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dark/lessons/rupture

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Date:
Friday, November 18, 2022
Time:
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Jess Curtis/Gravity
Email:
Phone:
415-435-7549
Location Details:
CounterPulse
80 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Nov 18, 19 and 20 at 8pm

Gravity and CounterPulse present dark/lessons/rupture, an evening of performance featuring excerpts from three new works by Jess Curtis, and Beyond Gravity artists Silk Worm and RUPTURE. Into The Dark, is a new ensemble work instigated by Curtis in collaboration with a diverse ensemble of Blind, Low Vision and Sighted performers, addressing the physical, subconscious, and literal effects of western culture's binary mythologizing of darkness and light. Lessons in Anatomy, a new solo(ish) piece from Silk Worm, aims to create a repository for all the negative thoughts, fears, doubts, and second guesses that come with bodily transformation, namely with changing sex. Navigating a medicalized transition, it turns out, produces a landfill's worth of psychic garbage, and Lessons in Anatomy hopes to take out the trash. &theruptureisnow, an excerpt of a large prismatic performance work by the RUPTURE collective (jose e. abad, Gabriele Christian, Stephanie Hewett, Styles Alexander, and Clarissa Dyas) premiering in late 2023, shares some of the group's research on Afro-Diasporic - primarily African-American - folk games and functions as sites of chance, vernacular, and transformation. Working through Fred Moten's understanding of "study" as all that you "do with other people...talking, walking...under the name of speculative practice," RUPTURE sources recreation, rest, and revelry as the anchors between community care and stage composition.

"Globalism in economics is the pits. But in the arts it can work fabulously: artists bring their various perspectives to projects, cross-pollinate each others' ideas, and discover commonalities and differences. Jess Curtis/Gravity...offers a glimpse of what's possible." --San Francisco Bay Guardian

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Added to the calendar on Tue, Sep 27, 2022 5:11PM
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