Blind Tiger Society

Blind Tiger boasts a dance argot built from Artistic Director Bianca Cabrera’s insatiable desire for performance that is palpable, visceral, wild and relatable. Cabrera promotes a strong, queer, Latina vision that results in works that spark controversy, create complicated conversations and affirms the often perplexing human experience. Blind Tiger Society is discipline and virtuosity running the contemporary dance gamut from graceful to gruesome, from refined to homespun. Unadulterated physical vocabulary matched with unpredictable partnering creates an atmosphere of adventure and potency. Blind Tiger’s repertoire is emotive and sensual while it’s virtuosic physicality is relevant and timely. 

the aftermath affair

“…through an intense mixture of energy, movement and sound, the Society gives a taut, supernova performance that will leave unsuspecting audiences breathless, emotionally drained but wanting more….”
Lori Higa for The Potrero View

The Aftermath Affair was the outcome of Cabrera’s obsession with thrusting formality and rebellion at one another; shoving simplicity up against complexity. Clarity and line set the precedent for fiercely technical contemporary dance while Contact Improvisation and unpredictable partnering raised the bar for virtuosity and adventure. Blind Tiger Society’s signature aesthetic was visible in the rigor of the work but all assumptions about what box the company belongs in were completely upended. The Aftermath Affair was supported in part by The Rainin Foundation and The Fleishhacker Foundation.

Available for touring and/or commission.

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY AND DIRECTION
Bianca Cabrera

PAST PERFORMERS
Tanya Chianese
Kristin Damrow
Krystal Harfert
Maggie Hurd
Iren Kamyshev
Mallory Markham
Jennifer Meek
Rebecca Morris
Odessa Avianna Perez
Erica Pinigis
Emma Jane Salmon
Jordan Stout
Nell Suttles
Emily Thompson
Alison Weeks
Ayana Yoneska

ORIGINAL SCORE
Ben Juodvalkis

COSTUME DESIGN
Annika Barnes
Valerie Gleeson
Joanne Witzkowski

LIGHTING DESIGN
Becky Robinson-Leviton

press

"San Francisco Bay Area Round Up February 2014" Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance | READ
"Seduction" Irene Hsiao, SF Weekly | READ
"Cabrera premieres The Aftermath Affair" Natalie Marsh, Dance Anywhere | READ

PAST PERFORMANCES

PERFORMANCE PREMIERE
ODC Theater

San Francisco, CA
February, 2014

The Aftermath Affair premiered February 28th-March 2nd, 2014 at ODC Theater to three full houses and resounding cheers from audiences and critics alike. The show was the culmination of three years of intensive research, excavation and experiment with movement vocabulary. Boasting a divergent cast of 16 performers that included both Blind Tiger Society stalwarts and new recruits, the artistic scale of the work matched the magnitude of the ODC Theater. The work also marked the third collaboration with composer Ben Juodvalkis. Juodvalkis, a sought after composer whose resume includes both Lines Ballet and Joe Goode Dance Company, shaped the size and swell of the night while Cabrera choreographed a ferocious amalgam of dance idioms. The Aftermath Affair was supported in part by The Rainin Foundation and The Fleishhacker Foundation.