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September 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
One event on September 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm
One event on September 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm
RAWdance, in partnership with TJPA’s Salesforce Park, premieres Portal, a free, public, site-specific live performance, which transforms the elevated garden into a multi-media ecosystem.
Envisioned by Co-Artistic Director of RAWdance Katerina Wong with mixed media artist Ephraim Colbert, Portal investigates the intersections of skyscrapers and gardens, migration and stagnation, and belonging and isolation after an unprecedented year of collective challenge. The park’s landscape will come alive through dynamic contemporary dance, text, lighting installation, video, and a layered soundscore to generate a dreamlike sensorial experience.
Free and open to the public; no advance tickets or RSVP is required.
More information can be found at rawdance.org/portal.
The first site-specific dance performance at Salesforce Park since its inception, Portal will take audiences on a journey from one end of the public park to the other, illuminating the landscaping and architecture with movement by six stellar Bay Area dance artists. Salesforce Park’s unique location atop TJPA’s Salesforce Transit Center is owned and operated by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, an historic collaboration between San Francisco Bay Area government and transportation agencies delivering the Transbay program and manages the daily operations of the Center and Park.
At nearly four-blocks long and home to 600 trees and 16,000 plants arranged in 13 different botanical feature areas, this iconic garden oasis brings together the city’s vibrant and diverse communities, from technologists to artists, from locals to visitors, in a shared artistic gathering space. Audiences of all ages are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Please note, seating will be limited, and audiences will be asked to stand and mobilize throughout the Park for the majority of the one-hour long performance. City-mandated Covid protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of audiences and performers.
Portal is supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission.