Bare (8 Shades of Red), Tales of the Tombola, and La Bouche
Monday, July 1, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, United States
Co-presented with the University of Chichester
Showing of work by visiting international artists Susie Timney and Box Tracy
JUL 1, MON at 8PM $10
Susie Timney will present her piece Bare (8 Shades of Red), an autobiographical solo performance. Using elements of cabaret and burlesque, Susie will take you on a journey through the most significant moments of her life so far. Taking you on a titillating tour through feathers and frustration, the piece explores what happens when you are afraid to "bare all", both emotionally and physically, and exposes the power, the pain and the pleasures that come from daring to trust. Using 8 shades of red, and 8 personal experiences, she explores her challenging issues and faces her fears, leaving herself Bare. Susie is a graduate artist from the University of Chichester, currently studying for an MA in Performance (Theatre).
Box Tracy present their latest work Tales of the Tombola. Nixx Strapp-Freeman and Valerie Watkinson have built a unique relationship and Tales of the Tombola explores their ever growing friendship. For anyone out there with a mate who’s more like a sister/brother/lover… you’ll know what they mean. Using dance, text and a granny bag full of props their collection of stories evolve sharing with you the tragic, hilarious and crude moments that brought them together. Nixx Strapp – Freeman is a Graduate Artist of the University of Chichester, studying an MA in Performance (Theatre Collectives).
Darren Purnell brings his drag-persona La Bouche on a micro-tour of the San Francisco nightlife and drag scene. La Bouche lip syncs slowed down classic drag numbers and different songs as well as spoken texts. She covers ideas such as the notion of the mask, the male body and sexuality.
‘Stand him on that plinth and watch her perform
For she is his special creation, her prerogative is to have a little fun
For he is a drag and she is a queen.’
Located in SOMA in San Francisco, CounterPULSE is a non-profit theater, performance space, community center, and gallery with roots deep in the Bay Area’s provocative performance and dance scenes. CounterPULSE produces its own shows, helps support local artists and activists with its programs and can be rented for productions and rehearsals.
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