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

Path to Democracy Festival Pass - (Choose Five)

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose

USA - Stories of Justice (2018, San Francisco Premiere)

Date and Time: Saturday May 25, 2:00pm
Duration: 45 minutes, no intermission, Shared Program with Guru Shradha
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

Stories of Justice will examine the non-violent resistance strategies of Martin Luther King, Jr. to demonstrate that the fight for social justice is ongoing and that past struggles provide lessons that enable us to confront our current problems.

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Collective Ma'louba

Syria & Germany - Your Love is Fire (2017, US Premiere)

Date and Time: Thursday May 30, 7:00pm; Friday May 31, 9:30pm; Saturday June 1, 4:30pm
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

In “Your Love is Fire” the Syrian author Mudar Alhaggi deals with his personal experiences of the war in Syria, the loss of his home country and being exiled in Germany. Neither hero nor victim story, it portrays the behaviour of those in Syria – who wait silently.

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Spitfire Company

Czech Republic - Antiwords (2013, West Coast Premiere)

Date and Time: Thursday May 30, 9:30pm; Saturday June 1, 7:30pm; Sunday June 2, 7:00pm
Duration: 55 minutes, no intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

Internationally acclaimed performance influenced by the works of Václav Havel, especially his play Audience and its legendary film adaptation. What happens when a brewer and a persecuted politician, alter ego of Václav Havel himself, meet on stage? Two actresses, a crate of genuine Czech beer, huge original masks and absurd humour. A hit in Berlin, Prague, Milan, Florence, Krakow, Washington, New York, London, Beijing, Oslo, Seoul, Edinburgh…

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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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Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco

USA & Spain - Rock Flamenco (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Friday May 31, 9:30pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
Reserved Table Seating: $30, $35
At the door: $28 - $38

Rock flamenco inspired by the time of rock in Spain and Usa In the late 1970’s through the 1990’s, which will combined flamenco singing and clapping with electric guitar, electric bass, and a drum set. Artistic Director Carola Zertuche will adapt six compositions of flamenco rock to created a unique Flamenco Performance.

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Us in the U.S.

USA - Shifts in Consciousness (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Friday May 24, 7:00pm; Sunday May 26, 6:30pm
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

Shifts in Consciousness embarks on the creative journey of altering mainstream perceptions of oppressed peoples. The hope of this production is to enable viewers to think more critically and empathetically about injustice and the sufferings of an emerging generation. Love, power and healing will take place in this space.

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