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The Sacrifice
2017 YBCA Film/Video
The Sacrifice
This haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation is the final masterpiece by the famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The story of a philosopher who enters into a Faustian bargain with God to save his loved ones, The Sacrifice is a profoundly moving, redemptive tragedy steeped in unforgettable imagery and wrenching emotion. (1986, 149 min, 35mm)

Homo Sapiens
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Homo Sapiens
Homo Sapiens asks questions about what it means to be a human being, and what will remain of us after we’re gone. We are presented with breathtaking images of empty spaces, ruins, and cities overgrown with vegetation. Abandoned and decaying, these spaces are being gradually reclaimed by nature after being taken from it so long ago. This poetic documentary is an ode to humanity as seen from a possible future, in hopes of sharpening our consciousness of the present moment. (2016, 94 min, digital)
Thu 1/26/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room Homo Sapiens


SF Cinematheque Presents: Ken Jacobs' Two Wrenching Departures
We present the monumental Two Wrenching Departures, Ken Jacobs’ digital video translation of his legendary 1989 live performance, composed as a memorial to two of Jacobs’ earliest collaborators and lifelong filmmaking influences—Bob (Blond Cobra) Fleischner and the original Flaming Creature himself, Jack Smith. Depicting slapstick street antics from the artist’s archive, Two Wrenching Departures memorializes the lives of these anarchic underground artists as they cavort and careen through 1957 New York. A pioneer of American avant-garde cinema, Ken Jacobs has tirelessly explored the outer limits of film, video and moving image performance for over fifty years. From his first films of the late 1950s to his more recent experiments with digital technology, his investigations and innovations have influenced countless artists.
Fri 1/27/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room SF Cinematheque Presents: Ken Jacobs' Two Wrenching Departures


Gregory Dawson's les vérités
2017 YBCA Performance
Gregory Dawson's les vérités
YBCA presents the world premiere of Gregory Dawson’s les vérités. The piece celebrates dawsondancesf’s past decade of dance performances, featuring influential artists who have supported their craft. Live music from Richard Howell, the Revolution Quartet, and Ron Kurti provide a backdrop for the dances.
Fri 1/27/17 8:00PM YBCA Theater Gregory Dawson's les vérités
Sat 1/28/17 8:00PM YBCA Theater Gregory Dawson's les vérités


Safe
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Safe
Julianne Moore gives a breakthrough performance as Carol White, a housewife who comes down with a debilitating illness. When doctors can give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A profoundly unsettling work, Safe functions on multiple levels: as a prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement, and as a horror film about what you cannot see. (1995, 119 min, 35mm)
Sat 1/28/17 7:00PM YBCA Screening Room Safe
Sun 1/29/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Safe


Atrapados (Trapped)
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Atrapados (Trapped)
We know. You’ve never heard of this film. An independent obscurity from the early 1980s with strong psychedelic elements, Atrapados should have become a cult hit but never found its audience. It’s the story of two strangers, trapped underground after the collapse of a building, who gradually realize they may have inherited the Earth as its sole survivors. With superb performances (the main actor intentionally lost eighty pounds during the shoot), Atrapados is a strange and special film ripe for rediscovery. (1981, 92 min, digital)
Thu 2/2/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room Atrapados (Trapped)


From Passage to Chronicle
2017 YBCA Film Co-Presents
From Passage to Chronicle
Buenos Aires-based film scholar/curator Federico Windhausen presents the first of two programs selected from an extensive film series of Latin American experimental film, originally presented at the 2016 International Film Festival Oberhausen. “Rural landscape becomes the terrain where the effects of larger political and economic decisions are sensed most vividly.” Screening: Federico Adorno: La estancia (Paraguay); Naldo Martins: Ficções (Brazil); Pablo Lobato: Corda (Brazil); Leandro Listorti: Evil Eye (Argentina); Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: La cabeza mató a todos (Puerto Rico); José Luis Bongore: Nariño (Colombia); Guillermo Moncayo: Echo Chamber (France/Colombia).
Fri 2/3/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room From Passage to Chronicle


Patience
2017 Lamplighters
Patience

Come revel in the comic stylings of that aesthete-to-end-all-aesthetes, Reginald Bunthorne, as he pursues the winsome and simple milkmaid Patience while simultaneously enjoying the worshipful adoration of his 20 love-sick groupies; the uproarious confusion of a hapless corps of jilted Dragoon Guard as they struggle to become aesthetic initiates in order to win back their old girlfriends; and the hilarity that ensues with the sudden unexpected appearance of the handsome aesthetic poet Archibald Grosvenor, who proves a rival for the affections of everyone else on stage! Performance takes place at YBCA Theatre.

