Here’s a recap of Spring & Summer

Making Scenes/Our People at the de Young

As part of my Irvine Fellowship at the de Young, I curated Making Scenes and created ‘Our People’

The piece started as a discussion about Jean Paul Gaultier and his politics of inclusion vs. his propensity for appropriation.
My brilliant collaborators included the legendary & incredibly talented Helen Shumaker

Helen Shumaker by Adrain Arias

and the wonderful Maryam Rostami, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Carlos Venturo, Lambert Moss & Joseph Copley

Maryam Rostami, Monique Jenkinson & Rotimi Agbabiaka by Adrian Arias

The evening featured the dancey art-pop stylings of Tim Carr, the immaculate DJ tastes of Stanley Frank, Down-E and Bear Z. Bub, and, an incredible collaboration between Seth Eisen and club Some Thing’s ‘Project Runtover’ in which KIDS GOT TO DRESS DRAG QUEENS!

festooning Honey Mahogany by Adrian Arias

In May & June, ‘Faux Real’ went to Stanford, Seattle, and ODC’s inaugural Walking Distance Dance Festival

June saw a reprise of  ‘Beautility’, my site-specific dance installation for the staircase at City Hall’s Rotunda, in conjunction with Dancers’ Group and Dance USA

I was featured in a fantastic article in San Francisco Magazine.
(the print version featured a two-page close-up photo – a rarity in this age)

Soon I leave for Berlin and Düsseldorf where I will represent as part of the US delegation at Tanzmesse

Fall : NEW WORK
Instrument
This the Fall I begin work on ‘Instrument’ – an experiment in collaboration with amazing choreographers  Miguel Gutierrez, Chris Black and Amy Seiwert, and dramaturg Selby Wynn Schwartz.
Incredibly exciting.
Premiering at CounterPULSE November 30
In progress and creation at the de Young and CounterPULSE Sept – Nov
Generously funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission.

The de Young Fellowship continues

Kimball Education Gallery de Young Museum

I am in residence at the de Young’s Kimball Education Gallery creating ‘Instrument’
September 5-30 Wed – Sun 1- 5PM (Friday until 8:30PM) with selected hours (TBA) for discussion/sharing of open process.

September 15 2PM
the de Young, Dancers’ Group, CounterPULSE and I will host Dance Discourse Project Series #13: Working in Museums

Friday Sept 28 6PM (showing at 7)
Closing Reception/Work in Progress showing

October Friday Night TBA
Work In Progress showing of Instrument

Maryam Rostami & Monique Jenkinson by Adrian Arias

merman Joseph Copley by Adrian Arias

Runtover results: Vivvyanne Forevermore, Lil Miss Hot Mess, Honey Mahogany, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, & Miss Raquel