Created and performed by Molly Rose-Williams with Chelsea Brown, Galen Rogers, Ky Woodward, and Jesse Wiener.

What roles might dance, art-making, and performance play in social change? What can bodies moving together on stage teach us about the actual labor of social movements?

Social Movement is an evening of moving targets, hand signals, hope, and human pyramids. It's loud, weird, fast, funny, slow, and tender. Join us as we sift through the trials of group action and explore the power of the collective imagination.


"...contemporary dance accented by a distinctive alchemy of humor and pathos."

   -Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle

"Brilliant...Beautiful and strange...How a sharp mind translates bodily"

   -Todd Courage, Life As A Modern Dancer

"...performed with an intricacy that made you want to zoom in and be in on the secret."

    -Dalton Alexander, SF Dance Matters 


Read about the questions behind the show HERE!

"If every If every blink of a thought had a movement, if every momentary impulse coursed into gesture, if every desire and counter-desire flowed into multiple nerve endings, if every emotion ignited the body that contains it—if, from this convulsive theater, intentions emerge, merge, and disperse—that would be the dance of Social Movement. In fact, it is." -Sharon Coleman, One Good Quote

"The dancers [wove] metaphysical antidotes for our ailing humanity." -Ann DiFruschia, One Good Quote 

"An evening spanning the joys, sorrows, troubles and triumphs of being human...I came away feeling quite nourished on a soul level." -Karen Gallagher, One Good Quote 


*Social Movement was made possible with generous support from the City of Berkeley Civic Arts Program, the Zellerbach Foundation, and the generous individual donors of Molly Rose-Williams & Co.. Molly Rose-Williams & Co. is a fiscally-sponsored project of Shawl-Anderson Dance Center.

© 2019 by Molly Rose-Williams.