Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Frolic

A close-up of a person's face illuminated by a single lightbulb agains a black background

Eleven LGBTQ+ choreographers present innovative & experimental work as part of the Queering Dance Festival

Audio Described show Sunday, September 22nd, 4pm and 7pm

@ Waterfront Playhouse, 2020 4th St., Berkeley, CA

5pm and 8pm

Event Link: www.shawl-anderson.org/queeringdance

GET TICKETS HERE

For blind and visually impaired audience members, Shawl Anderson partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and a haptic access tour for the September 22nd Frolic performances as a part of the Queering Dance Festival.

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(in)Visible
Oct
3
to Oct 13

(in)Visible

A person wearing metallic pink shows jumps above a concrete floor with their legs slightly apart. Jess Curtis sits in the far background, looking at the camera through the person's open legs. Other people stand, crawl or walk in the far background. A black chair with thin metal legs is next to the jumping person on the right.

HOW DO YOU EXPERIENCE A PERFORMANCE? BY SEEING IT? WHAT IF THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE?
(in)Visible, dislocates vision from the center of your experience. Developed in collaboration with—and particularly focusing on access to culture for—blind and visually impaired audiences, (in)Visible is created and performed by an international cast of six blind, visually impaired and sighted body-based dancer/performers who dance, sing, whisper and feel their way into your consciousness, bringing experimental dance/performance and sensory accessibility practices into a rich and moving interaction.

Audio Described Shows every night!

October 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th @ CounterPulse

8pm - 9:30pm Show, 7pm Haptic Tour

Tickets: $10-$30

www.jesscurtisgravity.org/invisible

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Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

in·ter·twine

An image of three dancers intertwined physically, jumping and balancing while posing for the camera with one dancer's wheelchair in the background

AXIS Dance Company is thrilled to announce its first international commission under the direction of Artistic Director Marc Brew as the headliner of its 2019 Home Season, in·ter·twine: Alice in Californiland from renowned choreographer Arthur Pita. Pita and AXIS dancers embark on a voyage into a Lewis Carroll-like upside-down world of being present but ignored by society and what it is like to both exist and yet try to resist the strange, surreal and harsh realities of being homeless; completing the triple bill will be Flutter from Bay Area Choreographer and POST:Ballet Artistic Director Robert Dekkers, and a new world premiere from NYC based choreographer and Artistic Director of Arch Dance Company Jennifer Archibald entitled Petrichor, the smell of earth after rain.

October 26 - Show at 8 pm, Post-Show Q&A at 9:30pm with ASL interpretation
October 27 - Show at 2 pm, 1 pm - 1:30 pm Access Tour, Audio Description

Location: Z Space - 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Event Link: http://www.zspace.org/intertwine

Tickets:

Opening Night Pre-Reception (Includes Show), $75 Advocate, $50 Standard Admission (At-the-Door) - $40 Standard Admission (Advance Ticket) - $35 Low-Income, $20

GET TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Box office phone number: (415) 626-0453

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Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

in-ter-twine

An image of three dancers intertwined physically, jumping and balancing while posing for the camera with one dancer's wheelchair in the background.

AXIS Dance Company is thrilled to announce its first international commission under the direction of Artistic Director Marc Brew as the headliner of its 2019 Home Season, in·ter·twine: Alice in Californiland from renowned choreographer Arthur Pita. Pita and AXIS dancers embark on a voyage into a Lewis Carroll-like upside-down world of being present but ignored by society and what it is like to both exist and yet try to resist the strange, surreal and harsh realities of being homeless; completing the triple bill will be Flutter from Bay Area Choreographer and POST:Ballet Artistic Director Robert Dekkers, and a new world premiere from NYC based choreographer and Artistic Director of Arch Dance Company Jennifer Archibald entitled Petrichor, the smell of earth after rain.

