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.

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 Camp 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
Wednesday, May 16
Wednesday, May 16
Thursday, May 17
Thursday, May 17
Friday, May 18
Friday, May 18
Saturday, May 19
Saturday, May 19
Sunday, May 20
Sunday, May 20
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

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.