Four Plays, July 18/19 2013

Post:Ballet is turning heads with consistently daring collaborations that are “sophisticated and anything but risk averse” (San Francisco Chronicle).

The company’s fourth season program features the World Premiere of field the present shifts, a thought-provoking collaboration between choreographer/Artistic Director Robert Dekkers and Bay Area architect Robert Gilson. The artists are teaming up with critically acclaimed composer and violinist Matthew Pierce, who will perform his new score live with four accompanying violinists; costume designer Christine Darch; lighting designer David Robertson; and technical designer Ian Winters, to collectively bring this work about our deep interconnectedness to life.

field the present shifts focuses on the space between objects, making observations on the relationship between individual and community, freedom and constraint, finite and infinite. At the core of the new work is a detailed structure that gives each of the artists and dancers freedom to make choices in real time during the show and influence the direction of the performance.

Back by popular demand, ‘Four Plays’ will also feature a dynamic restaging of Colouring, Dekkers’ 2011 collaboration with visual artist Enrique Quintero, composer Daniel Berkman, and photographer Natalia Perez.

Also on the program is When in Doubt, Dekkers’ 2012 collaboration with composer Jacob Wolkenhauer, as well as Sixes and Seven, a hypnotic solo work featuring the music of Philip Glass and performed by a different dance artist each performance.

In the lobby before the performances and during the intermission, patrons will have the opportunity to see the debut of Jeffrey Zygmunt’s newest sculpture collection, featuring twenty castings of the Post:Ballet dance artists inspired by field the present shifts.

When: July 18 & 19, 2013 @ 8pm
Where: Lam Research Theater, YBCA. 700 Howard Street San Francisco
Admission: $30-60
Click here to reserve your seat today!

Special events:
Thursday, July 18 Post-Performance Talk with Robert Dekkers and the 2013 dance artists and collaborators. Ticket holders to either performance are invited to this special event at no extra charge.

Friday, July 19 Kick back and Post:Party with our dance artists and collaborators. Patrons who purchase a party price ticket for either performance are invited to join us on July 19 at 9:30pm in the Yerba Buena Theater Terrace for our annual Post:Party reception.*

*Patrons who purchase the party price ticket for the July 18 performance are asked to retain their performance ticket for admission to the Post:Party on July 19.