October 26 - Show at 8 pm, Post-Show Q&A at 9:30pm with ASL interpretation
October 27 - Show at 2 pm, 1 pm - 1:30 pm Access Tour, Audio Description

Location: Z Space - 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Event Link: http://www.zspace.org/intertwine

Tickets:

Opening Night Pre-Reception (Includes Show), $75 Advocate, $50 Standard Admission (At-the-Door) - $40 Standard Admission (Advance Ticket) - $35 Low-Income, $20

GET TICKETS ONLINE HERE

Box office phone number: (415) 626-0453

For blind and visually impaired audience members, AXIS Dance partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and a haptic access tour for the October 27th performance of in-ter-twine

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Izidora Leber LETHE: Peristyle

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Izidora Leber LETHE, Chor(eograph)us, 2019. Production still. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Natasha Matteson. Seven culturally-diverse performers stand barefoot on top of a dark charcoal grey cement bench on the outdoor plaza outside of the museum. Behind the performers is the bottom half of a large cube-like structure with a unique cross-hatching surface, which diffuses and softens the reflection of light off the blue stainless steel panels. The performers are wearing a crushed velvet jumper that begins darker around the ankles and knees, and fades into a lighter shade of grey color as it rises towards to upper half of their bodies. There are transparent mesh sections that run across the shoulders, and down the thighs and legs, revealing flesh color tones. Each of the performers is wearing a transparent mesh veil covering their faces and heads, and is standing in a statuesque pose with strong and powerful gazes in different directions. Performers include Bojana Rankovic, Trina Michelle Robinson, Guta Galli, Anita Sulimanovic, Claudia  Huenchuleo Paquien, Haru Urushido, Tara Shannon. Costumes by Anna Vyshnyakova, and masks by Zoe Leonard.

As part of Night at The Jewseum and Culture for Community, The CJM is excited to partner with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and a Haptic Access Tour of the Museum-wide performance by Izidora Leber LETHE for blind and low vision audience members.

Izidora Leber LETHE: Peristyle is the first solo museum exhibition of Croatian-Swiss, Oakland-based artist Izidora Leber LETHE. Drawing from the visual languages of Brutalist architecture and minimalist performance scores, this site-specific installation and performance mines the layered memories of the double émigré artist. The artist’s lived experience of diaspora—a history shared by Jewish and many other populations over millennia—informs her conceptual inquiry. Excavating ideologies found in Ancient Roman architecture and the systems of meaning that define The CJM’s Daniel Libeskind-designed building, LETHE’s work imagines a reconfiguration of relationships in the face of irresolvable diasporas.

Thursday September 19th
6pm Haptic Access Tour led by Jess Curtis
7–8pm Audio Description of Live Performance

Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission StreetSan Francisco, CA

Free event in conjunction with Culture for Community. To book a spot in the Haptic Access Tour and/or to reserve a headset for the live audio description please email access@thecjm.org or call 415.655.7856

Event Link: https://thecjm.org/programs/547

For blind and visually impaired audience members, The Contemporary Jewish Museum partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and a haptic access tour for the September 19th Izadora Leber LETHE performance at the museum.

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Sep
15
2:30 PM14:30

Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical

Jekyll, with Hyde in his shadow and the Jekyll & Hyde show logo

Murder and chaos are pitted against love and virtue in this sweeping gothic musical. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.

September 15th 2019 , 2:30pm - 5:00pm- ASL Interpreted performance

Sunnyvale Theatre, 550 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Event Link: https://jekyll.sunnyvaleplayers.org/

GET TICKETS HERE ($32 - $38)

A note from the event organizer:

  • We've blocked out the seats on the top right of the house for the right side of the house, first 4 rows. Please purchase a ticket for any open seat and then email tickets@sunnyvaleplayers.org with your order number and ask to be moved into the ASL reserved section.

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Into The Woods // Woodminster Summer Musicals
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Into The Woods // Woodminster Summer Musicals

Into the Woods logo in front of a forest with a large moon at the top

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child and set off on a journey to break a witch's curse; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Audio Described Show September 5th, 7pm @ Woodminster Amphitheater

Tickets: $33-70

*Half priced tickets available for Blind and Visually Impaired audience members! Call the box office at 510-531-9597 to reserve.

