Sharp & Fine…
is a San Francisco-based contemporary dance company co-founded in 2011 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 for deep collaboration with artists from different disciplines.
We create narrative performance work that brings together physically exuberant choreography, emotionally nuanced text, live music, and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Our work is informed by the technical rigor of classical ballet, the human intensity of contemporary forms, and the conviction that telling a story built on personal truths is a powerful and communal act of communication and empathy.
S&F works with composers, musicians, writers and a group of dancers who have helped us continuously develop and refine our creative process.
S&F has premiered seven evening-length works at Z Space and ODC Theater and two shorter works at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. In 2017, we were commissioned to create two short pieces for the NEA-supported Fermentation Lab/Symposium at the Theatre of Yugen. S&F was a resident company at the SF Conservatory of Dance from 2012-2018 and has been presented by the RAWdance CONCEPT series, SFCD Summer Dance Series, and LEVYdance Salon. S&F is fiscally sponsored by Dancers’ Group and has received support from CA$H, Zellerbach Family Foundation, ODC Theater, Rainin Opportunity Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Lighting Artists in Dance Award.