Chlo & Co Dance present Drove V at the Tenderloin Museum. Chlo & Co Dance was proud to curate an evening of Bay Area artists critically analyzing preservation. Drove V featured: Bellwether Dance Project | Malia Byrne | Michael D. Lee | requisitedance. Chlo & Co Dance presented a work in response to local Bay Area artist Deirdre Weinberg and her installation at the Tenderloin Museum.
Drove is a twice-annual evening curated by Chlo & Co Dance. Courtney and Chloë invite artists from the Bay Area to create work in response to given prompts that address an overarching theme for the evening. The evening is curated to create a diverse community of artists by providing them a venue and visibility for their work without the need to produce their own platform.
Drove V Artists
Bellwether Dance Project
On That Clean Knife, pt. 2
Choreography: Amy Foley/Bellwether Dance Project
Performance: Shareen DeRyan, Kaitlyn Ebert, Elena Martins, Juliann Witt
Music: Andrew Bird, My Bubba, Patsy Cline
Amy Foley: performer, teaching artist, choreographer, and artistic director of Bellwether Dance Project. Amy danced with Robert Moses’ KIN for over a decade and has performed locally and nationally as a member of Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, ODC/Dance, and many other Bay Area companies and independent choreographers. Amy teaches advanced contemporary technique at ODC Dance Commons and has been on faculty at Alonzo King's LINES Dance Center, and has taught master classes/workshops throughout the Bay Area and nationwide. With her company, Bellwether Dance Project, she delves into the ways we make meaning. She is the co-creator of SEAM (support and elevate artists mothers), which aims to support women's leadership in the dance field. Amy was a 2017 Safehouse Artist-in-Residence and is a 2018 MJDC CHIME award recipient.
hills and dales
Choreography: Malia Byrne in collaboration with the dancers
Performance: Malia Byrne, Clarissa Dyas, Leroy Staples
Malia Byrne is an asian-caucasian american dance artist, facilitator, and creator.
she is interested in using her academic and experiential inquiries, specifically in peace&conflict studies and dance, to process, dismantle, and re-envision various systems of oppression and violence. She has the pleasure of working and performing with many friends and artists in the bay area, as well as being an artist facilitator for the Tenderloin-based community art company, skywatchers.
Michael D. Lee
Choreography: Michael D. Lee
Performance: Hannah Westbrook, Colette Bakke Joy, Hannah Pierce, Twyla Malchow-Hay
Music: Live music by Andrew Harlan (Double bassist)
Michael D. Lee finished their Master of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. With focuses on M own queer journey, M correlates their own experience with the LGBT History and Movement.
On becoming a Rose
Choreography: Jenna Monroe, movement by dancers
Performance: Brianna Anthony, Erica Lopez, Joshua René Ornelas, Michaela Shoberg
Music: George Frideric Handel by Claudio Colombo
Founded in 2007 by Jenna Monroe and Michaela Shoberg, requisitedance focuses on bringing about discussion through performance, collaboration and education. Requisitedance uses humor, wit and emotional insight to craft stories exploring transformation and identity.