Tim Rubel Human Shakes (TRHS) is a professional performance company in San Francisco that combines Contemporary Dance with theatrical spectacle, to make evening-length pieces that ask palpable questions about human relationships, using wit, athleticism, and choreographic collaboration. Formed in 2010, they have presented their work around the Bay Area and abroad in Germany. The company has performed at venues such as Fort Mason Presents, California State University East Bay’s Queer Performance Festival, Dance Mission Theater, and Berlin's Pfefferberg Theater. They create a movement language that is technically strong, yet raw, human, and authentic to the dancers performing it.
To create dances that respond to cultural issues which affect the LGBT+ community and other underrepresented people, and to present this work through professional performances and community outreach. We also serve as the container for the choreographic work of our founder, Tim Rubel.
We adhere to values which promote high caliber artistry and creative inquiry, as well as those which promote cultural, social, and economic equity. We do this through all of our programming.