Festival

Transform Fest – Spring 2018

May 09 2018 — May 20 2018
Transform, YBCA’s new festival, celebrates the power of ideas through transformative performances. Each fall and spring, we will convene leading contemporary artists for a provocative showcase of dance, music, and theater that can only happen at YBCA.
May 9–20, 2018
What is Transform? »

This spring, our festival is built around the question: “Where is our public imagination?” An international spectrum of performance from eclectic and progressive musical presentations (Black Women Rock!, DJ Spooky, Mark de Clive-Lowe), visually stunning dance (Capacitor, Printz Dance Project), and innovative, interdisciplinary theater driven works (Roger Guenveur Smith with Campo Santo, Okwui Okpokwasili, Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera).

Schedule
Wednesday, May 09
Wednesday, May 09
Thursday, May 10
Thursday, May 10
Friday, May 11
Friday, May 11
Saturday, May 12
Saturday, May 12
Sunday, May 13
Sunday, May 13
Wednesday, May 16
Wednesday, May 16
Thursday, May 17
Thursday, May 17
Friday, May 18
Friday, May 18
Saturday, May 19
Saturday, May 19
Video
Trailer

Mini Schedule

Take a quick look at each day’s programs below..

May 2018

WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN
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10
11
12
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20
WED, MAY 9

Okwui Okpokwasili
7:30PM — YBCA Forum

Post-Show: Artist Conversation plus Q&A

THU, MAY 10

Okwui Okpokwasili
7:30PM — YBCA Forum

Post-Show: Artist Conversation plus Q&A

FRI, MAY 11

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

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

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

jessica Care moore’s
Black WOMEN Rock!

9PM — YBCA Forum

Pre-Show Artist Talk:
They Say I’m Different
11AM — Offsite

SUN, MAY 13

Transformed: Short Films
2PM and 3:30PM — Screening Room
WED, MAY 16

Campo Santo
7:30PM — YBCA Forum

Post-Show: Artist Conversation plus Q&A

THU, MAY 17

Capacitor
7:30PM — YBCA Theater

Pre-Show: Talk with scientists and new media artists
6:30PM

Campo Santo
7:30PM — YBCA Forum
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: Talk with scientists and new media artists
6:30PM

Lars Jan / Early Morning Opera
7:30PM — YBCA Forum
SUN, MAY 20

Capacitor
7PM — YBCA Theater

Pre-Show: Talk with scientists and new media artists
6PM

Lars Jan / Early Morning Opera
7:30PM — YBCA Forum

Credits

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.