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
Patrick Makuakane / Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu (Sat only)
Boomshake Music (Sun only)
Danza Contacto Puerto Rico
KAMBARA + DANCERS
Sammay Dizon and Halau ‘O Kawainuhi
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*
Chitresh Das Institute
Krissy Keefer / Dance Brigade
Bernard Brown (Sun only)
* Special pre-show performance by Javier Stell Fresquez 30 min before curtain Sat & Sun
FREE SPECIAL EVENTS:
March 17, 2pm, Free, reservations encouraged.
Free panel discussion and mini performance at Dance Mission with
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
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.