Splurge on a summertime Six Pack, highlighting an original collaboration between Robert Dekkers and Bay Area composer Samuel Adams. Also premiering is the fourth chapter of Post’s critically acclaimed “Do Be” project with The Living Earth Show. Featuring an original score by Montreal-based composer Nicole Lizeé and costume design by Christian Squires, this latest “Do Be” chapter will affirm that Post is a company that “not only lives dangerously– it thrives on it” (SF Chronicle).
Where: YBCA Theater. 700 Howard Street, San Francisco
When: Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th
7:30pm. Pre:Party in the YBCA Lobby
8:00pm. “Six Pack”
9:30pm. Post:Party in the YBCA Terrace
Don’t miss Six Pack, featuring six short works by Post:Ballet director/choreographer Robert Dekkers and his entourage of award-winning collaborators. Highlighting the company’s passion for presenting programming that is “anything but risk averse” (SF Chronicle), Six Pack will feature a World Premiere collaboration with Bay Area composer Samuel Adams. Also new on the program is the fourth chapter of the company’s year-long integrative project with The Living Earth Show, Do Be: Family Sing-a-Long and Game Night.
Back by popular demand is ourevolution, featuring the imaginative designs of illustrator Enrique Quintero. Set to a mesmerizing score by composer Nils Frahm, ourevolution explores our society’s steady drift toward isolation. The work features animation by Stephen Goldblatt and Yas Opisso, costume design by Post:Ballet’s aesthetic advisor Christian Squires and Susan Roemer of S-Curve Apparel & Design, and lighting by David Robertson. Watch an excerpt of ourevolution by clicking VIDEO.
Also returning to the P:B stage is Yours is Mine, Dekkers 2014 work for Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi. Featuring a hypnotic score by Jonathan Pfeffer and costumes by Tamara Cobus, this quartet is “a high-energy, sexually charged killer” (San Francisco Chronicle). Watch an excerpt of Post:Ballet performing the work by clicking VIDEO.
Making its West Coast premiere is Reason does not know, a high-intensity duet originally created for Kansas City Ballet with an original score by Jonathan Pfeffer. Post:Ballet’s Six Pack presentation of this pensive pas de deux will feature all new costumes by Bay Area designer Marlowe Bassett.
Rounding out the Six Pack program is Flutter, a Post:Ballet classic featuring live music by The Living Earth Show and violinist Kevin Rogers.
Photo by Natalia Perez