* Complimentary transportation to and from Woodminster Amphitheater from Rockridge BART will be available for Blind and Visually Impaired people on Audio Described show dates. Call the box office at 510-531-9597 to inquire.

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Box Office

For blind and visually impaired audience members, Woodminster partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and a haptic access tour for the September 5th performance of Into the Woods.

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Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival artist panel and brunch
Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival artist panel and brunch

ID: Poster for Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival. The top third of the poster features Zahna Simon dancing. Her right leg is crossed over her left leg and her arms outstretched. She is wearing a solid black two piece dance outfit. The image is on a dark gray background with light blue text. Title text reads: Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival Meet the Artists.

The bottom two-thirds of the poster haas a group pictures from the 2018 Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival.

Poster text reads:

Panel/Brunch
Saturday, Aug 10
11 am- 2 pm.

Deaf Community Center, 1550 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577

Come meet our Deaf Celebrities, Deaf locals, and Deaf International Dance performers. There will be a panel with all our Deaf Artist directors.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see their stories, learn about their culture, victories, and struggles, and what their identities are. There will be a few interview Question and Answer with these amazing Deaf Artists.

Bonus: Deaf Artworks will be presented for sale.

EXTRA bonus: FREE FOOD!
Fabulous delicious brunch!!

$5 dollars (no one turned away for lack of funds) Donations are welcome for DCARA and Deaf Dance Festival.

This is a place for Deaf and Hearing- we will be learning many other languages besides ASL like British Sign Language, German Sign Language, Russian Sign Language, and more!

At the bottom right of the page is a white block with the text: Made possible by Urban Jazz Dance Company & DCARA. There are three logos : Deaf Dance Festival, the orange and teal DCARA log, and the Intersection for the Art logo

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7th annual Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival
Aug
9
to Aug 11

7th annual Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival

[ID: Poster for Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival. The top third of the poster features Zahna Simon dancing. Her right leg is crossed over her left leg and her arms outstretched. She is wearing a solid black two piece dance outfit. The image is on a dark gray background with light blue text. Title text reads: Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival Meet the Artists.

The bottom two-thirds of the poster haas a group pictures from the 2018 Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival.

Poster text reads:

Panel/Brunch
Saturday, Aug 10
11 am- 2 pm.

Deaf Community Center, 1550 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577

Come meet our Deaf Celebrities, Deaf locals, and Deaf International Dance performers. There will be a panel with all our Deaf Artist directors.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see their stories, learn about their culture, victories, and struggles, and what their identities are. There will be a few interview Question and Answer with these amazing Deaf Artists.

Bonus: Deaf Artworks will be presented for sale.

EXTRA bonus: FREE FOOD!
Fabulous delicious brunch!!

$5 dollars (no one turned away for lack of funds) Donations are welcome for DCARA and Deaf Dance Festival.

This is a place for Deaf and Hearing- we will be learning many other languages besides ASL like British Sign Language, German Sign Language, Russian Sign Language, and more!

At the bottom right of the page is a white block with the text: Made possible by Urban Jazz Dance Company & DCARA. There are three logos : Deaf Dance Festival, the orange and teal DCARA log, and the Intersection for the Arts logo.]

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Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival Workshops
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival Workshops

[ID: Poster for Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival. The top half of the poster features Zahna Simon dancing. Her right leg is crossed over her left leg and her arms outstretched. She is wearing a solid black two piece dance outfit. The image is on a black background with light blue text. Title text reads: Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival Workshops. The bottom two-thirds of the poster haas a group pictures from the 2018 Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival. Poster text reads: Wednesday, August 7th. Deaf Community Center, 1550 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577 The bottom half of the poster is spilt into four sections with details about each artists’ workshop. Clockwise from the left: Image 1: AfroColumbian Dance with Nataly Barahora (Columbia). 7:00-7:45pm The Afro-Columbian dance workshop will draw a space of corporeality and expression of Afro-Columbian roots, which will allow participants to approach the stories of the ancient slave peoples, and their succession to that, the complicity of miscegenation in Columbia as a value of freedom. Participants will only need to bring comfortable clothes, sweat towel, and plant of water. Image of Nataly dancing in a traditional Afro-Colombian dress.

