Autumn Program. Oct. 18-24, 2021

Push Up Something Hidden

(USA)

What's Done Is Done

Date(s) & Time(s): Sat, Oct 23, 1:00 PM
Duration: 10 mins w/out intermission
Location: Fort Mason Steps / Eucalyptus Grove
This performance is part of a shared bill with: Concept o4 and CALI & CO dance in Co-Lab with The Welcome Matt

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Production Details

Push Up Something Hidden

Founded by Artistic Director Amy Lewis, San Francisco-based dance company Push Up Something Hidden uses performance to celebrate a flawed humanity. In the performances presented by P.U.S.H., the rethinking and retelling of literary works or historical events–public or private–has influence over the form and structure of the movement. Through the works presented by P.U.S.H., Lewis intends to objectively uncover the emotional undercurrent embedded in life experiences, striving to instill sensitivity to another’s opinions and needs by asking the viewer to look at the world through an alternate life. P.U.S.H. has performed at multiple venues and festivals throughout the Bay Area, including Women’s Work, West Wave Dance Festival, DUMBO Dance Festival, San Francisco International Arts Festival, SwapFest, ODC’s Pilot Program, Mills Dance Alumni Association, Meridian Gallery, The Garage, SAFEhouse Arts, SPF9, Shawl-Anderson’s Youth Ensemble, YBCA, and 8x8x8.

Artist Biographies

Amy Lewis
Amy Lewis (choreography) founded Push Up Something Hidden in 2007. P.U.S.H.’s focus on the collaborative process has led Lewis to be fully invested in the Bay Area artist community. Lewis’ belief–that it takes a great number of artists making and supporting work to move the field forward–drives the creation of certain projects that have at their core an interest in collective impact. Focusing on projects that present the work of other Bay Area choreographers is one of Lewis’ commitments to the field of dance; therefore, Lewis was thrilled to assist in curating West Wave 26 and serving on the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards committee from 2018-2020. Lewis dances with Nancy Karp + Dancers and works as a public librarian and dance archivist. She holds a BA in theater from UCLA, an MFA in dance from Mills College, and an MLIS from SJSU.

Agnes Szelag
Agnes Szelag (sound) is a Polish-American sound artist and performer. She has performed and toured nationally and internationally and been a featured artist at the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Soundwave Festival, Audio Art Festival, Cologne Online Festival and Streaming Festival. She has performed or installed work at de Young Museum, Theater Artaud, Artists Television Access, CCA, The Stone NY, the Lab SF and many more. Agnes has received support from the Fulbright Research Grant, the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and the Subito Composers Grant.

Sebastian Grubb
Sebastian Grubb (performance) is an award-winning dance artist and movement coach in San Francisco. He has performed with many local dance companies and choreographers since 2008, and toured extensively throughout the U.S. and overseas. He has practiced and taught multiple dance forms since 2006, applying information from the fields of anatomy and biomechanics to make dancing both safe and dynamic. In 2011 he became a certified teacher of the Axis Syllabus, a healthy movement specialization. His parallel career in fitness coaching also began in 2006 and he has now been voted “Best Trainer” in San Francisco for multiple years. www.bodywagging.dance

Sonsherée Giles
Sonsherée Giles (performance) is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and costume designer. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, she moved to the Bay Area to attend Mills College where she received a M.F.A in performance/choreography. From 2005-2015, she was a teaching artist and Associate Director with AXIS Dance Company. Sonsheree has shared her choreography and performed for audiences throughout the US and abroad. She has been honored to receive an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for performance and a Homer Avila Award for Excellence in the field of integrated dance. She is thrilled to return to AXIS Dance Company as the Artistic Advisor and Rehearsal Director.



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