Program Type: 
Community Engagement
BAN6 Push Play >

Next FREE Event: SAT, SEP 17  •  3–7:45 pm

July 30, 2011 - September 17, 2011
Z Space


It’s summer in San Francisco. Time to bundle up, curse the merciless winds under your breath and pretend you’re in Santa Monica. Save your weather woes for another season, though: On July 30 and August 20, YBCA will be transformed into a sizzling oasis of visual art, performance, film, music, workshops, cross-disciplinary symposia, food, drink and unfettered access to the 25+ local artists featured in our Bay Area Now 6 triennial. And save the date for your own off-site, self-curated Push Play > community art tour on Sept 17.

This is how we push play at YBCA.

Next Event: SAT, SEP 17

Push Play > Part III: Cloud Making
Workshops begin at 3pm and 5pm sharp
Stay for Big Art Group’s The People: San Francisco at 8pm around the corner at Z Space.

During the final Push Play > of the BAN6 summer, each audience member becomes a featured performer and a partner in process. Generously hosted by Joe Goode Performance Group, celebrated queer performance incubator THEOFFCENTER curates an afternoon of open-call, avant-garde performance workshops. Five teams, each guided by a lead artist, will collaboratively shape, organize, and stage the piece they create in the dynamic environment of the newly remodeled Joe Goode space. Guests may join workshops at 3pm or 5pm, with the resulting performances occurring at 5pm and 7pm, respectively.

3pm Workshops
Team 1 Facilitators: Jorge de Hoyos and Harold Burns
Team 2 Facilitators: Evan Johnson and Macklin Kowal
Team 3 Facilitators: Honey McMoney

5pm Workshop
Team 4 Facilitators: Laura Arrington and Jesse Hewit

Workshop space is limited, so please arrive early!

Special thanks: David Archuleta at the Joe Goode Performance Group and Ernesto Sopprani and all featured artist facilitators at THEOFFCENTER.

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  • The People: San Francisco
    Sep 16, 2011 7:00pm
    Sep 17, 2011 7:00pm
    Z Space (450 Florida St between 17th and Mariposa)
    $10 General Admission; FREE for YBCA members

    For FREE YBCA member tickets, please login before completing your online order, or call the YBCA Box Office at 415-978-ARTS (2787).

  • BAN6 Push Play >
    Sep 17, 2011 2:00pm – 6:45pm
    Joe Goode Performance Space, 499 Alabama Street #150
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Community Engagement and Youth Education Programs are made possible in part by: The Bernard Osher Foundation, The Sato Foundation, Wells Fargo, GGS Foundation and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
Abundance Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Novellus Systems

Community Engagement Programs are made possible in part by:
The Bernard Osher Foundation
The Sato Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
JPMorgan Foundation
Panta Rhea Foundation
The Kimball Foundation
U.S. Bank
Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Innovation, Community Engagement and Audience Development programs are made possible in part by:
The James Irvine Foundation
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Creative Capacity Fund's NextGen Innovation Grant Program
The Wallace Foundation
Adobe Foundation

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SF Bay Guardian