Hosted by Groupmuse | Saturday, June 16
7:30pm (doors at 7:00pm)
Joe Goode Annex
Join us at the Annex for a session with Thalea String Quartet! The quartet is our featured 30th Anniversary Home Season collaborator. They are the first ever quartet in residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Enjoy their stirring performance with other music and arts lovers!
July 6-16, 2017
Joe Goode Annex
SAFEhouse Arts, a nonprofit organization working to incubate new performing artists through residencies, workshops and performance opportunities, is presenting its tenth annual summer performance festival, SPF10 , featuring five programs over ten days at the Joe Goode Annex this summer.
I. LINDA BOUCHARD MULTIMEDIA WORKS | BELLWETHER DANCE PROJECT
Thursday, July 6, 8pm and Saturday, July 8, 8pm
Linda Bouchard Multimedia Works presents Identity Theft , a dance theatre work conceived for one dancer, one actor-cameraperson, one musician, live video, and live electronics which explores the nuanced, fluid, and threatened connections we have in relation to our own identity, our communities, and our sense of belonging in a rapidly changing world.
Thighs and Wages: images of empathy, violence, judgement, the sublime and the mundane — Amy Foley’s , Bellwether Dance Project muses on the experience of being a woman in the world and draws inspiration from the terms “thigh gap” and “wage gap”, as well as on the experiences of the 5 remarkable performers.
II. BAY AREA DANCE COLLECTIVE | MARIKA BRUSSEL
Friday, July 7, 7pm and Sunday, July 9, 7pm
In a piece dedicated to her family and to those lost in the Oakland fire, Bay Area Dance Collective’s Artistic Director, Khala Brannigan presents HEARD , An exploration of what it means to be heard by the people in our lives.
From Shadows is a contemporary ballet that explores homelessness and addiction from the perspective of a girl searching for her father. Drawing from her own experiences, Marika Brussel’s ballet asks the question: what do we stand to gain by recognizing the humanity in all people, despite their circumstances in life?
III. SLICK BABBLE DANCE PROJECT | THE RILEY PROJECT
Wednesday, July 12, 8pm and Thursday, July 13, 8pm
Emmeline Gonzalez-Beban ‘s Slick Babble Dance Project presents Forgotten Tones , taking inspiration from the science of Cymatics and it’s speculated relationship to ancient structures and technology. By translating this science into choreographic systems, Forgotten Tones imagines an ancient civilization where choreographic structure is sacred ritual.
The Riley Project explores the challenges of battling depression and the vigor and internal determination required to countermand one’s own natural thinking processes. This new, untitled work will depict deep vulnerability and frailty, contrasted with acts of tenacity, purpose, and hope.
IV. SIENNA WILLIAMS AND DIANA KALAJI | BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL
Friday, July 14, 8pm and Saturday, July 15, 3pm
In an attempt to facilitate an open dialogue with their audience about the state of this country and the world, Sienna Williams and Diana Kalaji use physical theater to uncover what it means to be two young women of ambiguous ethnicity during a time in which racial and religious prejudices continue to take innocent lives.
In “Territory,” dana e. fitchett crafts a dance for five Black women, inspired by the concept of cultural protectiveness, specifically of Black American cultural traditions. The work is conceptual but non-narrative, and is a work-in-progress.
In this collection of work Visceral Roots Dance Compnay explore how we interpret life’s experiences and blend them into our movement vocabulary on and off the stage. Whether it be how society has made us feel, or the reality we’ve faced from birth; the challenge is to bring those experiences to life onstage.
V. CARLY LAVE | LILI WECKLER
Saturday, July 15, 7pm and Sunday, July 16, 7pm
In (trapped), choreographer Carly Lave investigates the physiological process of entrapment and how it relates to women defining their power. The choreography was crafted simultaneously with an original score by electronic musician Tape Ghost. The duo worked in tandem to suggest the psychosis of the mind and its bodily manifestations.
Originally shown in 2016, see (trapped) restaged with new spatial confinements and multimedia effects. Emerging from a deep collective exploration by choreographer Lili Weckler and her collaborating dancers and musicians, De Huma III excavates our internal experience of the violence of contemporary capitalism, and exhumes the anger, fear, wisdom, and hope buried in our muscles, organs and psyches, as resources to instigate change.