San Francisco Movement Arts Festival
January 24, 2020, 6:00-8:30pm at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.
The 6th Annual San Francisco Movement Arts Festival (SFMAF), with over 300+ performers, will celebrate their movement art at the grand Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, on January 24, 2020. The entire Cathedral will transform into a stage – the main floor, attached chapels, hallways, stairways and front entry way. As you enter the inspiring space, multiple STATIONS of the Movement (performances) will be going on simultaneously. Stroll around, at your own pace, witness the artists once, and go back to see some favorites.
“Inner Light” a whirling performance
Spacious Grace Arts Festival
February 22, 2020, 2:30-3pm at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.
How to face the reality of our climate crisis? As we witness the unraveling of our world, how can we connect with our emotions individually and collectively? When the lights around us go out, where can we find a source of hope?
This performance is a whirling dance improvisation by Raquel Santiago that talks about climate change, one of the most challeging events of our time, and how to be emotionally open and vulnerable in order to change and transform our reality.
This event is part of Spacious Grace, the cathedral’s annual free-form arts festival when we remove the pews and invoke the muse. Now in its sixth year, Spacious Grace runs from February 7 to 22.
This is a donation based performance, you can get your tickets here or at the door.
November 15, 16, 2019 7pm at Odd Fellows, Nevada City, CA.
An evening of dance by local choreographers: Chanthou Lam, Delana Motter, Shari Brookler, Maggie Thornton, Rebecca Bone, Amber Tang, Dawn Ryley, Trina Spiller, Raquel Santiago Boluda and Katie Caffrey!
Raquel is showing Inner light, an improvisation whirling piece. How to face the reality of our climate crisis? As we witness the unraveling of our world, how can we connect with our emotions individually and collectively? When the lights around us go out, where can we find a source of hope?
November 12, 2016 8pm 455 A Valencia St, San Francisco.
Dance Performance based on Butoh and Noguchi Taiso movement.
Performer : Raquel Santiago Santiago, Vanessa de Fabrega, Sea. Heikes, Juliana Mendonca, Molly Barrons, Ranko Ogura. Choreographer: Ranko Ogura.
Suggestion donation $10-$20
August 5th, 2016 7pm at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Kinetech Arts presents Falling Off, an exploration into the interactions between the world and our physical bodies and the transformation experienced over time. This performance is part of the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial Architecture event at Grace Cathedral.
In the beginning of a long journey is the phase of purification, a letting go of the details of your life by shedding thoughts and distractions. Intense physical practice is often employed as a vehicle to quiet the active mind. By entering the labyrinth, we reflect on the tension between the desire of letting go and the instinct of holding on.
Choreography: Daiane Lopes da Silva
Dancers: Shareen DeRyan, Maria Sotnikova, Keryn Breiterman-Loader, Amelia Eisen, Neta Singer, and Raquel Santiago Santiago.
Live Music : Erick R. Scheid
Raquel Santiago presents at Kinetech Arts Featured Artists
July 12, 2016 8-10pm at SAFEhouse Arts, 1 Grove St., San Francisco.
The Kinetech Arts Featured Artist Presentation series is a monthly showcase for some of the most interesting creators, artists, makers and thinkers today. www.kinetecharts.org
Raquel will offer a backstage pass to her creative process, sharing key insights and intimate personal stories that inform her unique artistic journey that breaks molds, playing at the intersection of dance, activism, and spiritual path.
Know more here
The Spiral of Hope
March 12, 2016 GIN Conferences at Columbus School in Medellín, Colombia
The Spiral of Hope is an improvisation Alchemy Spinning Prayerformance that collects all hopes from all participants at GIN to heal and transform our planet, to co-create together a fair, abundant and sustainable world based on love, compassion and peace.
L’Espiral de la Pau
December 16, 2015,19:00 at Centre d’Entitats Mas Guinardó, Barcelona, Spain.
L’Espiral de la Pau is a dance-ritual Alchemy Spinning performance.
November 15, 2015 at Dance Hack Day, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Magic Spirals is a dance and technology performance by Stanford Scientists Don Kimber and Maribeth Back, and dancer Raquel Santiago. Magic Spirals explores the magic of spirals through dance, music and technology.
Spirals combine rotation with upward and downward movement. Spirals and the movement, may be real or illusory. They are mathematically profound, and like fractals are self similar and invariant across scale. Spirals and helices are all around us, and within us, from our DNA to the galaxy we live in. Even a healthy heart actually has the structure of a spiral. We celebrate the spiral through dance and seek ascension, working from the foundation of our grounded selves, then spinning, we rise, ever upward, ever higher. Our perspective changes, from within, to without. We reach a state beyond our selves to a transcendent
state of Self, connecting us with each other and all that is.
October 16 & 17, 2015 at The 3rd Last Festival, Standford, CA, USA.
October 23, 2015 at Codame, San Francisco, CA, USA.
October 24, 2015 at Kinetech Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Ephemeral Footprints is an improvisation dance and technology piece that explores the evanescent traces left by human emotions.
Technology by Weidong Yang, Kientech Arts. Dancer: Raquel Santiago