When Eyes Speak: South Asian Choreography Festival
May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One event on May 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm
One event on May 14, 2023 at 4:00 pm
When Eyes Speak, San Francisco’s first South Asian Choreography Festival, presents its fourth season, presenting a Radical History Walking Tour in the Mission District and the performance of a World Premiere work by Choreographer Joti Singh, entitled Ghadar Geet, at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco. This year’s theme, “Space, Place, and Ancestry,” pays homage to the vastness of the term choreography within the South Asian diaspora. The Radical History Walking Tour of the Mission helps locate Singh’s performance by traversing audiences through the spaces we have and continue to occupy, identifying the deep, radical, and sometimes painful histories of South Asians here in San Francisco. Following the tour, Duniya Dance and Drum performs Ghadar Geet created by Artistic Director Singh, who undertakes the personal journey of tracing her great grandfather’s own radical South Asian history here in the Bay Area as part of the Ghadar party, which opposed the British occupation of India.