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

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 synaesthestic community experience integrating art, music, transformational learning, and sustainable living.

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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) in collaboration with the San Francisco Lyric Opera. Featuring Anastazia Louise as The Little Match Girl.

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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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Spider Ball 2011

Spider Ball 2011

A roaming cast of 30+ Bad Unkl Sista company members explored human neurotic behavior throughout the night at Spider Ball, a massive Halloween party held at the historic Bently Reserve in San Francisco.

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Study of Soft

Study of Soft

(2010) Study of Soft was a year-long movement exploration and performance series exploring somatic intensity and groupspeak—a unique movement vocabulary capable of moving witnesses to a state of extraordinary being.

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2nd Skin

2nd Skin

(2008) 2nd Skin: Imaginative Designs in Digital & Analog Clothing featured pioneering artists working at the crossroads of science/technology and art/fashion, including Bad Unkl Sista.

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Supperclub San Francisco

Supperclub San Francisco

Throughout the past decade, Anastazia Louise and other Bad Unkl Sista company artists have offered spotlight performances as well as stimulating, unexpected, and spontaneous audience interactions at this innovate San Francisco nightspot.

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