a b o u t
ahdanco's choreographic goal is to create innovative and kinesthetically satisfying modern dance that is both visually and viscerally stirring, performed with athletic lushness and including captivating detail - all while exploring the human psyche. Our aim is a collaborative effort to bring together different art forms that inspire and further strengthen the presence of dance and arts in the community. Collaborations, commissions, and shared space not only provide opportunities for individual artists but bolster the arts community as a whole – creating an integrated experience that can serve audience members with a new level of artistic awareness. To this end, ahdanco's work has been described by Rita Feliciano as delivering “a well-chosen imaginative vocabulary which produce[s] choreographies with emotional resonance.” (Voice of Dance, March 2008)
Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Abigail Hosein, ahdanco has presented seven home seasons at venues such as The Ashby Stage, Dance Mission Theater, CounterPULSE, and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. the company has also perfromed throughout the Bay Area at Jewels In The Square, Summerfest, the Julia Morgan Center’s Dance Is Festival, RAWdance’s Concept Series, the Monterey Dance Festival, and the Vision Series. Hosein’s work has been commissioned by College Prep High School, Berkeley High School, Santa Clara University, the Shawl-Anderson Youth Ensemble, and San Francisco Performances’ Dance Mentor Program.