Dancing with the So Called Dead: The New Not New Festival 2016

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Educational Event, City, Performance Arts, Theater


Oct 8, 5-9:30pm; Oct 15, 12-4:30pm; Oct 18, 7-9pm; Oct 22, 11am-2:30pm; Oct 23, 11am-3:30pm; Oct 25, 7-9pm; Oct 27, 4pm to midnight

In a time of environmental and political crises, can seance, spirituality, and performance intersect to provide models for political action and contemplative inquiry? Dancing With The So Called Dead is a month long festival of workshops and public conversation that examines the intersections of performance making and mediumship.

The MFA Program in Theatre-Performance Making and The Arts at CIIS are proud to host some of the most dynamic and thought-provoking voices in contemporary performance art: Peggy Phelan, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Amara Tabor-Smith, Leslie Hill and Helen Paris (Curious), Sean San Jose, and Dohee Lee investigate loss, memory, mourning, death, and dedication.


Desai | Matta Gallery, CIIS Main Building
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
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  1. Desai | Matta Gallery, CIIS Main Building
    1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA