Human Shakes: Menace / Right Brain: The Elephant in the Room (excerpts)
Tim Rubel Human Shakes will present a new dance-theatre work called Menace. Menace is anegotiation between self-control and self-indulgence. It is a landscape of visceral reality, where whimsical intuition is favored over mindful logic. The menace is sometimes threatening, sometimes pathetic, sometimes ridiculous, sometimes terrifying. It is never safe, and no one is ever truly safe around it. It is an articulation of the dirty and less flattering side of our humanity. The piece asks, who do we choose to devour and who do we choose to save? What are the politics behind this decision? - The Elephant in the Room features a large pachyderm-like entity who invisibly inhabits the stage, intriguing and confounding a cast of performers who dance, clown and sing their efforts to define it. This piece is an excerpt from an evening length semi-linear dance-theater rumination on what goes unnoticed, a blend of movement, shadows and sound that explores the human ability to overlook something, even when it is important or obvious.
Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center (View)
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123