Image 2: Interpreting Hip Hop into ASL with Matt Maxey of Deafinitely Dope (Georgia) 7:45-8:30pm You will learn the process of breaking down a hip hop song with slang into ASL and the creative process behind determining which signs fit best in clearly explaining the lyrics. The participants will then take that knowledge to apply into interpreting music in general. Participants need to bring a positive attitude and a desire to learn. There is an image of Matt Maxey smiling at the camera in a black hoodie, black hat and white Deafinitely Dope shirt. Image 3: Jazz Theatrical with Dani Duran (LA, California). 8:20-9:15PM You will learn basic jazz theatrical as broadway inspired by the movie, Chicago! Participants encourage to wear comfortable shoes and/or comfortable jazz shoes. There is an image of Dani smiling at the camera in a red top and black skirt. Image 4: African Dance with Ronnie Bradley (Washington DC) 9:15-10 PM. You will be learning the culture aspect o the dance. Ronnie will teach you the roots of dance from Mail, West Senegal. Bring your towel and plant of water! There is am image of Ronnie with a closed-mouth half smile. Ronnie is wearing a grey headscarf a plaid neck scarf. At the left bottom of the page is small text that reads: All workshops and presentations are open to both Deaf and Hearing More details at www.RealUrbanJazzDance.com At the bottom right of the page is a white block with the text: Made possible by Urban Jazz Dance Company & DCARA. There are three logos : Deaf Dance Festival, the orange and teal DCARA log, and the Intersection for the Art logo.]

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Billy Elliot // Woodminster Summer Musicals
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Billy Elliot // Woodminster Summer Musicals

Billy Elliot the Musical in red letters with a silhouette dancer jumping

Set in a northern English mining town, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community, and changes his life forever.

Audio Described show August 3rd, 8pm @ Woodminster Amphitheater

Tickets: $33-70

*Half priced tickets available for Blind and Visually Impaired audience members! Call the box office at 510-531-9597 to reserve.

* Complimentary transportation to and from Woodminster Amphitheater from Rockridge BART will be available for Blind and Visually Impaired people on Audio Described show dates. Call the box office at 510-531-9597 to inquire.

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Box Office

Event Page

For blind and visually impaired audience members, Woodminster partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and a haptic access tour for the August 3rd performance of Billy Elliot.

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SKETCH 9: Perspective
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

SKETCH 9: Perspective

Female (Kelsey McFalls) gently pushes her face and hand against a white sheer cloth, her eyes are cast downward. Photo by Scot Goodman

SKETCH 9 : PERSPECTIVE marks the 9th iteration of Imagery's celebrated SKETCH Series, an annual creative laboratory which provides a safe place for risk-taking in ballet-based choreography. Original works by Amy Seiwert, Artistic Fellow Ben Needham-Wood, and Chicago-based choreographer Stephanie Martinez explore new potentials on utilizing projection as a theatrical lighting source, stepping out of the traditional mindset of how to light a ballet.

Thursday, July 18 @ 8pm - ASL interpreted show
Friday, July 19 - pre-show Haptic Access Tour begins at 7:00pm, audio described performance at 8pm

Location: ODC Theater 3153 17th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

Tickets: $25, $35, $55 *$15 Tickets for people with disabilities available with discount code Curve9

Box Office: http://odc.dance/sketch9

Event Link: http://asimagery.org/sketch9

For blind and visually impaired audience members, Amy Seiwart’s Imagery partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and a haptic access tour for the July 19th performance of SKETCH 9: Perspective.

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Newsies // Woodminster Summer Musicals
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Newsies // Woodminster Summer Musicals

Logo Disney's Logo of Newsies The Broadway Musical on a blue brick background

Inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,” when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long strike. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment.

Audio Described Show July 13th 8pm @ Woodminster Amphitheater

Tickets: $33-70

*Half priced tickets available for Blind and Visually Impaired audience members! Call the box office at 510-531-9597 to reserve.

