From the creators of Beckon, the Izzie Award-nominated detour dance premieres Fugue, a site-specific dance theater event that traverses the streets of San Francisco's Mission District collecting stories of queers, people of color and longtime residents of the city en route to a fabled "new city."
Under the direction of Kat Cole and Eric Garcia, three playwrights - Lourdes Figueroa, Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Brian Thorstenson - and a cast of 10 performers have devised an experience that explores ideas of transience, nostalgia and utopia.
"With Fugue, we're interested to reaffirm a sense of belonging to this city across time," said Cole, "to situate our experiences and hardships within a larger history as a way to understand them better. Our choice of the title 'Fugue' responds to the word's sense of amnesia - in this case, cultural amnesia - that seems to mark so much of the contemporary landscape of San Francisco."
Fugue begins at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, where the audience is divided into small groups of no more than three, each with its own performer and guide. From there each tour travels a different route along the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District and the adjacent area - with stops at small businesses, alleys, murals, parks and other points of personal interest to each tour guide - before landing at Studio 210 at 3435 Cesar Chavez Street. A 30-minute, sit-down performance in the round concludes the performance.
Presented by detour dance