As big fans of Crowded Fire Theater we were really excited to hear about their collaboration with AXIS Dance Company, Star Finch, and Ensemble Mik Nawooj to create a new immersive multidisciplinary experience that merges “hip-hop, contemporary dance, and theater into a boundary-pushing work featuring a 12-person orchestra”. Sounds intriguing right?!
Unfortunately there are only 3 performances over 2 days, which means we won’t be reviewing it, but we felt strongly that a show as unique as this needed a shout-out. We definitely recommend checking it out. We will be.
DEATH BECOME LIFE: BANISH DARKNESS – a future vision by Crowded Fire Theater, AXIS Dance Company, Star Finch, and Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, 4705 3rd Street, San Francisco
Our pal Laura Helen Winn is teaching a doodling class this weekend in the Mission:
Doodling is a wonderful way to help you realize your ideas, dreams, and visions. It’s a mindless activity that helps you relax and focus. What’s the difference between drawing and doodling? Drawing is for “serious artists making serious work,” or so we think. Doodling is for everyone – there are no rules, no mistakes, and no worries. Together, we’ll get curious about why we judge our drawings, and how that judgment keeps us from having fun with pens and paper. You’ll learn that sometimes the “bad” doodles turn out the best!In this class, I’ll lead you through exercises that connect your thoughts to paper, get you thinking outside the box, and get comfortable making messes.
I love a good mess! Class is Sunday, 2-4pm. Read on for more info.
SF Weekly this week published an in-depth look back at the life and times of the departed local artist:
It’s 1993, and 19-year-old Aaron Curry is trapped on an overpass towering above a crime-ridden Hayes Valley, long before the Central Freeway came down and it became the uber-chic hamlet it is today. Curry, better known as Bay Area graffiti writer ORFN, had been spotted mid-tag on the two-story-high roadway, and cops are approaching him in both directions.
He thinks fast and jumps — not to his death, but to a nearby wooden telephone pole. He grabs hold with his jacket-clad arms and bare hands, and wobbles down to safety.