FRESH FESTIVAL 2020
 
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THE 11TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL DANCE, MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE IN SAN FRANCISCO, BERKELEY AND OAKLAND

January 6-26

CELEBRATING OVER A DECADE OF THE FESTIVAL AND THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY OF ALTERNATIVA

24 days of embodied art, action + interaction with 100+ risk-taking artists from the Bay Area + beyond, featuring:

| Jøse Abad | ALTERNATIVA | Ángel Arámbula | Tara Brandel | Chani Bockwinkel | Lux Boreal | Malia Byrne | Sherwood Chen | Gabriel Christian | Abby Crain | DAFUQ | Regina Evans | Ky Frances | Leah Fournier | LXS DXS | Dana Fitchett | Keith Hennessy | Kathleen Hermesdorf | Amelia Heintzelman | Audrey Johnson | Kinetech Arts | Kata Kovács | Emma Lainer | Brontez Purnell | Melissa Padilla | Daiane Lopes da Silva | Albert Mathias | Delaney McDonough | MUA+NAKA | Nicole Maimon | Gizeh Muñiz | NAKA Dance Theater | José Navarrete | Gareth Okan | Randy Reyes | Tim Russell | Skywatchers | Sebastian Santamaría | Sara Shelton Mann | Ainsley Tharp | Brontë Velez | Jesse Zarit | more TBA

 
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TENDER

 

PERFORMANCE

FRESH Performances > 4 weekends of cutting-edge live art
New work + current research by 13 risk-taking artists, duos + companies.

 

Weekend 1 – Friday Jan 10 + Saturday Jan 11

Dana Fitchett 

Brontë Velez

Lxs Dxs [Stephanie Hewett, jose e abad, Felix Sol Linck-Frenz, Emelia Martínez Brumbaugh]
(Gabriel Christian and randy reyes are present in the material, though not on stage)

Weekend 2 – Friday Jan 17 + Saturday Jan 18

Sara Shelton Mann

Lux Boréal  

Weekend 3 – Friday January 24 +Saturday JAnuary 25

ALTERNATIVA

Tara Brandel

Brontez Purnell


 
 
 
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PRACTICE

FRESH Practices > 3 weekends + 3 weeks of training in dance + related forms
14 intensive + immersive workshops for curious, serious + adventurous bodies.

 

Week 1 – January 6-10

10-12 ALTERNATIVA

1:15-3:15  Abby Crain

3:45-5:45  Keith Hennessy

Weekend 1 – January 11+12

12:30-5:30 Sherwood Chen

Week 2 – January 13-17

10-12 ALTERNATIVA

1:15-3:15  Jesse Zarrit

3:45-5:45  Ángel Arámbula

Weekend 2 – January 18+19

12:30-2:30 Chani Bockwinkel

3:00-5:30 Dana Fitchett

Week 3 – January 20-24

10-12 ALTERNATIVA

1:15-3:15  Sara Shelton Mann

3:45-5:45  Tara Brandel

Weekend 3 – January 25-26

12:30-5:30  Violeta Luna

 
 
 

EXCHANGE

FRESH Exchanges > 14 community oriented + instigated events
Informal, informative, performative, interactive + celebratory evenings.
Sliding scale [notaflof]

 

Sunday, January 5

Teen SHOW

More info COMing soon

Monday, January 6

FRESH SONIC/OPTIC

Albert + guests
7:30-9:30pm | TBD

Tuesday, January 7

20/20 VISION

Keith Hennessy + Michael J. Morris - Witches
7:30-9:30pm | TBD

Wednesday, January 8

IN2OUT [Insight into Outreach]

Regina Evans + D’eLCIA
Fashion + Survival

7:30-9:30pm | TBD

Thursday, January 9

RIPE [raw + intimate performance experiments]

 Malia Byrne + Melissa Lewis
Ky Frances + Emma Lanier (Kickball)

7:30-9:30pm | TBD

Monday, January 14

FRESH SONIC/OPTIC

Albert + guests
7:30-9:30pm | TBD

Tuesday, January 14

20/20 VISION

The Female Voice - generational / ecological
Kinetech Arts

7:30-9:30pm | TBD

Wednesday, January 15

IN2OUT [Insight into Outreach]

Skywatchers OPEN MIC
Displacement in SF

7:30-9:30pm | TBD

Thursday, January 16

RIPE [raw + intimate performance experiments]

Leah Fournier + Amelia Heintzelman
Melissa Padilla
7:30-9:30pm | TBD

Sunday, January 19

SEA CHANGE in CI

CI Jam for Female + Non-Binary Bodies
Talk/Dance/Cake
tbd | Finnish Hall

Monday, January 20

FRESH SONIC/OPTIC

KvT [Kata Kovåcs + Tom O’Doherty | Katelyn Stiles + Barnaby Tree |
7:30-9:30pm | TBD

Tuesday, January 21

20/20 VISION

Keith + Dohee Lee - 
Ancestor Ritual / Talk / Performance [Witches]

7:30-9:30pm | TBD

Wednesday, January 22

IN2OUT [Insight into Outreach]

NAKA + MUA 
Latina Women Domestic Workers Rights

7:30-9:15 | TBD

Thursday, January 24

RIPE [raw + intimate performance experiments]

Audrey Johnson 
Nicole Maimon + Caz
7:30-9:30pm | TBD

 
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