James Graham Dance Theatre


Recent 2017 Activities:

“Six Degrees of Freedom”

Smith/Wymore’s Disappearing Acts, ODC Theater,  Nov. 30- Dec. 2


CORD/SDHS Conference

Graham presents his research “The Book is my Body: Demystifying the Improvisational Pedagogy of Gaga” at the annual CORD/SDHS conference October 22, 2017.



September 28 – October 1, 2017

ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA

“Alpha Mouse”…an evening-length dancetheatre piece looking at gender and the desire to understand.  With a cast of 13 dancers!

SF Chronicle article

Daily Cal article


Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

July 26-28, Tahoe City, CA

JGDT performs an excerpt of “Mouse Marrow” (duet) with Galen Rogers and James Graham


June 22-24, 2017  ODC Theater, SF

“Two Dimes and a Nickel”  (World Premiere)

James Sofranko commissions James Graham to choreograph for his Repertory Company SFDanceWorks.



James Graham & Sebastian Grubb were recently awarded an IZZIE (Isadora Duncan) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance as an Ensemble in their duet performance of JGDT’s “HOMEROOM.”

“Going Gaga: Q&A with James Graham”

Published May 2017

Interview and conversation with Culture Vulture’s David Moreno about Gaga, being a teacher in the Bay Area, and JGDT’s work.


July Workshops:

Lyon, France

July 1-3, 2017

Resodancer produced/hosted a Gaga and JGDT Repertory workshop.

Paris, France

July 3-8, 2017

Gaga Paris produced/hosted a Gaga, Repertory, and Improvisation workshop taught by James Graham and Stefan Ferry in Micadanses Studios.
***With a special performance of “HOMEROOM” by Sebastian Grubb & James Graham July 7!


UC Berkeley, Berkeley Dance Project 2017

James Graham Choreographed “Meta Morphic” a world premiere group work focusing on Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Marrow (Human). April 20-29, 2017, Zellerbach Playhouse

The Daily Californian

Choreography & Performance Workshop 2017

The participants of James Graham’s Choreography & Performance Spring Workshop at LINES Dance Center shared their culminating piece in two live performances in San Francisco…

Mint Plaza, HeART of Market, April 21, 11-12Noon

Union Square, Bay Area National Dance Week, April 26, 12:30-1:30pm




 February, 10-12, 2017,   Joe Goode Annex

JGDT’s 6th Annual Valentine’s Weekend event

…duets by couples, crushes, and comrades

James Graham & Galen Rogers
Arletta Anderson & Adam Smith
Rogelio Lopez & Andrew Merrell
Anna Long & Daniel Chenoweth
Grace Towers & Ismael Acosta
Rachel Laws & Jane Selna




February 3-4, 2017,   Shotgun Players’ Ashby Stage

Shotgun Players presented 2015’s crowd-favorite HOMEROOM.  JGDT performed an excerpt from this duet, and shared the evening with Home Mohr Dance’s Manifesting.