Upcoming Events

"The Memory Closet"

Quicksilver Dance's sixth annual concert
and 1st in the Bay Area!

Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23
8:00 pm

Temescal Arts Center
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609

A ten-minute walk from the MacArthur BART station;
street parking available.

Featuring five dances and one interactive installation, “The Memory Closet” digs deep into personal and collective histories to unearth truths that have been stashed away in society’s subconscious.

    Tickets:
      $20  General Admission
      $15  Student/Senior/Dancer's Group Member
    Reserve your seats online today!


Also, we are presenting a FREE Installation performance
as part of Bay Area Dance Week!
  Saturday, April 23
  5:00–6:00 pm

Book Launch Event in BOSTON
Saturday, April 2
3:00–4:30 pm
Clapp Library Lecture Room at Wellesley College

Working with photographer Ganesh Ramachandran, a long-time Quicksilver Dance collaborator, Mariah has published a new children's book!

"Shining Lights" recounts the joys and anxieties of a young Bharata Natyam dancer's Arangetram. The Launch Event will feature a live reading by Mariah and a Bharata Natyam performance by Tanmayi, the young woman featured in Ganesh's stunning photographs.

More info and purchasing at: www.shantiarts.co.

Corner Stones on Tour in the Midwest!

"Corner Stones," the dance-on-film that Mariah co-directed and co-edited with Rachel Miller in 2014, will be screened as part of the GVSU New Music Ensemble's upcoming Midwest tour! A Grammy-award winning group, the GVSU New Music Ensemble chose composer Daniel Rhode's score for our film for their winter repertoire, and they will be project our film as they perform. We couldn't be more thrilled!

To find the dates for performances in Cleveland, Oberlin, and Delaware, OH; and Indianapolis and Chicago, IN, click here.


Quicksilver is thrilled to be a recipient of the

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center's Seasonal Residency!

From September through December 2016, the company will be in residence at this esteemed Oakland organization. Stay tuned for more details!


We now have a tax-deductible donation option!

Quicksilver Dance is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Quicksilver Dance must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Fractured Atlas has both online and check donation options. If you prefer giving online, please do so through our page on Fractured Atlas’ website: fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=10069.

If you prefer donating by check, the check should be made out to “Fractured Atlas,” and then mailed to:
  Mariah Steele
  454 60th Street
  Oakland, CA 94609

Thank you in advance for your support!

Interested in dance and peacebuilding?

Mariah is available to give lectures about using dance in peacebuilding, based on her thesis from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A successful guest lecture at Emerson College was described by the professor as "Fascinating, well-delivered and compelling because it brings out the hidden power of dance." Please email quicksilverdance@gmail.com with inquiries.

Want to commission a dance?

You can join in Quicksilver's creative process while supporting the dancers by commissioning a dance or a dance-on-film! We'll work closely with you to create a unique collaboration. The dance-on-film also makes a wonderful, memorable gift for anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Please enjoy our first dance-on-film, commissioned in 2012, and our second dance-on-film, commissioned in 2013; and contact us for more information.

Mariah Steele/Quicksilver Dance is a modern/contemporary dance company with roots in
New York City, based in Cambridge, MA from 2010–2015 and now in Oakland, CA, directed by
choreographer Mariah Steele. Using anthropological inquiry and artistic exploration, our dances
delve into contemporary and timeless issues to inspire reflection and imagination
and to spark new perspectives and cross-cultural dialogue.

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