West Wave Dance Festival WE HAVE THIS
Monday, October 21 at 8:00PM
at Z Space
450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
The West Wave Festival reorganizes under a new producer Joe Landini in 2013 with a string of four performances by noted and upcoming choreographers and dancers. More info.
Monday, Oct. 21
Jesse Hewit and Sara Shelton Mann
Monique Jenkinson and Liz Tenuto
Keith Hennessy and Mica Sigourney
Jose Navarette and Amara Tabor-Smith
Laura Arrington and Brontez Purnell
WE HAVE THIS (instigated by Jesse Hewit) is an investigation into how one-on-one encounters between artists might create a kind of sustainability: for the artists themselves, for the forms they are working in, and for the political situation of whacking away at our craft in a cultural economy that mostly wants to erase us.
Saying that "all we have is eachother" sets up a kind of scarcity, when perhaps what we should be saying is: "WE HAVE ALL OF EACHOTHER."
WE HAVE THIS insists that, as contemporary performing artists, we need eachother. Even more precisely, we need to step away from all of the flimsy markers of a successful career, and spend time with oneanother, one-on-one, listening, dancing, asking questions, and allowing ourselves to be propped up, destroyed, and re-built by the knowledge and spirit of eachother's practices, eachother's creations, and eachother's lives.
5 pairs of artists will meet, ask eachother questions, and generate a short performance that reflects their experience of being together.
• Jesse Hewit and Sara Shelton Mann
• Monique Jenkinsonand Liz Tenuto
• Keith Hennessy and Mica Sigourney
• José Navarrete and Amara T. Smith
• Laura Larry Arrington and Brontez Purnell
These five works are intended to be a conversation about what we're doing, what we're missing, what's killing us, what's saving us, what we still envision for ourselves, and what we need...but mostly they are intended to be about what we have.
POST-SHOW CHAT facilitated by Julie Phelps!
WE HAVE THIS is presented as part of the 2013 West Wave Dance Festival.
tix at: web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9822292