Mini Residency: WaterSaw, Sonsherée Giles & Megan Lowe: The Sounds Inside

Event has passed (Sat Oct 13, 2018 - Sat Oct 13, 2018)
Red Poppy Art House
06:30 PM
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*Very limited tickets available at the door; buy online to guarantee admission.*Please be advised there will be NO LATE SEATING. We encourage guests to arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime.

After an artistic residency and well-received performance in March 2018, the Red Poppy Art House invites artists Megan Lowe, Sonsherée Giles, and WaterSaw to come back and perform The Sounds Inside, a site-specific dance and sound score exploring what is going on within a space, our bodies, and our minds. The strong relationship between Lowe and Giles is supported by full trust in each other, both physically and artistically, which allows for new discoveries through proficient movement generation, risk-taking, tackling unusual physical situations, and coming up with compelling solutions. Creating layers of sound through loopers, WaterSaw uses their instruments in both conventional and experiential ways, giving way to an array of textures and sounds ranging from sparse, to rhythmic, to ethereal, to driving.

Megan Lowe – dancer Sonsherée Giles – dancer
WaterSaw Nicole Laby – vocals, percussion Michael Tornatore – drums Mark Fassett – upright bass Mia Pixley – cello
Megan Lowe is a performance artist, dancer, singer, teacher, and administrator. She has performed with Flyaway Productions, Lizz Roman & Dancers, Scott Wells & Dancers, Nancy Karp + Dancers, Epiphany Productions, Dance Brigade, and more. Lowe continues to create her own dances, as well as collaborative works with Sonsherée Giles. She teaches for Bandaloop, Flyaway, Joe Goode Performance Group, for contact improvisation gatherings, and for her alma mater Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) at UC Berkeley.
Sonsherée Giles is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, costume designer, and founder of the collaborative container This Sweet Nothing. She enjoys making dances based on the observation of animals, landscapes, art history, and daily life experiences. Giles has an MFA in performance/choreography from Mills College, and from 2005-2015, she was a performing/teaching artist with AXIS Dance Company. She has taught contemporary dance in public school systems, institutions, dance festivals, and universities. Giles has received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Ensemble Performance, as well as a Homer Avila Award for Excellence in the field of integrated dance.
WaterSaw is a group of musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area. They are inspired to write music for modern dance choreography, film scores, or in conjunction with other art forms. Creating layers of sound through loopers, their music utilizes a contemporary minimalism approach. The rumination of textures, rhythms, or root chords creates a simple foundation from which to build melodic and rhythmic transformations. WaterSaw’s work is evocative and strives to blend audience and artist, so that the audience becomes an extension of the music. The group has received an Izzie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music/Sound/Text.

When should I arrive?Doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. For example, if the show is scheduled to start at 7:30pm, the doors will open at 7:00pm. If the show is scheduled to start at 8:00pm, the doors will open at 7:30pm, and so on.
When does the box office open to buy tickets at the door?Guests may buy tickets when doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. Ticket availability at the door is limited and contingent on online sales and capacity for each show.
Does purchasing an advance ticket guarantee seating?Purchasing an advance ticket guarantees admission, but does not guarantee seats. Seating is first come, first served.
Does the Poppy accept debit or credit cards?Yes, we accept all major credit cards for ticket sales, concessions, and donations.
What's the refund policy?Refunds are only available in the event of a cancelled performance.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Is there a discount for children?No, this event is all ages. However, refreshments will be served at the concessions counter. Children 10 and under receive free general admission.
Where are my tickets?Your tickets will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment from Eventbrite on behalf of the Red Poppy, or you may access them in the Eventbrite app. If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. Enter your email address here if you can’t find them, you’re having trouble printing, or if you’re not sure if you have an Eventbrite account. For all other technical issues, you can find help here.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?You may bring your printed ticket or show your ticket on your phone. There will be no tickets available for pick up at Will Call.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?Yes, you’re welcome to purchase tickets for someone else.
Is the space ADA accessible?Yes, there is a ramp at our 23rd St entrance.
What kind of seating do you have available?For most of our events we have folding chairs and a few couches available.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?Street parking is available but can be limited around the Red Poppy. We encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible. Several MUNI lines run close to the Red Poppy, and the 24th St. Mission BART station is just under half a mile away.
What can I bring into the event?Guests are welcome to bring food. Beverages are available by suggested donation. We recommend bringing collapsible strollers, if possible.
How can I donate to the Poppy?You may bring cash, check, debit or credit card, or donate online at
Where can I grab a bite to eat?Nearby places include El Farolito, Taqueria Vallarta, Basa Seafood Express (sushi), and Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine. For more options, click here.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?You can reach us at [email protected] or give us a call at (650) 713-5383.


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