SAFEhouse's aptly-titled WTF challenges expectations as it entertains, bringing together some of the most #tweet-worthy artists in the Bay Area for a sure-to-be-trending series of genre-bending shows. The wide-ranging Winter Theatre Festival features several interactive dance-theater works, including the latest in modern flamenco, multimedia burlesque, clown cabaret and campy, punk-rock interpretive movement, starring local ensembles like Fou Fou Ha! and Anna and The Annadroids. It's all set to unspool on the stage of San Francisco's historic Great Star Theater in the heart of Chinatown. Please see the full event description for more on the individual performances.
Presented by Caminos Flamencos
A series of pieces choreographed by Emmy Award-winning choreographer Yaelisa reflecting the trend in flamenco to experiment in stylizations, nuances, and genres in both music and dance. In order to enter into this world, you need a ‘password’ but we just have not created one yet. Yaelisa, six dancers and a percussionist use a few languages to express the concepts of flamenco while never losing the thread that makes flamenco such a highly emotive and expressive art form.
Eureka! (We might find it.)
Presented by BodiGram
Eureka!( We might find it.) gently pokes fun of our tech addiction and work drone state through movement. It’s far from your traditional modern dance piece. We take interpretive dance to the highest level of campiness, throw in a little punk rock, and sheer athleticism resulting in a humorous reminder of the importance of getting outside and back to nature. Eureka! (We might find it.) requires audience participation. We will feed you a little whiskey, lead you through a video installation, and ask you to change your audience position every once and a while. Be careful! You might get hit in the face with some panties, or have a dancer land in your lap.
Whoa-Man! A musical
Presented by Fou Fou Ha!
Fou Fou Ha!, San Francisco’s cartoon cabaret ensemble is returning after two sold-out runs with their hit show, Whoa-Man, a satirical look at the lives of four women and the tortures in trying to find “perfection” in a modern world. A story only clowns could tell. Shoulder pads and dance routines will dazzle and elevate you, leaving you wanting more. You will laugh, sing and cry at Fou Fou Ha’s Whoa-Man! A musical.
Presented by Anna and The Annadroids
Anna and the Annadroids present peek-a-boo, a sexy reveling of their upcoming multi-media production Faux(pas)bia. This entirely new multi-media dance theater work will take the audience on a surreal and emotional ride through the life as an Annadroid. peek-a-boo is full of innovation, athletic dancing, original music, and interactive videos that will leave the audience wanting more.