1310 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
8:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013
CounterPULSE presentsPerforming Diaspora Weekend TwoJewlia Eisenberg, Muisi-kongo Malonga, and Nadhi Thekkek
AUG 25-28, THU-SUN at 8PM$20-30 Sliding Scale
Performing Diaspora artists represent many of the state’s most exciting new voices at the intersection of traditional arts, contemporary performance and California’s changing demographic. In the second festival weekend, Jewlia Eisenberg, Muisi-kongo Malonga and Nadhi Thekkek excavate their own heritage and push the boundaries of their current practice, exploring themes of resistance, spirituality and love.
The Ginzburg Geography by Jewlia Eisenberg is a performance of radical Jewish song based on the life and work of Italian anti-fascists Natalia and Leone Ginzburg; featuring new music performed by Charming Hostess.
Muisi-kongo Malonga’s Kimpa Vita! is a music, dance and theater narrative told through the dual lens of Congolese and African American cultural arts traditions, exploring the controversial life of Congolese prophet, Mama Kimpa Vita.
The Cloud Messenger by Nadhi Thekkek and Nava Dance Theater is a Bharatanatyam adaptation of the poem, Meghadhootha, by 5th century Indian poet, Kalidasa, showing why love’s journey, though risky, is indeed something beautiful.
Other Performing Diaspora Festival Events:
Festival Kick-Off at Bissap Baobab — AUG 8 (Register button)
Symposium — AUG 10 (Register button)
Weekend One — AUG 15-18Byb Chanel Bibene, Joti Singh, and Jia Wu
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