Contemporary practices

Practice-to-Performance San Francisco

Aug 1-5 , 2018

Lead by Christine Cali with Original live music created in-house by 

Matt EL 



The intensive weekend is focused on building community by creating together. The performance is informal and low stress, but we go deep into process to create the piece performed on Sunday. The themes that arise throughout the weekend are cultivated through conversation, improvisation, choreography and what is present for the specific group that is participating. We do a little 'asset mapping' along the way (Thank you Ubw Sli for this terminology) - 'what embodied wisdoms are you bringing into the space?' and how can we honor all voices/movers in the room. Then crafting it together quickly, taking the preciousness out and the embodiment into performance.

Check our last workshop performance HERE!


Open Contemporary PRACTICE w/Christine Cali @ 

ODC Dance Commons, San Francisco

Saturdays 2pm-3:45pm

Sundays 11:30am-1pm

Dance Class info HERE

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Christine is also a Professor of Contemporary Dance at Sonoma State University. Read more HERE!

Social justice, inclusivity, identity, equity  and feminist perspectives are currents running though all of my teaching and creative work; PRACTICES that I keep in constant motion and fully present, unapologetically.


Cali Bio

 Originally from Niagara Falls, NY and a serious athletic background, Christine has been named “one of the most ferocious, spell-­‐binding dancers I’ve seen in this city (San Francisco)” by Rachel Howard (SF Chronicle) and nominated for ‘BEST Dance class’ in San Francisco Magazine’s ‘Best of 2015’. Her dance career spans two decades nationally and abroad. She is Assistant Professor at Sonoma State University, teaches at ODC Dance and Directs CALI & CO dance. Cali tours regularly as a guest artist/teacher including engagements with Alonzo King’s LINES BFA program, A.C.T. MFA Acting program, University of San Francisco, The Branson School, The  Marin School of The Arts, SF Conservatory of Dance, Arizona State University, CalState Long Beach, University of Nevada/Reno, University of Wyoming, University of South Florida, Mendocino College, Modesto Junior College, Ohio University, Sung Kyun Kwan University/Seoul, S Korea, The Ambrit School/Rome, Italy and more.  Cali has developed Practice to-Performance© Workshop Series, now in it’s 16th session (since 2011), produced WAH! Fest (16'), taught and performed in Seoul, South Korea & Tokyo, Japan (16'), Berlin & Barcelona (17') and is currently in continued collaboration with artists from these countries.