SFIAF 2019, May 23 - June 2 - The Path to Democracy

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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Jessica Fertonani Cooke

USA - Spectacle of the Snake II

Date and Time: Friday May 25, 7:00pm
Duration: 26 minutes no intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $9
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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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:
Early Bird: $15
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:
Early Bird: $15
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:
Early Bird: $15
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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