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Calendar, Night&Day Flying the coop

Flying the coop

In 2011, choreographer Joanna Haigood and composer Marcus Shelby were commissioned by the Equal Justice Society to make a piece about the restoration of 14th Amendment anti-discrimination rights to prisoners on death row. Making Dying While Black and Brown,…
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Calendar, Night&Day What it Means to Be Of Color

What it Means to Be Of Color

W. E. B. du Bois, civil rights activist, scholar, and co-founder of the NAACP, described the concept of "double-consciousness" in his landmark collection of essays The Souls of Black Folk. Inspired by "this sense of always looking at one's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Second Line, S.F.-Style

Second Line, S.F.-Style

Part "moving seance" and part love letter, He Moved Swiftly But Gently Down the Not Too Crowded Street: Ed Mock and Other True Tales in a City That Once Was... is a fitting tribute to the late choreographer and…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Best of All Possible Stage Shows

The Best of All Possible Stage Shows

The circus arts — juggling, acrobatics, clowning, and the like — are dogged by corniness. They are not fine arts. They are not unfunny. They wear too many sequins. But local troupe Sweet Can Productions fights the corn and wins…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Best of All Possible Stage Shows

The Best of All Possible Stage Shows

The circus arts — juggling, acrobatics, clowning, and the like — are dogged by corniness. They are not fine arts. They are not unfunny. They wear too many sequins. But local troupe Sweet Can Productions fights the corn and wins…
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Calendar, Night&Day Yes They Can

Yes They Can

Whether you mix peppermint schnapps in your cocoa or prefer your chocolate straight and cold with a sidecar of cookies, it’s a good guess you don’t often pose the ingredients on various body parts and drink the concoction while upside…
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Calendar, Night&Day Play On

Play On

San Francisco has a rep to protect. Seriously: We're known as "the" aerial dance city (eat that, Denver!), and we have a lot of good flying practitioners such as Joanna Haigood and Jo Kreiter. But a related form seems to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Move It on Down the Line

Move It on Down the Line

All we can think about is concrete scrapes — bare knees on asphalt, gravel scratched into tender palms, that kind of thing. We're pansies. At "Trolley Dances," the performers are so not scared of such potential disasters. As audiences travel…
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Calendar, Night&Day Spring Dance

Spring Dance

May Day: CounterPULSE's 3rd Anniversary Show is the perfect time to be reminded of all the good stuff the cutting-edge arts space with a distinctly DIY streak has produced. There won't be any bizarre fertility rituals, but kind of like…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 We doubt we're the only ones who browse galleries full of images of hot chicks and wonder how the works are art and not porn. Let's tot up the similarities between this genre of art and…
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In-Flight Service

Jacob's Pillow, the country's oldest dance festival, is staged on a Massachusetts site that once held safe houses for fugitive slaves. S.F. choreographer Joanna Haigood, whose previous site-specific, culturally and architecturally inspired works have included dance performed in the former…
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Night+Day

wednesday february 26 Kiss My Ass, Bra! As it did in Gimme Shelter, the peace and love movement degenerates into a backstabbing free-for-all in Message to Love, Murray Lerner's documentary about the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. It seems everybody…
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