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Dance Mission Theater: DIRT Festival 2019: Dance In Revolting Times

March 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on March 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm

D.I.R.T. Festival 2019
Dance In Revolt(ing) Times
stormSURGE: The waters are rising…

March 9-17, 2019

“The diverse artists assembled for D.I.R.T. channel their own anger, fears, frustrations and joys into physical acts – some of provocative beauty.” — KQED Arts

“Climate change is not the concern of just one or two nations. It is an issue that affects the whole of humanity and every living being on this earth.” — The Dalai Lama

stormSURGE: The waters are rising… Climate change is the defining subject of our time. The 2019 festival features artists exploring ideas and concerns surrounding Global Warming and displacement as a result of environmental change, with a special focus on artists from island nations and frontline communities.

The D.I.R.T. Festival, or Dance In Revolt(ing) Times, is a social political dance festival in its 4th year. D.I.R.T. presents the work of artists that explicitly addressing local/global challenges through their creative process.

Week 1: March 9-10 / Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm
Patrick Makuakane / Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu (Sat only)
Boomshake Music (Sun only)
Tigre Bailando
Danza Contacto Puerto Rico
Sammay Dizon and Halau ‘O Kawainuhi
Hien Huynh
Primera Generación
and gust poet Terisa Siagatonu (Sun only)

Week 2: March 16-17 / Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm*
Chitresh Das Institute
Krissy Keefer / Dance Brigade
Chris Babingui
Keisha Turner / Earth Child
Kyle Limin
Kerensa DeMars
* Special pre-show performance by Javier Stell Fresquez 30 min before curtain Sat & Sun

March 17, 2pm (no tickets necessary)
Free panel discussion and performance with
Jesselito Bie
Polina Smith
Bernard Brown
and others TBA

General – $22 in advance, $28 at the door
Students/Seniors (65+) – $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Super supporter: $30

This project is made possible with support from San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and Grants for the Arts. A special thank you to Amara Tabor-Smith and Nicole Klaymoon.


March 17, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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