|Krissy Keefer of Dance Brigade|
(photo by Anastacia Powers Cuellar)
San Francisco's feminist troupe
THE GREAT LIBERATION UPON HEARING
at Dance Theater Workshop
Thursday-Friday, July 7-8 (7:30pm)
Saturday, July 9 (2pm and 7:30pm)
Writer/director/choreographer Krissy Keefer, called a "rabble-rouser" by the San Francisco Weekly, has turned to the Tibetan Book of the Dead for her unique new work, performed by a group of 12 including a taiko drummer. The Tibetan Book of the Dead, whose actual title is "The Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Intermediate State" or "Bardo Thodol," acts as a guide for the dead during the state that intervenes death and the next rebirth. It is read aloud to the dead while they are in the state between death and reincarnation in order for them to attain liberation.
Founded in 1984, the feminist group Dance Brigade engages diverse communities and artists in their multicultural, multi-media dance/theater works. At home, in San Francisco, they operate the Dance Mission Theater, support the dance company, produce a series of annual events showcasing both emerging and established Bay Area choreographers, and conduct dance programs for adults and youth. For more information, click here.
For reservations, call 212-924-0077 or click here.
219 West 19th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues), Manhattan