Fri 2/3/17 8:00PM YBCA Theater Patience
Sat 2/4/17 2:00PM YBCA Theater Patience
Sat 2/4/17 8:00PM YBCA Theater Patience
Sun 2/5/17 2:00PM YBCA Theater Patience


Performing the Portrait
2017 YBCA Film Co-Presents
Performing the Portrait
Buenos Aires-based film scholar/curator Federico Windhausen presents the second of two programs selected from an extensive film series of Latin American experimental film, originally presented at the 2016 International Film Festival Oberhausen. Films depicting individual confrontations with the camera, bringing performativity to the fore. Screening: Luis Sens: Hotel Punta del Este (Argentina); René Guerra: Quem tem medo de Cris Negão? (Brazil); Gustavo Vinagre: Filme Para Poeta Cego (Brazil/Cuba); Azucena Losana: El guaraches (Mexico/Argentina).
Sat 2/4/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Performing the Portrait


Come and See
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Come and See
Author J. G. Ballard declared Come and See the greatest war film ever made, and indeed it’s a savage and lyrical fever dream of death, rage, and terror. During World War II, a boy is thrust into the atrocities of war, fighting with a hopelessly unprepared Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces. Witnessing scenes of abject horror and surviving unnerving situations, he loses his innocence and then, slowly, his mind. (1985, 142 min, 35mm)
Sat 2/4/17 7:00PM YBCA Screening Room Come and See
Sun 2/5/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Come and See



2017 YBCA Film/Video
Punk & New Wave
The program begins with an overview of seminal punk, including performances by Iggy Pop, Johnny Thunders, Bad Brains, and the Dead Boys. Next up, New Wave! In 1980, from Tokyo to Minneapolis, punk music was evolving to New Wave. With a poppy, electronic sound, bands like The Plastics, the Suburbs, Ballistic Kisses, Bush Tetras, the Go-Go’s, Human Sexual Response, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, and Pylon embody this musical shift. (1975-80, approx. 80 min, digital)
Thu 2/9/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room Punk & New Wave


Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar Opening Night Party
Join us in a celebration for the opening of Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar. This is the only presentation in the Americas of this acclaimed retrospective that provides an overview of the Bay Area artist’s revolutionary career. We’ll screen Hershman Leeson’s filmography throughout the night, with sounds and music provided by DJ Irwin Swirnoff!
Fri 2/10/17 7:00PM YBCA Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar Opening Night Party


Opera Parallèle presents Flight
2017 Rental Clients
Opera Parallèle presents Flight
Based on actual events — the forced residence, from 1988 to 2006, of Iranian refugee Mehran Karimi Nasseri at Charles de Gaulle airport — Jonathan Dove’s opera Flight is a comedy about what it means to be stranded. The refugee, tailed by an Immigration Officer, is surrounded by a variety of colorful characters: a couple on vacation, East European diplomats, a steward and a stewardess, an enigmatic older woman, an air traffic controller. While there are many moments of humor, Flight is also an exploration of the many faces of love: the struggle to re-ignite passion in an aging relationship, healing from the great loss of a loved one, and wondering how to be loved with the profound changes that come with parenthood. Flight is at once comical and deeply human. Opera Parallèle’s production promises to be an operatic treat in a spectacle rich with visual perspective. The first-rate cast includes Hadleigh Adams, Eugene Brancoveanu, Catherine Cook, Amina Edris, Nikki Einfeld, Tai Oney, Renée Rapier, and Philip Skinner. Do not miss the West Coast Premiere of this vibrant opera! For more information, please visit Opera Parallèle’s web site at operaparallele.org/flight
Fri 2/10/17 8:00PM YBCA Theater Opera Parallèle presents Flight
Sat 2/11/17 8:00PM YBCA Theater Opera Parallèle presents Flight
Sun 2/12/17 2:00PM YBCA Theater Opera Parallèle presents Flight


