Citydance is an evening of outdoor screenings of nine different video artworks on public buildings in San Francisco. These interventions in public space all involve projecting the image of one city onto another. The program aims to instigate an awareness of other cities in the world and of how social and political movements, as well as actions of individuals shape the urban imaginary.
It is inspired by Anna Halprin's 1977 daylong performances of the same title, which likewise turned the city of San Francisco into a stage, making a total of nine stops from Twin Peaks to the Embarcadero. It involved a combination of scored activities and a spontaneous walking parade. In the book Experience as Dance, Halprin is quoted as having said, "We experience ourselves as dancers through awareness of out movements, and our city through our awareness of our movements within it."
As in the original Citydance, a poet will read at each stop on the tour, connecting the overall experience.
- Starting location: Kadist Art Foundation - 3295 20th Street (@ Folsom St.), San Francisco - e: email@example.com / t: (415) 738-8668
- All locations are within walking distance. Maps will be distributed at the starting location.
- No RSVP needed
This event is organized by the Kadist Art Foundation and is part of the Public Programs created for the exhibition City of Disappearances