2022 Summer Series June 11 - July 2

2022 Summer Series

Artists are listed in chronological order.

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CHELLE and Friends (USA)

Daughters of the Delta (World Premiere)

Michelle_400x290.jpgDate(s) & Time(s): Sat. June 11 8pm, Sun. June 12, 2pm
Duration: 90 minutes plus intermission
Location: Plymouth Church, 424 Monte Vista Ave, Oakland
Ticket Prices: $10 - $25

Celebrated joyously in Michelle Jacques’ signature New Orleans Big Band style, Daughters of the Delta is an anthology that honors African American women composers and musicians hailing from Louisiana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Seminal figures whose body of work became the backdrop to the Great Migration as Black people moved out of the South during the Jim Crow era. But also individuals whose names were in danger of being written out of history.

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David Brandstätter (Germany)

FREE! Movements Around Freedom Workshop

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Date(s) & Time(s): Sat. 11 June, 2PM                             
Duration: Three hours
Location: Lines Dance Center, 26 7th St, SF
Ticket Prices: FREE

COVID 19 has heavily impacted many of our freedoms and the way we think about it. Freedom has been constantly negotiated, often in a field of tension between personal liberties and social responsibility. How do bodies respond when faced with such questions?  What are your aesthetics of freedom? How do you express freedom, give it a movement? These, and other questions around freedom, constitute the base for the workshop’s exchange.

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David Brandstätter (Germany) with Michelle Jacques (USA)

FRE!HEIT (2014, US Premiere)


Date(s) & Time(s): Fri.-Sat. 17-18 June, 8PM
                               Sun. June 19, 2PM
Duration: 60 minutes w/out intermission
Location: CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street, SF
Ticket Prices: $18 - $25

German performance artist, David Brandstätter collaborates with mezzo-soprano, Michelle Jacques for the US Premiere of FRE!HEIT (freedom in English). Brandstätter remains in fragile suspension, balanced on white porcelain cups that he deploys into allegorical constellations; while Jacques narrates, sings and sermonizes from a repurposed pulpit in this thought-provoking, text-driven tour de force.

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Kiandanda Dance Theater (USA / Congo)

Religion Kitendi - Dress Code (World Premiere)


Date(s) & Time(s): Fri-Sat, July 1-2, 8PM
Duration: 60 minutes w/out intermission
Location: ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, SF
Ticket Prices: $16 - $20

Featuring the choreography of Kiandanda Dance Theater artistic director, Chanel “Byb” Bibene and an original score performed live by composer Manolo Davila, Religion Kitendi focuses on the lives of Congolese Sappeurs and uses haute couture fashion to examine the prevailing legacy of the slave trade and European colonization of Africa and the creation of the African Diaspora.

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