Jan 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25, 8pm all days
ALTERNATIVA, in association with Joe Goode Annex, launches San Francisco's 11th annual FRESH Festival of Experimental Dance, Music + Performance, January 6-26 in San Francisco. Turned toward this year's theme of "tender," FRESH Festival 2020 is a diverse feast of embodied art, action and interaction showcasing three weeks of risk-taking mainstage Performances, immersive studio Practices, and social, inclusive and interactive community Exchanges, featuring 75+ cutting-edge artists from the Bay Area and beyond.
FRESH Festival Performances January 10 and 11 showcase bronte velez, sharing their eco-social art praxis through the mediums of the body, prophecy, ink made from guns and mud; dana e fitchett, in exploration of lineage and individual and collective healing; and Lsx Dsx featuring work interested in the physiological, environmental and sociopolitical implications of the word 'pressure', by Stephanie Hewett, jose e abad, Jubilee July and Felix Sol Linck-Frenz.
January 17 and 18 brings together an idiosyncratic and iconic solo by Sara Shelton Mann on spectacular New York dancer Jesse Zaritt, and a group piece by Lux Boreal Dance Company from Tijuana, Mexico made in testament to a grand ultimatum - survival vs. our own downfall.
January 24 and 25 features ALTERNATIVA in a new duet influenced by the dark side of the moon, the dark night of the soul, and the song of the nightingale; Irish artist and Director of Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company, Tara Brandel, in collaboration with Nigerian street dancer Nicholas Nwosu; and local superstar, Brontez Purnell, with a new work based on the Festival's theme. Tender Dub Remix will be a performed piece as well as a movement love letter/chain letter and an original Dub inspired musical score to accompany it.
A complete schedule of Performances, Practices and Exchanges, and Festival packages which include access to FRESH Practices and FRESH Exchanges, can be found at https://freshfestival.org
Presented by FRESH Festival.