Lynn Hershman Leeson
2017 Exhibitions
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar is the only presentation in the Americas of this acclaimed retrospective that provides an overview of the Bay Area artist’s revolutionary career from the 1960s to the present day. A pioneer of performance and conceptual art, Lynn Hershman Leeson has continually examined our relationship to technology. Her work reflects a fascination with the construction of identity and the use of media and technology as tools for empowerment against censorship and repression. Hershman Leeson has been, and continues to be, a strong voice in the feminist movement.
Sat 2/11/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 2/12/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 2/14/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 2/15/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 2/16/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 2/17/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 2/18/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 2/19/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 2/21/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 2/22/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 2/23/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 2/24/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 2/25/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 2/26/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 2/28/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 3/1/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 3/2/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 3/3/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 3/4/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 3/5/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 3/7/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 3/8/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 3/9/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 3/10/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 3/11/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 3/12/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 3/14/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 3/15/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 3/16/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 3/17/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 3/18/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 3/19/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Mon 3/20/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 3/21/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 3/22/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 3/23/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 3/24/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 3/25/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 3/26/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 3/28/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 3/29/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 3/30/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 3/31/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 4/1/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 4/2/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 4/4/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 4/5/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 4/6/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 4/7/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 4/8/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 4/9/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 4/11/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 4/12/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 4/13/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 4/14/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 4/15/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 4/16/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 4/18/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 4/19/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 4/20/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 4/21/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 4/22/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 4/23/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 4/25/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 4/26/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 4/27/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 4/28/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 4/29/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 4/30/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Mon 5/1/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 5/2/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 5/3/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 5/4/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 5/5/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 5/6/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 5/7/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Mon 5/8/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 5/9/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 5/10/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 5/11/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 5/12/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 5/13/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 5/14/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Mon 5/15/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tue 5/16/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Wed 5/17/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Thu 5/18/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Fri 5/19/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sat 5/20/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson
Sun 5/21/17 11:00AM YBCA Galleries Lynn Hershman Leeson



2017 YBCA Film/Video
Modern Music
Screechy, skronky and not for the meek, this program presents downtown NY’s most cutting-edge artists, from Velvet Underground veteran John Cale on his Sabotage tour to James Chance and the Contortions, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, DNA, Lounge Lizards, and Sun Ra. The eclectic sounds of Richard Strange and Z’ev round out the noise fest. (1975-80, approx. 80 min, digital)
Sat 2/11/17 7:00PM YBCA Screening Room Modern Music



2017 YBCA Film/Video
Dead Kennedys, Offs, & Suicide
We begin with SF punk icons the Dead Kennedys and the Offs. Documenting their debut appearance in NYC, the program captures the Dead Kennedys at Hurrah's in 1979. The Offs rocked the downtown scene with a riveting blend of punk and ska, and we present electrifying excerpts from three sets. Finally, one of the most influential and groundbreaking NY bands was Suicide, the post-punk duo composed of Alan Vega and Martin Rev. Their stripped-down, harsh electronic sound dispensed with guitars and laid the groundwork for many of the noise, industrial and drum&bass bands to come. Never before seen, we present an entire set recorded at Danceteria, with the band at the height of their power. We’ll also screen a rare interview with recently-passed Alan Vega. (1979-80, approx. 80 min, digital)
Sat 2/11/17 9:00PM YBCA Screening Room Dead Kennedys, Offs, & Suicide



We kick the show off with the very best performances from fan favorites, this program features John Cale, The Cramps, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Iggy Pop, Max Blagg, Bad Brains and many more. Next, an amazing selection of interviews with members of the scene, including Jay Dee Daugherty and Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers), James Chance (The Contortions), Jeff Magnum and Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys) and Richard Lloyd (Television). (1975-80, approx. 80 min, digital)
Sun 2/12/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Nightclubbing Greatest Hits & Interviews


Batsheva Dance Company, "Last Work" (2015) by Ohad Naharin
Set to a pulsing original score by Grischa Lichtenberger, the evening-length work swings from highly charged to poetically still moments that provide a deep, emotional underpinning to an otherwise abstract study in kinetics.
Wed 2/15/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater Batsheva Dance Company, "Last Work" (2015) by Ohad Naharin
Thu 2/16/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater Batsheva Dance Company, "Last Work" (2015) by Ohad Naharin
Fri 2/17/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater Batsheva Dance Company, "Last Work" (2015) by Ohad Naharin


No Blade of Grass
2017 YBCA Film/Video
No Blade of Grass
Civilization is brought to its knees for crimes against Mother Nature. Thousands are starving, millions are dead. Resources are poisoned and polluted. The Custance family sets out on a quest for safety in a savage world that may end up turning them into the very thing they’re fleeing. Audiences in 1970 were not prepared for the harrowing sights that awaited them in No Blade of Grass. Raw and uncompromising, the film went largely unseen upon its original release, yet it’s now considered an overlooked gem of the era. (1970, 96 min, digital)
Thu 2/16/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room No Blade of Grass


