"Davalos has a distinct voice and an engaging group of dancers."
-Rita Felciano, DanceViewTimes.com
Celebrated for its amazing depth and mastery of expression, the Davalos Dance Company creates dances that uncover the coalescence and contradictions of identity, question heteronormativity and patriarchy, and challenge the current political climate of hatred, fear and violence toward the "other". Diversity rather than uniformity informs the work. The company consists of nonconforming bodies, races, and sexual identities. Founded in 1994 by CatherineMarie Davalos, the company is based in San Francisco. They are currently in residence at Saint Mary's College of California.
"Compelling choreography ...superbly danced."
-Alan M. Kriegsman, The Washington Post
CatherineMarie has created over 15 full-evening works and choreographed over 75 pieces for the Davalos Dance Company since 1994.
"Well crafted Davalos expresses a sense of sisterhood."
-Lewis Segal, The Los Angeles Times
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"often springy and elegant ...simply effective."
-Jennifer Fisher, The Los Angeles Times
Davalos Dance Company
Saint Mary's College
1928 Saint Mary's Rd.
"Davalos continues to plumb her roots with bold, vibrant strokes."
-Victoria Looseleaf, The Los Angeles Times