God Knows Where
August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$10
Live shows have returned to the SAFEhouse Arts venue.
SAFEhouse will host touring artists Biba Bell, Jmy James Kidd and Paige Martin, for one night only.
The evening’s opening performer, Raven Malouf-Renning, is a SAFEhouse lead artist and is co-producing the event. There is limited general seating so advance ticket purchase highly encouraged. Ticketholders should check website for safety protocol updates.
Biba Bell returns to San Francisco for the West Coast leg of a national tour and returns to her nomadic ways with the resurrection of MGM. After a ten-year hiatus, relocations across the U.S. and delays due to the pandemic, this performance collective shows their grit and determination to take it on the road again with the premiere of God Knows Where (2021). The three lead dance artists, Biba Bell, Jmy James Kidd and Paige Martin, collaborated with musician-composers Gelsey Bell and Tara Jane O’Neil. Together, they create live performance events that mobilize audiences and sites with context and choreography. Their dances are made for touring. MGM takes a single dance and performs it within and across dozens of spaces like llama barns, farms, galleries, parks, alleys, bars, beaches, yoga studios, wineries, museums, theatres, farmers’ markets, living rooms, backyards and, of course, garages. The work communes with the sonic, sensorial and visual materials embedded in the sacred sites all around us. Every performance is an offering and a time for gathering.
Bell describes it best in an interview with detroitcultural.com: “I’ve performed in theaters around the world and I love the technology and how much you can do, the refinement of that space, the control and forced perspective, but I also love being in the midst of the mess, of the messiness, and experiencing that through a dancing, improvising, participating body. This is how I think performance is a highly rigorous way to explore often discussed things like resilience, sustainability, community. These are practices for survival.” More at bibabell.com.