Public Square: Global South Edition

Sat, Mar 15, 11 AM–Midnight

Be a part of YBCA's third Public Square—a confluence of art experiences happening throughout YBCA. From participating in classes to attending performances to engaging with exhibitions, YBCA Public Square incorporates an entire day of activities that allow everyone to passionately engage in creative expression no matter your area of interest or energy level.

50 Cent Tabernacle: Brazil/Global South Edition
50 ¢ | 11 AM–5 PM | YBCA FORUM
The 50 Cent Tabernacle is a series of open, mixed-level dance classes with some of the Bay Area's foremost masters of the craft. For 50 cents, participants receive an all-day pass, which is good for up to five different 60-minute classes. Brazilian urban-hip hop contemporary dance troupe Companhia Urbana de Dança kicks off the series with a special 90-minute Urban Dynamics workshop, followed by one hour classes featuring dances from the Global South including Argentinian Tango and Punjabi Bhangra!  More »

Special Event
Field of Inquiry: Global South Edition
FREE with RSVP | 4 –7 PM | Grand Lobby and Galleries
The Future Soul Think Tank produces their second set of public, physical responses to their sustained inquiry, creating an assortment of interactive provocations in conjunction with YBCA's presentation of Companhia Urbana de Dança. They will stage a series of Paolo Freire-inspired 'teach-ins' throughout the YBCA campus. The result is a synthesis of speculative future and the Global South, Brazilian hip-hop and Bay Area free jazz, a public discourse meant to cultivate a deeper culture of risk-taking within safe space.  More »

Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa
FREE | Noon | Downstairs Galleries
Disrupting expected images of South Africa, the 25 contemporary artists and collectives featured in Public Intimacy eloquently explore the poetics and politics of the everyday.  More »

In collaboration with SFMOMA.

Companhia Urbana de Dança / Sonia Destri Lie:

$25-30 | 8 PM | YBCA Forum
Brazilian dance sensation Companhia Urbana de Dança blends electrically charged athleticism and gritty urban dynamism. Founded by choreographer Sonia Destri Lie in 2005, the company fuses European hip-hop with the sounds and culture of Brazil.  More »

Party/Social Event
Global South After Party
$5 | 9 PM–Midnight | Grand Lobby
(Free for Companhia Urbana de Dança ticketholders)

The dance party doesn’t end after Companhia Urbana de Dança leaves the stage. Join us in our Grand Lobby immediately following the show and hit the floor for a rhythmically charged after-party. Featuring a procession led by Sambafunk, music by Rico Pabon, Juan Amador, and DJ Leydis; drinks; and the talented Companhia Urbana de Dança dancers!

Rico Pabon »
Juan Amador »
DJ Leydis »
Sambafunk »