Performances for Peace
|When:||Sunday, August 7, 2011|
|Where:||Fort Mason Center (Marina Blvd and Buchanan Street) map|
AfroSolo joins the San Francisco Theater Festival in presenting two exciting artists whose performances emphasize the bonds that we all share, highlighting compassion, understanding, joy, and peace.
Rich Fertile Soil
Sunday, August 7, 2:10-2:40pm
Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center
Exploring an African American woman's bond to family, farming, and the entrepreneurial spirit, dancer/choreographer Traci Bartlow skillfully retraces her family's history in Rich Fertile Soil. This multimedia journey uses storytelling, photography, and dance to chart one family's beginnings in rural Texas, their migration to central California, and finally to the urban streets of Oakland, CA, revealing the powerful ancestral connections that shape our daily lives.
Joel A. Brown
Sunday, August 7, 4:15-4:45pm
Firehouse Theater, Fort Mason Center
Atypical testimony. Evocative storytelling. Smoldering vocals. Simplexity is an experiential blend of soulful, sensual, and spiritual poetry. Joel Brown is a new-age spoken word poet. His poetry is a unique style that speaks to life and its varied nuances. He has been published in various urban magazines and literary publications; his discography of poetry includes "Lucid Intervals" (2005) and "Simplexity" (2009). His debut book, Wordsmith in a Lighted Room, was published in 2009.
The San Francisco Theater Festival (SFTF) produces an annual event to promote the region's many live-stage theaters to a broad and diverse audience, from small children to adults, in order to increase appreciation for, and build attendance to, the Bay Area's culturally and artistically-varied theater groups.