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SAFEhouse ARTS presents ayanadancearts

August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$15 – $20
Two adult dancers sitting on their knees one behind the other with their left hand raised bending at the elbow. A third youth dancer sits the same way in front facing them with hands on their lap.

SAFEhouse’s Resident Artist Workshop presents an evening of dance by ayanadancearts. ayanadancearts will perform two pieces from their repertory: ?? / Kijo (2013) and ? / Tane (2019). Its signature piece, ?? / Kijo (“demon-woman”), will be re-staged for the fourth time, now as a full-length work. In Japan, demons are believed to linger in the depths of women’s souls, bringing resentment, jealousy, and chaos. ?? / Kijo tells of the transformation of a once-calm female spirit into a demon-woman. The company’s newest work, ? / Tane (“seed”), depicts the concepts of nurturing and abandonment from a child’s perspective, alluding to human treatment of our planet. ayanadancearts is directed by Ayana Yonesaka who was born and raised in Sapporo, Japan, and holds a BA in Dance from San Francisco State University. Yonesaka navigates her Japanese and American identities, choreographing through a unique cross-pacific framework.



SAFEhouse Arts at 145 Eddy Street
145 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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