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FRESH Exchanges: Social Practice/Potluck ft. Rachael Dichter & Jesse Hewit
January 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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. These interactive exchanges include Social Practice/Potlucks on Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18. FRESH Social Practice/Potlucks are collaborative meals and interactivities co-hosted by artists notorious for generating situations of connectivity, improvisation, inclusivity, and direct action.
On January 4th, artists Rachael Dichter and Jesse Hewit co-host a gentle evening of warm food and shared care – one on one but also all together.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Rachael Dichter is a San Francisco-based dancer, performer, choreographer, and curator. She studied dance and art history at Mills College and was a 2015 Danceweb Scholar. Her work has shown at Dock 11 Berlin, Ponderosa Tanzland Berlin, Joe Goode Annex San Francisco, On the Boards Seattle, and she has collaborated with artists Laura Arrington, Mica Sigourney, Ruairi Donovan, Allie Hankins, Sara Kraft, Abby Crain, Jesse Hewit, Marten Spangberg, Keith Hennessy, and Jess Curtis. For four years she co-curated San Francisco’s live arts festival THIS IS WHAT I WANT.
Jesse Hewit is a three-way cross between a diabolical valedictorian fratboy at a therapy intake session, a fussy-but-useful little baby bear who can make a fierce sandwich, and a really old and mostly unremarkable leather shoe. He makes art and discourse actions in order to move societies toward equity, complexity, and other poetic and impossible clouds and ghost-like things. “His” work, curations, collaborations, and teachings have happened in various parts of the US and Europe, and his upcoming offering called FAITH MATERIAL: Activism will happen first in San Francisco in February 2017 and later next year in Los Angeles and Portland. Jesse works as a cook and lives precariously in San Francisco.
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