The Decameron: An Immersive Art and Perfomance Festival
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The last date listed for The Decameron was Saturday June 1, 2013 / 8:30pm.
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Smuin Ballet breaks the boundaries of traditional dance with this evening of vibrant, innovative works from some of the Bay Area's most exciting choreographers. Choreographer Garrett Ammon unleashes his own take on Tchaikovsky's iconic score in Serenade for Strings, using movement to reflect the composition's intensity and precision. In Objects of Curiosity, Smuin's choregrapher-in-residence Amy Seiwert explores the tensions between desire and restraint, pairing them with a delicate score by Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso that mirrors her study on stage. The evening concludes with Frankie and Johnny, Michael Smuin's passionate tribute to the legendary Gene Kelly, danced to a soundtrack of some of the biggest names in Latin and mambo music. Learn More
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The Decameron is a 10-day festival of intimate, cafe-style stories told by a wide range of voices and artistic disciplines, presented from within a symbolic contemporary catastrophe scenario: a post-earthquake disaster area. After passing through a rigorous entrance checkpoint, the audience is welcomed into a creative eden called the Oekolos, a haven of hope in dark times. The Oekolos resembles a living ecosystem, connecting the space, the performers, and the audience with functional and interactive art installations.
Boccaccio’s original Decameron (1351), a frame story about the plague in medieval Florence, heralded a new era in Western Europe. Its collection of critical and satirical stories, told by the independent voices of seven young women and three young men, paints a lively and transparent picture of humanity in a transitional state. More than 600 years later, in this festival version of the Decameron, our contemporary catastrophe scenario serves as a foil to engage both artist and audience in a deeper exploration of what it is to be now.
Early arrival, comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing layers are advised as this indoor/outdoor event is on the bay and the weather can change very quickly. _
The stories are presented in order in different locations, and you’ll walk between them in a free-roaming environment. Limited seating will be available at each story location.