FACT/SF WINTER Dance Lab - 2019

Information for participants

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February 8 - 10, 2019
Friday & Saturday, 1:30-6:30p
Sunday, 12p-5p

The Annex will be open from 1p on Friday and Saturday, and 11:30a on Sunday.


Joe Goode Annex
401 Alabama St (at 17th)
San Francisco, CA  94110 

When arriving at the Joe Goode Annex, please buzz at the gate and someone will let you in. Enter the courtyard. The Annex is up the short flight of stairs and through the first door on the right.

Public Transit

The Joe Goode Annex is just a 10 minute walk from the 16th Street/Mission BART station, and is additionally accessible on the 33, 27, and 22 MUNI lines.

All BART trains running through San Francisco stop at the 16th Street/Mission BART Station.

Participants flying into SFO or OAK can take BART from the airport to San Francisco's Mission District.

Driving Directions

From US-101 N (Northbound, from peninsula or South Bay)
Exit Vermont St. Turn left onto Vermont St. Turn left onto 17th St. Annex will be on the left.

From US-101 S (Southbound, from Golden Gate Bridge)
Slight left onto Lombard St, Turn right onto Gough St. Gough St turns slightly right and becomes Otis St. Turn left onto 13th St (which is also called Duboce St). Turn right onto Harrison St. Turn left onto 17th St. Annex will be on the left.

From I-80 W (Westbound, from Oakland or East Bay)
Exit toward Civic Center. Slight left onto Harrison St. Turn left onto 17th St. Annex will be on the left.


Public transit is the best mode of transportation and parking is often difficult. Street parking is sometimes available in the area, but limited during weekday business hours. FACT/SF anticipates that there will NOT be sufficient time during the Dance Lab to move vehicles parked in 1 or 2-hour spaces. Participants are encouraged to use public transit if they can.

helpful suggestions

What to Bring

  • Comfortable dance clothes (including long-sleeved shirts and socks)

  • Many clothing layers for outside as the weather this time of year can shift quickly

  • Water bottle

  • Lunch (there are not many food options near the Annex)

  • Pen & Paper

Local Food Suggestions


If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Charles Slender-White at workshop@factsf.org. Or, call 415.349.0878.


Charles has been a Countertechnique practitioner for 14 years, and became a Certified Teacher in 2012; there are 32 Teachers worldwide. Charles has taught Countertechnique at the University of Calgary, Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), the University of San Francisco, CSU East Bay, L’Artere (Quebec City), Circuit-Est (Montreal), Love-In (Toronto), and at numerous dance centers throughout the SF Bay Area. He began his dance career in 2006 with Tatiana Baganova’s Provincial Dances Theatre in Yekaterinburg, Russia. In 2008, he returned to his native California to start FACT/SF in order to make his own contributions to innovation and excellence in contemporary dance. FACT/SF and Chunky Move (Australia) are the world’s only Countertechnique-trained dance companies. Over the past 10 years, Charles has created 32 works, with commissions by the US Department of State, ODC Theater, CounterPulse, Acid Rain (Chelyabinsk), Dialogue Dance (Kostroma), the Yekaterinburg University of the Humanities (Yekaterinburg), and others. Described as ‘utterly absorbing’ and ‘mesmerizing’ (SF Bay Guardian), Charles’ work with FACT/SF has been performed throughout California, in Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, and in 7 cities across Russia, working with the US Department of State to share contemporary American culture with local Russian communities as part of their ‘American Seasons’ Program. Throughout 2012, Charles was a mentee of Elizabeth Streb as part of CHIME Across Borders at the Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab. Charles graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, with degrees in Dance & Performance Studies and English Literature. (Photo by Kegan Marling)