Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances 2017
Presented by Brava! for Women in the Arts in Collaboration with Calle 24 and Precita Eyes Muralists
Sunday, May 7 – FREE
Tours begin at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, & 2pm
At the corner of 24th Street and Folsom (in front of Philz Coffee)
Brava! for Women in the Arts’ annual event takes over the streets and alleys of San Francisco’s Mission District to celebrate and preserve its living cultural heritage! Now in its fifth year, Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances draws the Bay Area’s most dynamic dance companies and performing artists to interpret the murals through music and dance, alongside detailed narration by Precita Eyes Muralists docents Carla Wojczuk and Jorge Morell. Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances provides audiences an intricate look at each mural and its relationship to the culture and the life of the Mission. This year’s tour includes a new mural at Red Poppy Art House commemorating the lives of young men lost recently to police shootings and two classic Mission murals at Cesar Chavez Elementary schools. Professional American Sign Language interpreters will be on hand to facilitate communication across Deaf and hearing cultures.
Baile en la Calle 2017 features performances by:
Antoine Hunter & His Urban Jazz Dance Company
Jessica Racinos & Rising Rhythm
Sandra García Rivera
Cuicacalli Dance Company
Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza
Mariachi Juvenil la Misión
Read artist bios here.
Baile en la Calle was supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles. Brava also received funding from the San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Collaborative, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, California Arts Council, and the Department of Children Youth & their Families.