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Artists are listed in REVERSE alphabetical order (Z - A).

Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company

Sweden - Deep Time

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 30, 8:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

Deep Time moves in music’s archaeology; from Hildegard of Bingen’s sacred songs to shimmering marimba techno. Deep Time offers underwater humour and a sensational calm. Swedish/Finnish choreographer Virpi Pahkinen is well known for her stunningly chiseled shapes and otherworldly moves that act like an incantation, creating a mysterious, meditative atmosphere.

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US in the U.S.

United States - Secrets Exposed

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 29, 7:00 PM , Saturday May 30, 6:00 PM
Duration: 75 minutes without intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Prices: $9 - $15

Russell City: an unincorporated town in Hayward, demolished in 1966 by the Alameda county...is making a come back. What's known as the Industrial area of Hayward, was a rambunctious, cultural hub of immigrants dancing the Blues. Us in the U.S. tells the history of the company's hometown Hayward. Us in the U.S. will revive the vibe the colony of artists that is: Russell City in the 1920s.

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Tien Hsieh

USA - Musical Postcards

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 30, 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

Musical Postcards will feature Pianist Tien Hsieh exploring works by Teresa Carreño (Venezuelan), Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn (German), Manuel Ponce and Ricardo Castro (Mexican), Amy Beach and Justin Levitt (American) paired with timeless humanitarians Beethoven and Liszt.

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THE SPEAKEASY STORYTELLER SERIES

USA - THE SPEAKEASY STORYTELLER SERIES

Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday May 20, 7:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $9 - $18

Bay Area storytellers present their favorite stories for your pleasure and enjoyment. Stories of all sizes, shapes and colors. Drama , humor and everything in between.

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Surplus 1980 with Christine Bonansea Company

USA - Runscape

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 23, 8:00 PM
Duration: 50 minutes without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

“Runscape” is a first-time collaboration between art rock ensemble, Surplus 1980, and the Berlin-based Christine Bonansea Company. The collaboration of the two art mediums of dance and music focuses on the construction and strategizing of building, only to destroy and dismantle what was built, leaving everything to be deconstructed.

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Stephanie Hewett

USA - (E)cho (Q)ueue

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 30, 6:00 PM , Sunday May 31, 5:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Prices: $12 - $25

(E)cho (Q)ueue is an interdisciplinary performance which aims to reclaim techno music as a Black American invention. Its goal is to dissect the compositional architecture of the music as it communes with the Black body’s response to its rhythms.

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STEAMROLLER Dance Companu

United States - Pelikula

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 23, 5:00 PM , Sunday May 24, 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Prices: $15 - $25

Pelikula is the company's new, site-specific work taking place around the Firehouse to create the narrative of a Filipino telenovela. Performers guide audience through the site using sound and lighting elements and STEAMROLLER’s trademark physicality to look at contemporary first generation Filipino-American experience.

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Seinendan

Japan - “Control Officers” and "100 Meters" (World Premiere)

Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday May 19, 8:00 PM , Wednesday May 20, 8:00 PM
Duration: 70 minutes without intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

Two 30-minute theatrical pieces depicting what goes on in the Japanese athletes’ back rooms right before and after the finals for the Olympic selection games respectively. Written and directed by Oriza Hirata, one of the most influential Japanese playwrights/directors, who established and practices a new theatrical style of contemporary colloquial theater theory.

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Samudra Dance Creations

USA - The Earth Speaks

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 30, 3:00 PM
Duration: 95 minutes without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Prices: $18 - $30

"The Earth Speaks", an IZZIE nominated dance and spoken word poetry production, reflects upon our interconnectedness to nature and the impact of climate change. A thought provoking and fun show appropriate for all ages. Artistic Direction and Choreography by accomplished Indian classical dancer Jyotsna Vaidee.

