INCANDESCENT BODY

 
Star Amerasu, photo by Jorge Mata Flores

Star Amerasu, photo by Jorge Mata Flores

A luminous and transcendent cabaret spotlighting singer/songwriter Star Amerasu and her vibrant, deeply personal music. Incandescent Body is presented in collaboration with The Living Earth Show, with choreography by Vanessa Thiessen and Robert Dekkers.

Star Amerasu is candid, in her music and in person, about the ways life’s challenges have shaped her. She tackles a variety of heavy themes… Being a victim of sexual assault, turning to drugs to cope with a loved one’s death, and dealing with men who are secretive about their attraction to trans women. Her lyrics can be brutal in their honesty, but… Amerasu remains an optimist, however, even as she takes on heavy life experiences in her music.”

-Excerpt from “Star Amerasu Confronts Trauma with Beauty” by Kamala Thiagarajan of KQED Arts

“…when I think of what I want to be

There’s always something clear that I see

The wind is racing, my pulse is rushing

I’m free like a bird, nothing can touch me

I’m flying”

Where: Heron Arts. 7 Heron Street, San Francisco

When: Thursday, July 25 @ 8pm; Friday-Saturday, July 26-27 @ 8pm and 10pm

Admission: $50

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MUSIC: Star Amerasu, featuring The Living Earth Show and accompanying musicians

DIRECTION: Robert Dekkers

CHOREOGRAPHY: Vanessa Thiessen and Robert Dekkers in collaboration with the dance artists

COSTUME/SCENIC DESIGN: Christian Squires

Audience members are asked to wear their favorite black and silver outfits as they will be part of a new short film featuring footage from the performances

Check out Coming Home, a short dance film commissioned by San Francisco Dance Film Festival for their 2017 “Co-Laboratory” Series, featuring music by Star Amerasu with choreography by Robert Dekkers and direction by Marta Dymek.