Tonight, October 23rd at 7pm is “Citydance” at the Kadist, San Francisco (3295 20th St San Francisco, CA 94110). “Citydance” is an evening of outdoor screenings of nine different video artworks on public buildings in San Francisco. These interventions in public space all involve projecting the image of one city onto another. The program aims to instigate an awareness of other cities in the world and of how social and political movements, as well as actions of individuals shape the urban imaginary.
It is inspired by Anna Halprin’s 1977 daylong performances of the same title, which likewise turned the city of San Francisco into a stage, making a total of nine stops from Twin Peaks to the Embarcadero. It involved a combination of scored activities and a spontaneous walking parade. In the book Experience as Dance, Halprin is quoted as having said, “We experience ourselves as dancers through awareness of out movements, and our city through our awareness of our movements within it.” As in the original “Citydance”, a poet will read at each stop on the tour, connecting the overall experience.
Is event is part of “Wednesdays”, an ongoing event program of Kadist San Francisco that take place on Wedneday nights involving a diversity of formats, hosts and institutional partners, but always followed by an open conversation. We encourage you to visit Kadist, San Francisco and get to know their programming. If you miss the screenings tonight, there will be much more to look forward to in the near future.