Established in 2010, Meridian Dance curates cutting-edge and innovative performance with the aim of facilitating new audiences for dance in the Bay Area, sparking cross-disciplinary conversations and collaborations, and fostering experimentation among local choreographers.
"From the beginning, Meridian Dance sought to provide a unique opportunity for a choreographer to be in residence at the gallery. By embedding themselves in the space and allowing the visual art on exhibit to penetrate their creative process, choreographers develop work that is built in conversation with the art, and is the definition of 'site specific.' The staff at Meridian Gallery offer the space on Powell Street openly and generously to allow the dance artists to become at home, at no cost to them. The intimacy of the staff and space infuse each of the works presented. Without fail, they carry audiences with great care into unique realities, simultaneously fantastical and truthful. The dance community of San Francisco continues to struggle to find affordable spaces to develop and present contemporary dance work, and Meridian Gallery is a sanctuary for artist and audience alike."
- Michelle Lynch Reynolds, former curator of Meridian Dance
Dohee Lee performs Mago at Meridian Gallery in December 2012.