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Performance Art Workout

SOMArts Cultural Center

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Admission to the 1pm to 2pm instructor-led portion of the event, which features a light to moderate intensity workout in the gallery.
Ended $12.00 $1.23
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What: Projected Personae Performance Art Workout
When: Saturday, August 16, 1pm–5pm, workout 1pm to 2pm, performance 3pm
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (at 8th)
How Much: $12 admission for instructor led workout from 1–2pm; free to attend 2pm performance and the 2pm–5pm reception that follows. Click here to get tickets for workout.

Performance Art Workout, the culminating event to accompany the group exhibition Projected Personae, is led by actual fitness instructors, competitors and practitioners who primarily identify as artists. There will be a $12 admission fee to attend the 1pm to 2pm instructor-led portion of the event, followed by power-mosas, a performance and a public reception from 2–5pm.

Want to work out? Here’s what you need to know:
30 people can work out at this event, so advance tickets are highly recommended. The event is likely to sell out.

All fitness levels are welcome, and adjustments can be made for pacing or other needs, but please note: this is a real workout. Come dressed appropriately–– tutus, leotards, yoga pants, and wrestling singlets are great, but jeans are not. Bring water and a towel. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in and be assigned a group. The workouts begin promptly at 1pm.

Each ticket holder will participate in all three of the following small group (10 person max) workouts:

Linda Trunzo aka Sonni
Sonni will be teaching the technique for the straight right to the chin, a boxing move that Jackie Tonawanda (a woman) used to knock out her male opponent at Madison Square Garden in 1975. Sonni will teach a set-up move called the inside triple.  The class will also include techniques such as wrapping of the hands, foot placement, and moving through the movements for the straight right punch.

Krisztina Lazar aka Barbell-rella
Barbell-rella is going to lead one of her famous Buns of Steel Workouts live and in the flesh.  Sought after the galaxy over, her moves and technique are unparalleled for creating the best buns for light years around. Barbell-rella will lead the class as well as walk around and make sure everyone’s form is correct.  Form is everything, after all.

Ileana Tejada
The Struggle is Real Workout led by Illeana will be a combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercise and it will focus on functional fitness and the use of everyday objects for resistance training (possibly even other humans). Participants can work out in pairs, or Greek Status (solo and in the nude).  This will be a high intensity, low resistance workout that will include exercises such as jumping lunges, push-ups, squats, and other similar movements.


This workshop culminates in a free to attend reception featuring a powerlifting performance from 2pm to 3pm by Ileana Tejada in which the artist power lifts heavy weights nude while covered in paint. As Tejada sweats, the paint colors, which signify traditional gender roles, melt away to reveal bare flesh. A cash bar will serve “Power-mosas”— mimosas that replace the orange juice with Powerade— until the gallery closes at 5pm.

Pictured: Krisztina Lazar, Tejada performing at Swarm Gallery

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When & Where

SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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934 Brannan St, San Francisco CA 94103
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