Carrying Joe Landini. Photo: Robbie Sweeny

Carrying Joe Landini.
Photo: Robbie Sweeny

Happy New Year,
and thank you for coming, supporting and celebrating Joe Landini’s big artist anniversary at the SAFEhouse Arts, and witnessing DIS/grace, more of which I am sure you will hear soon!

This spring begins with an exciting new collaboration with NAKA Dance Theater, and the first showings in January at the Fresh Festival in San Francisco. Ahead is also the culmination of Avy K Productions’ project Red Wind/Ruah Aduma, which will transform the Joe Goode Annex into a colorful immersive environment in April. I feel lucky to be working with these caring, intelligent and fearless artists, who create and imagine worlds and futures beyond the current cultural paradigm.

On the teaching front I’m happy to announce intensive workshops at the Breitenbush Jam in Oregon and the West Coast Contact Improvisation JAM in Berkeley, CA, Contemporary and CI classes at the Northern California Dance Camp, a workshop in Eugene, OR, and hosting the Moab Jam in Utah.

Ronja Ver (Ronja Verkasalo) is a dancer and a dance maker, a teacher, a mother, an activist, a scholar, a native of Finland, living and making work in the San Francisco Bay Area.