Speaking From The Body

June 2, 2019
SF International Arts Festival and QCC present
Speaking From The Body
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture – Firehouse Theater

Lucia August/Everybody Can Dance
Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 at door.


A dancer of tremendous joy’ **** (Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival Magazine: Fest, 2014)

These challenging times are calling upon us to dig deep within and bring forth the best in us. With the intimate story telling of queer and not-so queer tales that I share using movement and spoken word, I inspire others to find those places within themselves. I, at 66, queer and plus-sized, have freed myself from limiting standards and serve as an inspiration to others to continue making art for as long as they want. Come be very entertained and inspired! Enjoy new works and old favorites, including the word premiere of “Hermit” which explores the dichotomy of a lonely societal outcast vs a candidate for a vital spiritual experience. Through other stories, I explore what happens when previously non-convergent lives merge into one. There is also a story about a man with a secret that everyone knows but pretends not to. Questions are asked about why we always push ourselves to go to the next thing? And what happens if we stop? Finally, I wonder if those we love ever really leave us?

Appreciation to the Wattis Foundation and to the San Francisco Movement Arts Festival for funding support.



Lucia August is a choreographer, performer and dance educator who has been dancing for over sixty years. She trained with many renowned artists, including Bella Lewitsky, Ed Mock and Anna Halprin. Lucia was a company member and collaborator of Dandelion Dancetheater (2003-10) performing throughout California and nationally.

Since 2010, Lucia has been performing her own choreography through her platform, Lucia August/Everybody Can Dance in many San Francisco Bay Area locations. She was an artist-in-residence at San Francisco’s SAFEhouse for the Arts during 2015-16 and performed in the Summer Performance Festival at ODC. Lucia performed her one-woman show, standingOUTstanding, at the Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival in 2014, earning two four-star reviews and then again in 2017. She has also performed as a solo artist at the San Francisco Movement Arts Festival at Grace Cathedral. (2017, 2018, 2019)

Lucia August/Everybody Can Dance is a fiscally-sponsored project of Dancers’ Group.

Co-sponsored by the Wattis Foundation and the San Francisco Movement Arts Festival

Wattis Foundation