Donate now!
Help us reach $5,000...
42% Funded
$2103 Raised
81 Days to Go
19 Supporters
...to earn a matching grant!

We are thrilled to announce that Quicksilver has just been awarded its biggest grant yet:

$5,000 matching grant from the East Bay Community Foundation’s Fund for Artists...
but only if we also raise $5,000 from supporters like you before August 15, 2017!

Thus, we hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity for your generosity to be doubled and make a tremendous impact on Quicksilver this year! You can donate online by visiting our page on Fractured Atlas.

Assuming we make the match, Quicksilver will put all $10,000 towards the creation of our newest dance, "Children of Hobbes," which will premiere at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley, CA on November 17-19, 2017.

For more information about the Matching Grant and Blog posts on the creative process for "Children of Hobbes," please visit our 2017 Matching Grant page!

Upcoming Events

"Be A Choreographer For A Day" Workshop

Saturday, April 22 from 2:15–5:00 pm
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA

FREE of Charge! Please Click Here to Reserve your Spot.

Have you ever wondered how a dance is made, moment-to-moment in the studio? After a short introduction to choreographic ideas and tools, participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to direct one or more Quicksilver dancers in changing and developing a pre-set movement phrase and then to share their creation with the whole group. Thus, unlike a typical choreography workshop in which participants create movement from scratch, this event will focus on directing dancers in space, time, dynamics and imagery. All levels are welcome, especially those with little or no dance experience!

Artists-in-Residence Informal Showing

Sunday, May 7th at 5:00 pm
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA

Join us for the next installment of "Children of Hobbes," performed in an informal setting alongside other SADC artists-in-residence. Your feedback is helpful at every step of this year-long creative process!



Shining Lights

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. In the words of one Amazon reviewer: "Shining Lights" is simple yet powerful- it deftly captures the range of intense emotions that accompany any dedicated preparation and performance. I wish I had had such a book to read as a child growing up in the US.... I intend to share this book widely with my young dance students. (Check out more great reviews here!)

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

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.

© 2011 - All Rights Reserved
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017
quicksilverdance@gmail.com
Designed By: Will Pickeral
Photos By: Jim Coleman & Eli Akerstein