SAVE THE DATE! 2020 Festival Program Revealed on Sat. Dec. 7

Chinese Performance Pass

Toolbox Percussion

Hong Kong - Grant Avenue (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Saturday June 1, 8:00pm
Duration: 55 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $18
General Admission: $30
At the door: $33

Grant Avenue - West Coast Percussion Tour is a newly curated percussion programme by Hong Kong leading Percussive Collective - Toolbox Percussion for the San Francisco International Arts Festival 2019. It focuses on music composed by composers have west coast influences and it also provides the opportunity to collaborate with Jack van Geem, former principal percussionist of San Francisco Symphony

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Theatre de la Feuille

Hong Kong - L'Orphelin 2.0 (2014, US Premiere)

Date and Time: Friday May 24 8:15pm Sunday, May 26 5:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

A Chinese Legend Retold Through the Art of the Body. As with any classic, several versions exist. It first appeared in Zuo Zhuan, the well-known Commentary of Zuo on The Spring and Autumn Annals and then described by the great historian Sima Qian in his Records of the Grand Historian. But is there a ‘true’ version?

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Nancy Wang of Eth-Noh-Tec

USA - Shadows and Secrets

Date and Time: Sunday May 26, 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

More than a Mystery! Multi-media, storytelling, intrigue! The early 1900s in Chicago beckoned immigrants with possibility – but danger was never far behind – tong wars (Chinese mafia), gambling, murders, prohibition… Grandfather and Grandfather’s mega-restaurant were the talk of the town, but one late night the phone rang ... A staged reading.

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Melody of China with Sound of Dragon

USA - Dragon Song

Date and Time: Sunday June 2, 6:00pm
Duration: 75 minutes, no intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $12
General Admission: $20
Reserved Table Seating: $25, $30
At the door: $23 - $33

Melody of China joins forces with Sound of Dragon Ensemble from Vancouver. The program will feature new arrangements of traditional Chinese repertoire mixed ensemble including Chinese chamber ensemble and flute, guitar, cello, harp and percussion. The program will include exciting new works by composers from the U.S. and Canada.

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Chen-Wei Lee & Zoltan Vakulya

Taiwan & Hungary - Together Alone (2017, US Premiere)

Date and Time: Friday May 24. 7:00pm; Saturday May 25 6:30pm; Sunday May 26 6:30pm
Duration: 50 minutes, no intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

Together Alone is a solo in dancing together, which counters the individual loneliness with the power of being together. Deprived of all external concealment and decorations, the two of them return to the primitive in dance and face each other with their most naked selves.

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