FLYING UNDER THE RADAR

VOANDO SOB O RADAR

Flying Under the Radar: Biennial of the Arts    Rio de Janeiro x San Francisco


Nov
6
12:00pm12:00pm

FUTR OnAir

Little Boxes Theater

1661 Tennessee St

San Francisco, CA 94107

Open and free to the public

FUTR OnAir, featuring artistic collaboration involving pairs of Brazilian and American artists, will debut with simultaneous performances in Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco on November _, 2016.  The artists, coming from a variety of disciplines, will interact in real time over a distance of six thousand miles.

        In each city there will be live and virtual presentations transmitted through dedicated satellite channels: as an American poet reads from his work in San Francisco, a Brazilian artist, visible on a large screen by the poet’s side, will perform in Rio. In Rio, conversely, as the Brazilian artist performs live, the poet will appear on a screen nearby.

        Participating artists will be organized in pairs, working across disciplines, languages and cultures: Kim Anno, an American filmmaker, will work with Saulo Laudares, Brazilian installation artist; Tongo Eisen-Martin, an American poet, will appear with Guga Ferraz,  Brazilian sculptor and performance artist; and Candice Wicks, an American singer, composer and educator, will work with Renato Cruz, Brazilian choreographer and dancer.

        The program, presented free to the public in Rio and San Francisco, will last three hours, and will feature three dual performances of thirty to forty minutes, each. In order to accommodate a six hour time difference, the events will occur in San Francisco in mid-afternoon, and in Rio at night. In San Francisco the performances will take place at the Little Boxes Theater, a venue known for experimental presentations in dance. In Rio the event will be hosted by the Museum of Modern Art (MAM-Rio), a legendary cultural landmark.

        The theme of the debut of FUTR OnAir is Crisis, a condition that has come to define the natural, political and social landscape of the early twenty-first century. In exploring the creative response taking place in the two greatest democracies in the Western Hemisphere, FUTR OnAir will use the experience of live performance to mitigate barriers of language and tradition.

        As a project of Flying Under the Radar, an organization dedicated to provoking a transgression of cultural boundaries, FUTR OnAir envisions three important goals: to expose and fracture the projected concept of the “other,” which creates divisions between populations; to promote increased cross-fertilization of artistic practices in the Americas; and to bring attention to, and create public interest in, a celebration of the differences and similarities among the people of the United States and Brazil.

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Apr
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Flying Under the Radar, in collaboration with Derek Lassiter and the Red Poppy Art House, Presents: As Três Meninas

As Trés Meninas is a story of 3 bandleaders that joined to form a new musical project.  Fabiana Passoni is a Brazilian born vocalist who has spent her career living in New York and Los Angeles as a recording artist of Nujazz, samba and northeastern styles.  She now calls the Bay Area her home. Stephanie Ozer is a jazz and classical pianist that specializes in Brazilian jazz as well.  Her album with grammy winning Brazilian vocalist Leny Andrade was recorded in Rio and is how Fabiana and Stephanie met.   Ami Molinelli is a professional percussionist and educator specializing in Brazilian and Latin percussion, especially the Pandeiro.  She is the co-leader of the Brazilian choro and jazz group, Grupo Falso Baiano.

Vocals / Fabiana Passoni
Piano / Stephanie Ozer
Percussion / Ami Molinelli
 

http://www.astresmeninas.com/

Venue: Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom Street @ 23rd Street, SF, CA
www.redpoppyarthouse.org

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Apr
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Flying Under the Radar, in collaboration with the Red Poppy Art House, Presents The Supplicants - Celestial Frequencies: Cosmic Jazz

Sameer Gupta and David Boyce invite you to embark on a journey across the universe with their duo project, Celestial Frequencies. They offer you jazz from another planet: a glimpse into their sound alchemy of new worlds, ideas and meanings. Their creative process is meant to invoke the goddess and the pursuit of divine duality. Paying sonic homage to the goddess is one of the main tenets of cosmic spiritual music.

Featuring:
Sameer Gupta - drumset, table
David Boyce - tenor/soprano sax, moog synth, efx, beats, basslines

www.sameergupta.com

Time: 7pm doors, 7:30pm show
Admission: $10­-15 sliding scale


Venue: Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom Street @ 23rd Street, SF, CA
www.redpoppyarthouse.org

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Apr
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Flying Under the Radar, in collaboration with the Red Poppy Art House, Presents Kiandanda Dance Theater & Bahiya Movement

Photo credit: Chani Bockwinkel

Photo credit: Chani Bockwinkel

Kiandanda Dance Theater (KDT) directed by Byb Bibene and Bahiya Movement directed by Afia Thompson share an evening of performance to present their recent dance projects. Two pieces, two stories: Weighted Acceptance and Nkisi Nkondi. Each choreographer presents work that speaks about a part of their identity, a self-reconnection to the past and present stories. Both pieces will be presented, followed by a Q&A and the sharing of soup. Come join this wonderful evening of food, dance, and insightful discussion. 

Time: 7pm doors, 7:30pm show
Admission: $12-$20

Links
Nkinsi Nkondi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmm82NPwTOU
Bahiya Movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgJ_2yVvc4k

Venue: Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom Street @ 23rd Street, SF, CA
www.redpoppyarthouse.org

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