Sha Sha Higby
The Powdered Sea
Date(s) & Time(s): Fri, Jun 9, 7:00 PM and Sun, Jun 11, 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 mins w/out intermission
Location: 2781 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: BRAVA Studio
Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28
Audience members and participants are encouraged to wear a mask to protect against COVID-19. We ask people who have a temperature or feel unwell to not attend.
Artist Sample Video
Production DetailsThe Powdered Sea
Sha Sha Higby is known internationally for her mythical evocative and haunting performances using puppetry and masks, in the exquisite and ephemeral body sculpture she creates and moves within. It is a metaphorically rich and intimate journey in elaborate multi-layered costume, micro puppetry, and projection, based on the symbolic plight of our skies and forests, and ourselves. Using micro puppetry there will be serene forests of animals and birds followed by a stylized battle of demons of fire in the forests. After being extinguished by the oceans, the sky opens and it begins to snow. Fish search through the remains for flying souls. What is to happen next?…as this ornate Giant watches over.
There will be an onstage conversation with the artist following the performance on Friday June 9.Sha Sha Higby
Sha Sha Higby pursued the art of puppetry and sculpture in her early years, then one year in Japan studying the art of Noh Mask and theater, then a Fulbright-Hayes Scholarship to study dance and shadow puppet making in the villages in Indonesia for five years at the Academy of Music and Dance, lacquer arts in Tokyo and Kyoto under the Japan-United States Friendship Commission. an Indo-American Fellowship to study the textile arts of India, and a Pilot Travel Grants Fund from Arts International for Bhutan, the National Endowment for the Arts in Solo Theater Fellowship, U.S. Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions, Theater Bay Area CASH, and the California Arts Council.