University Dance Theatre: Epoch

Thursday, March 2, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, March 5, 2017 (All day)
Photo of three student dancers performing
Tanya Chianese's Epoch highlights this annual showcase of new choreography performed by San Francisco State's best student dancers. Directed by Cathleen McCarthy. March 2 - March 4, 8pm. March 5, 2pm. $10 - $15.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre
School of Theatre and Dance
SF State Box Office
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Epoch explores the passing of time; sometimes overwhelming and scary, and at other moments calm and unmoving, and all the while these measurements of our lifetime are coming together in an arrestingly magnificent, unimagined way. Chianese’s choreography has been professionally commissioned twice and awarded three residencies.

Chianese has performed with Rogelio Lopez and Dancers, Garrett and Moulton Productions, Paufve | Dance, Blind Tiger Society, Kristin Damrow and Company, dNaga, Sarah Bush Dance Project, Contemporary Dance Oklahoma and Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, among others. She teaches movement at primarily Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Roco Dance and Fitness, Berkeley Ballet Theater and Ace Dance Academy and is a guest teacher at Dance Mission Theater, City College of San Francisco and SF State.


  • Epoch by Tanya Chinaesse
  • Where the Zig Meets the Zag by Wendy Diamond
  • Phase 2 by Cathleen McCarthy
  • Women (excerpt from Chandra, premiered in 1999) by Ray Tadio
  • BUILD by Kassidy Friend
  • If Only by Andrea Ware
  • With Reservations by Bridgette Lott

Press coverage

‘Art is Medicine for the Human Condition’: Student Choreographers Dish Doses in Annual Concert, College of Liberal & Creative Arts, February 27, 2017

Photo, from left: Clarissa Dyas, Manuel Mendoza and Marivel Mendoza. Photo by Sreang Hok.