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Q&A With Local Crochet Extraordinaire, Violetta Vieux

From crochet to the art of couture, knitwear designer, Violetta Vieux, was designing in Paris, before she moved to the Bay Area in 2008. Her line,VioGemini, will launch a new bridal collection next month, but you can preview it this Thursday, along with her intricate crochet dresses, at the RAW: Natural Born Artists event at 111 Minna

punkkiCo at Garage Space

From mesmerizing stretches to rapidly shifting elevation changes, punkkiCo's dynamic brand of contemporary dance - built on founder Raisa Punkki's intricate choreography - hits Garage Space stage this week. 

End Trance is smoothly constructed of slow, almost suspenseful movements as two dancers flow over each other’s backs and slump cleanly to the floor like puppets with suddenly snipped strings. The economical movement feels almost powerless, holding nicely to that whole trance theme.

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