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Rosewater Vigilante

USA - The Lavender Files

Date(s) & Time(s): Sunday May 31, 2:00 PM
Duration: 88 minutes without intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

Lavender Black runs an illegal privacy and anti-surveillance store in Baytown, Independent California. When their investigation of a disappeared customer leads them to femme fatale Veronica and her missing ex, Lavender discovers how people disappear when privacy is dead and what family will do to get you back.

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Rhea Speights

USA - Horrible Ballet

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 22, 7:00 PM , Sunday May 24, 5:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

Horrible Ballet is a self-portrait and a solo performance, choreographed and performed by Rhea Speights. She says of the work, "The world is on fire, and I am just pointing my toes." Rhea considers the choices she's made that have brought her to this point, piecing together various memories, and tries to imagine what might come next.

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Purnamasari

USA - The Weaver

Date(s) & Time(s): Sunday May 31, 5:30 PM
Duration: 70 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

The Weaver is a suite of songs, narration and dance, telling stories of two families in Indonesia navigating the transition from a colonial past to a globalized future, performed by Purnamasari, a Bay Area group that features Indonesian gamelan instruments and musical styles integrated into a rock band lineup.

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PULP

USA - Four Corners

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 22, 7:00 PM , Sunday May 24, 5:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

“Four Corners” uses movement to investigate space geometrically while being inspired by a live D.J. set. We are curious about the juxtaposition between the roundness of a turn table and the four corners of our rectangular performance space.

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Pop-Up Theatre

Russia - Fuel

Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday May 28, 8:30 PM , Friday May 29, 9:30 PM , Saturday May 30, 3:00 PM
Duration: 75 minutes without intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

“Fuel” is a monologue based on interviews with David Yang the Russian technology businessman and founder of ABBYY Software Company, one of the largest tech companies in Russia. "Fuel” provides an outstanding glimpse into Russian society that uses abstract drama to highlight the thoughts, aspirations and dreams of its citizens and to depict societal change.

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Notoriety Variety

USA - The Doomsday Follies

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 23, 2:00 PM , Sunday May 24, 5:30 PM
Duration: 75 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

The Doomsday Follies is an original variety arts Operetta. With this debut, this unique troupe laughs at our collective foibles. The Doomsday Follies has a cast foolish enough to clown the unthinkable and unearth the humor within.

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Melody of China and Nejad Music

U.S.A. - Along the Silk Road

Date(s) & Time(s): Sunday May 31, 3:00 PM
Duration: 75 minutes without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

Melody of China teams up with Mohammed Nejad Music to present a concert of Chinese and Persian music. Melody of China artists are joined by members of Nejad Music performing traditional instruments. The program includes traditional repertoire as well as the world premiere of two new works for mixed ensemble.

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Mele Broomes

Scotland - VOID

Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday May 21, 8:00 PM , Friday May 22, 9:30 PM , Saturday May 23, 2:00 PM
Duration: 45 minutes without intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

VOID is a solo performance by Mele Broomes staged as a meshing of experimental dance and abstract glitch video landscapes. It is a reimagining of JG Ballard’s cult novel Concrete Island—seen from the perspective of a black female protagonist. In this re-telling, Concrete Island’s protagonist Maitland – a white male architect, intent on breaking out of the real world – is depicted as Angela – a black female architect, desperately trying and failing to break in.

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Luminance

United States - An Evening of Jazz Harp and Contemporary Fusion

Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday May 28, 8:00 PM
Duration: 120 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $30

Luminance (harp, cello and trumpet) celebrates the trios compositional innovation and reprises classics with creative flare.

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KoMaGa Trio

U.S.A. - An Evening of Jazz Harp and contemporary fusion

Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday May 28, 8:00 PM
Duration: 120 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $30

Motoshi Kosako: harp, Michael Manring: fretless electric bass and Chris Garcia: tabla, percussion. Three virtuoso instrumentalists team up to play unique original jazz/ethnic cross over music with full of improvisation.

