Mirror(ed) – Emerging Artists Take Center Stage
East Side Arts Alliance
$12-$20 sliding, NOTA
Eric Garcia & Detour Dance, SevanKelee Boult, Nefertiti Asanti and Davia Spain present hot off the press and out of the rehearsal studio new work! Join us for an explosive multi-disciplinary night of new art.
detour dance presents a work-in-progress of FUGUE, a theatrical journey to a lost city. Based on forgotten stories from Queers, people of color and long-time residents of San Francisco, the performance is a foray into nostalgia and utopian yearnings. Through contemporary dance, song and text, detour dance invokes past and future memories of San Francisco that capture our current cultural amnesia. FUGUE is set to premiere December 1-10, 2017 in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Founded in 2009 by Directors Kat Cole and Eric Garcia, detour dance is a San Francisco-based performance company. detour dance creates/curates nuanced, uncompromising and relevant performance and film that promote, support and empower artists, queers and people of color. Our ensemble devises new works that places equal emphasis on multidisciplinary collaborations and social justice. detour dance produces an annual fall performance season, the annual San Francisco Tiny Dance Film Festival and detour dance’s monthly training workshop series.
Chile! Hood Stories: A “Fairy’s” Tale
The day Henny Penny claimed the sky fell, Goldilocks was arrested for allegedly ransacking The Bear’s Palace. She claims FLOX was involved. Question is flocks of what? In addition, D Wolfe and 2 of the 3 pigs went missing. Audience chooses the fate of the 3rd Pig … Wilbur or bacon?
Chile! Hood Stories: A“Fairy’s” Tale , Truth be told these fables were meant for adults all along.
SevanKelee Boult (bka Lucky 7) is a well known Bay Area poet and performance artist. This UC Berkeley graduate has a minor in Theatre Arts. SevanKelee is continuously redefining her poetry and performance. Hailing from East PaloAlto, CA and writing since childhood, her most recent artistic venture involves the ukulele and spoken word. She effortlessly blends music and poetry to engage the audience with her soft, raspy voice and mesmerizing stage presence. Her poem Cucumber has been seen on HBO Real Sex since 2000. She has represented several Bay Area slam teams over the past 15 years. In 2014, she became the only person in the Bay to win the honored title Grand Slam Champion of 4 different Bay Area Slam teams (SF, Berkeley,Oakland and Palo Alto). SevanKelee’s poem Listening to Pain will be published in the 2017 Spring issue of Foglifter Journal. A 2017 QCC emerging artist, SevanKelee’s performances are full of excitement.
Black Blood Is… explores the Black body as site of healing, through ritual, movement & performance poetry. This performance centers the stories of Black femme bodies, Black menstruating bodies & Black queer Bodies.
Nefertiti Asanti is a writer, cultural worker and sometimes performance poet from the Bronx. Her work explores healing, Afrofuturism, queerness, and womanist musings. For over a decade, she has performed original spoken word and theatre pieces staged throughout NYC and beyond. Nefertiti resides Oakland and is working on her first poetry chapbook.
This project is a chance for me to say yes to all the things I was told no to as a child. I am seeking liberation through a queer reimagining of my childhood told through dance, film, music, and word.
Dávia Spain is a local trans performing artist originally from the Bay Area. Right now, her work is exploring her childhood through the mediums of dance, music, spoken-word, and film. She hopes to create a world that portrays what she wished happened in the past, what she sees going on now, and what she hopes will come to pass in the future.