Awaiting Dawn in SF
Friday, March 21, 2014
By Theatre Bay Area Staff
What do you get when you combine a French director, a Pina
Bausch dancer, local theatre troupes FoolsFury and Inferno and…a high school?
It might be pretty interesting to find out, which becomes possible this month at the French American International School in San Francisco.
Photo courtesy of French American International School. Photographer: Rick Gydesen
Titled Awaiting Dawn,
the festival-of-sorts is the culmination of a year-long "creative
conversation" between Möise Touré, artistic director of French
theatre company Les Inachevés (roughly, "The Unfinished"),
plus students, teachers, local artists and community members. Its purpose is to
investigate intersections of art, education and democracy through performance
and discussion. The three performances are
devised projects by different groups that are based on Greek drama: The Fragments: The Exploration of the
Individual; The Chorus: The Voice of
the Community and Ajax/Antigone: The
Struggle for the Heroic.
The "Live Arts in Education" symposium on March 23 focuses on education, exploring "opportunities for collaboration
and connection in the new cultural landscape of the 21st century." The
symposium features panelists from many disciplines, including Carey Perloff
(artistic director, American Conservatory Theatre), Michael Fields (producing
artistic director, Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre), Romain Serman (Consul
General of France), tech entrepreneur Pascal Lorne and Rob Avila (theatre
editor, SF Bay Guardian).
For more information, visit internationalsf.org/awaiting_dawn.