SAVE THE DATE! 2020 Festival Program Revealed on Sat. Dec. 7

2019 Performance Art

Abdul Kenyatta

USA - The Speakeasy Storyteller Series

Date and Time: Friday May 31, 9:00pm
Duration: 120 minutes with intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $10
General Admission: $17
At the door: $20

The Speakeasy Storyteller Series is a new program founded by poet and storyteller Abdul Kenyatta as a forum for storytellers celebrating the art and craft of story-making. The Series promotes and encourages participation in storytelling and storytellers in the Bay Area- in a supportive atmosphere. The performance at the Festival on Friday May 31 will mark the Series inaugural San Francisco event.

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Felicity Hesed

USA - Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Thursday May 30, 8:30pm; Friday May 31, 7:00pm; Saturday June 1, 2:00pm
Duration: 25 minutes, no intermission, Shared Program with Tara Brandel
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto is a solo clown piece which explores the joys, sorrows, and hilarity of romance, relationships, and child-rearing through music, acrobatics, and magic. Created and performed by Felicity Hesed, this comedy offers a female perspective on life.

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Jeremy Talamantes and Jordan Cerminara

USA - The Art Critique Comedy Show

Date and Time: Saturday June 1, 9:00pm
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
General Admission: $15
At the door: $17

{comedians roasting thrift store art} puts the best stand-up comics in front of the most ridiculous second-hand disasterpieces we can find. You'll love this treasure trash so much, you'll wanna bid on it for the chance to take it home in the post show auction!


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Jessica Fertonani Cooke

USA - Spectacle of the Snake II

Date and Time: Friday May 31, 7:00pm
Duration: 26 minutes no intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
General Admission: $15
At the door: $17

Spectacle of the Snake II performance alludes to the nature of ‘spectacle‘; the pop showcase in the art world in juxtaposition to issues of urgency. The utilization of the SNAKE is a reference to shamanic healing where the ambiguity of the snake is in its venom that kills as heals.

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Jessica Fertonani Cooke

USA - There is No Land

Date and Time: Saturday June 1, 6:00pm
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Pier 2
Ticket Information:
FREE

‘There is no Land’ is a durational collaborative sonic performance between 3 sound artists. It will take place under the 3 piers of Fort Mason; each artist on a small rowboat ‘playing’ the structures beneath the piers with contact mics attached to their hands. In light of the crisis of Democracy we face in the USA, and worldwide the vacuum beneath the piers represent vulnerable structures and inhabitable landscapes that transform into ‘spaces of possibilities’. Symbolic of a womb, the enclosed space and ocean beneath us births this symphony from unlived, hostile and deteriorated territories.

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Ledoh

USA & Burma - POOLREADY! (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Tuesday May 28, 8:00pm; Wednesday May 29, 8:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information:
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

POOLREADY!, choreographed by Salt Farm's founding artistic director Ledoh, explores the complexities of climate change, and the irony in the futility of individuals being able to act collectively in their self-interest and for the good of humanity. Ledoh's character is prepared for the next Noachian flood-at the ready, with floaties, snorkel and fins.

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Sha Sha Higby

USA - Emeralds in Ice

Date and Time: Saturday May 25, 6:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Information:
General Admission: $25.00
At the door: $28

Sha Sha Higby sculptures are complex and layered, informed by her experiences in Asia and many countries More than mere visual delights, these sculptures are made to move with her living body as the driving force.

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Us in the U.S.

USA - Shifts in Consciousness (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Friday May 24, 7:00pm; Sunday May 26, 6:30pm
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Information:  
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

Shifts in Consciousness embarks on the creative journey of altering mainstream perceptions of oppressed peoples. The hope of this production is to enable viewers to think more critically and empathetically about injustice and the sufferings of an emerging generation. Love, power and healing will take place in this space.

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