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Picture Bayview Hunters Point
Thurs. - Sunday, Oct. 11-14 and 18 - 21
Bayview Opera House (4705 3rd St.)
8:00 PM Free
Experience a multidisciplinary, site-specific performance featuring live dance by Zaccho Dance Theatre, an original sound score and large-scale video focused on aspirations and dreams of Bayview Hunters Point residents. Witness the Bayview Opera House transform both on its exterior and inside its main hall through this dynamic visual storytelling. Featuring oral histories from local residents, Picture Bayview Hunters Point is a tribute to the strength, vision and resilience of our community as it undergoes great change. Free event.
Choreography and direction: by Joanna Haigood
In collaboration with:
Video Artist Mary Ellen Strom
Composer Walter Kitundu
Media Arts Company BAYCAT
Scenic Designer Wayne Campbell
Lighting Designer Jack Carpenter
Project Manager Tyra Fennell
Community Liaison Halima Marshall
Performing artists: José Abad, Alex Allan, Lydia Clinton, Delvin Friñon, Antoine Hunter, Azraa Muhammad, Jarrel Phillips, Adonis Damian Martin Quiñones, Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin, Sonya Smith, Helen Wicks
Musician: Martin Luther McCoy
POST SHOW PANEL, Sat. 10/13 and Fri. 10/19 with lifelong BVHP community members, Alonzo Menelik and Toni Carpenter. Moderated by San Francisco City College African American Studies Chair Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin.
We need your dreams!
Our call-in Dreamline is now open.
Call toll free (628) 333-5063 to leave a message about your dream for the Bayview Hunters Point community.
Over the course of the past year, the artists have documented community events, conducted interviews, and explored hidden treasures of our neigbhorhood. We have also produced the following lead-up events which have generated material for the final performances:
Family Migration Stories
Thurs., March 29
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Old Skool Cafe (1429 Mendell St.)
For this event, we will be partnering with Old Skool Café, a youth run restaurant in Bayview, and Davia Nelson of the Kitchen Sisters, Peabody Award winning independent producers. Together we will create an evening where community member can share their family stories and delicious food from coveted family recipes.
Party in the Point
Sat. June 9
7:00 - 11:00 PM
Bayview Opera House (4705 3rd St.)
DRESS TO IMPRESS and mingle with the "grown and sexy." This event is a dance party where community members can re-live or re-invent their homecoming experience featuring R&B legend, CASE and the World Famous Rick and Russ Show. This is your chance to shine and celebrate our connection through live music and dance.
Sat. Aug. 18 at 1:00 PM
NOW Hunter Point (155 Jennings St.)
Be part of the picture (literally)! Join us on Sat. Aug. 18 at 1:00 PM to be in the Picture Bayview Hunter Point Community Photo at NOW Hunter Point (155 Jennings St.). Part of BMagic’s Back to School Celebration and Backpack Giveaway.
Picture Bayview Hunters Point is made possible through generous support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Foundation, California Arts Council, Surdna Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the MAP Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, California Humanities (a non-partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities), the W Fund and Zaccho's generous individual donors. Special thanks to our partnering organizations: Imprint City, the Bayview Opera House, BMAGIC, and BAYCAT.