EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Events are listed in alphabetical order

 

Act Now, Fight Back, Fight Trump!

LGBT Resistance to the Trump Administration


Date and Time: Sunday May 28 5:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Cowell Theater Lobby
Admission: FREE

Panelists discuss the impact of the Trump administration as it pertains to the LGBT community(ies)—in particular vis-à-vis the subjects of trans civil rights, gay marriage, health care and immigration. What are the immediate threats, how can the queer community respond, and what is the role of the artist in shining a torch on these issues and galvanizing the community? Learn More

Boletín de Tango Argentino

Reports & Discussion from the spiritual home of Tango


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Date and Time: Saturday May 27, 4:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Gallery 308
Tickets: FREE

Argentinean pianist Pablo Estigarribia and Terence Clarke and Beatrice Bowles of TangoCalifia report on the latest news, trends, moves and intrigues emanating from Buenos Aries. Learn More

Chris Carlsson, Shaping San Francisco

The Hidden Histories of Fort Mason, Black Point and the North Shore


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Date and Time: Saturday May 27, Noon
Duration: Two hours, no intermission
Location: The Chapel (box-office check in only)
Tickets: General Admission $13

A walking tour with historian Chris Carlsson that begins in the shadow of the Fontana Towers at Van Ness and Bay and concludes at the Fort Mason gates. During the excursion participants traverse the grounds of the old military base and discover nearby histories of farms, soldiers, lost lagoons, water flumes and an epic World’s Fair. Learn More

Erica Essner Choreography Workshop

Making Dance with Language and Imagery


Date and Time: Thursday June 1 1:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Lines Dance Center
Admission: $15

The workshop is an opportunity for aspiring choreographers to interact with Erica and learn to use language (non-verbal) and imagery as a source of movement invention. Writing is the starting point and participants will create their own biographical stories and themes related to culture and identity. Cultural identity, in turn, becomes the tool for dance creation. Learn More

Eve Mutso Master Class

Sharing Knowledge & Experience from the Scottish and Estonian National Ballet


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Date and Time: Thursday May 25, 1:00pm
Duration: 120 minutes
Location: Lines Dance Center
Tickets: $25

Eve Mutso's master class encourages all dancers to use their individuality and artistry while helping to strengthen dancers' technique through a structured class infused with humour and supported by live pianist. Class welcomes advanced students and professional ballet dancers. Learn More

FEMICOIN

an experimental design workshop for women, men and gender fluid people


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Date and Time: Friday May 26, 10:00am
Duration: Three Hours
Location: Gallery 308
Tickets: $5 (pay cash at door. Advance RSVP at Tickets above)

Explore the circulation of a speculative feminist currency that unlocks creative capital and facilitates economic gender equality in the Bay Area. A nominal "fee" of $5 will buy a number of Femicoins to participate in the workshop activities. Learn More

In the Dark Times,
will there also be Singing?

A Forum hosted by the Center for Political Education.


Date and Time: Saturday June 3 11:00 AM
Duration: Four Hours
Location: Gallery 308
Admission: FREE with paid festival ticket.

If, as Bertolt Brecht noted, "In the dark times will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times,” what sort of songs will be written and sung by artists and their communities in our dark times? Join us to explore the possibilities. Learn More

International Women Choreographers Panel Discussion

Six young women choreographers dialogue about their creative process.


Date and Time: Saturday May 27 6:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Cowell Theater Lobby
Admission: FREE

Six young women choreographers discuss how economics and cultural practice impacts the creative process. Panelists include Alyce Finwall (USA), Garance Marneur (France), Eve Mutso (Estonia), Raisa Punkki (Finland) and Alma Esperanza Cunningham (USA). Moderated by Rita Felciano. Learn More

LEVYdance Workshop

Movement Mapping & Practice


Date and Time: Friday May 26 1:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Lines Dance Center
Admission: $15

A rigorous and intensive session focusing on technique, partnering, repertory and performance practice. Utilize the mind-body connection to unlock both physical and emotional potential for expression using the technique of 'Movement Mapping'. Learn More

Meyerhold Theatre Center

Contemporary Theatre in Moscow Panel Discussion


Date and Time: Saturday June 3 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Southside Theater
Tickets: FREE

A discussion about the latest plots, passions and intrigues in the Moscow theatre scene. Panelists include director of the Meyerhold Theatre Center Katya Alekseenko and Vyacheslav ‘Sava’ Chebotar, director of One Day We Will All Be Happy. Learn More

Myriam Gourfink Workshops

Yoga in the Tibetan Tilopa-Naropa-Marpa tradition


Date and Time: Thurs. June 1, 5:00 PM & Sun June 4 10:00AM
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Lines Dance Center (Thur) & Firehouse (Sun)
Admission: $15

Myriam Gourfink will present a workshop on the breathing techniques in energy yoga. The goal of the workshop is to demonstrate “letting go” by promoting work with balance as well as stimulating the deep muscles of the body within the three diaphragms: pelvic, thoracic and cranial. Learn More

Post Classical, Post Modern

New Moves in Asian Choreography


Date and Time: Saturday June 3 6:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Cowell Theater Lobby
Admission: FREE

Participants Include: Gu Jiani (China), Victor Fung (Hong Kong), Fujii Izumi, Yukio Miyahara and Mikiko Shinohara (Japan). Moderated by Vladimir Angelov of ICONS, the organization for choreographers. Learn More

The Road to Bali

A Panel Discussion


Date and Time: Saturday June 3 5:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Building C Room 205
Admission: FREE

Over the last four decades, Bay Area artists and ensembles such as Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Larry Reed, Richard Marriott and Keith Terry have developed strong ties to artistic peers and communities on the island of Bali. What is the importance of Balinese culture and thought that underpins these creative meetings of minds and cultures? And, why is the future of this practice important for the practitioners and their communities? Learn More

Sarah Bush Workshop

From Studio to Stage: A Hands-On Approach to Choreography


Date and Time: Friday May 26 7:30 PM
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Lines Dance Center
Admission: $15

Sarah teaches to improve dancers' technique, versatility, memorization and performance skills. She encourages students to push themselves safely to increase their physical ability and to heighten their sense of musicality and emotional resonance to more effectively communicate and connect with audiences. Learn More

Scarabe: Mikiko Shinahara & Izumi Fujii

Trust Our Bodies Movement Workshop


Date and Time: Friday June 2 1:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Lines Dance Center
Admission: $15

A workshop that takes classical training as its foundation and then develops into partnering work. Participants will engage with trust in—and respect for—each other’s bodies to create interactions that rely on teamwork and cooperation to develop sequenced combinations. Learn More

Welcome to ICONS! The Organization for Choreographers

A presentation by Vladimir Angelov of Dance ICONS with a reception to follow.


Date and Time: Thursday June 1 6:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Cowell Theater Lobby
Admission: FREE with paid festival ticket.

Vladimir Angelov founded the International Consortium for Advancement in Choreography, a Washington DC based organization with a mission to hear from dance makers about their needs, goals and new ideas. The ICONS plan is to build an international networking association to advocate for the field. Bay Area choreographers are invited (along with peers, interested parties and SFIAF attendees) to learn more about ICONS. Learn More

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