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SAFEhouse announces its sixth annual Summer Performance Festival
SPF6

BODIGRAM | JENNI BREGMAN & DANCERS | AURA FISCHBECK DANCE
GRETCHEN GARNETT & DANCERS | ANGELA MAZZIOTTA | THE MILISSA PAYNE PROJECT
NINE SHARDS | VINNICOMBE/WINKLER
ODC Theater
Wednesday, August 14 – Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tickets: $10/$15/$20

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SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts, a non-profit organization working to incubate new performing artists through residencies, workshops, and performance opportunities, is proud to announce its sixth annual Summer Performance Festival, SPF6, featuring eight emerging dance artists. SPF6 runs from Wednesday, August 14 to Sunday, August 18, 2013 at ODC Theater in San Francisco.
The eight dance artists hand-picked for SPF6 by SAFEhouse founder Joe Landini are: BodiGram, Jenni Bregman & Dancers, Aura Fischbeck Dance, Gretchen Garnett & Dancers, Angela Mazziotta, The Milissa Payne Project, Nine Shards, and Vinnicombe/Winkler.

Each of these artists recently completed a residency at The Garage performance space in San Francisco, and was selected from a pool of more than 120 candidates to participate in SPF6 on the basis of her capacity to make work that is rigorous, challenging and well-crafted.
“After curating The Garage residency program for seven years,” says Landini, “I discovered that many of the artists that we had produced needed a larger venue to show their work. I founded SPF not only to showcase some of the best and brightest emerging dance artists today, but to help bridge the gap between The Garage’s black box stage and larger venues like ODC Theater.”
“I’m also really proud of the breadth of this year’s festival which illustrates the wide spectrum of contemporary dance in San Francisco – from contemporary ballet to physical theater to intermediated performance.”
Complete information about the Festival schedule and artist programs can be found in the fact sheet below.
About SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts
SAFEhouse (Saving Art From Extinction), founded in 2003 and based at The Garage in San Francisco, is a non-profit organization working to incubate new performing artists through residencies, workshops, and performance opportunities. Besides its annual Summer Performance Festival (SPF), SAFEhouse produces the Raw & Uncut Performance Showcase, RAW (Resident Artists’ Workshop), AIRspace Queer Performing Artists Residency Program, and the West Wave Dance Festival. For more information, about SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts, call (415) 518-1517.

FACT SHEET
WHAT:
SAFEhouse presents its sixth annual Summer Performance Festival, SPF6, featuring the work of emerging dance artists BodiGram, Jenni Bregman & Dancers, Aura Fischbeck Dance, Gretchen Garnett & Dancers, Angela Mazziotta, The Milissa Payne Project, Nine Shards, and Vinnicombe/Winkler.
WHEN:
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
7pm | Jenni Bregman & Dancers
9pm | BodiGram
Thursday, August 15, 2013
7pm | Nine Shards
9pm | I. Aura Fischbeck II. Gretchen Garnett & Dancers III. Angela Mazziotta
Friday, August 16, 2013
7pm | I. Aura Fischbeck II. Gretchen Garnett & Dancers III. Angela Mazziotta
9pm | Jenni Bregman & Dancers
Saturday, August 17, 2013
4pm | The Milissa Payne Project
7pm | BodiGram
9pm | Vinnicombe/Winkler
Sunday, August 18, 2013
2pm | Vinnicombe/Winkler
4pm | Nine Shards
7pm | The Milissa Payne Project
PROGRAMS:
BODIGRAM
Performance Title: D.R.U.N.K.S., Dangerous Rebels Uncovering Nonsensical Knowledge Satirically
D.R.U.N.K.S., Dangerous Rebels Uncovering Nonsensical Knowledge Satirically is a comedic dance theater piece about the ridiculousness of drinking. Combining contact improvisation, line dancing, and drinking games, BodiGram explores the word “Drunks” as a kind of secret acronym.
Length: 45 minutes
Performers: Blair Bodie, Julia Graham, Korie Franciscus, and Tara Fagan
JENNI BREGMAN & DANCERS
Performance Titles:
I. Home
II. Context
III. Force
Jenni Bregman & Dancers performs three short dance theater pieces. Home explores how children envision adulthood through the drawings they make. Context imagines what it’s like to navigate the world with impaired senses. Lastly, Force is about working in a fast-paced corporation.
Length: 45 minutes
Performers: Sadie Carhart, Sharon Gallagher, Hillary Hoffman, Gina Levesque, Seren Pendleton-Knoll, Shawna Seth, Alberto Vajrabukka, and Jenni Bregman
AURA FISCHBECK DANCE
Performance Title: Have we all melted yet? (excerpt)
Relying on the body as a source of non-linear narrative and living history, Have we all melted yet? weaves together evocative movement and iconic imagery to examine myths of American identity and the melting pot theory.
Length: 20 minutes
Performers: Rebecca Chun, Colin Epstein, Aura Fischbeck, Annie Kahane, Daria Kauffman, Melissa Lewis, and Karla Quintero
GRETCHEN GARNETT & DANCERS
Performance Title: Buitenlanders (world premiere)
Buitenlanders investigates the isolation, confusion, and embarrassment of being an outsider. It looks at how we deal with our own otherness in search of a place that feels like home.
Length: 15 minutes
Performers: Leah Curran, Rachael Elliot, LizAnne Roman
ANGELA MAZZIOTTA
Performance Title: We lay awake breathing grapes (world premiere)
We lay awake breathing grapes is a solo about a woman who has something to say, but can’t get the words out. “The lump in her throat and grapes in her mouth are dams to her words.”
Length: 15 minutes
Performer: Whitney Stevenson
THE MILISSA PAYNE PROJECT
Performance Title: Up in the Air
Inspired by the grandeur of hot air balloon travel, Up in the Air features an ensemble of 15 Bay Area dancers, and set design by Bay Area painter Seán Patrick McArdle.
Length: 40 minutes
Performers: Vivian Aragon, Marlowe Bassett, Jamielyn Duggan, Emily Kerr, Bryan Ketron, Jackie Goneconti Gibbons, Damon Mahoney, Mairi Nicol, Rachel Speidel Little, Megan Wright, Jessica Woodman, Gabrielle Zucker
NINE SHARDS
Performance Title: my five thousand north stars
My five thousand north stars is a dance theater work investigating the world of home, and the choices we make within it and because of it.
Length: 45 minutes
Performers: Shannon Leypoldt, Abby Stopper, Lucy Vasserman
VINNICOMBE/WINKLER
Performance Title: Deconstructing the Surrogate
A duet created by husband and wife team Daniel James and Bryce Vinnicombe Winkler, Deconstructing the Surrogate is accompanied by an original soundtrack comprised of over 1000 individual tracks and a richly kaleidoscopic film projected over both performer and stage.
Length: 40 minutes
Performers: Bryce Vinnicombe and Harold Burns
WHERE:
ODC Theater
3153 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
TICKETS:
$10/$15/$20
To purchase call 415-863-9834, Monday through Friday from 12-3pm. Or online visit: odcdance.org/buytickets.php.
Media Contact: John Hill
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510.435.7128