About This Artist

Founded in 2011, Skywatchers brings residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District into partnership with professional artists to create multi-disciplinary, site-specific performance installations that amplify the rich and complex stories, life experiences, and talents of community members. ABD initiated the Skywatchers program in collaboration with Community Housing Project (CHP) and the Luggage Store Gallery.


Skywatchers
 is committed to justice and equity as a critique of the current societal structures that marginalize large segments of the population. Creative expression and artistry are the foundation of a unique set of methodological practices to resist, confront, expose, or intervene in those structures, working towards social change on the individual and systemic levels. We believe in the power of art and collective creative endeavors to transform lives, embody our interconnectedness, and infuse our lives with agency, possibility, and increased vitality.


Skywatchers
 is structured on the belief that relationships are the first site of social change. We believe that large-scale transformation begins with intimate, interpersonal exchange and that all stakeholders are transformed in this process—artists, resident participants, as well as site staff.


Learn more about ABD Productions and Skywatchers at www.abdproductions.org/skywatchers-2-2/. Photos courtesy of Skywatchers.

Upcoming Events

Broken Seeds Still Grow: Taking Root

Nava Dance Theatre
Fri-Sun, Mar 29-31, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sat & Sun 3pm matinee

/soft/c/ and ceremonious present

Stephanie Hewett and Kim Ip/Krimm's Dance Party
Thu-Sat, April 4-6 & 11-13, 8pm

Open Stage at CounterPulse

Wed, Apr 17, 6:00pm-7:30pm

tiny little get down

tinypistol + little seismic dance company
Fri, Apr 19, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Archived Events

Amerta Movement Mini-Symposium: Ritual ~ Performance ~ Daily Life

Public Workshop, Discussion, and Informal Performances by Margit Galanter, Julie Nathanielsz, Mara Poliak, and Sally Dean
Sun, Mar 17, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Somatic Costumes Performance Showing

Sally Dean
Sun, Mar 17, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Second Storm

inkBoat and friends
Sat, Mar 16, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Grace Cathedral

T.V.O.D. All-Nighter

T.V.O.D.
Sat-Sun, Mar 16-17, 11:59pm-6:00am

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