The Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing Presents:
The 26th Annual Dionysian Festival:
Celebrating the 146th Anniversary of Isadora Duncan’s Birth
Mary Sano …… Duncan dance
Adrienne Ramm …… Duncan dance
Megan Nicely ….. Butoh dance
Courtney Ramm …. Modern dance
Anna Gichan …. Contemporary dance
Tony Sano Chapman … Original contemporary piano
Merrill Collins ….. Piano/keyboard/bells
Hideo & Edward Schocker …. Bamboo flute & Hichiriki
Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 8 pm
Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 5 pm
Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing
245 5th St., Studio 314
(at Tehama between Howard and Folsom)
$25 with advance reservation, $30 at the door
(includes beverages and hors d’oeuvres)
The Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing presents the twenty-sixth annual Dionysian Festival, celebrating the 146th anniversary of Isadora Duncan’s birth. Widely considered the mother of modern dance, Isadora was born in San Francisco on May 26, 1877.
Mary Sano and Adrienne Ramm, two of the world’s foremost interpreters of Duncan choreography, will perform authentic Duncan choreography to the music of Schubert and Scriabin. We will introduce two new dance artists to the festival this year, Anna Gichan and Courtney Ramm, both of whom will present their original works.
Also featured will be Los Angeles based composer/pianist Tony Sano Chapman, SF Bay Area Butoh dancer Megan Nicely, and Hideo alongside Edward Schocker with their unique presentation of Japanese instrumental music. Award winning composer/pianist Merrill Collins will also be returning to present a collaborative piece with Mary Sano.