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

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Tomoko Momiyama

Japan - New Work TBA (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Thursday May 23, 7:00pm; Saturday May 25, 3:30pm; Sunday May 26, 3:30pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

An original site-specific work by Tomoko Momiyama, a composer and interdisciplinary artist from Japan. Inspired by conversations with Japanese-American and Native-American communities as well as specialists in different disciplines including seed science, migratory birds, and geology, the work explores the issues of home and diaspora identities in the Bay Area and beyond.

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Tango Con*Fusión Dance Co with Redwood Tango Ensemble

USA & Argentina - Tango Night (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Saturday May 25, 8:00pm
Duration: 45 minutes, followed by Milonga
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $21
General Admission: $35
Reserved Table Seating: $45, $100
At the door: $38, $103

Tango Night -- This is not your mother’s tango! In this groundbreaking performance, Tango Con*Fusión, San Francisco’s all women company, dances to original music composed by Charles Gorzynski and his Redwood Tango Ensemble. Both groups push the traditional boundaries of the genre. Following the performance, guests are invited to stay for a “milonga.”

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Steamroller Dance Company

USA - Dead Weight

Date and Time: Saturday June 1, 5:00pm and Sunday June 2, 7:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

A performance exploring temporality and legacy. What if you could attend your own funeral? What would people remember about your life? Would it be somber, a wake or joyful celebration? How would you want to be commemorated? Using archival choreography, the performance is framed as eulogy for choreographer Jesselito Bie.

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pateldanceworks

USA - all the things we'll never be

Date and Time: Thursday May 30, 7:00pm; Saturday June 1, 3:30pm; Sunday June 2, 4:30pm
Duration: 35 minutes, no intermission, Shared Program with OOMPH Dance Theater
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

all the things we’ll never be is a work that explores femininity, femmephobia, and the collective safety that queer women seek in one another as a means of solace for the grief that we feel as artists, as queer folks, as people of colour, as womxn, as people who believe in equity and justice. It is a fully immersive, meditation on the versions of ourselves that we’ll never be and will examine the choices we’ve made to honor the expectations set forth for us, either internally or externally.

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OOMPH Dance Theater

USA - femmes refusal

Date and Time: Thursday May 30, 7:00pm; Saturday June 1, 3:30pm; Sunday June 2, 4:30pm
Duration: 35 minutes, no intermission, Shared Program with pateldanceworks
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

“femme’s refusal” is a reimagining of “The Rite of Spring” by OOMPH Dance Theater’s Zackary Forcum. This solo interdisciplinary work examines how society asks men to sacrifice the feminine within themselves for cultural renewal and stability. OOMPH is proud to share a festival program with peer company, pateldanceworks.

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Lucia August/Everybody Can Dance

USA - Speaking From The Body

Date and Time: Sunday June 2, 4:30pm
Duration: 50 minutes, no intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

Speaking From The Body ‘A dancer of tremendous joy’ **** (Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival Magazine: Fest, 2014) Intimate queer and not-so queer storytelling in movement and spoken word. New works and old favorites! Expand your ideas of who can beautifully dance, regardless of age or size! www.luciaaugustdance.com

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Lili Weckler / Unhinge

USA - SiSTARS Strange and the Shatterer of Worlds (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Saturday May 25, 6:30pm; Sunday May 26, 5:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

The punk Lovechild of the Earth and Death must reunite their estranged parents in order to take a stand against the Shatterer of Worlds. In a gender-bending, mischievous rock-opera, a group of contemporary dancers and musicians will investigate themes around good death, veils, bonds between the human and the universal, and the end of time.

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Joe Landini

USA - Wishes Before the Apocolypse (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Friday May 24, 9:30pm
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

Ritual and performance collide in an evening of immersive theatre and contemporary dance where audience members move through Fort Mason’s historic Army Chapel, witnessing vignettes, memories and lost moments.

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Jessica Fudim & The Dance Animals

USA - Sheepish & Frank (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Saturday June 1, 5:00pm; Sunday June 2, 2:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes with intermission
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

A journeying sheep, weary fairy godmother, lonely shepherdess and forest imps trek through Jessica Fudim’s solo, Sheepish, and her world premiere of Frank. Mixing magical realism, movement, text and whimsical, lo-tech effects, the Dance Animals cast spins tales of loss and longing, immigration and freedom to form a chosen family.

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Conspiracy of Venus

USA - The Sixth Extinction? Songs of Lament and Celebration

Date and Time: Sunday June 2, 2:00pm
Duration: 90 minutes, with intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

Conspiracy of Venus women's vocal ensemble sings songs by Joni Mitchell, the Pixies and many others, and original compositions by Joyce Todd McBride.

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