RAWdance & Fauxnique

Sep 15 2017 — Sep 23 2017
This Performance is now closed
Part of
Transform Fest - Fall 2017
See Transform Fest — Spring 2018

The Fall 2017 presentation of Transform Fest has passed, but tickets are now available for the Spring 2018 lineup.

Transform Fest's Program B is a double bill featuring RAWdance and Fauxnique

Transform Fest features live performances, films, labs, pop-up events, and parties.

RAWdance is a contemporary dance company known for transforming theaters and public spaces through a mix of performance, curation, teaching, and collaboration.

RAWdance will look at the recurring history of clashes between power structures and society’s intellectuals and culture makers: from the destruction of the library of Alexandria to China’s Cultural Revolution, the Khmer Rouge to the Spanish Civil War. Critical thinking has regularly and quite often violently been considered a threat, risky to those in power or those trying to usurp it. What does it mean to be an informed citizen?

Visionary dance at its best. —Critical Dance

Fauxnique is the drag queen alter ego of Monique Jenkinson, a multi-genre performing artist (dance, cabaret, theater) whose work considers the performance of femininity as a powerful, vulnerable, and subversive act.

Fauxnique digs into questions around belonging and finds authenticity through practices of artifice. What do we mean when we call someone a “real american” or a “real” anything?

Revelatory and inspirational . . . Jenkinson is a must-see because of her technical excellence, ability to create beauty, and rare personable flair for drama. —San Francisco Bay Guardian

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More Festival Programs on Sep 15 & Sep 23

Sep 14–23


Transform Labs gives guest experts and public a chance to discuss and respond to Why Citizenship?

Sep 16 & 23


Experience dynamic, pop-up installations and performances by YBCA Fellows.

Sep 21 & Sep 23


Festival curators and designers take you further inside the world of this exciting festival.

Sep 23


A series of open, mixed-level dance classes.


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

YBCA Programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The 17-18 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 17–18: Surdna Foundation,, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.

YBCA Exhibitions 17–18 are made possible in part by: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Meridee Moore and Kevin King.

Engagement and Education Programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, The Kimball Foundation, and The Sato Foundation.


Photo:  Margo Moritz