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ALCHEMY PRESENTS: SHARING SILENCES

Date:
Friday, August 08, 2008
Time:
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Emily
Location Details:
Located on the corner of McAllister and Divisadero in Western Addition, right next to Little Star Pizza. Muni lines 5 and 24 have stops near there.

848 Divisadero.

The group is called Alchemy* and the show is called "Sharing/Shaping Silences."

These talented womyn come from all over the Bay Area and the performance aims to bring light to the complicated, and often glossed over identities, histories, and stories that molds individuals in San Francisco and its neighboring cities.

The show will UNFOLD as follows: a dazzling frenzy of poetry, spoken word, music, theater, dance, film and digital media!! It will be INTENSE, so please drop by and check it out!


SHOWTIMES | There will be TWO shows
Friday, August 8 at 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday, August 9 at 8:00pm - 10:30pm


Additional Info

*The vision of this project is to create a space and performance that allows womyn of all colors, sexualities, abilities, cultures, and backgrounds to unite and collaborate, empowering one another toexpress ourselves through theatre, digital media, poetry, spoken word,
art, music, etc, and comment on where we stand in relation to current social and political events in the Bay Area.

The project is inspired by Adrienne Rich's book, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence. She talks about how remaining silent is a form of lying to oneself and to others because she is denying herself and others of that unspoken truth. She also goes on about how the most interesting things in life are what "the possibilities that exist between two people, or a mount a group of people," describing it as a "kind of
alchemy."

It is the project's belief that through constant learning through and of each other as humans and as individuals that we grow to become better people and strive for the betterment of humanity. We are vessels, full of knowledge through our own education and experiences (in and/or out of institutionalized education), and we must share in order to stay in touch with the current course of our times. Within this process, we will attempt to create a community, where we will support and help each other heal and grow into a better place with ourselves before this project. We will use our energies and talents to create political theatre voicing against injustices in the world.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Aug 6, 2008 11:22AM
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