Music & Dance Concert this Friday & Saturday!!!!
- RED JADE COLLECTIVE
New Urban Folklore As Told Through Crosscultural Music and Dance
Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7, 2002 at 8pm
2840 Mariposa Street (at Florida)
Tickets $12 - $15 (reservations recommended)
Reservations and info: (415) 816-9376 or
San Francisco's Red Jade Collective has intrigued and engaged
audiences throughout California, the east coast, and Asia with its
experimental multidisciplinary performances fusing elements of Jazz,
West African, Cuban, Brazilian, American Indian, Japanese, and
Filipino music traditions with American modern dance, folk dance, and
improvisation. The work focuses on the organic integration of music
and dance, and the representation of the unique mixture of cultures
in the Bay Area. In their vision to step beyond the typical roles of
musician and dancer, the artists generate new bodies of phrases and
sounds with traditional and non-traditional vocabulary.
Crossing Currents relates the struggle to find and retain a sense of
modern urban identity through crosscultural music and dance. The
core stories represented within the work are those of each of the
performers and their evolving personal artistic struggles within
their disciplines. As such, the aim of the performance is not to
retell the older stories embodied in the traditions represented by
the Red Jade Collective but instead to respectfully offer a real-time
portrait of shared artistic evolution grounded in tradition and
evolving through the interactions portrayed onstage. In this way the
work also seeks to function as a representative vision for both
individuals and larger communities within San Francisco.
Featured artists include Jimmy Biala, Lenora Lee, John-Carlos Perea,
Jen Shyu, and Melody Takata.