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, featuring choreography by Vanessa Thiessen and Robert Dekkers with significant contributions by the dance artists.
“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
Where: Heron Arts. 7 Heron Street, San Francisco
When: Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 @ 8:00pm
$50 (VIP - includes priority seating for the performance)
$35 (General Admission)
*Incandescent Body is a 40 minute, one act performance. Please arrive 20-30 minutes before showtime to enjoy a specialty cocktail “Luminosity” designed for our production by mixologist Michael Cecconi at our hosted bar.
*Heron Arts is wheelchair accessible.
MUSIC: Written and performed by Star Amerasu, featuring The Living Earth Show and Calvin Arsenia
CHOREOGRAPHY: Vanessa Thiessen and Robert Dekkers in collaboration with dance artists Babatunji, James Bowen, Lani Dickinson, Landes Dixon, and Moscelyne ParkeHarrison
COSTUME DESIGN: Christian Squires with shibari rope artist Simön Malvaez
LIGHTING DESIGN: Daniel Weiermann
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.