BAILOUT! or Can You Picture this Prophecy? The Temperatures are too hot for me.
Navarrete x Kajiyama Dance Theater's latest multi-disciplinary performance work BAILOUT! or Can you picture this prophecy? The temperatures are too hot for me addresses the 3.11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Northern Japan. It looks at humanity's relationship with the oceans and how we cope in the face of catastrophic environmental disasters. The choices we have made to fulfill our urban lifestyles has resulted in unimaginable consequences where we have abandoned our responsibility to work with nature, and instead, are putting ourselves in danger as we push the limits of the earth. Large financial institutions are being bailed out, but who will bail out the rest of us?
In September 2012, we traveled to Northern Japan to volunteer in cleanup efforts and meet people whose lives are still being impacted by the disaster, including friends who live a mere twelve miles from the Fukushima Daini Nuclear power plant. Inspired by our research, we will be presenting a site-specific, traveling version of BAILOUT! at locations along 24th Street in San Francisco's Mission District. The performance will culminate with an indoor performance at Dance Mission Theater. We are honored to be working with performer-collaborators Kevin O'Connor, Emily Leap, musician Adria Otte, and multimedia designer Ricardo Rivera.
The goals of BAILOUT! are in line with NAKA's commitment as artists to calling out what we perceive to be social and environmental injustice, and using performance and community engagement as a means to raise awareness about the issues.
BAILOUT! is sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center and funded in part by the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Theatre Bay Area's CA$H Grant, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, City of Oakland Cultural Funding, the East Bay Community Foundation's Fund for Artists, the Open Circle Foundation, and many generous individual donors.
Dance Mission Theater (View)
3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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