In September of 2010, as artists were once again facing devastating funding cuts, and in the wake of a global economic collapse, Anne Bluethenthal, with her ensemble, ABD, decided to institute a Year of Guerila Art: 50 Random Acts of Dance. Forgoing the usual high-venue performances and high-production aesthetic, they created an alternative art economy based on encounter and gift. Each week, they identified a site in San Francisco, arrived unceremoniously and “performed” a structured improvisation arising from choreographic work and adapted to the environment. On finishing, they picked up their bags and continued walking. These were unannounced, unadvertised, and un-reviewed acts of dance. Sometimes they were ignored. Sometimes they were applauded. Sometimes people joined and participated. Sometimes they were adopted by strangers. They made friends in some places; in others, they simply enjoyed being part of the living architecture of our city - part of the flow, making a little less precious the choreographic process and a little more important the emergence of beauty or form or magic in the midst of the everyday.