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April 2022 Newsletter

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Ashley Gonzalez
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SFIAF April 2022 Newsletter

in this issue

Interview with David Brandstätter

David talks about FRE!HEIT and working with Michelle Jacques


Sneak Peak at the Next Last Supper Party Installment

Curator, poet laureate of Alameda, Kimi Sugioka talks about the next installment of the Last Supper Party


Early Bird Tickets

Countdown to June Program


April - May Community Calendar

Selected local events for the coming month


Volunteer for SFIAF

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April Interview: David Brandstätter talks Freedom and his upcoming performance in June
David Brandstätter on FRE!HEIT 

For this month's newsletter, Ashley Gonzalez interviews performance artist and founder of Shifts- art in movement, about his upcoming performance for the Festival's Summer Series in June. David talks about the inspiration behind FRE!HEIT, a performance from the artist choreographed on soufflé cups with reflective dialogue and song. David also talks about his interpretation of freedom, and his collaboration with Michelle Jacques. 

*  See David and Michelle perform live at the Festival's June program. Saturday and Sunday, June 17 & 18 at 8 p.m. or Sunday, June 19 at 2 p.m. 

*  Click on the button below to read Ashley's interview with David 

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A Sneak Peak at the Next
Last Supper Party Installment 

A Sneak Peak at the Next Last Supper Party with curator, Poet Laureate of Alameda, Kimi Sugioka. The festivals next installment on May 7, will feature poets James Cagney, Matt Sedillo, and singer-songwriter Matt Jaffe. 

*  Click on the button below to read Ashley's interview with Kimi

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Summer Series Early Bird Ends 4/30
25% Discounts for Great Shows

Early Bird Tickets are On-Sale for CHELLE and Friends, David Brandstätter and Kiandanda Dance Theater though the end of the month. For More Details CLICK HERE.


Up Next! April 15 - May 16

Here are Ashley's selections of Bay Area performance highlights for the coming weeks.

April 15 & 16 at NOHSpace
Are You There God? It's Me, Jules

Julie Crothers presents a rambunctious, cheeky, and only mildly irreverent one-woman show "inspired by her personal experience of growing up in a conservative Christian church in Tennessee” that examines the ways that the culture affected her acceptance and expression of her queer and disabled identities.



April 21 Digital Event
Lisa Geduldig Presents Lockdown Comedy

Lisa Geduldig, the creator and producer of the acclaimed Kung Pao Kosher Comedy - Jewish comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant launched a monthly comedy series on the 3rd Thursday of the month. 



April 22 to April 23 at ODC Theatre
Amit Patel & Ishika Seth: Unearthed, Untold stories of the Ramayana 

A dance and music production that excavates the stories of forgotten voices in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. Bringing forth diverse perspectives, Patel and Seth examine these stories in a modern context, relating them to current social and political themes.



April 29 at CounterPulse
Keeping Nights Bright in San Francisco 

Please join us for a panel conversation exploring the wonder, work and whereabouts of nightlife today with some of the most prolific and experimental nighttime characters hosted in one of San Francisco’s most iconic and storied nightlife centers, the Tenderloin. 



April 29 at SOMArts
Grow Our Souls 

APICC is excited to kick off the 25th Annual United States of Asian America Festival with this year's visual art exhibition, Grow Our Souls. Twelve artists who are reimagining labor in an era of climate change and late-stage capitalism. 


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April 29 - May 1 at NOHSpace
Theatre of Yugen Presents Classic Kyogen  

Theatre of Yugen returns with two classic Kyogen comedy pieces presented in English: Fukuro Yamabushi (The Owl Mountain Priest) and Boshibari (Tied to a Pole). Plus the first act of a new Kyogen adaptation of Ben Johnson’s Volpone by Lluís Valls.


May 2 & 16 at The Marsh 
Abdul Kenyatta: Back in the Day

Abdul Kentayya is a story teller who performs on National Public Radio - Snap Judgment and numerous stages around the country. He has appeared at the Marsh Theaters in Berkeley and San Francisco with excerpts from his one-person show. 



May 6 at Park Street, Alameda
Connecting Cultures - Connecting Community: ICW Art Walk

Join Rhythmx on a sonic journey down Park Street in Alameda, connecting cultures through music and dance from Puerto Rico to Zimbabwe featuring Piwai, La Mixta Criolla, Jake Sampson, Bay Area Music Project and ATS dancers Sandi & Yuka. 



May 7 at CounterPulse
Innerspace: Homecoming 

Star students and new kids alike are invited to CounterPulse’s annual art party and auction Innerspace : Homecoming. This event will feature interactive art installations, music, dancing, cocktails, local cuties, auction items, and the special crowning of our Homecoming Queen. 



May 14 at Bayview Opera House
Hip Hop Artist Residency & Training
Come groove and vibe with us as 8 Resident Artists present their original dance, visual art and music in this one of a kind collaboration with a live dj & cypher after-party. 




If you are a performing artist with an outdoor event or an arts organization with performances taking place in the next two months, email [email protected], to be considered for future calendar listings.

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