* Complimentary transportation to and from Woodminster Amphitheater from Rockridge BART will be available for Blind and Visually Impaired people on Audio Described show dates. Call the box office at 510-531-9597 to inquire.

Website

Box Office

Event Page

For blind and visually impaired audience members, Woodminster partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and a haptic access tour for the July 13th performance of Newsies.

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Ripped by Rachel Bublitz
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Ripped by Rachel Bublitz

Postcard for RIPPED shows overhead shot of a person with long, dark hair next to a gray sofa , sifde table, overturned wooden dining chair and overturned lamp.

Written by Rachel Bublitz // Directed by Lisa Steindler

We think of consent as “yes” or “no” but what about all the moments in between? Z Space presents the world premiere of a groundbreaking new play, RIPPED, about a freshman at UC Berkeley who wakes up in someone else’s bed. She needs to piece together how and why she got there. Did she want this RIPPED was selected for Z Space’s Problematic Play Festival in 2018, due to its history of sparking heated debate when it was read at other theaters throughout the country. It has never been fully staged and shown to an audience. Until Now.

For blind and visually impaired audience members, Z Space partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and haptic access tours for the June 12th performance of RIPPED. Audio description is a live audio track spoken by a professional audio describer to audience members with visual impairments through a wireless headset system. It provides clear and engaging descriptions of the meaningful visual details of a performance. Haptic access tours (20-30 minutes) are a live pre-show tour that allows patrons to experience—thru touch and their own movement— the space, performers, costumes and objects in addition to key movement elements in the performance.

Show starts at 7pm, Access Tour at 6pm

Tickets $30 at http://www.zspace.org/rippedshow

For more information, to book a spot in a Haptic Access Tour, or to reserve a headset please call Z Space’s Box Office at (415) 626-0453 x102 or email boxoffice@zspace.org.

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Fabric Animal // Sonsherée Giles & Sebastian Grubb
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Fabric Animal // Sonsherée Giles & Sebastian Grubb

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Two dancers crouched low on dirt and rock near the water of the SF Bay.

An immersive evening of meticulous sensing, daring trust, and physical intimacy in a new contemporary dance work by Sonsherée Giles and Sebastian Grubb. Fabric Animal examines the self as a body-through-time, a psychological and physiological threadwork that leaves poems in its wake. Fabric Animal is the culmination of Giles’ and Grubb’s 10-year history as choreographer peers and dance partners. This embodied kinship roars to life through deep sensing, daring trust and athletic contemporary dance. The detailed choreography challenges endurance and strength, and is enveloped by an original musical score by local composers directed by Caroline Penwarden. Also featuring an original dance film by John Carnahan. The creative process for Fabric Animal draws from contact improvisation, anatomical science, Grubb’s original poetry, and Giles’ otherworldly sculptures and landscape paintings made entirely from fabric.

Audio Described Show June 8th @ 8pm, Haptic Access Tour @ 7 pm

Tickets $20-$35 sliding scale

http://counterpulse.org/fabricanimal

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Solos Lost and Found // Deborah Slater Dance Theater
Jun
2
6:30 PM18:30

Solos Lost and Found // Deborah Slater Dance Theater

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Jennifer Kesler balances upside down on the edge of a slanted table in a shoulder stand. Her arms are stretched long on top of the table. Her head drops to look under. And her torso raises to the sky - her legs in a seated right angle.

Short solos tell stories of love and loss. In Grace Floats, a Maine woman waits for the return of her fisherman husband. In Beneath the Thin Skin, a monologue is surrounded by the remnants of innocent loved ones. And finally, a table and chair pay homage to timeless classics that put DSDT on the map. This show is part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival.

Audio Described Show June 2 @ 7pm, Haptic Access Tour @ 6:30 pm

Info: https://www.sfiaf.org/deborah_slater

Tickets: https://fortmasonsfiaf.vbotickets.com/event/Deborah_Slater_Dance_Theatre_Solos_Lost_Found/32951

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