Death on the river Ganges | A Siren Immersion
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SHOW TIME: 7 PM ON FRI. 27TH AND SAT. 28TH AND 3 PM ON SUN. 29TH
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Come and experience the findings of Expose-Death, a year long collaboration of 150 women exploring their relationships with death.
World Premiere | 3 Shows only | September 27th - 29th
Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco
Siren's Expose-Death presents
Death on the River Ganges
Of Divinity and Demons. And Humanity Within.
A Siren Community Experience
A Play, Ceremony & Community dialogue
About life, death and transformation
Death lore and cultures from East and West intermingle as personal tales of love and loss unveil on the banks at Varanasiand the quest begins.
Be transported to the banks of River Ganges in Varanasi, India, one of the holiest cities in India. So begins your search for answers surrounding life, endings and commitment to begin anew. You will follow four Bay Area Women who journey to honor the last wishes of a dearly loved friend. But for Anna, facing the death of the last person she had started to trust, after her many losses in life means a journey very few would like to make. When she disappears, her group is compelled to search for her. Thus all four women set forth, in quest of what it means to be alive.
Set on the banks of a river which never let's you return empty handed, in a town that worships Lord Shiva, the god of death and renewal, amidst the every day dance of life and death by millions, like the snake charmer, mad woman, flower girl, soldier, monk, environmentalist and an old woman waiting to die, this play attempts to make us all think and question our priorities and practices that defines us every moment.
The Process and the Expose-Death Project
Siren Project invites women diverse in age, culture, identity and life style to explore a select topic each year which we believe affects women's well-being and needs greater visibility. The topic is explored yearlong through writing, story-telling, improv, dance, art-making and acting. Through our workshops, story-telling salons and monthly community dialogues, participants discuss and create works out of their personal stories and experiences. These works are the foundation for Siren's Fall Theatre Production. Our productions are created in the Bay Area with an intention for our inspiring tales to reach women throughout our world.
Siren 2013 Expose-Death project is an exploration and exposé on the role death plays in our lives. We have so far engaged 150 courageous women, who came forth with their isolated feelings regarding dying to become part of our creative community. Through tears and actually, a great deal of laughter, we shared our experiences and views on the many faces of death. Fifty seven stories from this work inspired the creation of the play, Death on the River Ganges.
Our all-women cast and crew now present a collaboration evolved with passion, exploring humanity's eternal quest to make sense of mortality. While seeking truths from our death experiences, we are also brought to reflect on the delights and dilemmas of life.
This thought provoking production, combined with ceremony and community dialogue, invites our audience to journey further to find grace in facing final endings. Through pain, anger, fear, grief, difficulty in letting go, we learn from the lessons death teaches us. In so doing, we try, the best we can, to free ourselves to be fully alive, more so than we normally dare.
Mission Cultural Center (View)
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|