Performance Workshop

Humoring Your Performer
A performance workshop with Moshe Cohen
June 11, 2016

Humoring Your Performer invites all performers (clown, actors, dancers, musicians, puppeteers, etc.) who wish to dig deeper into the expression of humor in the performance venue to enter the clown zone and explore the absurdities and ludicrous impulses living inside them. 


On view

Mapping Dance: The Scores of Anna Halprin

March 17 - June 4, 2016

Mapping Dance: The Scores of Anna Halprin will put on display a selection of iconic choreographic scores and performance videos by California dance pioneer Anna Halprin from the collection of the Museum of Performance + Design. Vibrant with colors and elaborate in design, the scores provide essential spatial, temporal and physical instructions for performances Halprin created between 1960s to 1980s and represent a record of her creative activity. Gallery hours: Wed. - Sat., 12:30 - 5:30pm (Thu. until 7:30pm)


Online Resources


Located in San Francisco, the Museum of Performance + Design (MP+D) is the only independent, non-profit art organization in the United States devoted to the history
of the performing arts and theatrical design. 

Founded in 1947 by Russell Hartley, a dancer and designer with San Francisco Ballet, the organization was long known as the San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum (SFPALM) until it changed its name to Museum of Performance + Design in 2007. MP+D has served the arts community for over sixty-five years as a cultural resource and an archive for some of our nation's most important performance related materials.

It manages a rare collection of 3.5M items on the
history of performances in San Francisco and the Bay Area and hosts public programs onsite and online. MP+D recently moved from the Veterans Building in the Civic Center to a creative loft space in SOMA in the Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood.