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

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.
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 Installation at 4pm, doors at 3:30pm

Performance at Joe Goode Annex by Julie Tolentino and The Hard Corps (Amara Tabor Smith, Laura Arrington, Maurya Kerr and Xandra Ibarra), part of Tolentino’s year-long Community Engagement Residency. Ticket purchase includes show and discussion.
Where: The Joe Goode Annex
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Public Discussion at 7pm

Public discussion with Julie Tolentino and The Hard Corps, 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