Just Ahead is Darkness
October 26, 2019
8pm, Counterpulse, San Francisco
Tickets available HERE
$15 early bird (until 9/26), $20 general
An evening of episodic performance inspired by how time transforms the relationships between fact, story, and truth. This is part of Soundwave Festival 9, "Time."
Inspired by the tradition of bon dances in Hawaii, the evening will feature dance company Sharp & Fine, composer Cory Wright, and author Ben Loory in an interactive theatrical experience: "Just Ahead is Darkness" uses dance, live music, spoken text, and audience participation to explore how family histories become ingrained in our imaginations and bodies through storytelling and over time. This performance features excerpts of material being developed for Sharp & Fine's new evening-length piece that will premiere February 7-9, 2020.
Guest curators: Megan and Shannon Kurashige (co-artistic directors, Sharp & Fine)
Sharp & Fine performers: Christian Burns, Sonja Dale, Megan Kurashige, Shannon Kurashige, Sarah Woods-LaDue
Composer: Cory Wright
Musicians: Steve Adams, Tim De Cillis, Cory Wright
Author: Ben Loory
SoundWave website: http://soundwavesf.com/
Z Space, San Francisco
This new piece will be an evening-length narrative work that uses dance, live music, spoken text, and audience participation to explore how family histories become ingrained in our imaginations and bodies through storytelling. The piece is inspired by the tradition of bon dances in Hawaii. Bon dances are part of a traditional Japanese celebration of the spirits of family ancestors and an ubiquitous aspect of summer culture in Hawaii.