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A live dance performance on Zoom!

Friday, November 20
Saturday, November 21
8:30 and 10:00 pm EST

Tickets: $5   Available now!

Save the Date! Quicksilver returns with an all-on-Zoom live performance for our socially-distanced era. We are bringing together dancers from Boston, San Francisco and Rochester for a fourth re-incarnation of the Quicksilver Dance company: this piece re-flects on our new normal and re-imagines the aesthetic possibilities of Zoom as a stage.

Join choreographer Mariah Steele (Rochester), composer Yoshiko Arahata (Rochester) and dancers Nicole Sao Pedro-Welch (Boston), Alexa Manalansan (San Francisco), Jenna Valez (SF) & Oona Wong-Danders (SF) for an intimate evening of dance – no matter where you live!

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:

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:

If you prefer donating by check, the check should be made out to “Fractured Atlas.” Please contact us for the mailing address.

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 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.

Quicksilver Dance, a modern/contemporary dance company directed by Mariah Steele,
was founded in Cambridge, MA from 2010, relocated to Oakland, CA in 2015, and has
been located in Rochester, NY since 2018. 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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Last Modified: 05 Nov 2020
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Photos By: Jim Coleman & Eli Akerstein