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Raising Voices
3:00 PM - 11:59 PM Brava Theater Center
Date: October 14, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Where: Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94110
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Arts & Theater
Ticket Price: N/A
Raising Voices A diverse program weaving mini documentaries and experimental shorts spanning across a wide cross-section of the dance community, celebrating the work of under-represented artists and amplifying their powerful messages of activism and community through the arts. Black Man in America (United States, 2018) 5:07Director: Justina Kamiel Grayman, Vance “Johnny Hobbes” BrownChoreographer: Justina Kamiel Grayman Joyful Black boys turn into silenced men, but what happens when enough is enough? Too Many Bodies (United States, 2018) 5:36Director: Reena DuttChoreographer: Nancy Dobbs Owen Too Many Bodies is a music video addressing America’s need for gun reform through dance, music and passion, culminating in a website of resources for advocacy and survivor support. Jelanii’s Dance (United States, 2017) 3:43Director: Maggie Piazza CarrollChoreographer: Jelanii Kabita Jelanii moves through life with an unrelenting positivity and determination, even when faced with extreme adversity. Shed (United States, 2018) 3:49Director: Emily Halaka, Carolyn DiLoretoChoreographer: Carolyn DiLoreto A poetry-in-motion piece that explores the relationship between female sexuality and self-worth. Black Stains (United States, 2017) 13:27Director: Tiffany RhynardChoreographer: Trent D. Williams, Jr. Inspired by the personal experiences of choreographer Trent D. Williams, Jr., the film addresses the systemic pattern of racial profiling by the police. A Life of Movement (United States, 2018) 13:52Director: Melanie D’AndreaChoreographer: Various An uplifting short documentary series that highlights inspiring, bold and unconventional leaders in dance and their wisdoms of living a life of movement. Cipher (United States, 2018) 24:35Director: Rafael Roy, Kelin VerretteChoreographer: Team Heat In a rapidly changing Bay Area, dancers from the thriving TURF (Taking Up Room on the Floor) community guide us through the spaces they hold to create, innovate and maintain the culture.