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Fort Mason Center - Firehouse
2 Marina Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94123
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 3 members
Review from Jen Colasuonno
5 events 1 review

Art installations were amazing... and 10 different 10 minutes acts of 10 different people every night... very cool.

reviewed May 29 2013 report as inappropriate
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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.

_Please note:

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.

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