The Califas Festival Opening Ceremony features an array of multidisciplinary performances, workshops, and sneak previews to upcoming happenings. This launch event will be anchored in the opening of an all-new visual arts installation at Intersection’s gallery space. The group exhibition is inspired by the stories and people that make up the state of California. It features work by Andrea Blum, California is a Place: A Documentary Project by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari, Mia Nakano, Joan Osato, Joel Daniel Phillips, SF Postcard Project, and Jenifer K. Wofford & Kyle Herbert.
Join us throughout the month of October for a series of Festival performances and discussions in the gallery and in the streets around 5M, the developing cultural district hinged at 5th and Mission in San Francisco, CA.
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The Califas Festival
October 2-November 17, 2013
on the 5M Campus and around the state of California
Info: www.theintersection.org | www.calshakes.org
Intersection for the Arts and the California Shakespeare Theater come together this fall to co-produce the Califas Festival, a six week-long immersive, story-filled play yard of music, visual art, performance, and more in and around Intersection’s headquarters at 5M (5th and Mission) in San Francisco. The Festival is the culminating event of the Califas Project, a year of multimedia creative exploration in communities around the state including productions of Richard Montoya’s The River at Campo Santo this past March, and American Night at Cal Shakes in June. The Festival will feature a new performance piece with text by renowned California playwright Luis Alfaro, commissioned songs from seven California jazz greats including Howard Wiley and Terrence Brewer, visual art from Joan Osato, Andrea Blum, Mia Nakano and others, as well as a myriad of community voices.
Working together through their research and development wing The Triangle Lab, Cal Shakes and Intersection continue to cross boundaries in their art-making, asking what kind of change can happen when an arts event features a letter from a Dream-act youth next to portraits of and by women living in SOMA SRO’s next to the work of Macarthur-award winning Luis Alfaro, next to a crowd-sourced playlist of California songs. This is the Califas Festival: a place to discover how our journeys – individual and shared – can help us dream the future of our state.