Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances 2013

  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States

Brava! For Women in the Arts & Epiphany Productions present

Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances

4 FREE Performances
Sunday March 5th Cinco de Mayo, 2013
Guided tours leave from Brava every 45 minutes
Starting at 11:30 a.m. and continuing at 12:15, 1:00, and 1:45 p.m.

Starting at Brava Theater Center, located at 2781 24th at York Street, San Francisco, take a guided walking tour of the landmark Mission District mural paintings on the lower 24th Street corridor. Experience five mural site with live dance performances - from traditional to modern dance - featuring Cuicacalli Dance Company, Epiphany Productions, Loco Bloco, and more. 

Performances by:

  • Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza: folkloric youth piece with Jesus Cortes and modern youth piece with Kim Epifano
  • Cuicacalli Dance Company - adult modern/folkloric
  • Epiphany Productions - adult modern
  • Loco Bloco - comparsa/stilts and dancers
  • With tour guides provided by Precita Eyes

Epiphany Proudctions
rtistic Director Kim Epifano founded Epiphany Productions in 1997 to aid her work in sonic dance theater, a genre-bending blend of dance, theater, and vocalization in which dancers, musicians, aerialists, and actors work together to weave a story on stage. Epiphany Productions’s programs include an annual Home Season; San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD), a free annual festival presented since 2004 along the City’s trolley lines, which features new site-specific works by Bay Area choreographers; and educational outreach activities in the Bay Area and around the world. The company’s artistic focus is on large-scale multi-disciplinary collaborations, and since its inception, Epiphany Productions has produced 20 major large-scale works of this nature. The company’s work has been seen all over the world, including a recent U.S. State Department-supported tour to Tunisia, North Africa in March 2010 to be the featured performers at an international dance festival hosted by Mad’Art Carthage. Epiphany Productions’s work has been recognized by several Isadora Duncan Dance Awards (IZZIES) and nominations, received the SF Weekly’s Black Box Award for Best Dance Ensemble, and placed first in Mexico’s Bi-National Competition. Epiphany Productions has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, California Arts Council, and others.
 

Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza
Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza is a year-round youth training program in residence at Brava Theater Center.  Founded in 2008 by renowned international performer Jesus “Jacoh” Cortes, Cuicacalli is an international, cross-cultural, dance-arts educational institution. Cuicacalli carries strongly its mission: to serve the diverse community of San Francisco with dedication towards excellent instruction, performances and community programs, for intergenerational students, artists and audiences of all backgrounds. Cuicacalli builds communities through dance - expanding, exploring and celebrating the cultural traditions of the Americas.
 

Loco Bloco Dance & Drum Ensemble
Loco Bloco was founded in 1994 by community artists and activists of color to provide low-income, minority and immigrant families access to professional level arts education at no cost. Since Loco Bloco's inception more than 6,000 youth and their families have benefited from training and performance in high-quality percussion, dance, visual arts, theater arts, stilt walking, civic engagement, youth leadership training and physical and mental health education.  Each year, approximately 600 young people between 4 and18 years of age directly participate in Loco Bloco's afterschool programs at San Francisco schools and community centers. 

Through special events, more audiences and communities are exposed to Loco Bloco's philosophy of youth empowerment through the arts.  Loco Bloco's major events include: all New Works Concert presented in early December ; International Women's Celebration Event presented throughout March; Carnaval season, which includes our Youth Carnaval Jam , SF Carnaval Parade and SF Pride Parade , during May and July; and Loco Bloco's summer Cultural Youth X Change.


Precita Eyes Muralists Association
Precita Eyes Muralists Association and Center, established in 1977, founded by Susan and Luis Cervantes and other artists in San Francisco’s Mission District, is a multipurpose community based arts organization that has played an integral role in the city's cultural heritage and arts education. One of only three community mural centers in the United States, the organization sponsors and implements ongoing mural projects throughout the Bay Area and internationally. In addition, it has a direct impact on arts education in the San Francisco Mission District by offering four weekly art classes for children and youth (18 months through 19 years) and other classes for adults. These classes and community mural projects enable children and youth to develop their individuality and confidence through creative activities and to experience unifying, positive social interaction through collaboration.