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San Francisco

Sunday Morning Class Series

Oct. 12, 19 26

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
at the Joe Goode Annex,
401 Alabama St. San Francisco

Improvisation and the compositional voice/tracking movement & thoughts as a physical practice.


3 classes

1. calling in the imaginal realm for solo
2. developing a line of inquiry that is trackable
3. Content: The paradox of tracking the energetic through line and the point

$80 till Oct. 1, $90 up to Oct 12

Pre-Registration required

Contact to register

Get a 15 minute coaching session included if you sign up by Sept. 15th.
How does this sound. ?

Eye of Leo Series – C – May 10th and 11th, 2013

“With this work – i present all 3 as 1 and then we see the individuation of 1 into [all] aspects”  — Sara Shelton Mann

The EYE OF LEO – C – New solo Series by Sara Shelton Mann – As performed by Marintha (Mim) Tewksbury, Christine Bonansea and Rachael Lincoln –
Fri.–Sat., May 10th and 11th, 8pm – Joe Goode Annex – 401 Alabama Street (17th Street) San Francisco.

“C” For clown, child, concept, children, criteria, crowd of aspects wanting attention or hidden. C is for clarity.  A 2-day site specific performance at Joe Goode Annex – C is a collaborative triptych of solo performances created with performance artists Marintha (Mim) Tewksbury, Christine Bonansea and Rachael Lincoln, under direction by Sara Shelton Mann with sound by Norman Rutherford and light design by David Szlasa

3 women, different by nature and skill, create a hide and seek game of consciousness and while moving through their given and developed tendencies they create an architecture with the mind, the body, the space. A place where symbols and meaning flow outward and curve back into their bodies as an unspoken language or knowing.

This work functions with both a facade and a transparency as its target. Sometimes a mask cannot be removed. Sometimes a mask may be read as a series of locks and keys into the internal realm of a person.

C is a journey as a puzzle without beginning or end. It is framed in the present with all time condensed. It is a play upon the thoughts of the body/mind in interaction with the other, that part of the hidden personality – whether it be the sound of the feet running, a cough from a witness, a truck screeching to a halt or the wind rattling the windows. And so, we tread lightly into the soft tissue, the underbelly.

Tickets: $15 and up – Advance tickets highly recommended:

For updates and conversation please visit the facebook event page.

Class information – April 2013


Two series at two locations in April

WEDNESDAYS        10:30 am to 12:30 pm    –     April 3, 10, 17, 24
@ Joe Goode Annex
499 Alabama St #150 (at 17th St) SF

THURSDAYS            10:30 am to 12:30 pm    –    April 4, 11, 18, 25
@ Levy Dance Studio (Studio Gracia)
19 Heron St. (off of 8th between Folsom & Harrison) SF

Register for the series of 4 classes for $55 (available until the first day of the series)


Drop in for $15-$20 per class
Immerse yourself in a month of physical/energetic training.

The training includes chi cultivation and lots of breathing as a platform to both detox and invigorate the whole being.  We address a segment of the body each day and research through function, improvisation, touch and energy work. This will include puzzles and writing as a means of working the imagination muscles.  I bring a toolbox and we play, inviting new possibilities each day.

For info and registration contact – or  call 415-431-9167

Breakfast with Sara.

A new class series is coming – stay tuned.

Dos Rios Retreat: Drop your City Armor. 

July 20st-26th, 2013.

Cultivate a rigorous artistic practice on the banks of the incomparable Eel River in Dos Rios California.

Join long time practitioners Sara Shelton Mann and Abby Crain in this inaugural workshop retreat in the nature of Northern California.  Strengthen your physical practice, build energy and release patterns, dialogue with your personal archetypes, and be guided into techniques of improvisation and composition with your inner muse.  Time will be available to also participate in peer-led activities, use individual studio time and swim in the river.  Come dance in the barn and discover something unexpected.

Accommodations: Reserve shared space (some limited individual rooming available) or Camp.

Early bird registration is April 15th at $480, If by june 1st $520 or after for $550.

To register email or call 415 695 9523.
Dos Rios Retreat: Drop your City Armor is supported by Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission Theater.


Personal coaching

Sara also offers clearing work and healing modalities, in person or remote.

$50 ½ hr. to $100  hr.

For info contact –    or    call 415-431-9167

Eye of Leo Series – PETER – March 1st and 2nd, 2013

Eye of Leo Series – PETER
A collaborative Solo with Jesse Hewit, Sound by Robbie Beahrs and Video and Lights by David Szlasa

March 1st and 2nd, 2013 – 8pm
Joe Goode Annex
499 Alabama Street #150

Tickets $15 and up at BrownPaperTickets

Sara Shelton Mann Eye of Leo Series presents Peter, a solo piece – Peter is a collaboration by SARA SHELTON MANN, DIRECTOR | JESSE HEWIT, PERFORMER, ROBBIE BEAHRS, COMPOSER. and DAVID SZLASA, VIDEO /LIGHT DESIGNER





If I walk up the mountain, will it encourage the view? 
If I take the train, will I miss it?

9 heroes journeys – some overlap, some written into the future, others dark and light hands clutching a silver thread woven into a tapestry of tears. Beyond state there is a consciousness that tills that soil. Each collaboration is a specific process of self- inquiry and conversation. ( I meet myself in all aspects of life here. ) I lay myself out on the ground of receiving. Delicious. This is a 2-3 year process unfolding with an overview of the whole to be brought together as a mandala of magic.

9 performing artists, 3 architects of environment and 1 question:
Is Integration possible through intention, vibration? and neutrality?
(plus a lot of grace.)

In PETER, simple elements construct a game inside the mind as an electrical magnetism produces heat inside Jesse’s [Hewit] body.

From solo to solo bodies change shape, weight, size and meaning.

PETER is facing the stars.

I invite you into the journey. Perhaps we’ll share a meal together, watch that yellow yoke drop into the ocean or flag a shooting star.


Eye of Leo Series – Love of Emptiness – Nov 2nd and 3rd, 2013