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Kiandanda Dance Theater

Congo-USA - 350 + Millions of Moving Targets

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 30, 9:00 PM , Sunday May 31, 2:00 PM
Duration: 50 minutes without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

The 350 + Millions of Moving Targets is an intergenerational, multidisciplinary dance theater performance that addresses the ongoing refugee crisis in the Mediterranean. The work draws on Byb Chanel Bibene’s experiences as a refugee during the Congolese civil war and the role dance, music, and theater plays in healing trauma.

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Karl Evangelista with Special Guest Andrew Cyrille, Alexander Hawkins, and Francis Wong

USA - Apura

Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday May 21, 8:00 PM
Duration: 120 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista presents Apura (Tagalog for “Very Urgent”), a thrilling new composition meant to explore the relationship between jazz-based musical improvisation and social transformation. Apura unites legendary jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille, Asian American Jazz icon Francis Wong, firebrand pianist Alexander Hawkins (UK), and experimental music powerhouse Evangelista.

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Joe Landini

USA - Dancing on the Edge of the World

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 23, 9:00 PM , Sunday May 24, 8:30 PM
Duration: 90 minutes without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Prices: $10 - $20

Dancing on the Edge of the World is a showcase curated by Joe Landini (SAFEhouse Arts) featuring a wide-spectrum of Bay Area artists and features dynamic movement, provocative performance installations and theatrical experiences.

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Jenna Bean Veatch

United States - The Not-Creepy Gathering for People Who Are Brave and Want to Fall In Love

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 23, 9:00 PM , Sunday May 24, 8:00 PM
Duration: 120 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

This structured, participatory event is all about real connection. This is not a show! But it is art -- made out of people and words and desires and honesty and humor and vulnerability and loves notes and you. Come not to judge or be judged, but to connect. Bring a notebook!

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inkBoat

USA - The Storm in My House

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 22, 8:00 PM , Saturday May 23, 3:00 PM
Duration: 70 minutes without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

The Storm in My House excavates the perceived lines between peoples, lands and values. We cannot know the outcome. We question and embody what can be done to survive, live in a home, be kind, play and embrace the changes that will come. We also ask for grace as we face the storm.

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INI TAT

Brazil and USA - Waiting for the Bride as the Serpent Rises

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 22, 6:30 PM
Duration: 90 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

F. Cooke crawls as a bride, activating Galli’s profane artwork devoted to female immigrant artists: brid(g)e (2017). As F. Cooke crawls to the Chapel, Galli performs F. Cooke’s new piece inspired by Galli’s pregnancy: Serpent God. As F. Cooke arrives, both artists reconvene for an anthropophagic marriage that celebrates INITAT.

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Heesoo Kwon

USA - Conversion to Leymusoom

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 22, 9:30 PM , Saturday May 23, 6:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $9 - $18

The Leymusoom community will activate the Fort Mason Chapel as the site for its first public conversion ceremony. Leymusoom is an autobiographical feminist religion that encourages followers to experience a metamorphosis by recontextualizing personal/familial histories through creating new, feminist rituals and collaboratively developing the movement’s utopian, digital world.

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Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble

United States - Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 29, 8:15 PM
Duration: 120 minutes without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Prices: $15 - $30

Experience the fervor & passion of Sufi Qawwali music with internationally renowned ensemble Fanna-Fi-Allah. Qawwali music is an ancient devotional art form that invokes deep remembrance of the Beloved through powerful song and dynamic rhythm. Fanna-fi-Allah’s has spent over 20 years learning this classical art from the greatest masters of qawwali in India and Pakistan.

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Eth-Noh-Tec

USA - Shadows & Secrets: The Final Chapter- Who Killed Chin Fan Foin?

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 22, 7:00 PM , Sunday May 24, 2:00 PM
Duration: 75 minutes without intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

It’s 1924. On March 29 he will die. But Chin F. Foin doesn’t know it … yet. But someone knows… Who? He is at his famed restaurant as usual welcoming his socialite clientele and Chicago politicians to dine in classy enjoyment. Find out who wants it all to end.

