Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mpowerdance Project MISSION

Mpowerdance Project Mission

The mission of Mpowerdance Project is to challenge the dominant human-centric view of our place in the natural world, using the interdisciplinary and interactive mediums of dance, art, film and performance. With skill, research, memory and experience, we deliver an encounter that resonates with the wonders found in the wild, exploring the mystery of unity in diversity and diversity in unity.

Mpowerdance Project and collaborators entertain, enrich, inspire and connect diverse audiences, both locally (San Francisco) and globally, through the GDP/Global Dance Project, an annual choreographic offering.

Our work imprints upon the psyche of the mundane world-view—to cause a pause, a deep-motion of mystery, an unadulterated and elegant wave at freedom through dance. 

We encourage humane relationship to life by respecting boundaries and freedom, by keeping informed of community and world events, and by respecting and increasing a relationship with the natural world—with balance, sustainability and innovation through dance art and performance. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Global Dance Project 2018: Move With Dual Harmonics

Global Dance Project 2018: Move With Dual Harmonics

two NOT two

to be or knot

discover the band of peace

carry the world
water is life
great blue a-day-day

WISDOM KEEPER Abd'el Hakim Awyan

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Global Dance Project 2017: Bennu Footprints

Global Dance Project 2017: Bennu Footprints


Rise in brilliance newborn dancers
children of the ancients
this is the year of magic

Rise in brilliance
twins of symmetry aligning out of chaos
this is the year of triplets
skipping 5-7 beats again like brand new

Comedy of errors baby
slapstick, stooge 1-2-3, zen stick wake up
fool give up upside down

winds of change hummin'
shakin' like a leaf on a tree
rise Bennu rise
rock the dance from the Benben
rock the dance from the primeval mound

The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson, p. 117

The Project Gutenberg:  The History of Antiquity from the German of Max Duncker (1877) six volumes

Saving The Indigenous Soul: an interview with Martin Prechtel (2001)

Cosmos: The World Set Free with Neil deGrasse Tyson 

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Original Screenplay by J.K.Rowling (2016) 

Music: The New International Sound (feat. M.I.A.)

Current Backdrop:

Friday, September 11, 2015


2015 OCTOBER 17 and 18
NOHspace Theatre
2840 Mariposa St.

Eventbrite - evaWave :  EVANESCENT WAVE

evaWave celebrates the binding of life and the tender wisdon that moves us toward healing and balance. evaWave is a daring adventure...Read full Press Release

Song For Our Age
     day follows night
     from shadow
     a play of light
     aaah hooo aahm
     dweller of the vast
     dweller of the deep
     keeper of eternal rhythm
     aaah hooo aahm
     anthropocene age
     anthropo  scene

Resource List
The Gift (2007) by Lewis Hyde
Yoga of Primal Reality (2013) by Richard Power 
An Ocean Garden (2014) by Josie Iselin
Long Walk to Freedom (1995) by Nelson Mandela
Leib/Bread (2014) by Evelin Ilves

Genesis by SebastiĆ£o Salgado  
Vissicitudes by Jason De Caires Taylor 
A Little Vulnerability by Roxanne Swentzell

Cosmos (Episode 4) with Neil deGrasse Tyson 
Girl Rising director Richard Robbins 

Jason deCaires Taylor: Vissicitudes

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GDP 2015: Dance Echo in Reverse

Global Dance Project 2015:  Dance Echo in Reverse

here we are
looking to the stars
our ancestors

here we are
living large
on a small blue dot

here we are
evolving birthday

what is that you dance?
you dance
what is

GDP (Global Dance Project)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


The Global Dance Project (GDP) is the Mpowerdance virtual choreographic work that results in the global activation of dance consciousness, for the purpose of regenerating a healing stream of life force within ourselves, our communities, and within our atmosphere.

Conception of the GDP was inspired by Bhutan's Global Happiness Index and the Harmonic Convergence of 1987.  In this vein, GDP also plays off of the acronym for "gross domestic product", increasing it to "global dance project".

Mpowerdance releases an annual poetic framework  to inspire a virtual, non-local and local, choreographic-flow that unites and empowers a world of dance toward awareness balance alignment and healing.  

The conceptual choreographic strand is given here for:
2018:  Move With Dual Harmonics
2017  Bennu Footprints
2016 Amazonia Animals Humans Dance Alive
2015 Dance Echo in Reverse
2014 FLOAT
2013 La Puerta de la Luna
2012 Mandelbrot Dance of the Double Helix 

GDP is to encourage manifestation of this alignment by the connecting force of choreographic interpretations through all styles of dance across boundaries of time and space.  We are here to learn the language of dance. We are here to inspire healing in dance as an alignment with sanity.

The dance swallows the sword of the world.  It takes back the Dance from the land of "NO", and gives Dance back to the power of "NOW".  The GDP is art.

The Dance is dancing our world moment by moment. We are here. We are ready.  We create dance now.

The GDP is to study the question, that cannot be answered in words: What is dance?  We participate in the GDP global choreography in group or solo setting, site specific or theatre produced.  This global dance project influences the world of ideas and manifestation, through dance art and performance. It is free connecting power. 

On the other hand, if you plan to make a buck off of these bright ideas, we would hugely appreciate a mention and/or, if you're loaded, a paid position on your usage.  Get it?  The idea is to share, not plagiarize.  

A gesture of acknowledgement is greatly admired.  Send us an email, link to our site, or include us in your credits.

The future of this project will include uploading global performances on a future site.