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5th Annual RADAR SPECTACLE
Verdi Club
San Francisco, CA
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5th Annual RADAR SPECTACLE
Featuring spectacles by comedian/playwright Marga Gomez, the Brontez Purnell Dance Company, Dia Dear, Mica Sigourney and Jesse Hewitt!

*Marga Gomez* won both the SF Bay Guardian's and SF Weekly's Reader's Choice "2012 Best Comedian" award. Her television credits include LOGO's "One Night Stand Up. Marga is also the creator of nine solo plays which have been produced nationally, and Off Broadway. Her latest show "Not Getting Any Younger," received the SF Chronicle's highest rating in 2011.

*Brontez Purnell* is a Bay Area based writer, dancer, and musician. He's been featured in the Out Magazine's Hot List and the New York Times. He is the creator of the Post-Queer Core zine Fag School and is currently working on his first novella. Founder and creative head of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company, which debuted its first body of dance work, Whenever I Get Off the Floor I'm A Total Fucking Hurricane, at Berkeley Art Museum, Purnell is currently wrapping up production on his first dance film titled Free Jazz. He has toured the US and Europe with his former band Gravy Train!!!! and his surrent musical project The Younger Lovers. He is currently studying Theatre and Contemporary Dance at Cal State East Bay.

*Dia Dear's* performances are an ephemeral embodiment of the hyper-real IRL. Stylistically bridging a gap between the nightclub and traditional performance, Dia Dear's work creates breaks from the ubiquitous consumption of technological integration. Through use of a highly stylized visual aesthetic, evocative lip-synch, precise movement, and a dedication to creating a moment of sincere vulnerability, Dia Dear's work explores the essence of humanity in the ruins of a digital reality.

Born in 2008 *VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!* is a cyclone. Often bottomless, unkempt with a high beat on her face VVFM is daughter to Glamamore and Glenn Marla. She's mother of a dysfunctional gang of drag babes, and an emcee who's social awkwardness is only surpassed by her desire to be loved.

You can find her every Friday at the SOME THING at the Stud in San Francisco.

*Jesse Hewit* is a San Francisco and New York based dancer and choreographer, and makes work under the moniker/project Strong Behavior. He regularly collaborates with and studies with his heroes, near and far, and his work, curations, and teachings have happened all over the place. His current project, ADULT (in collaboration with Laura Arrington), will premiere this fall at Portland's TBA Festival, with support from residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts and Ponderosa Tanzland. jessehewit.com

Live art auction PLUS raffle with prizes from Last Gasp, YBCA, Hard French, McSweeneys, Down at Lulus, Original Plumbing and MUCH MORE!

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Verdi Club (View)
2424 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Categories

Arts > Dance
Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Comedy > Stand Up
Social > LGBT

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Non-Smoking: Yes!

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