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presented by Circo Zero
December 1-2 & 8-9
Joe Goode Annex
New rants, dance, and ritual by Keith Hennessy
Sinks approach to current politics waivers between punk and contemplative, transformative and fucked, it won’t be pretty most of the time. Hennessy is white, cis male, queer, immigrant/settler San Franciscan, anarchist, improviser, late 50s, and pissed all of which situate his dancing / imagination.
The performance is an embodied response to the current political, economic, and social shifts that have produced not only Trump and Brexit, Erdogan and Duterte, but also the bombing of a Sikh temple in Sinai and the mass shooting of a country music festival in Las Vegas. Hennessys performance features poetic texts, contemplative dances, dark satire, plaintive chanting, re-processed nazi music, and an aerial dance.
Sink, verb: going under, to fall or drop gradually, to displace the volume by descending
Sink, idiom: everything but the kitchen sink
Sink is a personal experiment… I’m feeling fragile and distracted and that’s partly structural. I’m responding to hate and terror, shame and paralysis, the will to survive competing against the urge to implode/explode. I’m reaching in new and old directions, dancing contemplatively, climbing dangerously, singing my guts out, asking too many questions at once: Is freedom a useful concept to motivate dancing? Can a performance be a spell of support for Syrian and Sudanese refugees or victims of fire, hurricane and government betrayal? Is there a non harmful role for the white and male artist? In our need to create contexts for healing, care, and trauma relief, how can I defend artistic provocation or abstract formalism? If the juxtaposition of these questions interests you, please come. Tickets will be cheap and no-one-will-be-turned-away-for-lack-of-money.
Duration: approx 60 minutes
ASL interpretation by Debbie Taylor Saturday December 2nd
The space is wheelchair accessible.
Sink is made possible with funding by The San Francisco Arts Commission OPG Grant, California Arts Council Local Impact Grant, and The Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Learn more about Circo Zero HERE
FRESH Festival 2018
presented by Alternativa
January 5-27, 2018
Joe Goode Annex
FRESH Performances present 4 weekends of cutting-edge live art from January 5-27, inviting 3 radical and risk-taking dance, music and performance makers each weekend to utilize and revitalize the stage as a platform for embodied research, experimentation and new material.
FRESH Performances #1 showcases social, cultural and physical perspectives with work by ALTERNATIVA, Tara Brandel and NAKA Dance Theater.
FRESH Performances #2 brings together a spectrum of generations, aesthetics and perspectives on the body with Rachael Dichter + Allie Hankins, Gerald Casel + Keith Hennessy, and Sara Shelton Mann.
FRESH Performances #3 features the rigorously and bold unexpected by Larry Arrington, Kinetech Arts and Brontez Purnell.
FRESH Performances #4 offers work by visual, visceral artists Christine Bonansea, Violeta Luna and Abby Crain/Layton Lachman/Mara Poliak.
Learn more about FRESH Festival HERE
Space Pilots in Spaaaace!
presented by 13th Floor Dance Theater
February 2-3 & 9-10, 2018
Seven quirky military misfits are assigned a dangerous space mission, as punishment for infractions against the current government. United in their distaste for authority and the stifling political climate, they work towards not only escape but the possibility of disrupting the current regime. Utilizing 13th Floor’s signature brand of acrobatic physical theater, Space Pilots in Spaaaace! presents a unique look at humanity’s future filled with humor, hope, and intelligence.
Please plan to arrive 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO CURTAIN – there will be NO LATE SEATING. This performance runs 60 minutes with no intermission.
Created and performed by 13th Floor: Kat Cole, Colin Epstein, Uriah Findley, Zach Fischer, Derek Harris, Julie Mahony and Jenny McAllister
Script by Jenny McAllister | Sound Design by Uriah Findley | Lighting Design by Zach Fischer
Learn more about 13th Floor Dance Theater HERE