Detour Dance's Eric Garcia: Sights & Sounds

Nov 23, 2017

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.

Credit Margo Moritz

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."

Grace Ng as Wilhelm, Noelle Viñas as Kätchen, Steven Hess as Bertram/Old & Young Kuno, Elizabeth Carter as Anne, Kevin Clarke as Old Uncle/Devil, El Beh as Robert/George Schmid, Rotimi Agbabiaka as Pegleg
Credit Cheshire Isaacs

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."

Credit Raheleh Zomorodinia

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."