Clas/sick Hip Hop: Amy O'Neal's Opposing Forces
Opposing Forces showcases contemporary performance, with movements that expose fears around feminine qualities in our culture through the hyper-masculine dance style of breaking. With curiosity, vulnerability, and power, five world-class B-boys uncover binary perceptions of gender through battling, commercial dance, and cyphering.
Thu 2/16/17 7:30PM YBCA Forum Clas/sick Hip Hop: Amy O'Neal's Opposing Forces
Fri 2/17/17 7:30PM YBCA Forum Clas/sick Hip Hop: Amy O'Neal's Opposing Forces
Sat 2/18/17 7:30PM YBCA Forum Clas/sick Hip Hop: Amy O'Neal's Opposing Forces


Clas/sick Hip Hop: UnderCover Presents A Tribute to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
YBCA and UnderCover present a showcase of local Bay Area artists in a performance that pays homage to the Grammy award–winning artist Lauryn Hill. Eleven diverse musical ensembles each lend their unique creative voices to a song from her iconic soul and hip hop album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Reinterpreting the classic record from start to finish, they create a musical cross-pollination that is unusual to encounter in a single bill.
Thu 2/16/17 9:30PM YBCA Forum Clas/sick Hip Hop: UnderCover Presents A Tribute to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Fri 2/17/17 9:30PM YBCA Forum Clas/sick Hip Hop: UnderCover Presents A Tribute to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Sat 2/18/17 9:30PM YBCA Forum Clas/sick Hip Hop: UnderCover Presents A Tribute to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill


Behemoth
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Behemoth
Behemoth is a portrait of modern-day China—a nation built mostly on the blood and sweat of poor laborers. Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, political documentarian Zhao Liang’s visionary new film details, in one extraordinary sequence after another, the social and ecological devastation behind an economic miracle that may yet prove illusory. (2015, 95 min, digital)
Sat 2/18/17 7:00PM YBCA Screening Room Behemoth
Sun 2/19/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Behemoth


Exterminating Angel
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Exterminating Angel
In Luis Buñuel’s audacious masterpiece, a group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and find themselves inexplicably unable to leave. Full of black comedy and absurdity, this is one of Buñuel’s most ruthless attacks on the rituals and dependencies of the upper classes, illustrating how, with the slightest provocation, this community spirals into total chaos. Sadly, no good-quality film prints with English subtitles exist, so we’ll present it in newly remastered high-definition digital. (1962, 95 min, digital)
Thu 2/23/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room Exterminating Angel


Dawn of the Dead
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Dawn of the Dead
When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth. A true American classic, Dawn of the Dead perfectly blends still-shocking horror with bitterly funny commentary on materialist societies. As hordes of zombies swarm the United States, the terrified populace tries everything in its power to escape the attack, but neither cities nor the countryside prove safe. A group of survivors retreat to the haven of a shopping mall to make what could be humanity’s last stand. (1978, 127 min, digital)
Sat 2/25/17 7:00PM YBCA Screening Room Dawn of the Dead


Sunrise
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Sunrise
Our series finale offers some light at the end of a long tunnel. Sunrise blends a story of fable-like simplicity with unparalleled visual imagination and technical ingenuity. Invited to Hollywood and given total artistic freedom to execute any project he wished, F. W. Murnau chose this tale of the idyllic marriage of a peasant couple (George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor) threatened by a Machiavellian seductress from the city, and created a milestone of filmic expressionism. Orchestral score by Hugo Riesenfeld. (1927, 94 min, digital)
Sun 2/26/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Sunrise



2017 YBCA Film/Video
British Arrows Awards
From high-tech extravaganzas to wacky British comedy, the British Arrows Awards showcase the most innovative and daring type of filmmaking - commercials! With only moments to captivate its audience, these UK commercials include outstanding performances by children, animals, and A-listers alike. And to celebrate the Arrows’ 40th anniversary, a bonus reel of top commercials from the last 40 years. t(2016, 70 min, digital)
Thu 3/2/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room British Arrows Awards
Thu 3/9/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room British Arrows Awards
Thu 3/16/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room British Arrows Awards
Thu 3/23/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room British Arrows Awards
Thu 3/30/17 7:30PM YBCA Screening Room British Arrows Awards


!Women Art Revolution
2017 YBCA Film/Video
!Women Art Revolution
Sat 3/4/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room !Women Art Revolution


