May 12-14: Ghadar Geet
When Eyes Speak South Asian Choreography Festival presents in collaboration with Dance Mission Theater
May 12-14 at Dance Mission Theater
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NOTE: Dance Mission is on the second floor and accessible via stairs. The Saturday show will have elevator access.
When Eyes Speak presents a historic collaboration between Duniya Dance & Drum and Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour. This year’s theme, “Space, Place, and Ancestry,” pays homage to the vastness of the term choreography within the South Asian diaspora, and especially #ghadarinthemission. The Radical History Walking Tour of the Mission helps locate the featured performance by traversing audiences through the spaces we have and continue to occupy, identifying the deep, radical, and sometimes painful histories of South Asians here in San Francisco. The tour is led by Barnali Ghosh and Anirvan Chatterjee who are renowned for their venture of a similar name in Berkeley. Following the tour, Duniya Dance and Drum performs Ghadar Geet created by Artistic Director Joti Singh, who undertakes the personal journey of tracing her great grandfather’s own radical South Asian history here in the Bay Area as part of the Ghadar party, which opposed the British occupation of India.
Friday, May 12: Ghadar Geet Performance ONLY at 8 pm
Saturday, May 13: Radical History Walking Tour at 5:30pm followed by performance at 8 pm
Sunday, May 14th: 2pm Walking Tour on Sunday, May 14 followed by a 4pm performance