March 9-17: D.I.R.T. Festival

D.I.R.T. Festival 2019
Dance In Revolt(ing) Times

March 9-17, 2019
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF CA 94110
Buy tickets online now  or call 415-826-4441

“The diverse artists assembled for D.I.R.T. channel their own anger, fears, frustrations and joys into physical acts – some of provocative beauty.” — KQED Arts

stormSURGE: The waters are rising… Climate change is the defining subject of our time. The 2019 festival features artists exploring ideas and concerns surrounding Global Warming and displacement as a result of environmental change, with a special focus on artists from island nations and frontline communities.

The D.I.R.T. Festival, or Dance In Revolt(ing) Times, is a social political dance festival in its 4th year. D.I.R.T. presents the work of artists that explicitly addressing local/global challenges through their creative process.

March 9-10 / Sat 8pm*, Sun 7pm
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Patrick Makuakane / Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu (Sat only)
Boomshake Music (Sun only)
Tigre Bailando
Danza Contacto Puerto Rico
Sammay Dizon and Halau ‘O Kawainuhi
Hien Huynh
Primera Generación
and guest poet Terisa Siagatonu (Sun only)
* Visiting from San Juan, PR, Danza Contacto Puerto Rico will give a talk-back on the conditions in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria after the show Saturday.

March 16-17 / Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm*
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Chitresh Das Institute
Krissy Keefer / Dance Brigade
Chris Babingui
Kyle Limin
Kerensa DeMars
Bernard Brown (Sun only)
* Special pre-show performance by Javier Stell Fresquez 30 min before curtain Sat & Sun

March 17, 2pm, Free, reservations encouraged.
Free panel discussion and mini performance at Dance Mission with
Jesselito Bie
Polina Smith
Bernard Brown
Keisha Turner
and others!
Conversation and panel facilitated by Anne Bleuthenthal.

March 17, 3:30pm, Free, reservations encouraged.
Free workday with PODER at the Secret Garden (2710a Harrison Street at 23rd).
Learn about how to be stewards of the earth – globally and locally.

PODER is a grassroots environmental justice organization based in the Mission and Excelsior. PODER’s mission is to organize with Latino immigrant families and youth to put into practice people-powered solutions that are locally based, community led and environmentally just.

Tickets to evening performances:
Standard / General – $22 in advance, $28 at the door
Students/Seniors (65+) – $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Supporter: $30
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Panel discussion and workshop are free but reservations are encouraged:
*Reservation for panel discussion
*Reservation for workshop

Want more information on the festival? Check out:
D.I.R.T. 2019 Video Trailer
Press release, photos, and artist bios

This project is made possible with support from San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and Grants for the Arts.  A special thank you to Amara Tabor-Smith and Nicole Klaymoon.

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