SFIAF 2019, May 23 - June 2 - The Path to Democracy

Educational Activities

Listed in chronological order

Lili Weckler

- Contemporary Dance Theater Master Class

Date and Time: Saturday May 11, 3:00pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Lines Dance Center
Ticket Information:
General Admission: $20 - $25

Lili Weckler creates a spacious, fully inhabited body in motion informed by gyrotonics and release technique. Learn to move efficiently from the viscera, playing with spirals, gravity, momentum and vocalization to heighten your awareness using improvisation.

 

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Eth-Noh-Tec

- Mining Gold: Finding the Treasures in Family Stories

Date and Time: Friday May 17, 6:30pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Ticket Information:
General Admission: FREE

A panel presentation with Nancy Wang, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Eugenie Chan that focuses on how to put together and research fragments of family hearsay, lore and stories to help reveal more complete and factual histories of ancestors.

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Chen-Wei Lee

- Gaga People Master Class

Date and Time: Thursday May 23, 7:30pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Lines Dance Cengter
Ticket Information:
General Admission: $20 - $25

Gaga is the movement language that Ohad Naharin. Gaga People classes offer a creative framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina and agility. The language of Gaga is in a continual process of evolution, and the classes vary and develop accordingly.

 

 

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Jessica Cooke, Lili Weckler, Miriam Araya

- New Generations Panel Discussion

Date and Time: Saturday May 25, 3:30pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Friends of SFPL Bookstore
Ticket Information:
General Admission: FREE

What is the future of the performing arts as envisioned by the next generation of artists? Some of the younger participants in the 2019 Festival share their ideas, aspirations and forebodings in an age where the stage is no longer the exclusive focus of the audience’s attention and the fourth wall has dissolved.

 

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Mythili Kumar, Niharika Mohanty, Shambhavi Dandekar, Jyotsna Vaidee

- Classical Indian Dance in North America. A Panel Discussion

Date and Time: Saturday May 25, 4:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Cowell Theater Lobby
Ticket Information:
General Admission: FREE

A conversation moderated by arts critic and writer Priya Das looks at the evolution of Indian dance as, increasingly, it is created and performed by Americans for American—both the hyphenated variety and otherwise.

 

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Samantha Shay, Ava Roy, Ata Wong Chun Tat

- Method in Our Madness: Theatre Makers Panel Discussion

Date and Time: Sat May 25 5:00pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: FLAX Art Supply Store
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General Admission: FREE

Drawing their education and inspiration from Lecoq, Grotowski and The Bard; how do international theatre makers use their classical training to create non-conventional formats for a contemporary audience?

 

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Pablo Estigarribia

- History of Argentinean Tango Lecture

Date and Time: Saturday May 25, 6:30pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Friends of SFPL Bookstore
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General Admission: FREE

Virtuoso pianist, arranger and composer Pablo Estigarribia uses the auspicious date of May 25 (Argentine First Government) to lecture about what to expect when you listen to a tango piece: structure, orchestration, rhythmic patterns and phrasing. No music knowledge required.

 

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Lucia August, Jessica Fudim, Deborah Slater, Lili Weckler

- Jewish Choreographers Panel Discussion. Moderated by Joanna Harris

Date and Time: Sunday May 26, 2:15pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Friends of SFPL Bookstore
Ticket Information:
General Admission: FREE

In what promises to be a spirited discussion, Festival choreographers referred to in the Talmud as “a nation unto themselves” share how family, community and faith inform their work and practice as artists (or not!).

 

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Wil Masisak & Joanna Harris

- Beyond Isadora: A History of Bay Area Dance

Date and Time: Sunday May 26, 3:30pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Friends of SFPL Bookstore
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General Admission: FREE

A retrospective on a century of dance history and the threads of legacy left behind by Isadora Duncan's origins in San Francisco. The film features archival footage that weaves a tapestry of unforgettable performances and sets the foundation for today's artists.

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U.S. / Japan Cultural Trade Network

- Special Symposium: Arts and the Environment

Date and Time: Friday May 31, 2:00pm
Duration: 180 minutes
Location: Southside Theater
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General Admission: FREE

An opportunity to hear from and discuss with artists and activists who have been addressing the issues of environmental justice and anthropocentrism through their aesthetics, process, expressions and actions. Speakers include Tomoko Momiyama, Naoko Nakasone, Ledoh and Kana Koa Weaver. The forum will conclude with a 15-minute outdoor ritual performance by special guests, honoring seeds and grains.

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Toolbox Percussion Lecture & Panel Discussion

- Remember, Restructure, Recreate

Date and Time: Friday May 31, 6:30pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Chinese Culture Center
Ticket Information:
General Admission: $10

 

 

 

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Virginie Brunelle

- Contemporary Ballet Master Class

Date and Time: Saturday June 1, 2:00pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Lines Dance Center
Ticket Information:
General Admission: $20 - $25

Join Virginie Brunelle and explore her elements of her choreographic work as you learn how to make your contemporary ballet movement more raw, more visceral and more authentic.

 

 

 

 

 

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Petr Boháč, Amal Omran, Loretta Greco & Friends

- Theatre, Power and Democracy Panel Discussion

Date and Time: Saturday June 1, 11:30am
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Friends of SFPL Bookstore
Ticket Information:
General Admission: FREE

Leading directors and actors from Europe, Arabia and the United States give their predictions on the future of theatre practice vis-à-vis democracy in their respective regions.

 

 

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The Spitfire Company

- Master Class: Mask Work for Actors with Spitfire

Date and Time: Sunday June 2, 1:00pm
Duration: 180 minutes
Location: Studio ACT
Ticket Information:
General Admission: $75

In theater, mask work helps actors perform with greater truth, honesty, and playfulness. This master class will focus on Spitfire’s use of theatrical mask traditions to create innovative, provocative, and insightful contemporary theater. Do not miss this rare opportunity to explore the rich tradition of mask work with master theater makers.

 

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