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Sha Sha Higby with
Keith Evans


The Powdered Turtle

(2024 World Premiere)

Date(s) & Time(s):
Sat May 4, 3:00 PM; Sun. May 12, 3:30 PM
Duration: 60 mins w/out intermission
Location: 3435 Cesar Chavez Blvd, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Studio 210 (inside the Sears Building)

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Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28

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Funding Credits: These performances were funded in part by generous individual donations.

Artist Information

Created & Performed by: Sha Sha Higby
Video Design: Keith Evans

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Sha Sha Higby The Powdered Turtle

Production Details

The Powdered Turtle
Sha Sha Higby”s metaphorically rich and intimate journey of elaborate multi-layered costume and projected micro puppetry is based on the symbolic plight of our skies and ourselves. Serene forests of animals and birds followed by a stylized battle of demons of fire in the forests is extinguished by the oceans. A hole opens in the sky and it begins to snow. Fish fly up catching the remains of flying souls. Projection collaborator, Keith Evans with his fascination devices will alchemically deify the piles of Sha Sha’s handmade artifacts with moving light, as this ornate Giant lures us back to safety.

Artist Biographies

Sha Sha Higby
Sha Sha Higby pursued the art of puppetry and sculpture in her early years, then one year in Japan for the art of Noh Mask and Theater. Under a Fulbright-Hayes Scholarship she studied 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 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.

Keith Evans
Keith Evans bridges the space between cinema and sculpture through his films and video performances and installations. His work includes whimsically repurposed audio visual instruments. He has been working under the banner of expanded cinema for 35 years. He has performed internationally, is the recipient of many awards and was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2002. Performed at ATA, KALA, Berkeley Art Museum, Exploratorium, CCA, and Thuja, Dundee, Scotland.




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