March 4 - 14, 2010
"Dancing with the Clown of Love" - An Exploration of Life & Love in the Age of AIDS
This program was the culmination of an important collaboration between Rhodessa Jones and The Women's HIV Program(WHP) at UCSF. For the past 2 years, Ms. Jones has worked with a group of HIV-positive women, that include women from WHP and the Family Service Network, to explore their experience with love and life and to express their personal stories through spoken word, performance, dance and music. The result was transformational for the women invovled and an inspirational performance.
April 23, 2010
The Alonzo King LINES Ballet, San Francisco's premiere contemporary ballet teamed up with the Women's HIV Program at UCSF to dedicate its performance on
Friday, April 23, 2010 to the issue of HIV in minority women. Alonzo King LINES Ballet is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a proufound sense of shared humanity - of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. The evening featured a pre-performance reception and an after-performance Q&A with Alonzo King, Founder and Artistic Director, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Dr. Edward Machtinger, Director of the Women's HIV Program. All funds raised for the evening's performance benefited the Women's HIV Program.