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01 April, 2024
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Mykalle Bielinski Leads National Bike Day Ride with SF Bike Coalition 

Calendar Editors Please Note
Who: Mykalle Bielinski 
What: Warm Up
Where: 3435 Cesar Chavez, SF, CA, 94110. Studio 210.
Date & Time: Thu-Sat May 2-4 at 7:30pm.
Tickets: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28.
Box Office and Information: 415-399-9554 or
https://www.sfiaf.org/2024_mykalle_bielinski

Calendar Editors Please Note
Who: Mykalle Bielinski and SF Bike Coalition.
What: Art & Climate Ride
Where: The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107. Cupid's Span.
Date & Time: Sunday May 5 from 12-1:30pm. 
Tickets: Free with SF Bike Coalition Membership.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-and-climate-ride-with-mykalle-bielinski-tickets-865815305887

Photos Available on Request

01 April, 2024 San Francisco: San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) in association with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is pleased to announce the U.S. debut of Montreal based Mykalle Bielinski with the US Premiere of Warm Up, followed by the Art & Climate Ride on National Bike Day. 

SFIAF brings attention to the combined crises of environmental degradation and climate change with the US Premiere of Warm Up by Mykalle Bielinksi from Montreal, Canada. Using a bicycle to generate the electricity that powers the lights and sound of her performance, Mykalle questions humankind’s relationship with nature through the lens of over consumption by rethinking the act of making art. In association with the SF Bike Coalition, SFIAF is very excited to announce that members of the bike community are welcome to join Mykalle for the Art and Climate Ride. This ride is to commemorate climate durability and the powerful ways in which art can be utilized to both educate and also reconstruct our ways of thinking about the environment which surrounds us. Join Mykalle along with the rest of the community in this beautiful bike ride along San Francisco's pristine and iconic waterfront to participate in these exciting discussions. The ride will be 4.5 miles that starts from Cupid Span and will end at Wave Organ.

Warm Up
When faced with a climate crisis, how do you stage an Eco-responsible show? By producing your own electricity using a bike. Warm Up explores our relationship with nature through the lens of over consumption by rethinking the act of making art. Drawn into a system that exploits her, Mykalle Bielinski explores the principles of de-growth and resilience through a ritual laden with mythological and political overtones. In this athletic and musical piece, science and fiction collide to inspire a paradigm shift on both the personal and societal level, and to offer paths of reconciliation for our world.

Mykalle Bielinski
As a singer, multidisciplinary artist, composer, sound designer, author and producer, Mykalle has now been creating at the crossroads of music and live arts for over a decade. Specialized in vocal performance, her work blends song, music, poetry and ritual gestures. Her trilogy on the sacred (2015–2021) consists of three musical performances that place the artist’s voice at the heart of a spiritual journey: "Gloria" (2015), a 360-degree solo multimedia opera, "Mythe" (2018), a mystical ceremony for five voices, and "Warm up" (2021), an ecological ritual in which the artist generates her own power. Since her graduation as a performer from l’UQAM’s École supérieure de théâtre in 2011, she has composed and performed for over fifty theatre, dance, film and podcast projects. She also worked as a radio commentator, lent her voice to various productions (7 doigts, Cirque du Soleil), and wrote Mythe, précédé de Gloria, a book of poems published at Les Éditions du passage in 2021. So far, she has performed all across Québec, Canada, and in Europe.

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
For over 50 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been transforming San Francisco streets and neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. We are one of the largest and most effective bicycle advocacy groups in the country. Through our day-to-day advocacy, education and working partnerships with City and community agencies, the SF Bicycle Coalition creates safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans.

National Bike Month
May is National Bike Month, advocated by the League of American Bicyclists and is immensely commemorated in communities from the West to East Coast. Established in the year of 1956, National Bike Month is an opportunity not only to demonstrate the various benefits that bicycling offers, but also to encourage  individuals to make an attempt to go out and ride a bicycle.

Funding Credits: These performances were funded in part by: The Canada Council for the Arts and Argonaut - A Noble House Hotel.

SFIAF 2024 is made possible in part by the support of Bernard Osher Foundation, California Arts Council, California Office of the Small Business Advocate, California Venues Grant, Grants for the Arts, New Place Fund and the Further Foundation, the Western Arts Federation (WESTAF) and many generous individuals.

Calendar Editors Please Note
Who: Mykalle Bielinski 
What: Warm Up
Where: 3435 Cesar Chavez, SF, CA, 94110. Studio 210.
Date & Time: Thu-Sat May 2-4 at 7:30pm.
Tickets: Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28.
Box Office and Information: 415-399-9554 or
https://www.sfiaf.org/2024_mykalle_bielinskiCalendar Editors Please Note

Calendar Editors Please Note
Who: Mykalle Bielinski and SF Bike Coalition.
What: Art & Climate Ride
Where: The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107. Cupid's Span.
Date & Time: Sunday May 5 from 12-1:30pm. 
Tickets: Free with SF Bike Coalition Membership.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-and-climate-ride-with-mykalle-bielinski-tickets-865815305887

Photos Available on Request

 


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