With 250+ Local Artists in Dance, Theater, Music & Visual Arts - SFMAF 2019 is celebrating the movement arts & turning the entire Cathedral into a stage - including the main floor, attached chapels, hallways, stairways and front entry way. As you enter the Cathedral, multiple STATIONS of the Movement (performances) will be going on, simultaneously, throughout the grand church. Stroll around, at your own pace, witness the artists once and go back to see some favorites.
Like going to a Live Gallery or Farmer's Market, but instead of produce it's performances.
Each STATION of the Movement (12+) will have up to six groups performing & rotating short pieces (4 minutes or less). And each STATION will be it's own mixed repertoire including: modern & contemporary dance; ballet; ethnic; hip-hop; ballroom dancing; Movement Choirs and much more. In addition, artists will be attacking subjects of female empowerment; artistic beauty; social issues; cultural heritage; personal loss; family love and beyond.
You will witness 12 shows (12 mixed repertoires) for the price of one!!
NEWS FLASH: There will be a 50+ person choir singing for the "Pre-Show" starting at 6pm. (Festival officially starts at 7pm).
During the festival, there'll be a 10 person choir singing at one of the Stations.
There'll be a few visiting local artists from AFAR - Los Angeles; Santa Barbara; New York; Sacramento and others - bringing their local art, to help celebrate our local art in the Bay Area.
There'll be a least three or more female choreographers showing their work - while their own daughters perform in the festival!!
There'll be 2 STATIONS filled with live musicians - with dancers performing to their music. Two "Music Festivals" within the "Movement Arts Festival"
The duration of the main part of the festival will be less than 2 hours and will be capped off with a brief announcement - followed with the finale dance piece, at the main altar at the center of the Cathedr44al. At the end, you're invited to a "meet & greet", on the main floor with the artists - tell them what you liked & even thank them personally.
NOTE: Box Office opens at 6:00pm one hour before the event AND they'll be plenty of pre-show entertainment starting at 6:00pm. You won't want to miss this. Come early.
Try not to see everything but enjoy what you do see.
ARTISTS Performing (partial list)
OPENING Pre-Show . !!
Mayflower Singing Choir (50+ people)
Dancers & Models / Photo Booth / more...
FESTIVAL CLOSING DANCE !!
Anandha Ray's Quimera Tribe Ritual Dance.
Anandha Ray ( Quimera Tribe)
Joan Lazarus Dancers
San Jose Dance Theater
Lily Cai Chinese Dancers
Oakland Dance Festival
DANCE-A-VISION (Carla S Dancer)
sjDanceCo (Maria Basile)
Robin Bisio (SoCA & co-curator)
Lani Dickinson (Robert Dekkers work)
Kristin Carpenter Torok
LV Dance Collective
Martha L. Z. Pamintuan
No Strings Attached (Lissa Resnick)
Visceral Roots Dance Co
Carla S Dancer
Kelsey Morgaine (LA)
Kimberly Charles (solo+)
Fyber Vision (Elke )
Erin Parsley Dance
James Brosnahan III
Ray of Light Performing Arts
Fabi Santiago's Work w/Ray of Light Dancers
Fabi Santiago (Dancer as Model)
Kiplinn Sagmiller (In Spirit !!)
Requisitedance (Jenna Monroe)
Linda Steele II (Dancer as Model)
Linda Steele II (ensemble)
Hayley Bowmen Dance Co
John Ligda & Juliet Sikora (Live Visual Artists)
Dance Wright Project
Hein Huynh (solo)
For Change Dance Collective
Claire Calalo Berry
Lucy Chen (Dancing with Lily Cai Co)
Corina Chan (Kathy Mata Ballet)
Lucia August/Everybody Can Dance
Bernard Vash (actor)
Alyssa Eve Mitchel
RubansRougesDance/Noelle Andersson (LA)
Naina Shastri (solo)
Caroline Lavikis Dance Company
Condanza Reportary Dance
Anupama Srivastava's Dancers
Anupama Srivastava (solo)
Coleen Lorenz (duet)
Es Co (Esra - Artistic Dir)
Palm Dance Co
Ida Mayer +
Open City Dance
Marissa Head's Dancers
Wednesday Manners +
Karri Mae Becker (aerial)
SF Pole & Dance
Amy Bond (Pole Dancer)
Adrienne Foley & her Dancers
STATIONS OF THE MOVEMENT
STATION of the Commanding Labyrinth
STATION of the Red Stone
STATION of the Main Altar Steps
STATION of the Gold Railing in Hallway
STATION of the Stone Stairs Music
STATION of the Movement Choir #1
STATION of the Movement Choir #2
STATION of the Artistic Pole Dancer
STATION of the Aerial Dancers (Inside Cathedral)
STATION of the Aerial Dancers (Outside Cathedral)
STATION of the Carrying Burden (Roaming Station)
STATION of the 50 Person Choir (Pre-Show)
STATION of the Dancers as Models (Pre-Show plus)
STATION of the AIDS Memorial Chapel (Picture TAKING !!)
STATIION by the Glass Doors
STATION in Front of Grace Chapel
STATION in Front of the Nativity Chapel
STATION behind Main Altar
Roaming STATIONS will be moving thru the audience
Co-sponsors / Supporters include:
Oakland Dance Festival
Grace Cathedral !!
This is our 4th year at Grace Cathedral (seven year event) celebrating dance and local movement arts of San Francisco Bay Area. This is a Non-profit 501c3 event. Please visit our web pages for more info & we are on Facebook:
FB: San Francisco Movement Arts Festival
email: [email protected]