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Awaiting Dawn in SF

Friday, March 21, 2014   (0 Comments)
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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