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Gravity: Into the Dark
November 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Gravity presents Into the Dark
Gravity presents Into the Dark, a new work instigated by Artistic Director Jess Curtis in collaboration with a diverse ensemble of Blind, Low Vision and Sighted performers, addressing the physical, subconscious, and literal effects of western culture’s binary mythologizing of darkness and light. Into the Dark was developed through the engagement of extra-visual access practices, such as self-description of actions by the performers through both language and sound elements of Blind Wayfinding techniques also informed the choreographies. With a cast of performers from Berlin and the Bay Area, Into the Dark runs for four shows in Berlin before coming to San Francisco.
With this production, the artistic team continues its innovative exploration of the aesthetics of access practices from blind culture such as audio description, wayfinding, tactile floor markings and immersive seating arrangements to literally destabilize social modes of perception that unfairly and irrationally stratify light and darkness to devalue, disempower and disenfranchise individuals and communities.
Into the Dark is a collaborative project with San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind.