Sharp & Fine is a San Francisco based contemporary dance company founded in 2011 by sisters Megan Kurashige and Shannon Kurashige. We create performance work that brings together physically exacting choreography, structured improvisation, emotionally nuanced text, and live music to explore the power of theatrical narrative within the context of dance. Our choreography is informed by both the technical rigor of ballet and the human intensity of contemporary forms.
We want to entertain and provoke.
We want to punch holes in thoughts and trigger pulls on hearts.
We want to offer audiences experiences where they will be gloriously and luxuriously not bored.
S & F: A BRIEF HISTORY
Sharp & Fine was founded in 2011 in San Francisco by sisters Megan and Shannon Kurashige to facilitate choreographic work that grows out of a shared history of experience in both classical ballet and contemporary dance and a desire to collaborate with artists from different disciplines.
S&F has worked with composers, musicians, an author, a playwright, and an opera singer. We made a piece with text from plays by Shakespeare and premiered a full-length adaptation of "Queen of Knives" by internationally celebrated author Neil Gaiman.
Sharp & Fine has premiered six evening-length works at Z Space, ODC Theater, and the SFCD Summer Dance Series, and has performed at the RAWdance CONCEPT series and the LEVYdance Salon. Sharp & Fine is a company-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers’ Group.
Sharp & Fine has been awarded support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, ODC Theater, Rainin Opportunity Fund, CA$H, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Lighting Artists in Dance Award.
Photos from Peter and the Wolf and Queen of Knives by Benjamin Hersh