Date(s) - 11/20/2022
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Salesforce Rooftop Park
- Spoken Word
- Free Event
- Performance Art
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Step/Song/Story is a free public series of collaborative, storytelling performances that will bring together Bay Area-based dancers, musicians, and text-based/literary artists. On the third Sunday of each month from September-November (SEP 18, OCT. 16, NOV 20), the Main Plaza of TJPA’s Salesforce Rooftop Park will come alive with original choreography, live music, and the spoken word, to celebrate the power of each individual medium to move us, and amplify the transformative experience that occurs when they come together in creative conversation. Performances will take place twice each day at 12 PM and 2 PM; no rsvp is required.
Conceived, curated, and choreographed by RAWdance’s Co-Artistic Director Katerina Wong, each month will feature a mix of different contributors, to highlight the expansive array of local artistic voices. On September 18, San Francisco-based writer, educator and advocate Kevin Dublin brings together poets from The Living Room Reading Series and Salon to collaborate with Oakland-based DJ and electronic music producer Madre Guía (aka Stephanie Hewett). On October 16, Executive Director of Bay Area Creative (BAC) Mike Taylor unites BAC artistic collaborators – spoken word poet/rapper/actor Jamey Williams, author, spoken word artist and motivational speaker Bri Blue, and a select BAC Youth spoken word artist – with R&B singer and piano duo Cocoa Keys from the WOC (Women of Color) Bay Area music collective. On November 20, participants of Litquake’s Elder Project will share their stories alongside the sounds of Bay Area-based jazz drummer and vibraphonist Dillon Vado. A different ensemble of RAWdance company members will perform at each event to round out the collaborations.
Step/Song/Story is presented in partnership with the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, owner and operator of the Salesforce Transit Center and Rooftop Park.
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