Director Robert Flaxman in person at both screenings!A Labor of Love is just as much a chronicle of low-budget filmmaking as it is a study of the personal conflicts which come into play during the creation of a piece of "pornography," and the social mores which are violated.
Song Dong's large–scale installation comprised of items that his mother and grandmother collected over a period of five decades. It follows the Chinese concept of wu jin qi yong or "waste not," as a prerequisite for survival.
Inspired by artist Song Dong’s investigations of family, consumerism, and the small meditative moments that punctuate an ordinary life, Daily Lives is a group exhibition borne out of a collaboration between YBCA and the Chinese Cultural Center.
Doug Varone and Dancers: Chapters from a Broken Novel
May 21, 2011 – May 22, 2011
Lam Research Theater at YBCA
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Doug Varone continues a long exploration of the nature of art and inspiration with Chapters from a Broken Novel, an adventurous mash–up of segments, each based on a quote, an image, or an over-heard snippet of conversation. Created for eight dancers, and featuring music by composer David Van Tieghem, Chapters feels like a furtive, unplanned peek into an artist's daily journal, one that depicts human nature at its most vulnerable, expressive and poignant. Chapters from a Broken Novel is co–commissioned by San Francisco Performances.
2011 SFJAZZ Spring Season — Ambrose Akinmusir
May 22, 2011 12:00am
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Possessing a huge, warm tone and daunting technique, Oakland-raised trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is in the thick of the creative action, performing and recording with a litany of rising stars including the ubiquitous Esperanza Spalding. He catapulted to widespread recognition with his 2007 triumph at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, and as a bandleader, he’s developed a distinctive group sound marked by graceful melodies, charged lyricism and supple, inventive harmonies.