The Museum of Performance + Design partners with San Francisco Ballet and the Catharine Clark Gallery to reimagine how dance as embodied knowledge can be recorded and kept alive
DAMIAN SMITH: Action Drawings
In partnership with Museum of Performance + Design, San Francisco Ballet, Catharine Clark Gallery
Damian Smith, San Francisco Ballet - Photo: Erik Tomasson
Retiring San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Damian Smith is creating a tangible and permanent record of his work in the form of action drawings. Over the course of a few weeks, Smith will be capturing his routine barre exercises on cotton paper and canvas in real time, permanently documenting a few moments of his dancing life.
Celebrating Damian Smith: Reception + Auction, Catharine Clark Gallery, free and open to the public.
Smith will create a drawing in view of the public during San Francisco Ballet's Open Company Class on May 3 at the War Memorial Opera House. Check Open Studio 455 for more info in the coming weeks:
The signed drawings will be exhibited at the Catharine Clark Gallery as part of the show Incarnate starting June 7 and will be auctioned to the public on June 21, 4pm to benefit the Museum of Performance + Design at a reception honoring Damian Smith.
SFB's Open Company Class, free and open to the public.
Incarnate, Catharine Clark Gallery, free and open to the public.
Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970
Exhibition at Jewett Gallery - San Francisco Public Library
Forbidden City, U.S.A. is a ground-breaking exhibition that chronicles the history, legacy, glitz and glamour of this little known story. A golden age of Chinese American nightclubs and performers flourished from the 1930s-1960s, when Chinese American singers and dancers could finally perform in routines that had once been considered white entertainment.
Museum of Performance + Design, exhibition co-sponsor.
All programs at the SF Public Library are free and open to the public.
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