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pleasant beast & knot knowing

Choreography and Performance by Anne Gehman & Erin Tracy

Text by Kristin Idaszak

April 21 - 23, 2016

Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building, Dance Studio 3

The Performances

Precipitate is a performance installation comprised of two concurrent solo works: Pleasant Beast and Knot Knowing. Pleasant Beast explores our animal nature, our supposed civilized being, and the modern mythologies that live somewhere in between. Knot Knowing navigates the territory of the body and the act of gazing. Can we dispel the mystery of the human body while maintaining reverence for it?

Precipitate showcases two interwoven perspectives on what it is to be a woman in the world today.

About the Choreographers

Anne Gehman is Co-Producer of youTurn Contemporary Arts Exhibition and also a member of,"Blythe Barton Dance Co.," "somebodies dance theater" and "Golden Corpse Butoh Ensemble". An instructor with both San Diego Dance Theater and Academy of Performing Arts, she specializes in task oriented and research based movement emphasizing release technique. Anne is looking forward to pursuing an MFA in Dance Theatre from UCSD Fall 2014. Recently she had the honor of Co-Directing and Choreographing The Warrior's Duet with "Circle Circle Dot Dot" in San Diego's first Fringe Festival, which has been nominated for an "SD Bravo Award-Best Play 2013". Anne holds a BFA in Dance from Jacksonville University, AA Santa Fe Community College Gainesville, FL and is a proud Alumni of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Since then, Anne has had the pleasure of working with, Jacksonville Ballet Theater (Dulce Anaya), Alberto Alonso, Christina Teague-Mann (Backlight Theatre), Fusionworks Dance Co. RI, Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater, Michael Mizerany & Ion Theater Co. Anne's work has been presented throughout Florida, Rhode Island, Pontlevoy, France, and San Diego, CA.

Erin Tracy is a dance theatre artist who creates work that explores violence, words, physical challenge, and precision. She has created original dance theatre in New York City and Tampa for Catch! Performance Series, Little Theatre, Fertile Ground, Movement Research, Four Days of Dance, Gasparilla Arts Festival, FEAST, FIVE by FIVE, and Florida Dance Festival. She has performed at such venues in New York as PS 122, The Ontological Theatre at St Marks Church, BAX, Galapagos, and Dixon Place. She received her BFA from New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing where she won the award for Outstanding Achievement. Additionally, she has trained with SITI Company, Chicago-based performance group Goat Island, Movement Research, and Dance New Amsterdam. Erin is the Artistic Director of Spec Performance, a dance theatre company with a performance series dedicated to the development of new work. She was the recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Grant from Hillsborough County for her evening-length dance theatre work Verbo. Recently, she was selected to participate in GenYes! an arts incubator program subsidized by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. She was also named Best Local Choreographer in Creative Loafing’s 2013 Best of the Bay Awards.

The Creative Team
Choreographers/Performers – Anne Gehman, Erin Tracy
Text – Kristin Idaszak
Scenic Designers – Matthew Herman, Anna Robinson
Lighting Designer – Chao-Yu Tsai
Sound Designer – Steven Leffue
Production Stage Manager – Kamra Jacobs


Performances Parking & Location

Located at:
Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building, Dance Studio 3

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.



Apr. 21

Apr. 22

Apr. 23
7:30pm     OPENING


7:30pm     CLOSING

Advance tickets for this production are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office at Mandell Weiss Theatre.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

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