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2nd Annual Baile en La Calle: The Mural Dances

  • Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center 2981 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Brava! for Women in the Arts & Epiphany Productions present

2nd Annual Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances

Down Balmy Alley
Sunday, May 4, 2014  
Tours leave Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center (2981-24th St) at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm

Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances takes over Balmy Alley as the event rolls into its 2nd year. Last year’s Baile en la Calle - featuring 5 performances at 5 murals on the lower 24th Corridor - was attended by more than 600 people.  This year Epiphany Productions, Cuicacalli Dance Company, Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza and Loco Bloco -along with special guests Los Chiles Verdes Salsa Band and Diana Gameros -offer dance interpretations of the murals on a tour guided by docents from Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, along the Mission’s historic Balmy Alley, home to the most concentrated collections of murals in the city of San Francisco.  The alley’s murals feature the common theme of protest of US intervention in Central Amerce and celebration of indigenous cultures of Central America and have inspired similar projects across the country.  Baile en la Calle calls attention to the vibrant and visual culture of the Mission District.  Joining Epiphany Dance will be guest artist and local favorite, singer-songwriter Diana Gameros who, along with the dancers will offer vocal interpretations of the murals themes of borders, resistance and change. Joining Cuicacalli will be Brava residence youth artists, the renown Los Chiles Verdes Salsa Band Workshop.
Featuring 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
  • Culminating in Latin dance performance at Galeria de la Raza
  • With mural tours guides provided by Precita Eyes Muralists Association