This December 1st - 3rd, at Studio Artaud's Studio 124, three aerial dancers - and CDAA teaching artists - Sandia Sexton, Azraa Muhammad and Helen Wicks will take to the vertical stage to tell a story of the unexpected loss of what many believe to be permanent: their home. Featuring an original score by Shaina Evoniuk and scenic projections by animator Buddy Giguere, this production will showcase rope and harness dancing that shifts the perspective of the stage and engages the audience with vignettes depicting various lives affected by the housing crisis.
The venue, Project Artaud’s Studio 124, offers deep significance for this production not only for its 46-year legacy of providing sustainable housing to local artists, but because it is managed by Zaccho's very own Lizzy Spicuzza! The studio's location in the Mission District and its proximity to San Francisco’s current eviction crisis adds poignancy to the production’s content while it's physical range for site specific rigging design is paramount for our aerial staging.
Thanks For having us Lizzy!!
Refuge: A Ballad for the Renting Class is a bold jump into the conversation about San Franciscos shifting cultural landscape and will illuminate the need for a deeper social justice approach in sheltering San Franciscos most vulnerable citizens.
As a means of both advocacy and validation, Refuge: A Ballad for the Renting Class aims to honor the experience of those who have been forced to move. This immersive theatre experience will depict an array of characters portraying final moments within their shelter and will tell a story of the unexpected loss of what many believe to be certain: their home.