Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Co-director of Detour Dance, Eric Garcia, is premiering Fugue in San Francisco on 12/1, and he stopped by KALW to tell Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.
- RAWDance's CONCEPT series 21 — SF War Memorial Green Room on 11/24-11/25
- Black Rider: The Casting Of the Magic Bullets — Shotgun Players thru 12/31
- When and where I enter — Southern Exposure thru 12/2
RAWDance's CONCEPT series has been running for 10 years and is a casual salon for contemporary dance, that's become a staple in the Bay Area dance scene. Five Bay Area choreographers - Kristin Damrow & Company, Rogelio Lopez & Dancers, Courtney Mazeika, Bianca Cabrera/Blind Tiger Society, and Bhumi B. Patel - will share works-in-progress in an informal atmosphere which includes popcorn, coffee, and banter. The show is pay-what-you-can, and tickets are only available at the door.
GARCIA: "I love to go because of the sampling of seeing a bunch of other folks' work. And also I think it's in a beautiful setting. The War Memorial Green Room is kind of this epic space to witness art."
Black Rider: The Casting Of the Magic Bullets is an avant-garde musical fable with music by Tom Waits and text by William S. Burroughs, and original production directed by Robert Wilson. The story follows a lowly clerk named Wilhelm who makes a deal with the devil in order to marry the woman he loves. The show is directed by Mark Jackson, who also directed another Tom Waits/Robert Wilson collaboration -
Woyzcek - for Shotgun Players in 2012. Black Rider: The Casting Of the Magic Bullets will be running Shotgun Players Berkeley, and shows are running until 12/31.
GARCIA: "I heard there's like stage blood and a bunch of choreography around that. There's a bunch of choreographed sections, kind of like cabaret-style movement, which I'm excited for."
Angela Hennessy’s solo exhibition at Southern Exposure, When and where I enter, showcases large sculptures made from woven, crocheted, and braided synthetic and human hair. Her work explores racialized identity, visibility, cultural narratives of the body, and mortality. “When and where I enter” is up until 12/2. On 12/2, Angela Hennessy will speak with Elena Gross and Jacqueline Francis about her work, with Leila Weefur moderating the conversation. Southern Exposure will be closed 11/21 and 23 for Thanksgiving and open on 11/24 and 11/25.
GARCIA: "I think this exhibit is a really thoughtful way of displaying these sculptures with hair. I see myself in that sort of sensibility and presenting of ideas. That's why i'm drawn to this exhibit."