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Adrian Arias & Anais Azul


DREAM #9: The Move

Date(s) & Time(s): Sunday May 31, 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel

Ticket Information

Early Bird: $20
Advanced: $28
At the Door: $35 

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Production Credits

Co-DirectorAdrian Arias
Co-DirectorAnais Azul


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DREAM #9: The Move

Dream # 9: The Move Father and child meet in a dream, to remember the changes that have marked their lives. This dream is a space of transformation where there are songs and dancing. In it, there are anecdotal, nostalgic, excited, and surreal moments. How many times in life have you moved? That is the question that Anaís Azul and Adrian will ask the audience of "DREAM # 9: The Move". Both will interact with the audience offering solutions for better moves in their lives. They will explore the mundane practice of storing things in boxes and the drama that involves opening those boxes or never opening them.

Adrian Arias & Anais Azul

Anais Azul and Adrian Arias are father and child working together. They usually collaborate on personal-family projects, sharing their art, and this is the first time they will show it in public. Anais Azul is a young artist recognized in the field of new music, as a songwriter and Adrian is a poet and performer, working for many years in the performance laboratory of Anna Halprin. Together, in their first production, they will explore the theme of Moving, which has been very important in their lives, and that they consider important to share with a community that moves a lot.


Anais Azul (Co-director)
Peruvian first generation immigrant Anaís Azul (they/them/ella/elle) is a Boston and San Francisco (USA) based singer-songwriter, composer, and teaching artist. Formerly of diaspora pop band Cathartic Conundrum, Anaís currently tours and performs as a solo artist and with Petting Kazoo. Described as “stunningly honest and vulnerable,” their artistry engages with music as a tool for community building, cross-genre collaboration, and collective healing. Anaís writes music that is in conversation with jazz harmony, classical melodies, and Latin American singer-songwriter traditions. Their songs are bilingual (Spanish and English) and about mental health, queerness, facing harsh realities and finding inner peace in spite of chaos.

Adrian Arias (Co-director)
Performer-poet, visual artist and American choreographer. He was born in Peru and has lived in the San Francisco Bay area since 2000. In his career as a director and choreographer in Peru he is considered a pioneer of multidisciplinary arts in the 80s. His choreographic work in the Bay Area joins to his work as a poet and visual artist, exploring the world of dreams, ritualistic actions and work in collaboration with other artists from different media. "Adrian Arias, the ever brilliantly inventive poet of the gesturing Word" Jack Hirschman, poet-performer and activist, former poet laureate of San Francisco.

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