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FRESH Exchanges: Dis[rupt]·co·theque ft. Vagittarius Rising
January 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| By Donation
In collaboration with FRESH Festival 2017, the Red Poppy Art House is pleased to present FRESH Exchanges, free and by-donation events made to cultivate, cross-pollinate, invigorate, create access, and generate outreach within and outwith the dance, music, and performance communities. Get down, get loose, and get refreshed at the start of FRESH 2017 with Dis[rupt]·co·theque on Monday, January 2. Hosted by FRESH artists notorious for creating unique gatherings, spectacle, noise, and revelry, the Poppy’s program features live music from Berlin-based band Vagittarius Rising.
Vagittarius Rising is a feminist fake band duo. Since 2015, they have been performing regularly throughout Berlin and recently in Finland and Lithuania. At moments a rave, a mosh pit, a sanctuary, and a girl’s bedroom, Vagittarius Rising utilizes the band and concert as experimental forms.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Lithuanian Agnė Auželytė is an Aries, a performer, and a chef based in Berlin. Her current collaborations include the co-authoring and publishing of the Ponderosa cookbook, running the pop-up bar and performance platform Poodle Bar, and performing with Vagittarius Rising.
Israeli-American Shelley Etkin works between realms of dance, performance, ecology, queer feminisms, curation, and community organizing. Based between Berlin/Ponderosa and Helsinki, she is currently pursuing her M.A. in Ecology & Contemporary Performance.
ABOUT FRESH FESTIVAL:
FRESH Festival 2017, the 8th annual Festival of Experimental Dance + Performance in San Francisco, celebrates and showcases the abundance of embodied art, action, innovation, and inclusion in the Bay Area from January 2-22, with three immersive weeks with intensive practices, cutting-edge performances, and interactive exchanges. Produced by ALTERNATIVA, FRESH 2017 is curated by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Abby Crain, and José Navarrete, and hosted by Joe Goode Annex, Red Poppy Art House, F8 Nightclub in San Francisco, and CTRL+SHFT in Oakland.
To view the full schedule of FRESH Exchanges at the Red Poppy Art House, click here.
Time: Doors 7:00PM / Event 7:30PM
Admission: Free; by donation