SFIAF 2019, May 23 - June 2 - The Path to Democracy

Deborah Slater Dance Theatre


Solos Lost & Found

Date and Time: Friday May 31, 9:30pm; Saturday June 1, 8:00pm; Sunday June 2, 7:00pm
Duration: 50 minutes, no intermission
Location: Firehouse

Ticket Information

Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the Door: $28 

Festival Pass

If you miss our early bird offerings, take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $75.00



Artist Info

Production Credits
Artistic Director: Deborah Slater
Composer & Playwright: Grace Floats
Composer & Writer: Rinde Eckert
Dancer: Anna Greenberg
Playwright, (Beneath the Thin Skin): Julie Hébert
Performer, (Beneath the Thin Skin): Derek Harris

Artist Website:

DSDT presents short solos that tell of love and loss. In Grace Floats, a seafarer presents a ring, a promise, and a boat - all to the tune of a Maine woman’s frenzy. Her waiting for his return becomes our waiting. Originally composed and written by Rinde Eckert and performed by Deborah Slater, Anna Greenberg takes on Grace 20 years later. In Beneath the Thin Skin, a standstill monologue is surrounded by the remnants of innocent friends and lovers. And finally, a table and chair will jog the memory of DSDT’s most timeless fans and excite the eyes of new viewers.

Deborah Slater (Artistic Director)

Deborah Slater, director/choreographer/performer, has worked in dance and theater for over 30 years. She is the Artistic Director of Deborah Slater Dance Theater, a multi-media dance company, creating visually gorgeous, acrobatic, talking dance, and dedicated to the creation of full-length works exploring social issues, science and art through original dance, text and music. Awards include the Della Davidson Prize for Innovations in Dance & Theater, selection by Co-Lab/SF Dance Film Festival to create a new short, In the Space Between, with cinematographer Herve Cohen. In the Space Between premiered at the SFDF in 2016 and was been chosen for DANCE ON CAMERA at Lincoln Center in NY (2018). Recent awards include two IZZIES for Special Achievement and Visual Design for PRIVATE LIFE and an IZZIE nomination for Darren Johnston’s score for TIME’S ARROW.

Rinde Eckhert (Composer & Writer)

Rinde Eckert is a writer, composer, singer, actor, and director whose theater, music theater, and dance theater pieces have been performed throughout the United States and abroad. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition, a Marc Blitzstein Award (from The American Academy of Arts and Letters), an Obie Award (And God Created Great Whales), a Grammy Award (Lonely Motel), an Alpert Award (2009), and a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award (2012). He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2007 for his Orpheus X.

Anna Greenberg (Dancer)

Anna Greenberg is a CA native who moves in circles, thrives on stories, and believes in magic. She graduated from the LA County High School for the Arts and has trained with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Merce Cunningham, and locally at the SF Conservatory of Dance. Ms. Greenberg received her B.A. in Dance and Children's Book Illustration from Hampshire College. A dancer, choreographer, storyteller, and teacher, she performs with Kristin Damrow and Company, Paufve Dance, and Risa Jaroslow and Dancers. Anna teaches at Ace Dance Academy, LEAP Arts in Education, and assisted Deborah Slater in setting a new work on USF dancers. This is Anna's sixth season with DSDT.

Julie Hébert (Playwright)

Julie Hébert is an award-winning writer/director/producer of television, film and theater. She has written and directed for many hit shows including American Crime, Boss, The West Wing, ER and others. She wrote the screenplays for "Ruby's Bucket of Blood" starring Angela Bassett, and "Female Perversions" starring Tilda Swinton, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Julie's work for film has been praised as "intriguingly complex" (Variety) and "pulsing with veracity" (LA Times), with "a raw power that is impossible to dismiss" (Roger Ebert). She has won accolades for her television work, including a Peabody Award, a Prism Award, an Environmental Media Award, as well as being nominated for the EMMY and WGA Awards.

Derek Harris (Performer)

Derek Harris is a professional dancer/choreographer and multi-disciplinary visual/performance artist. He has performed internationally and choreographed for stage, film, commercials, and music videos. He performs with 13th Floor, PunkiiCo, and Human Creature. This is his 6th season with DSDT.

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