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SFIAF September 2022 Newsletter
Freedom & Free Events

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Interview with David Brandstätter

David talks about FRE!HEIT (Freedom) and working with Michelle Jacques


David Brandstätter FREE Workshop

David Brandstätter is in San Francisco before his presentation of FRE!HEIT to host the Movements Around Freedom Workshop. 


Free Last Supper Parties

The Last Supper Party returns. Every first Saturday of October - December.


Sept - Oct Community Calendar

Selected local events for the coming month (check out Free Music Day)


Volunteer for SFIAF

Join the team and get free tickets to our events! For more information contact Hayden

David Brandstätter on FRE!HEIT 

 Ashley Gonzalez interviews performance artist and founder of Shifts- art in movement, about his upcoming performance at CounterPulse. David talks about the inspiration behind FRE!HEIT, a performance from the artist choreographed on soufflé cups with reflective dialogue and song. David also talks about his interpretation of freedom, and his collaboration with Michelle Jacques. 

*  See David and Michelle perform live. Saturday and Sunday, October 7 & 8 at 8 p.m. or Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m. 

*  Click on the buttons below to read or watch Ashley's interview with David 

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David Brandstätter FREE Workshop: Movements Around Freedom 

German choreographer and performance artist, David Brandstätter will give a free / no-cost workshop for dancers and other performing artists and students interested in exploring different physical and cerebral interpretations of the meanings of Freedom.

Titled, Movements Around Freedom Workshop, the three-hour session will take place at Lines Dance Center. David will engage students with a series of enquiries and questions designed to elicit movement interpretations from concepts of freedom. The session will culminate in developing choreographic phrases from the material developed.

As an option, participants in the workshop will be able present the results of the workshop as part of David and Michelle Jacques’ presentation of FRE!HEIT at CounterPulse on Sunday October 9..

For more information on the workshop and David, click the button below. 


Free Performances Return at
The Last Supper Party

The next installment of the Last Supper Party on Oct 1!

The Last Supper Party is the Festival's free monthly performance event! Our Summer season was filled with such incredible talent, and we are predicting the same for this Fall. We will be hearing from Gamal Chasten, Jose Martinez, Kimi Sugioka, Karla Brundage, Natasha Dennerstein, Clyde Leland, Georgina Marie, Mia Ruiz, and Jorge Molina.


Our poets, speakers, performers, and musicians all come from diverse backgrounds. Their stories bring excitement, love and challenging content. We love hearing from all walks of life, so we may even be hearing from you too. Each Supper Party includes an open mic.


Click HERE for more information on the Saturday October 1 Last Supper Party!

Click HERE for Saturday November 5


Click HERE for Saturday December 3.

Up Next! September 16 - November 15

Here are  selections of Bay Area performance highlights for the coming weeks.
Click on an image for tickets and more information.

Sept 16-Oct 2. Ashby Stage
Shotgun Players. Tix $8-$46 
Man of God is a funny feminist thriller about that moment when girls realize the male gaze has been watching all along - and decide they are definitely gonna do something about it. 
Sept 16-24. CounterPulse
Circo Zero. Tix $0-$30 

Keith Hennessy presents Back, a simple performance: three dances, a song, a few costumes. An aging gay on stage alone, but of course not alone because, you know, ancestors, friends, lovers, costumes, land, sky, ocean, theater.

Sept 16-18. Dance Mission Theater
Bow & Arrow Circus. Tix $35-60

The Collective presents Dark Side of the Circus, an intricately choreographed ensemble piece performed to Pink Floyd’s classic album by the best of the Bay Area’s circus talent.

Sept 17. Throckmorten Theatre
Sha Sha Higby. Tix $18-$23
Sha Sha employs her mythical and evocative stage presence in A Cloud of Strawberries using puppetry and masks and the exquisite and ephemeral body sculpture she creates and moves within.


Sept 18-19. Berkeley Club & Cons. of Music
Left Coast Chamber. Tix $10-$38
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble (LCCE) kicks off its 30th anniversary concert series with Up Next!, a concert celebrating the exuberance and brilliance of young composers! 


Sept 25 at La Peña Cultural Center
Lalo No Se Va! Tix $30-$35

De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association and La Peña present a tribute of dances, songs, anecdotes and experiences to say goodbye to maestro José Orlando "Lalo" Izquierdo following  his untimely passing in July.


Oct 9. War Memorial Performance Center
SF Music Day. Tix FREE

InterMusic SF announces the 15th San Francisco Music Day, a free in-person day-long music marathon that celebrates the past, present, and future of Bay Area music,

Oct 15. The Wilsey Center
Women in Circus. Tix $100+

The Circus Center Trailblazers' Gala - Celebrating Women in Circus Enjoy delicious hors' d'oeuvres and cocktails, a dazzling show, silent auction, photo booth, ambient performers, and a few surprises!

Nov 12-13. Bindlestiff Studio
Pickles! Tix $0-$18
Filipino American puppeteer Ramon Abad directs a live, indoor stage show specifically designed for families and kids 5 years old and older called “Pickles! The Bindlestiff Kid Show”.

If you are a performing artist or represent a Bay Area arts organization with performances taking place in the next two months, email Hayden Tran, to be considered for future calendar listings.


San Francisco International Arts Festival
Phone Number: 415-399-9554 | Email: [email protected]
1222 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109



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