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CALI & CO dance with
The Welcome Matt



Date(s) & Time(s): Fri May 3, 8:30 PM, Sat May 4, 4:00 PM
Duration: 30 mins w/out intermission
Location: 3316 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Dance Mission Theater

Shared bill with Joe Landini Dance

Ticket Information

Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28

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Artist Information

Artistic Director: Christine Cali
Music Director: Matthew Langlois

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Production Details

PERFECT.RESPONSE is fueled by a cast of 11 dynamic dancer-actors, live music by The Welcome Matt, and an integrated theatrical design. It’s something of a nontraditional musical! The work is performed in two parts, rooted in Contemporary dance forms, original music, deep collaboration, and community and audience engagement. There is something in it for everyone!

“…releasing perfectionism, and affirming the power of responsiveness, versus reactiveness, leaves us satiated.” -Jen Norris Dance Reviews

CALI & CO dance in Co-Lab with The Welcome Matt
CALI & CO dance//The Welcome Matt believe that our actions, movement, language matter; and rigorously and lovingly work to align our intentions with impact. We acknowledge the responsibility that comes with making live performance, and the trust/relationship building necessary to honor diversity in our creative practices. We believe that everyone is already dancing, choreographing & improvising their daily lives, embodying and sharing their gifts, as well as their struggle. We seek to honor our performers and audiences by co-creating work that is collaborative, in shared-purpose/shared leadership that also challenges conditioned perspectives and constructs. We are also deeply-rooted in the interconnectedness of dance and live music, and have been collaborating to create original works in the SF Bay Area and beyond since 2010.

Artist Biographies

Christine Cali (Artistic Director)
Christine Cali is the Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts & Dance at Sonoma State University. Cali directed a site-adaptive series, performed in 20 locations in San Franciso in collaboration with Matt EL Music (17-19’). She performed with Brooklyn-based Urban Bush Women (UBW) in Hair & Other Stories, (2019) and has been invited to curate a CSU Summer Arts program featuring UBW and Matt EL. Cali has been described as “one of the most ferocious, spell-binding dancers I’ve seen in this city” in the SF Chronicle and has been nominated for two Isadora Duncan Dance Awards for her performances. Christine Cali's work has been seen throughout the Bay Area and she has toured to the Saeng Saeng Festival and Seoul International Improvisation Festival both in South Korea. Cali's creative work and teaching are rooted in anti-racist practices/pedagogies, embodied story-sharing, original live music by Matt Langlois and collaborators, and community building through art-marking. During the COVID 19 Pandemic she offered SIP Somatic Dance & Wellness classes via ZOOM, with donations supporting SF Bay Area BIPOC artists and organizations.

Matt Langlois (Music Director)
Matt Langlois is a San Francisco singer-songwriter, video/audio artist, music for dance composer and live performer. He has created multiple long-running music projects under the names The Welcome Matt and Matt EL. Over the past two decades, Langlois has amassed an extensive library of music including nine albums, 22 singles and a compilation CD. Touring regularly, pre-pandemic, Langlois and his band embarked on a cross-country tour from Los Angeles to New England and back. He has songwriting credit on the top 40 hit “San Francisco” by “CASCADA” from Germany, his “Wake Me Up In San Francisco” (original version) has played on KFOG 104.5 and at SF Giants games. His eclectic musical range, ranging from quirky pop, alternative rock to thoughtful instrumentals have been featured in music videos, live concerts, and virtual performances. Live performance credits include concerts at landmark San Francisco Music Venues including The Fillmore, The Great American Music Hall and Yoshi’s. He is also a member of WIXEN publishing. During Covid, Langlois wrote and recorded a new album, “The New Weird World” with a feature song matching its title.

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