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pateldancworks: fault lines
May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Three dancers reach their arms forward in the middle ground. A metal domed bunker is in the foreground and blue skies and sunlight are behind.
pateldanceworks will present fault lines, a site specific performance at Fort Funston in San Francisco, California. fault lines is a multidisciplinary collaboration with queer and Asian performance artists, experimental composers, and a visual artist. In this unprecedented moment, we witness the ongoing pandemics entrench inequality and erode the already brittle infrastructure we stand upon. As seismologist Nicholas van der Elst explains “seen from above, [saults] appear as broad zones of deformation, with many faults braided together.” The tectonic forces of xenophobia, orientalism, homophobia and transphobia collide with climate catastrophe – leaving us dancing on unstable ground. Fort Funston is uniquely positioned upon a bluff that is made up of sedimentary rocks that formed along the San Andreas fault line over the last two million years.
Artistic Director, Bhumi B Patel states “this work brings closer together the human and non-human in our explorations of finding home in order to face our lineages and imagine pasts and futures that have been erased.” She goes on, “this collaboration brings together a powerhouse of artists: Tessa Nebrida, Emma Tome, Hannah Meleokaiao Ayasse, Elizabeth Sugawara, and myself make up the movement cast, with Sholeh Asgary and Rachel Austin and costumes created by Iris Yirei Hu”