never safe, and no one is ever truly safe around it. It is an articulation of the dirty and less flattering side of our humanity. The piece asks, who do we choose to devour and who do we choose to save? What are the politics behind this decision?
Founded in 2010, Tim Rubel Human Shakes (TRHS) is a project-based dance-theatre company under the direction of choreographer, Tim Rubel. TRHS creates evening-length works that challenge cultural assumptions about human relationships, using wit, athleticism and choreographic collaboration. TRHS has been presented in San Francisco at CounterPULSE and through the AIRspace residency program at The Garage, as part of the National Queer Arts Festival. They have also performed at at Kunst-Stoff Arts, ODC Dance Commons and Dance Mission Theater as part of the WERK Performance Festival. The company has received grant support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
Tim Rubel is a San Francisco-based dance artist. He received his M.F.A. in Dance/Experimental Choreography from the University of California, Riverside. He has taught dance at several colleges and other institutions. His professional dance credits include work with Fusionworks Dance Company in Providence, RI, with Windhover Dance Company in Massachusetts and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He was previously the Artistic Director of The Theatre Expansion, an interdisciplinary theatre company in Providence. His choreography has been presented on both U.S. coasts and in 2013 he became the first ever Artist-in-Residence at the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts.