[not-level-vistors]Thu-Sat, Jun 14-16th, 8pm
CounterPulse, SF

Cost: $20-35
DG Member Discount: $1 off any price tier, use code: ALIENDG

ALIEN is the first international choreographic collaboration between Tim Rubel of Tim Rubel Human Shakes (San Francisco) and Elisabeth Kindler-Abali of animi motus e.V. (Berlin). Both artists are deeply engaged with dance as a tool for social change. ALIEN is a co-production with CounterPulse and is partially funded by the Goethe Institut of San Francisco, with additional research support given by JUMEN, a Berlin based organization for human rights (JUMEN e.V. – Legal Human Rights work in Germany).

This dance depicts members of a fictional human race who have come to a new land seeking refuge from their homeland which is in turmoil. Upon their arrival, they discover that many members of their new community are inhospitable to them. They also learn how other marginalized communities are viewed by their cultural majorities. As these newcomers are thrust into an environment of displacement, assimilation and surveillance, they find strength in their differences and insist on being seen authentically by their new society. This piece is inspired by stories of immigrants to the United States and Europe, as well as by our own personal stories of being “othered” because of who we are.


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