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Artists are listed in alphabetical order.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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