Teknolust
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Teknolust
Sat 3/11/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Teknolust



2017 YBCA Civic Engagement
Poetic Address to the Nation
Sat 3/11/17 5:00PM YBCA Theater Poetic Address to the Nation



2017 YBCA Film/Video
Portrait of a Garden
Sun 3/12/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Portrait of a Garden


Dorrance Dance Company with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in the Blues Project
YBCA and San Francisco Performances partner to present Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in the Blues Project. The evening?brings together today’s best tap artists; musicians; the choreographers Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards; and acclaimed composer Toshi Reagon. An innovative evening of rhythm, original live music, explosive energy, and raw emotion, this creative collaboration explores the relationship between music, sound, and movement. Dorrance comments that “on top of loving Reagon’s music since I was eighteen years old, I wanted to work with her because she wields music the way I want to wield tap dance—by manifesting the spirit of the great American traditions. I see Derick K. Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards in a very similar light.”
Thu 3/16/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater Dorrance Dance Company with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in the Blues Project
Fri 3/17/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater Dorrance Dance Company with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in the Blues Project
Sat 3/18/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater Dorrance Dance Company with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in the Blues Project


Conceiving Ada
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Conceiving Ada
Sat 3/18/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Conceiving Ada



Sun 3/19/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden


SPEAK: A Kathak and Tap Collaboration
SPEAK carries forward the legacy of iconic artists like Pandit Chitresh Das, Dr. Jimmy Slyde and James Buster Brown, while bringing to the forefront the voices of powerful female artists. A timely work that speaks to our social fabric, SPEAK takes risks and crosses creative boundaries. The dances are centered around the art of improvisation rather than choreography. It highlights the vacuum of female artists in these art forms - a climate where well-known masters are men. It is a contemporary expression of identity, gender, race, and heritage. Most importantly, SPEAK uncovers how we are unique and how we are one. It is a statement for how we can be global citizens of this world. Tap dancer Michelle Dorrance, who is featured the week before at YBCA with her dance company is one of the featured tap dancers on the bill.
Fri 3/24/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Reserved SPEAK: A Kathak and Tap Collaboration
Sat 3/25/17 2:00PM YBCA Forum Reserved SPEAK: A Kathak and Tap Collaboration
Sat 3/25/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Reserved SPEAK: A Kathak and Tap Collaboration


Strange Culture
2017 YBCA Film/Video
Strange Culture
Sat 3/25/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Strange Culture



2017 YBCA Film/Video
Being There
Sun 3/26/17 2:00PM YBCA Screening Room Being There


San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company
A national treasure, Paul Taylor’s enduringly popular works are a brilliant fusion of bravura dancing, profound emotional insight and glorious musicality that have brought audiences around the world equal measures of message and mastery. Wednesday, April 26, 7:30pm: Spring Rounds (2005), New Work (West Coast Premiere), Syzygy (1987)
Wed 4/26/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company
Thu 4/27/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company
Fri 4/28/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company
Sat 4/29/17 2:00PM YBCA Theater San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company Family Matinee
Sat 4/29/17 7:30PM YBCA Theater San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company
Sun 4/30/17 2:00PM YBCA Theater San Francisco Performances Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company


Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
2017 YBCA Performance
Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
YBCA presents Dearest Home, a commissioned work by Kyle Abraham. The dance performance is a culmination of works that embody love and loving, and the solos and duets were born from dialogue and collaboration with a diverse set of subcultures. Dearest Home uses vulnerable and intimate movement to symbolize cultural views and exchanges about love and the absence of love.
Tue 5/16/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
Wed 5/17/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
Thu 5/18/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
Fri 5/19/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
Sat 5/20/17 5:00PM YBCA Forum Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home
Sat 5/20/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Kyle Abraham's Dearest Home


Kim Epifano/ Epiphany Productions' Last Blue Couch in the Sky
Last Blue Couch in the Sky, a commissioned work by Kim Epifano, leads us on a dance journey traversing the SoMa neighborhood. It is a tribute to both the seminal places that have influenced her work and other significant places in this rapidly changing city. Last Blue Couch in the Sky is also a nod to Brian Goggin’s 1997 San Francisco public art installation Defenestration.
Fri 6/2/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Kim Epifano/ Epiphany Productions' Last Blue Couch in the Sky
Sat 6/3/17 8:00PM YBCA Forum Kim Epifano/ Epiphany Productions' Last Blue Couch in the Sky
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