Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance

Hope Mohr Dance’s 2017 Bridge Project
NOV 3-4, 10-12, 2017, THU-SUN
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The 2017 Bridge Project, Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance, brings together artists and activists in a series of cross-disciplinary performances and conversations in response to the question: What does it mean to have a radical body?

Planning on seeing more than one performance? Save money by purchasing the Radical Movements Festival Pass

 

Friday November 3

Show at 8pm, doors at 7:15pm

Ordinary Practices of the Radical Body, a conversation between renowned gender theorist Judith Butler and Monique Jenkinson, the artist behind the cis-female drag persona Fauxnique.
Where: CounterPulse Main Stage
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Saturday November 4

Show at 8pm, doors at 7:15pm

Jack Halberstam, acclaimed author of The Queer Art of Failure, and gender-bending performance artist boychild premiere dance of darkness: a performance, a conversation, a rehearsal for the future.
Where: CounterPulse Main Stage
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Friday November 10

Show at 8pm, doors at 7:15pm

Peacock Rebellion premieres You Really Should Sit Like A Lady (or how I got to femme).
What do martial arts, early 90’s R&B divas, crotchety elders and sailor moon have to do with gender? A whole damn lot! Join Lisa Evans for an exploration of the hilarious, perplexing and sometimes infuriating contradictions in the process of gender identity formation in their first ever full length show You Really Should Sit Like A Lady (or how I got to Femme).

Discussion from 6:30-7:30

Join us for a pre-show audience discussion of the Bridge Project audience reader and the central theme of the program: What does it mean to have a radical body? Free to the public and moderated by Bridge Project Director Hope Mohr and Julian Carter (CCA, HMD Advisory Board.
Free.

 

Saturday November 11

Show at 8pm, doors at 7:15pm

Maryam Rostami premieres Untitled 1396
Where: CounterPulse Main Stage
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Sunday November 12

Performance at Joe Goode Annex by Julie Tolentino as part of Tolentino’s year-long Community Engagement Residency. Ticket purchase includes show and discussion.

A.U.L.E.
-an un-named lived experience*

& being with another seems to go by very fast. so much information. so much to tend to think about and the how of time talking thru how we resist, breakaway then give away. sensing bringing forward slinking back. why and what? stutter gasp. wait. what i wanted to say (because some fumbly dimming) and what that is: to be interested in. drop narrative like how there can be a split in the because. so description does not have a together & becomes again. the title perspectives. thin lines might be imagining the experts – leaning, convening and reverie and skins and what’s missing and all those rising – break – to see the small axis as axes. rushing to get it right. hard corps proposition stained and streaming. herbal opaque judge and unrecognizable currents and cruelty with utopia’s little edges. the separate conversations radiate dark root bodies & instead an aural portal, a vibe. or two or three or four or five or seven of us with each other’s other/s. All together. All a part of this.

*from eve kosofsky-sedgwick

Practice in Performance Installation at 4pm

Where: The Joe Goode Annex
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Public Discussion at 7pm

Public discussion with Julie Tolentino, joined by theater director Debra Levine of NYU and activist Scot Nakagawa of ChangeLab. Moderated by Hope Mohr. Ticket purchase for performance includes discussion.
Where: The Joe Goode Annex
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Reception at 8pm

Free and open to the public, come mingle with the artists and discuss the work!
Free.

 

Planning on seeing more than one performance? Save money by purchasing the Radical Movements Festival Pass


The Bridge Project approaches curating as a form of community organizing to facilitate cultural conversations that cross discipline, geography, and perspective. The 2017 Bridge Project is co-produced by CounterPulse, sponsored by the Joe Goode Annex, and supported by the NEA, the California Arts Council Artists Activating Communities grant, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and the Sakana Foundation, and generous individual donors.
For more information about HMD’s Bridge Project, please visit www.hopemohr.org/curating

 

[Photo credit (L to R): Maryam Rostami by Robbie Sweeney, boychild by Matthew Stone, and Peacock Rebellion by Sonjhai Meggette.]

Details

Start:
November 3
End:
November 12
Cost:
$20 - $35
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