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    Calendar, Night&Day Honestly, Abe Survived!

    Honestly, Abe Survived!

    What if the headlines the morning after John Wilkes Booth pulled his pistol on Abraham Lincoln read “Assassination Attempt Narrowly Thwarted”? In his latest piece, Fondly Do We Hope ... Fervently Do We Pray, New York choreographer Bill T. Jones…
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    News, Feature

    Where It's At

    American Conservatory Theater: 415 Geary St., 749-2ACT, American Indian Film Festival: 554-0525, Arab Film Festival: 564-1100, ATA (Artists' Television Access): 992 Valencia St., 824-3890, Aurora Theatre: 2081 Addison St., Berkeley, 510-843-4822, Bicycle Film Festival:…
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    Culture, Dance AXIS Powers

    AXIS Powers

    A month ago, Rhodessa Jones, the wisely sassy performance artist, stood in front of a microphone in the Green Room of the Herbst Theater. She was accepting the dance community's Isadora Duncan Award for best choreography on behalf of her…
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    Culture, Dance Bodies in Motion

    Bodies in Motion

    Let's face it: Integrated dance -- in which disabled dancers perform alongside able-bodied ones -- isn't an inherently easy sell to the general populace. And as recently as 1996, AXIS Dance Company wasn't making the form much more palatable. Like…
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    Calendar, Night&Day

    Street Smarts

    Many of the performers at this year's In the Street Festival have already shown their zeal for populist art, like the San Francisco Mime Troupe (which joins forces here with the Vietnamese Youth Development Center) and the musical partnership of…
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    Culture, Stage

    Aisle Seat

    Fantastic Voyage This week, Solo Mio Festival opens with a toast to Idris Ackamoor and Rhodessa Jones, who have powered through 15 years of performance with their company, Cultural Odyssey. The fearsome twosome are presenting a retrospective of their work,…
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    Dog Bites

    Off the Beat During last fall's newspaper strike, all 11 full-time San Francisco Chronicle bureau correspondents walked out in support of their striking colleagues. The correspondents' blow for solidarity backfired: As contract laborers, they had no union protection and weren't…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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