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Anne Gehman


Anne Gehman

MFA, Dance Theatre, University of California San Diego
BFA, Dance, Jacksonville University

Anne Gehman is co-founder of youTurn Arts Exhibition. She is a choreographer and performer and active contributor to San Diego’s dance community. Anne is dance faculty for San Diego Dance Theatre and has performed with Yolande Snaith’s IMAGOmoves, Blythe Barton Dance Co. Somebodies Dance Theatre, Jean Isaacs SDDT, Ion Theatre Co., Michael Mizerany, Fusionworks Dance Co. and Jacksonville Ballet Theater. Anne has also served as part-time dance faculty for University California San Diego and San Diego State University. She is a unique and gifted teacher, capable of sharing dance with diverse ages and populations.

Her work Giving Way, was presented at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park as part of San Diego’s Annual Trolley Dances 2015. One year later, Anne organized a momentous community project setting Giving Way on 100 dancers. The work was performed at the Potiker Theater, La Jolla Ca. Anne has received a B.F.A in Dance from Jacksonville University, Florida and an M.F.A in Dance Theatre from University California San Diego. Additionally, she is a 200HR Certified Interconnected Yoga Teacher.

Anne’s current work focuses on folking. Folking (folk as a verb): includes more than one person and spontaneous composition. Folking comes from the ground up. It’s also in the air. Like magic. Folking is being magnetized towards sharing in the making. When people begin weaving together their impulses and observations, folking creates new roots. It’s mapping inner and outer relationships, spherically relating.

“I am interested in the ways that dancing reveals impulsive ritualism in practice and performance. I am attentive to pattern emergence awakened by embodied tangents and energetic shifts in body-space. How do these elements in dancing self-organize and reflect as archetypes, images, metaphors? How do they connect us to a greater experience of a body cosmology and the full spectrum of humanness?”