La Pocha Nostra

Oakland vs. San Francisco

Saturday May 28, 8:00pm
Duration: 120 minutes

Tickets: General Admission
$12 advance, $15 at door


Regina Wells

La Pocha Nostra

Oakland vs San Francisco is the first of an ongoing series of performative events featuring a multigenerational selection of performance artists, spoken word poets, dancers and comedians from San Francisco and Oakland. The event features artists from both sides of the Bay including many disciplines, generations, ethnicities and gender communities. The format involves a metaphoric boxing ring, within a church and will performatively & playfully address problematic stereotypes, demonizing mythologies, and troubling assumptions about the two cities. Our hope is to help to heal the problematic and imaginary borders that currently separate the artistic, performance and literary mileus between our two cities.

Based in San Francisco, La Pocha Nostra is a transdisciplinary arts organization that provides a support network and forum for artists of various disciplines, generations and ethnic backgrounds. La Pocha is devoted to erasing the borders between art and politics, art practice and theory, artist and spectator. La Pocha Nostra has intensely focused on the notion of collaboration across national borders, race, gender and generations as an act of radical citizen diplomacy and as a means to create “ephemeral communities” of rebel artists.

La Pocha Nostra


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