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SF International Arts Festival: the long shadow

October 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm


the long shadow is a project that reflects on “divisions the empire has sown.” Patel and collaborators look at the questions of resistance and resilience, dominance and dissonance, and the shadows of colonization that we are all part of today. Created in part with support from the DSDT Studio 210 Summer Residency.

pateldanceworks, founded by Bhumi B Patel and Jordan Wanderer, is a Bay Area-based contemporary movement organization centering marginalized voices at the intersection of embodied research and activism to create queer, intersectional performance from a trauma-informed, social justice-oriented perspective using dance as a pursuit for liberation and decolonization through the cultivation of safe spaces and by practicing listening and availability.

Bhumi B Patel is a queer, desi artist/activist who creates intersectionally feminist performances from a trauma informed, social justice-oriented perspective. Patel uses dance as a pursuit for liberation and decolonization. She creates movement outside of white models of dance but wants you to know that some of her best friends are white.

San Francisco International Arts Festival is an annual event, founded in 2003 to celebrate the arts by bringing together a global community of artists and presenting innovative projects focused on increasing human understanding.

The 2020 Festival Program features over 35 art groups from the US and 7 other countries and includes performances across 6 disciplines, including Music, Dance, Theater, Comedy, Theatre, Cirque, and Performance Art.



October 24, 2020
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm


San Francisco International Arts Festival
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Black Point Battery, Upper Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States + Google Map