PIVOT: New Adventures in the Performing Arts
January 27, 2018 | 8:30pm
A.C.Ts Strand Theater
Launched in 2016, PIVOT is a new SF Performances series created for adventurous audiences interested in truly unique arts experiences. Driven by a philosophy of innovation, creativity and artistic excellence that pushes the boundaries of the traditional concert experience, PIVOT offers exciting performances and creative exchanges between artists and audiences in welcoming, informal and intimate settings.
New Adventures in American Arts
This season, in an intensive five-day exploration, in late January, PIVOT celebrates creator-performers on the American artistic edge. The journey begins with L.A. Dance Project, which burst on the dance scene in 2012 and has been turning heads with its fresh, contemporary vision of dance and stylistically diverse repertory.
Then Bay Area pianist and contemporary music specialist Sarah Cahill will lead a celebration of visionary California composer Lou Harrisons 100th birthday, partnering with the Alexander String Quartet and William Winant Percussion Group, who will perform on instruments built by Harrison himself.
Palo Alto-native, composer/pianist Timo Andres brings a program inspired by visual patterns, with works by fellow new-generation American composers Caroline Shaw, Christopher Cerrone, and Eric Shanfield.
Visionary Bay Area choreographer and director Joe Goode and dancers will provide a glimpse of a new work in progress, based on the idea of storytelling through song.
For more information about the PIVOT Series click HERE.
Premiered June 2017 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco
Nobody Lives Here Now is a poetic fable that explores the nature of disappearance as part of the fragile human condition. The piece tells the story of a fantastical world where the things that anchor us – home, culture, people rapidly shift and erode, and the characters find themselves faced with sudden transformation. What happens when things vanish in an instant, when our vitality, place, and identity disappear?
“Unlike the great and powerful wizard, however, the unassuming Goode is no charlatan, but rather a beguiling spinner of tales of the human condition.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“His ability to connect with disparate groups is another through-line of his teaching and choreography: his ongoing curiosity, his inability to be satisfied with an easy answer, is also an inspiring model for how we may live our lives and treat one another.” – In Dance
“…a merging between body and musical notes the under tones of comedy are consistently there….you need time to catch the hidden emotions of the performance but, its richness is discovered slowly throughout the piece…” – Andre Clave, L’Echo Haute-Vienne
The Resilience Project is a unique dance/theater piece examining human trauma and the ability to be resilient. Through interviews with combat veterans and their family members from around the country, Joe and the company members devised a work that combines text from the interviews, original songs, and movement into a moving performance. The work aims to give voice to the feelings, insights, and pain of these brave individuals.
“It was an uncompromisingly honest and emotional performance”– The Collegian
For more information visit The Resilience Project page