Performance

The intention of each Bad Unkl Sista performance is to weave experiences in the present, followed by a logical understanding once the apparition and pageantry of the glorious living moment has passed.

Each performance contains elements of surprise for the audience as well as the dancers. There are moments choreographed into every performance where each dancer—at different times—is metaphorically pushed to the edge of a cliff and asked to jump off. The direction of the performance from there is an unknown for all.

Every performance happens only once, compelling the dancers and the audience to share in the moment, together. This gives life to the dancers and the audience, and together we reach a level of trust and vulnerability that is rarely experienced in our day-to-day social interactions.

All work by Bad Unkl Sista is infused with this same sense of awe and living wonder.

 

Archive

Training – January 2014 Intensive

Training – January 2014 Intensive

(January 24-26, 2014) Butoh-inspired “Studies in Stillness” training draws from life experience to bring to the surface core movement and emotional content. This residential workshop will include 2.5 days of movement exploration and dialogue.

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CODAME 2013

CODAME 2013

(2013) CODAME opened the doors to 5ENSES, an immersive guided journey that subverted perception and re-awakened senses, one by one, with installations, dance, interactive art, and technology.

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Yerba Buena Night 2013

Yerba Buena Night 2013

Bad Unkl Sista presented throughout this year’s Yerba Buena Night, a free outdoor evening of art, music, dance and performance in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood.

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Symbiosis 2013

Symbiosis 2013

Bad Unkl Sista offered processions, classes, and performances at this year’s Gathering, a synaesthesia of art, music, transformational learning, and sustainable living integrated into an extravaganza of community experience.

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Burning Man 2013

Burning Man 2013

Bad Unkl Sista offered processions and performance installations during its annual pilgrimage to the playa – including TEDx Black Rock City, Dustfish, and a spectacle-scale procession in memory of Pepe Ozan – while expressing this year’s theme, Cargo Cult.

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The Decameron

The Decameron

(2013) The Decameron was a ten-day festival of intimate, cafe-style stories told by a wide range of artists, presented from within a symbolic contemporary catastrophe scenario: a post-earthquake disaster area.

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Little Match Girl Passion – Denmark

Little Match Girl Passion – Denmark

(2013) A re-telling of The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, presented by Den Fynske Opera (Denmark) and featuring Anastazia Louise as The Little Match Girl in collaboration with the San Francisco Lyric Opera.

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All Worlds Fair

All Worlds Fair

(2013) Our world, in our universe, was  selected to host the greatest gathering of all of time and space – wonders of the pasts that never were, presents not of our Earth, and futures that never will be again!

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