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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

General Admission: $25
At the Door: $28 

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Artist Info

Production Credits
Artistic Director: Deborah Slater
Composer & Writer (Grace Floats): Rinde Eckert
Playwright (Beneath the Thin Skin): Julie Hébert
Kerry Mehling, Hien Hyun, Nol Simonse

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Work Sample

DSDT presents an evening of solos that celebrate 30 years of dance making in San Francisco. DSDT star Kerry Mehling returns to reprise Grace Floats, Slater's collaboration with Pulitzer finalist Rinde Eckert. Rinde's voice and words plus Slater's choreography tell the story of strong women, love, and loss off the coast of Maine. In Beneath the Thin Skin, a monologue by playwright Julie Hébert, the dancer is surrounded by the remnants of a traumatic experience and a new love. And finally, a slant table and chair gymnastics will jog the memory of DSDT fans and excite the eyes of new viewers.

Deborah Slater Dance Theatre
A multi-media dance company, Deborah Slater Dance Theater does visually gorgeous, acrobatic, talking dance. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2019, DSDT is dedicated to the creation of all-original performances exploring timely social issues and creating meaningful paths through life’s experience using dance, education, and outreach to the community.

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.

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.

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