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Vessels for Improvisation, 2014

We Players and the National Park Service

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Vessels for Improvisation, 2014

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General Admission Ended $20.00 $1.49
Reduced-price Admission   more info Ended $12.00 $1.29

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Event Details

We Players and the National Park Service present

Vessels for Improvisation
Featuring ROVA Saxophone Quartet and inkBoat

Live music and dance improvisation aboard the historic ferryboat Eureka at Hyde Street Pier 

Saturday, October 4th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gates open at 5:30pm Hyde Street Pier Entrance
6pm performance to be followed by light reception and Q&A!

The ROVA Saxophone Quartet has been exploring the synthesis of composition and collective improvisation for over 35 years, creating exciting, genre-bending music that challenges and inspires.  The Penguin Guide to Jazz calls ROVA’s music “a teeming cosmos of saxophone sounds” created by “deliberately eschewing conventional notions about swing [and] prodding at the boundaries of sound and space…”

For Vessels for Improvisation, ROVA will be joined by dancers of inkBoat. Founded by Shinichi Iova-Koga in 1998, inkBoat is a physical theatre & dance company built by and with the collaborative efforts of choreographers, musicians, dancers,  actors, visual artists and directors. Presenting in environments ranging from proscenium theater to site specific, inkBoat’s performances mix experimentalism and humor with a hint of the grotesque.
As part of We Players’ five year cooperative agreement with San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, we are collaborating with a wide range of artists, creating work from diverse vantage points in a variety of media as an exercise in exploring the many layers of story within the site. We aim to provide multiple points of access and connection to both the park and our practice.
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When & Where

Aboard historic ferryboat Eureka at Hyde Street Pier
499 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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We Players and the National Park Service

We Players presents site-integrated performance events that transform public spaces into realms of participatory theater. We bring communities together, reclaiming local spaces for public discourse and civic celebration through art. Extending the transformative powers of performance beyond the stage, we invite our collaborators and audience to engage fully and awaken to the spectacular world around us.


The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.  The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.


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Vessels for Improvisation, 2014
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