Myra Melford: Language of Dreams

Event has passed (Fri Nov 8, 2013 - Sat Nov 9, 2013)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
8 PM
$25 - $35
Music, Jazz


Myra Melford: Language of Dreams
Fri-Sat, Nov 8-9, 8 PM
YBCA Forum
$30 in Advance / $35 at the Door
Senior, Teacher, Student: $25 in Advance / $30 at the Door
YBCA Members: $25; YBCA:You FREE
Fri, Nov 8: Post-show Q&A moderated by Andrew Gilbert

From the intrepid musical adventurer, Myra Melford, comes the world premiere of the powerful, multi-sensory experience, Language of Dreams. Drawing inspiration from the composer’s deep fascination with Genesis, a 1982 novel by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, Melford incorporates music, movement, and video imagery to invoke reflection and provoke dialogue about our collective histories and our path forward as “Americans.” Language of Dreams was commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and includes artistic collaborators Ron Miles (cornet), Liberty Ellman (acoustic guitar), Stomu Takeishi (acoustic base guitar), Jeff Davis (percussion), dancer/choreographer Oguri, video artist David Szlasa, and Galeano’s text spoken by vocalist Sofia Rei.

Master Class
Sat, Nov 9, 11 AM – 1 PM
YBCA Forum
$10 / YBCA Members 8

Dancer Oguri will lead explorations designed to sharpen focus and develop the scope of expression through the body. The work encompasses sensitivity training and discovery of movement from images. No prior dance experience needed.


  1. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
    701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA