Congratulations to Amara Tabor Smith, who won “Best Dance Séance” from the San Francisco Bay Guardian for her work He Moved Swiftly But Gently Down the Not Too Crowded Street: Ed Mock and Other True Tales in a City That Once Was, performed this past June. The tribute to the improvisational dance groundbreaker incorporated 11 different sites across San Francisco and set in movement different stages of Mock’s life as a gay black man until his death from AIDS in the 1980s. The 5-hour work was well-reviewed by critics across the city.
Amara teaches Intermediate Modern Dance Technique here at TDPS (when she’s not winning choreography awards). We’re very proud and lucky to have Amara in our midst!