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Dadap-Aguilar Duo

USA - The Dadap-Aguilar Guitar Duo

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 29, 7:00 PM
Duration: 70 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $25

As composers and accomplished classical guitarists, Michael Dadap and Florante Aguilar float freely across musical idioms, drawing on an array of sounds from indigenous music to orchestral works. Both classically-trained, Dadap and Aguilar are deeply rooted in the folkloric traditions of the Philippines, capturing the attention of international audiences with their dynamic ensemble playing.

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Cinematic Theatre

Hong Kong - My Luxurious 50 sq. ft. Life

Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday May 26, 8:00 PM , Wednesday May 27, 8:00 PM , Thursday May 28, 7:00 PM , Friday May 29, 8:15 PM , Saturday May 30, 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

“My Luxurious 50 sq. ft. Life” is a multimedia performance that focuses on the housing problems in Hong Kong. The piece explores how living in 50 square feet sub-divided units can adversely impact public health. It investigates the issues of inhuman living conditions and the socio-political reasons for the emergence of sub-divided units.

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Chris Carlsson

USA - The Hidden Histories of Fort Mason, Black Point, the North Shore

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 23, 12:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

We begin in the shadow of the Fontana Towers at Van Ness and Bay and conclude at the Fort Mason gates. During our excursion we’ll traverse the grounds of the old military base and discover nearby histories of farms, soldiers, lost lagoons and water flumes, and an epic World’s Fair.

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Charlotte Moraga and Alam Khan

USA - Classical Indian Dance and Music

Date(s) & Time(s): Sunday May 24, 2:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes without intermission
Location:
Ticket Prices: $22 - $35

A rare concert featuring two acclaimed artists: Charlotte Moraga, Kathak artist and disciple of Pandit Chitresh Das and Alam Khan, Sarode artist and disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. The Chapel’s intimate environment provides an up-close and personal immersive experience into the art of Classical Indian Dance and music.

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Bons Tempos Theatre Company

USA and Mexico - Qaddafi's Cook

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 23, 5:30 PM , Sunday May 24, 5:00 PM , Sunday May 24, 8:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Prices: $12 - $23

Taste the tyrant. Two Mexican chefs, followers of Ayahuasca and Jack Daniels, caught in the tailspin of dictator Muammar Qaddafi, that bloody foodie and Lockerbie plotter. Mostly based on true events, a NYC and San Diego Fringe hit, "Intense and charming...an immersive experience that beautifully connects food, passion, and power.”

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Bandelion

USA - FolkSing Practice

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 23, 2:00 PM , Saturday May 23, 4:00 PM , Sunday May 24, 2:00 PM
Duration: 50 minutes without intermission
Location: To Be Announced
Ticket Prices: $0 - $0

Bandelion is exploring dance/theater modalities that feel like sitting around the campfire, sharing stories and songs. FolkSing Practice is an experiment in community-building, artistic intimacy, the merging of dance/theater/music into one unified form, improvisation, and the returning of contemporary performance to grass-roots, accessible settings.

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Au, Chai, Delgado, Felicelli, Hadero and Khadivi

USA - IN DIASPORA Literary Series

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 30, 6:30 PM
Duration: 90 minutes without intermission
Location: Friends of SFPL Bookstore
Ticket Prices: $0 - $0

Readings of new work by six Bay Area women writers: Anita Felicelli, Juliana Delgado Lopera, Laleh Khadivi, May-lee Chai, Meron Hadero, Nancy Au,

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The Art Critique Comedy Show

United States - The Art Critique Comedy Show

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 30, 9:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes without intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Prices: $12 - $20

The Art Critique Comedy Show curates a small gallery of secondhand art from thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales, invites comedians to make fun of it, then auctions it off for your entertainment!

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Adrian Arias & Anais Azul

PERU-US - DREAM #9: The Move

Date(s) & Time(s): Sunday May 31, 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $20 - $35

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.

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