Performance

DJ Spooky and Printz Dance Project

Double Bill

May 11 2018 — May 12 2018
Fri, May 11
7:30PM
$35
Sat, May 12
7:30PM
$35
Part of
Transform Fest – Spring 2018
Description
DJ Spooky presents an acoustic multimedia experience of the Arctic world, while Printz Dance moves through a landscape of our transparent existence.

DJ Spooky

featuring Del Sol String Quartet

Arctic Rhythms

Experience the Polar Regions as never before through the eclectic artistry of composer, author, musician, and 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky. Revered in the hip-hop world as a master turntablist, DJ Spooky is a sonic artist who hears music in almost everything. He has undertaken expeditions to Antarctica, to explore the impact of climate change and create acoustic portraits of the rapidly changing continent. Sponsored by the Sierra Club, Miller traveled to the Arctic Circle in 2014 and came away with the inspiration for another volume of music, Arctic Rhythms. In this performance, DJ Spooky projects images of the Arctic landscape onstage and juxtaposes it with live and recorded hip-hop, electronic, and minimalist music to create a unique experience that takes audiences on an evocative multimedia trip through the Arctic.


Stacey Printz / Printz Dance Project

GLASSlands

How does the new social-media driven reality affect partnerships, friendships, and love?

What does voyeurism do to human interactions?

How do we create true intimacy and make personal imprints on one another if there is always a swath of plastic between us?

Printz Dance Project’s GLASSlands invites audiences to engage with a transparent, inflatable world envisioned by choreographer/director Stacey Printz and set designer Sean Riley. The set pieces are large pod-like structures, or “bubble rooms” providing a plastic world that dancers will populate and explore. The audiences at this show fundamentally become the voyeurs as they watch vignettes unfold – they witness what happens when two dancers duet without being able to touch, or when dancers in different pods attempt to “communicate” through the veil of these clear igloo-like structures.

In exploring our obstructed attempts at authentic communication, GLASSlands uses dance as a conduit for deepening interpersonal relationships and compassion for our similarities and differences, therefore making way for tangible change.

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Mini Schedule

Take a quick look at each day’s programs below. For the full schedule, see the TRANSFORM Fest page.

May 2018

WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN
9
10
11
12
16
17
18
19
20
WED, MAY 9

Okwui Okpokwasili
7:30PM — YBCA Forum

Post-Show Talk: Black Women in Resistance

THU, MAY 10

Okwui Okpokwasili
7:30PM — YBCA Forum

Post-Show Talk: Black Women in Resistance

FRI, MAY 11

DOUBLE BILL
DJ Spooky and Printz Dance Project
7:30PM — YBCA Theater

Mark de Clive-Lowe
10PM — YBCA Forum
SAT, MAY 12

DOUBLE BILL
DJ Spooky and Printz Dance Project
7:30PM — YBCA Theater
WED, MAY 16

Roger Guenveur Smith
with
Campo Santo

7:30PM — YBCA Forum

Post-Show Talk: Roger Guenveur Smith and Sean San Jose

THU, MAY 17

Capacitor
7:30PM — YBCA Theater
FRI, MAY 18

Smart Night Out
YBCA Member Exclusive
6PM — YBCA Theater
Capacitor
7:30PM — YBCA Theater
SAT, MAY 19

Capacitor
7:30PM — YBCA Theater

Pre-Show Lab: Science Talk with Capacitor

Lars Jan
7:30PM — YBCA Forum
SUN, MAY 20

Capacitor
7PM — YBCA Theater

Pre-Show Lab: Science Talk with Capacitor

Lars Jan
7:30PM — YBCA Forum

Credits

Photos: DJ Spooky by Paul Miller Figgis. Printz Dance by Jeff Zender.

Arctic Rhythms is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The Performance Season is made possible in part by: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Panta Rhea Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Performances: Surdna Foundation, Salesforce.com, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.