Down and Dirty Dance Series
Run For Your Life!...it's a dance company! and Gadung Kasturi Balinese Dance and Music present a shared dance concert on July 16th and 17th at Dance Mission Theater
Two very different dance companies will share a show on Friday, July 16th and Saturday, July 17th at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco, as part of Dance Brigade's Down and Dirty Dance Series. The humorous and eccentric choreography of Run For Your Life!...it's a dance company! will complement the classic Balinese performing arts of Gadung Kasturi Balinese Dance and Music.
Both groups will offer Master Classes at Dance Mission. Dudley Brooks will offer a Master Class in Clowning and Dance on Saturday, July 17th, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, and Kompiang Metri Davies will hold a Master Class in Balinese Dance on Sunday, July 18th, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
Gadung Kasturi's performance will feature eight-year-old Chandra Ayu Davies, who was the youngest solo performer at this year's San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. She is a master of both classical and contemporary Balinese dance. "Chandra Ayu Davies, 8, simply dazzled in the Balinese classical dance Condong. Davies gave a refined performance ... that proved inspiring." (Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle).
The concert, which will be accompanied by the live music of the Balinese gamelan orchestra, will also present the premiere of Nyapuh Jagat, a new dance in classical Balinese style choreographed by Gadung Kasturi's Artistic Director Kompiang Metri Davies. Gadung Kasturi Balinese Dance and Music, based in Richmond, CA, is a performing arts group whose mission is the preservation, promotion, and development of the traditional dance and music of Bali, Indonesia. Gadung Kasturi's website is www.GadungKasturi.org.
The mission of San Francisco's Run For Your Life!...it's a dance company! is to make people laugh and to keep them wondering what will happen next. Run For Your Life! has left audiences rolling in the aisles from San Francisco to Gothenburg, Sweden a long way to roll! Run For Your Life!'s humor has been called "delightful" (Rachel Howard, SF Examiner), "in a class by itself" (Allan Ulrich, VoiceOfDance.org), and "really silly" (Hans and Nils Pink, seven-year-old audience members). The concert will include Artistic Director Dudley Brooks's Roaring '20s version of Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, the reinterpreted and re-named classic Les Sillyphides, a three-foot-high "living puppet" tightrope walker in Cirque du So Little, and a dance with juggling performed to Edward Lear nonsense poems with music composed by Mr. Brooks. Run For Your Life!'s website is www.RunForYourLife.org.
All performances and master classes are at Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street (corner of Mission), San Francisco 94110
Performances Friday, July 16th and Saturday, July 17th, both at 8:00 pm
Tickets $18, $12 students and seniors, at www.BrownPaperTickets.com
Reservations at (415) 273-4633
Drop-in Master Class in Clowning and Dance - Saturday, July 17th, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. $20 - at the door only. Call (415) 863-6007 for information.
Open to all ages and levels
Drop-in Master Class in Balinese Dance - Sunday, July 18th, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. $20 - at the door only. Call (510) 384-1353 for information. Open to all ages and levels.
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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