Economies of Effort: 1 premieres at;

Joe Goode Performance Annex February 5-7 buy tickets
Motion Pacific February 20-22 buy tickets
Pieter Performance Space March 9,  donations



Aili Rehbein, Alex Law, Andrew Purchin, Beth Ragel, Bonnie Brown, Cari Ann Shim Sham*, Carmela Hermann Dietrich, Carol McDowell, Charla Jones, Christi Hale, Christine Renfree, Christine Suarez, Christopher Werry, Claire Melbourne, Dan King, Daniel Davis, Daniela Martinez Pacull, David Bolam, David Kollewe, Dean Kollewe, Debbie Notkin, Denise Leto, Doug Faunt, Eli Weinberg, Erin Dumbacher, Erling Wold, Evelin Lagle, Gerald Casel, Jahna Rain, Jared Manninen, Joanna Nelson, John Melville Bishop, Jon Macy, Josh Shaine, Juergen Allgayer, Julia Chiapella, Julie Leir-Van Sickle, Julie Oak, Juliebeth Ingraham, Kathleen Crocetti, Kirsten Brandt, Kristina Paabus, Laurie Edison, Linda Holiday, Lise Balk King, Liz Hoefner Adamis, Matthew Shyka, Maud Salanon, Melody Meyer, Michael Rhodes, Molly Katzman, Muriel Arnold, Nancy MacAllister & Ilana King, Nancy Pearlman, Nico Secunda, Nina Otis Haft, Pat Cross & Don Krotser, Pat Pearlman, Paul Zmolek, Paulette Brockington, Penny Sablove, Rebecca Alson-Milkman, Renate Chestnut, Richard F Dutcher, Rita Rivera, Robert Gilchrist, Roberta Bristol, Rose Sellery, Shayin Gottlieb, Sheri Sweet, Shersten Finley, Shira Mendes de Leon, Stephany Tosi, Tanel Tarendi & Jane Susi, Tasha Turner Lennhoff, Terry McCants, Tracy Schmidt, Wendy Scott, Wilma & John Chandler
Photos: Beau Saunders


"The dancing...is big-boned, unself-conscious and full of personality."
San Francisco Chronicle

"...intelligent, sensual choreography..."
San Francisco Bay Guardian

“…cool intensity…”
New York Times

“…brash wit and postpunk aesthetics…”
LA Weekly

About Cid Pearlman / Performance Projects

"...it was Pearlman’s Drowning Poems that trembled with a poignancy and grief so textually rich it took my breath away. With startling motifs that put the performers in a watery underworld, Daniel Bear Davis, Damara Vita Ganley, and Molly Katzman danced the piece with a solemn passion that was mesmerizing."
Julia Ciapella, santacruzdanceblog.wordpress.com

“Wit is a rare commodity in dance. Even more than its gentler cousin, humor, it demands a finely tuned eye and ability to observe with detachment without letting go of commitment. Cid Pearlman has what it takes.”
Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian

“I want to live in the little societies that Cid Pearlman creates: people hold their ground when they need to, still they have an essential gentleness toward one another.”
Janice Steinberg, San Diego Dance Critic

Cid Pearlman/Performance Projects is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers' Group. Their work is made possible in part by generous support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, the Rainin Opportunity Fund at ODC Theater, Motion Pacific, and CA$H, a grants program of Theatre Bay Area, in partnership with Dancers’ Group.


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